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Friday, February 5, 2016 | Meeke Addison
Does God care about justice? Absolutely! In fact, God says of Himself in Isaiah 61:8, “For I, the Lord, love justice.”
Thursday, June 16, 2016 | Melonie Manning
I don’t love confrontation, so I’m basically a weenie, as I don’t generally engage in arguments or disagreements. But on the heels of a heavy weekend, I feel compelled to come out of my quiet corner and respond.
Monday, June 20, 2016 | Lonnie Poindexter
The recent passing of boxing great Muhammad Ali caused me to pause and reflect on my childhood. Memories of growing up during the champ’s reign and the racially turbulent 1960s and ‘70s came back like a flood. His tremendous skills in the ring and the bravado with which he would predict his foes’ demise was mesmerizing to a young black boy.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | Reason & Company
Abe (AFA Public Policy Analyst), Ed (AFA Executive VP), and Walker (AFA's Assistant to the President) discuss the role Chick-fil-A played in the aftermath of the Orlando Islamic terror attack at the gay bar.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | Alphonso Ashworth, guest blogger
So don't simply be mesmerized by a rainbow alone. Stop and give praise to the One who gave it to all mankind as a sign.
Friday, July 8, 2016 | Lonnie Poindexter
On the 4h of July, I was invited to speak at a prayer rally. Here is a transcript of my speech:
Monday, July 11, 2016 | Alphonso Ashworth
Have we reached low tide in America? Have the waters of prosperity receded to the point where we can now say American is about to "jump the shark"?
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | Melonie Manning
The color of a person’s skin is important; God put a lot of thought into it. But that is something about our makeup that will never change. What can change, though, is what cause we are willing to lay down our lives for.
Monday, July 25, 2016 | Alphonso Ashworth
What is the appeal of a place that seems to be governed by Looney Tunes characters?
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | Abraham Hamilton III
Recently, a pastor I hold in high esteem said to me, “I haven’t seen it this bad since the tension of the 1960s … but police officers weren’t being killed then.”
Monday, August 8, 2016 | Alphonso Ashworth
In a small, tight-knit community far, far away lived a little boy.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 |
Stacy Washington, aka Stacy on the Right, shot this video before the Dallas police officer assassinations.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 | Stacy Washington
Apparently the widely misunderstood nature of the movement named "Black Lives Matter" has necessitated a name change.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | Bishop E.W. Jackson
August 23, Bishop E.W. Jackson visited the Dallas Police Headquarters to deliver Police Prayer Cards for the 3,400 police officers of the Dallas Police Department.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | Alphonso Ashworth
In John 8:7, Jesus confronts those who are prepared to stone a woman to death for committing adultery. Ultimately the attackers are given a choice: Cast their stone or admit their own sins.
Monday, August 29, 2016 | Rev. Ralph J. Chittams, Sr.
What makes the United States of America the great country it is? Our Constitution!
Thursday, September 1, 2016 | Michael Brown
Did you know that if you support the Black Lives Matter movement—as in the official website—you are not only standing with black Americans, but also standing with a radical social agenda including queer and transgender activism along with the disrupting of the nuclear family?
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | Alphonso Ashworth
Sometimes the mouse gets the cheese. Other times the trap catches the mouse.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 | Darrell B. Harrison
For many young black Americans today, particularly millennials, the pursuit of “social justice” has become somewhat of a raison d’être (the sole reason for which a person or organization exists.)
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | Rev. Ralph J. Chittams, Sr.
There is no doubt Francis Scott Key is a complicated historical character, much like Thomas Jefferson. But "The Star-Spangled Banner" is not a racist song. It is a song of nationalist pride.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | Lonnie Poindexter
Young multimillionaires in the NFL continue to parrot the San Francisco 49ers' second-string quarterback in sitting out, or “taking a knee,” during the playing of our national anthem -- their misguided attempt to acknowledge America’s racist history and its symbols, our national anthem and flag.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | Bishop E.W. Jackson
On this, the 202nd Birthday of our National Anthem, lets demand the respect our country deserves.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Jessilyn Justice, CharismaNews
Public defender Toussaint Romain is putting his faith on the front lines, quite literally, as he stands in the gap between rioters and police in Charlotte.
Sunday, September 25, 2016 | Stacy Washington
With the release of one of the videos of the police shooting in Charlotte, protests continue.
Sunday, September 25, 2016 |
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s niece shares her insight on "Fox & Friends."
