Category: TV & Film

"Surviving R. Kelly," Can we separate the man from the music?

"Surviving R. Kelly," Can we separate the man from the music?
As the controversy regarding Lifetime’s docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” continues, so do our views of his music. I am attempting to write this post in the spirit of being unbiased, knowing full well that is difficult for me to do as I myself am a survivor of abuse by an older man when I was a teenager.... Read more »

Surviving the R. Kelly Docuseries' Comments on Social Media

Surviving the R. Kelly Docuseries' Comments on Social Media
I wish everybody would just shut up about R. Kelly! I know people are entitled to their freedom of speech, as am I, which is why I am speaking out publicly, for once and for all, about how I was abused by my mother’s boyfriend when I was 14 years old. He was 27. She... Read more »

I'm not buying the story Wendy Williams is selling us

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Like any lively mom with a job, kids, and a side hustle as an entrepreneur, I was busy on Halloween. From getting my twin 8-yr. old daughters to school on time humming with energy and enthusiasm and costumes in tow, to teaching my Aqua Aerobics class, doing my own workout, and caring for my mom... Read more »
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Gabrielle Union's honesty about rape, rethinking the roles black actors portray

Gabrielle Union's honesty about rape, rethinking the roles black actors portray
Gabrielle Union wrote an open, candid article about the topic of rape, in which she explained why her passion for this topic is so immense due to her own experience. Union herself was raped twenty-four years ago in the backroom of a Payless shoe store where she worked. Now with a captive audience, Ms. Union... Read more »

SNL's 'Heroin AM' skit strikes a nerve with former users

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I saw on the news that heroin addicts were outraged by SNL’s “Heroin AM” skit. Former users thought the skit was offensive, rude, derogatory, and just plain wrong. Proponents of the show advocate that comedy is comedy and there’s no topic that’s off limits. I happen to agree with them. Saturday Night Live is a... Read more »

Richard Roeper, relax!

Richard Roeper, relax!
Richard Roeper, the first thing I want to say is welcome to the Fox 32 “Good Day Chicago” family. As someone who started out begrudgingly watching this program (it’s my husband’s morning show of choice), I have now turned into someone who LOVES “GDC.” You sit alongside two class acts with co-anchors Darlene Hill and... Read more »
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Heartbreaking video of father explaining Paris attack to young son strengthens my faith

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In a world where the news is bombarded with terrorist attacks and inexplicable acts of violence toward innocent children who suffer nonsensical murders, as a mother, and as a Christian, you can’t help but be at a loss for words when trying to make sense of this for your children and have your faith rattled.... Read more »

The only Pope I'm excited to see this week is named Olivia

The only Pope I'm excited to see this week is named Olivia
I guess it’s clear to see that I am not Catholic, and for that simple reason alone, there is absolutely nothing exciting about the Pope’s visit to America for me. But I would like to be as overjoyed as everyone else I see on news who are preparing for his visit. College campuses, schools, and... Read more »

'Empire' and 'Scandal' viewers, I've got news for you: You're going to hell!

'Empire' and 'Scandal' viewers, I've got news for you: You're going to hell!
Yesterday I asked if it’s wrong for Christians to watch ‘Empire’ and ‘Scandal’ and I knew it would create some heated discussion. I expected that. I was prepared for that.  But I see a greater underlying problem with people and their views about religion (and believe me, much of that IS problematic). What I see... Read more »
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Is it wrong for Christians to watch shows like 'Empire' and 'Scandal'?

Is it wrong for Christians to watch shows like 'Empire' and 'Scandal'?
From health clubs to hair salons, or nail spas to barber shops, everybody is talking about ‘Empire’ and ‘Scandal.’ But is it wrong for Christians to watch, and enjoy, this kind of provocative programming? I became intrigued by this question after the season finale of ‘Empire’ last Wednesday when EVERYONE I encountered somehow magically inserted... Read more »
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    I am a wife and mother blessed to have six daughters who fill my home with love and laughter. My passion is writing and teaching, but most especially inspiring people to live healthy lives in my faith-filled fitness classes. My dream is to have my own faith and fitness TV show where people from all the world collectively join together on our "temple" building project of enjoying optimal health. I am a certified group fitness instructor by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and earned graduate degrees in Writing from DePaul University, in addition to a degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from the California University of Pennsylvania. I have seen and experienced the hand of God work and move in my life, and consider it an honor and blessing to be saved to serve.

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