VIA: U.S. Post Service Negro Leagues Baseball, pioneering black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, Nobel Peace Prize honoree Mother Teresa, legendary actress Katharine Hepburn, and Cowboys of the Silver Screen are among the subjects headlining the 2010 stamp program, the U.S. Postal Service announced. In addition, consumers get much-needed assistance in sending greeting cards: the first stamp […]

VIA: Each Christmas, Christians tell stories about the poor baby Jesus born in a lowly manger because there was no room in the inn. But the Rev. C. Thomas Anderson, senior pastor of the Living Word Bible Church in Mesa, Arizona, preaches a version of the Christmas story that says baby Jesus wasn’t so […]

VIA: Creative Loafing Atlanta Before the Rev. Johnny L. Jones earned the nickname “Hurricane” for whipping sermons into a frenzy, before he recorded a string of gospel LPs for Jewel Records, before his church in Atlanta’s West End burned in 1973, and long before his records started showing up again in thrift stores to be […]

VIA: New York Daily News “The Tyra Banks Show” may be over, but her former employees have only just begun to spill about what it was really like to work on the CW gabfest. And we hate to break it to you TyTy, but it’s not all good. “There had been high turnover of employees […]

VIA: Colorado Springs Gazette Mike Hermanstorfer held his pregnant wife’s hand on Christmas Eve as it went ice cold, and she began to turn blue. “Half my family was lying right there in front of me — there’s no other way to say it — dead,” he said. “I lost all feeling. Once her heartbeat […]

Pastor Fred Phleps of the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas has declared war on Lady GaGa and is speaking on behalf of God saying that “GOD HATES LADY GAGA!!!” and that the singer is going to hell. He has put out a press release that promotes and explains why he and his congregation will be […]

VIA: “I love this song and I love singing about Heaven,” Pastor Shirley Caesar said about the title of her latest CD project on Shu-Bel/Light Records. “I love singing about my future home…I put something for everyone.” One thing I can say for Shirley Caesar and that is she is always willing to reach […]

VIA: Washington Post The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said Wednesday that it will be unable to continue the social service programs it runs for the District if the city doesn’t change a proposed same-sex marriage law, a threat that could affect tens of thousands of people the church helps with adoption, homelessness and health care. […]

VIA: “The Princess and the Frog” was tops at the box office as families flocked to theaters during opening weekend to see Disney’s animated musical comedy featuring the first African-American princess. Set in New Orleans, a girl named Tiana with big dreams shares a kiss with a frog prince — setting the stage for […]

VIA: It has been a big year for gospel royalty, Mary Mary, whose critically acclaimed album, The Sound, has just been named Top Gospel Album by Billboard magazine. The gospel-duo was also named Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist, Duo/Group and Top Gospel Artist by the industry guide. Earlier this month, Mary Mary, received a 2009 Grammy® […]

VIA: Robert Leathers was doing his best to infuse life back into the Capitol View Apartments. The tenant count was up; the buildings had been renovated; and the place was starting to feel more like a community, said Leathers. But while he could see things shaping up around the south Atlanta complex that he […]

VIA: New York Times Vacationing U.S. President Barack Obama interrupted a golf game on Monday and sped back to his holiday house after the child of friends was hurt in a beach accident. Obama, on vacation in the island state where he grew up, raced home in his motorcade in a bit of high drama […]