Articles by John C. Richards Jr.

Black Man’s Kryptonite: The Booty

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The struggle of lusting over the female derriere is shared by many men, but there is a truth behind the looks and tactics that can help men overcome temptation. Read more

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The New Klan: The Real Threat For Young Black Men

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There’s a new nocturnal threat to young black men and its calling card isn’t a burning cross. Read more

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Pulpits, Pimps, and Progress: A Lament

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There’s been a lot of focus in media on the prosperity gospel lately. A lament from a brother concerned about church perspectives. Read more

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Fruitvale Station: A Tragic Tale of Commuting While Black

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While commuting, Oscar Grant lost his life on New Year’s Day in 2009. A film... 

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Dark Girls: Getting Past The Paper Bag Test

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For centuries African Americans were told their skin color was inferior. A documentary that points out the consequences has people talking. Will the conversation end there though? Read more

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“Fix Me” Is The New Black

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The black community is spending a lot of its time watching “fixers” on television. Has that triggered an inner longing we all have? Read more

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Geno’s Awkward Moment

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Geno Smith, former West Virginia quarterback, waited longer than expected last week to hear his name called at the NFL draft. Are black NFL quarterbacks still working to avoid stereotypes? Read more

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Porn In The Pews

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Pornography is a widespread yet overlooked problem in black churches. To address it fruitfully, our response needs to recognize that sex addiction is both a sin and a disease needing proper treatment. Read more

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Why I Hate The Term First Lady/Gentleman

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In adopting the term First Lady or First Gentleman, the Black church may be in danger of creating a hierarchical structure that is unbiblical. Read more

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Inauguration Prayers, Black History, and the Homosexual Agenda

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Myrile Evers-Williams, wife of slain civil rights icon, was set to share bookended inauguration prayers with Pastor Louie Giglio until Giglio decided to withdraw from the ceremony. Has a potentially historic African American event been usurped by the gay rights agenda? Read more

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