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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 »

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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It's black history month, and I can't help but wonder, would our ancestors be proud?

It's black history month, and I can't help but wonder, would our ancestors be proud?
This past weekend’s awards shows really put a lot on my mind. In one weekend, we had the 46th Annual NAACP awards and the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. Call me a lame, but I didn’t watch the Grammys. My four daughters did though. And I could hear them cheering and singing along with today’s music icons.... Read more »

Fox TV's "Empire" Creates Controversy in Black Community

Fox TV's "Empire" Creates Controversy in Black Community
Love it or hate it, but Fox has struck a chord in the Black community with its new hit series “Empire”.  And is it any wonder, since the show is centered around the chaotic and controversial world of Hip Hop?  Created by the infamous Lee Daniels of “The Butler”, “Precious”, and “Monsters Ball”, Daniels has... 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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