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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 »

Season 1 of 'Empire' and the complexity of black America

Season 1 of 'Empire' and the complexity of black America
For some it was twelve weeks of nail biting, jaw dropping, “Oh no they didn’t” drama. Yes! Season 1 of ‘Empire’, for me, was a smash success and nothing short of a stroke of genius. However, when I’d go through Facebook news feeds and see conversations about the show, not everyone agreed. That’s to be... Read more »

Jamal of 'Empire' makes it plain he's gay on Ellen and I'm okay with it. Are you?

Jamal of 'Empire' makes it plain he's gay on Ellen and I'm okay with it. Are you?
Today on Ellen, Jussie Smollet, who plays Jamal on the Fox TV hit show ‘Empire’, shared that “there is no closet” and that for him, “he’s never been in one.” He has a “dresser” but not a “closet.” While the actor did not come right out and say, “I am gay” he made it as... Read more »
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50 years since Selma, apology to Dr. King

50 years since Selma, apology to Dr. King
Well, it’s been 50 years since that pivotal moment in history. Fifty years since “Bloody Sunday.” And all I feel compelled to do is apologize. I would like to say I apologize on behalf of all blacks, but I’d be lying if I said that, not because of my regret, but because all blacks don’t... Read more »
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