Monday, October 3, 2016 | Alphonso Ashworth
Every sports fan is familiar with this phrase...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | Darrell B. Harrison
For anyone to admit that incidents of police-involved violence is a divisive topic in America today would be an understatement to say the least. Likewise, to deny that this issue is equally divisive, if not more so, among Christians is to be naively oblivious to reality.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 | Rev. Ralph J. Chittams, Sr.
Elections matter! If you don’t vote, don’t be dismayed at the death of a nation.
Friday, November 11, 2016 | Bishop E.W. Jackson
On this Veterans Day, we can breathe a sigh of relief.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | Meeke Addison
Last Thursday, following the election of our nation's 45th president, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi was in New York City to address the DealBook Conference and was asked, "How did you feel on Wednesday morning?"
Monday, November 28, 2016 | Alphonso Ashworth
Call it what you will -- Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Super Duper Fragalistic Sunday, or Cyber Monday -- it all boils down to a broke, black and blue shopper.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | One Million Moms
We realize a great many American shoppers will begin shopping for Christmas this weekend, especially immediately after Thanksgiving.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | Melonie Manning
Pleasant as they may be, I don’t want to be like the furniture stores of the world.
Friday, December 30, 2016 | Darrell B. Harrison
Apart from love, there is no such thing as grief. We grieve because we love. It is the same way with God when it comes to our sin.
Friday, January 6, 2017 | Rev. Ralph J. Chittams, Sr.
Skin color was not a valid justification for lynching blacks; neither is a justification for kidnapping and torturing whites.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | Meeke Addison
I’d rather we not politicize evil. I’d rather see evil as the effect of sin that it truly is.
Monday, January 16, 2017 | Bishop E.W. Jackson
Every time we say the Pledge of Allegiance, we confess that we are “one nation.” But there is less and less cultural evidence of that.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | Darrell B. Harrison
A recent article contained an embedded tweet from President Donald Trump that caught my attention.
Monday, February 20, 2017 | E.W. Jackson
On President’s Day we honor George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Both men led in tumultuous times.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Meeke Addison
Even if your inclination is to celebrate a victory for homosexuals, you should take off your pointed hat and slow your victory lap to a halt.
Friday, February 24, 2017 | Meeke Addison
This week, Alan Colmes' life was demanded of him. And somewhere in the world, Anne Graham Lotz was able to say, “I’m innocent of the blood of this man.”
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | E.W. Jackson
When the left starts appealing to Christian compassion, you know they are desperate, and it is worth taking note.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Meeke Addison
For obvious reasons, black men cannot be called a "type" of black woman.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Titania Kerlegan
The Chained to the Rhythm songstress Katy Perry recently accepted the Human Rights Campaign National Equality Award, which celebrated her aggressive strides for members of the homosexual community.
Monday, April 3, 2017 | Abraham Hamilton III
A world-renowned former champion turned sideline philosopher once said, “Everyone has a plan ‘til they get punched in the mouth.”
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | Dr. Alveda King
I have said, "Where peripherals collide, convergence is imminent."
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | Bishop E.W. Jackson
I came from a broken family, spent the first ten years of my life in foster care, and lived in the poorest and roughest area of a working class town in Pennsylvania.
Monday, May 8, 2017 | Darrell B. Harrison
It seems everyone from former president Barack Obama to Pope Francis has become enamored with the prospect of taking pictures of the themselves and posting them on social media to the admiration and idolization of millions.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Darrell B. Harrison
I distinctly remember celebrating Independence Day as a young boy growing up in the Dixie Hills housing projects on the west side of Atlanta. For black families in the 1970s, especially children, the 4th of July was, in many ways, a lot like Christmas.
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Meeke Addison
So much for girl power.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 |
Join Lonnie Poindexter and other distinguished Lion Chasers at the Dayton Convention Center July 21st for the Protecting Innocence Leadership Forum.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | Bryan Fischer
The producers of the HBO series “Game of Thrones” intend to produce a new series once “Thrones” runs its course. It will be entitled “Confederate” and will be based on the premise that the South won rather than lost the Civil War.
Sunday, August 6, 2017 | Darrell B. Harrison
Whatever shade His skin, it is not His melanin that made Jesus the Messiah.
Monday, August 14, 2017 | Dr. Alveda King
Considering the times, I am grateful to be a part of a biological family as well as a spiritual family who embrace these truths.
Thursday, August 24, 2017 | Charlie Butts,
A prominent Christian ministry is taking the Southern Poverty Law Center to task over its published list of what it considers "hate groups."
