Life & Culture

Fitness Motivation: #GimmeFive

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With summer just a few short weeks away writer Natasha Sistrunk-Robinson shares her fitness plans and encourages others to join in the #GimmeFive movement. Read more

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City Called Heaven: Beyond Gospel Respectability

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Robert Marovich’s latest book traces gospel music’s orginis and honors those who devoted themselves to the gospel by showing how various, and how important, that devotion has been. Read more

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10 Reasons I’m Glad I was a Virgin When I Married

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One man shares why he’s happy he maintained abstinence until marriage in hopes encouraging young people to think carefully about sex and inspire those remaining abstinent until marriage. Read more

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Helen Prejean’s “Dead Man Walking” and Race

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Over 20 years later, Helen Prejean’s discussion of racial disparities in the death penalty is still relevant and affirms that black lives matter. Read more

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The 30th Annual Stellar Awards: A Reminder That Gospel Music Matters

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The gospel music industry’s preeminent awards show celebrated not only the accomplishments of its best and brightest but illustrated another way in which Black Lives Matter Read more

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#blacklivesmatter in Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s ‘A.D.’ series​

By Adelle M. Banks and Kevin Eckstrom 

“A.D. The Bible Continues,” has a more multicultural cast than its predecessor “The Bible,” and a black publishing house will help viewers connect the holy book to Africa. Read more

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Revisiting “The Gospel Sound” 40 Years Later

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On this 40th-anniversary year of Anthony Heilbut’s book, reflecting on the connection and disconnect between gospel and popular music is as relevant as ever. Read more

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The Most Honest Wedding Vow You’ll Ever See

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P4CM artist Janette…IKZ’s divinely-inspired wedding vow is taking the web by storm with its raw honesty and beauty. Read more

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Coloring Science Fiction with Diversity

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Online feminist activist and writer Mikki Kendall talks about diversity in science fiction and its intersection with social justice, feminism, and race. Read more

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Five Things We’ve Learned From Preachers of Detroit

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Oxygen’s latest offering in the Preachers franchise focuses on some of the influential pastors in the Motor City, here’s what we’ve learned from them thus far. Read more

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