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 | Darrell B. Harrison
If the works of Christ were in and of themselves sufficient to inaugurate the kind of egalitarian social structure so zealously desired by many Christian SJWs, then I ask you, my brother and sister, why was it still necessary for Him to die?
Monday, September 11, 2017 | Steve Jordahl,
On the 16th anniversary of 9/11, one Christian apologist discusses what the nation has learned -- or failed to learn -- since that awful day.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 |
Don't miss this crucial meeting!
Monday, September 25, 2017 | Darrell B. Harrison
There is great emphasis being placed today by Christian social justice activists on remediating the adverse effects of historical and contemporary injustices, particularly as it relates to its generational impact on people of color in America.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | Meeke Addison
People have joked that the United States of America has no culture of its own.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | Bishop E.W. Jackson
E.W. Jackson's Facebook Live video on NFL protests goes viral, urges Americans to vote with their eyeballs and their dollars.
Friday, September 29, 2017 | Darrell B. Harrison
Unless our innate sinfulness becomes central to the ongoing conversation on matters of unity and justice, we will find ourselves right back here again, incessantly engaged in circular tit-for-tat arguments which, ultimately, will prove to be of no real temporal or, more importantly, eternal benefit.
Friday, October 13, 2017 | Joseph Parker
\Inquiring minds want to know... or are we just being nosy?
Monday, October 16, 2017 | Ryan Bomberger
How we defend human dignity, especially those who are in vulnerable situations, shows our true humanity.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | Darrell B. Harrison
In surveying the current socio-cultural landscape in America, it seems increasing numbers of individuals are either identifying as social justice activists or aspire to be one.
Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Meeke Addison
Nearly 10 years after the founding of this ministry, Brother Don pinpointed the greatest enemy Christians faced in calling the country back to decency: Christians. As he put it in 1986, "We are our worst enemy."
Thursday, November 2, 2017 |
Urban Family Talk’s Joseph Parker is reaching out to a local Boys and Girls Club chapter as part of an after-school program aimed at giving youngsters the building blocks they need to make wise choices.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | Melonie Manning
We all harbor a sin nature that has been with us since our beginning. And no good comes from feeding that natural tendency. In fact, the Bible tells us the cost of doing so is death.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Ed Vitagliano, AFA Executive Vice President
Over the last several years, as racial tensions have ramped up, I have begun wrestling with the questions raised by events, incidents, protests – you name it – and what these questions mean for the Christian.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Ed Vitagliano, AFA Executive Vice President
Controversies in America abound over race, culture, ethnicity, diversity and pluralism, nations and nationalism – the list is long and getting longer. How do we begin to sort through them as Christians?
Monday, November 20, 2017 | Darrell B. Harrison
Since when has Christianity ever been cool?
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Chris Woodward,
"Thanksgiving is a day that we should all look up to God and thank Him not just for the plentiful bounty on our tables, but for the existence and the preservation of our nation."
Monday, November 27, 2017 | Ed Vitagliano, AFA Executive Vice President
Nothing in the Bible indicates that it is wrong to be a part of a different ethnos per se. After all, it was God who separated the human race into distinct ethnic groups.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 | Ed Vitagliano, AFA Executive Vice President
The coming of Jesus Christ into the world did not change the arrangement of mankind into distinct ethnos groups. That remains in place and will be present even at the end of the age.
Thursday, December 21, 2017 | Ed Vitagliano, AFA Executive Vice President
Many evangelicals have a truncated view of the work of Jesus Christ. They see redemption as being, if not solely, then primarily, about individual salvation.
Friday, December 22, 2017 |
The host of Urban Family Talk’s “Stacy on the Right” program recently became the target of a leftist attack when she caught wind of a leftist Facebook page and encouraged her fans to report the event.
Monday, January 15, 2018 |
The surprising TRUTH about MLK!!! What he says may surprise you!
Friday, February 2, 2018 |
Thursday, February 8, 2018 | Dr. Michael Brown
Rather than looking for signs of divine intervention in Sunday's big game, what if we simply look for the practical fruit of strong faith – and the positive effect that strong Christian commitment had on the Eagles?
Friday, February 9, 2018 | Dr. Alveda King
Starting with a new presidential appointment, Black History Month is full of surprises this year.
Monday, February 12, 2018 |
In a shocking policy announcement, Walgreens has now directed its stores to allow men full and unrestricted access to women's restrooms in all of its 8,100 stores.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 |
"Do I look black to you?" Find out what he means.
Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Dr. Michael Brown
My focus here is not on guns or gun control, nor is my focus on theological questions about divine activity and human free will. My focus is only on the facts before us: School violence is increasing at epidemic proportions.
Friday, February 16, 2018 | Chad Groening,
The unusual portrait of Obama isn't the main controversy – it's Wiley's habit of painting black women holding the severed heads of white women.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | Meeke Addison
I’m sitting at a table inside my local Barnes & Noble, and I’m gearing up to work when I overhear a conversation between two men.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 |
This is my story.
Thursday, April 5, 2018 | Dr. Alveda King
50 years ago, my Uncle ML left this world after being gunned down in a grim assassination. Yet his legacy lives on.
Monday, April 9, 2018 | Darrell B. Harrison
The matters of social justice and racial reconciliation continue to be topics of discussion among evangelical Christians regardless of ethnicity.
Monday, April 16, 2018 | Darrell B. Harrison
Enmity. It is a word that has all but disappeared from our contemporary vernacular.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | Wilbert Addison, Jr.
We have to get back to a position of strength in the black community. Weakness has never traditionally been our portion.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | Darrell B. Harrison
It was more than half a century ago, when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated the following: “We must face the fact that in America, the church is still the most segregated major institution in America."
Thursday, June 7, 2018 | Chris Woodward,
A network of conservative black leaders is continuing to unveil its "blueprint" to improve the lives of black Americans.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | Buddy Smith, AFA Senior Vice-President
America is in serious spiritual trouble, and Christians no longer have the luxury of staying out of the fray when it comes to public policy and moral issues.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | Charlie Butts,
There is a need for the pro-life voice in the nation's schools, especially directed toward African-Americans.
Monday, August 20, 2018 | Abraham Hamilton III
When we survey the landscape of a society deteriorating around us, an oft-asked question is should we engage the culture? To answer that question, we must turn to God’s Word, our metric for evaluating everything.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | Chad Groening and Jody Brown,
A conservative radio commentator is arguing that the mainstream media has a vested interest in presenting an image of black males that is factually inaccurate.
Monday, September 3, 2018 | Darrell B. Harrison
As I compose this commentary, there remain segments within the American evangelical church that continue to advance and propagate the principles and tenets of the “gospel” of social justice.
Thursday, September 6, 2018 | Darrell B. Harrison
At first glance, the exhortation by the Oregon-based corporate behemoth seems rather harmless and innocuous.
Monday, September 10, 2018 | Darrell B. Harrison
It is a reality that is difficult to miss.
Friday, October 12, 2018 | Dr. Michael Brown
There is a high price to pay for breaking with liberal groupthink.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | Chris Woodward,
The former fire chief of Atlanta who has argued over the last few years that he was fired for his Christian faith and beliefs got some good news yesterday.
Monday, November 26, 2018 | Darrell B. Harrison
“A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” Indeed it is. And black people should be – and are – free to express their individual political philosophy in whatever way that seems best to them, without fear of being disparaged, denigrated, or ostracized by other blacks simply for having done so.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | Chad Groening,
A conservative black activist agrees with the results of a study that finds white liberals are more likely to "patronize" minorities than conservatives.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | Meeke Addison
The gospel offends. The gospel is as offensive today as it was when Paul passionately defended it before the Galatians.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 | Darrell B. Harrison
As I write this, a line from the Prince song “1999” echoes in the recesses of my mind: “I was dreaming when I wrote this, forgive me if I go astray.” And though I’m not actually dreaming as I write this, I was awakened from my sleep with a sense of urgency to broach a subject that is of great concern to me personally.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | Chris Woodward,
An organization in Mississippi is pushing for parents to have vaccine rights for their children – above and beyond the government.
Friday, February 22, 2019 | E.W. Jackson
Smollett and the leftist media have a broader focus for their hatred than this president. They hate America.
Monday, March 18, 2019 | Wilbert Addison, Jr.
I'm convinced that all agendas in America ride on the back of the black struggle for civil rights.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 |
After killing thousands of Christians last year, militant Fulani radicals in the world’s 12th worst country for Christian persecution are already responsible for the deaths of at least 120 people in Nigerian Christian communities since February.
Friday, April 5, 2019 | Chad Groening,
The results of a recent survey on race shouldn't be surprising, says a black conservative, considering the “media onslaught” claiming white oppression.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Edwin Ramirez
There is a new breed of theologians that is taking the evangelical church by storm.
Monday, May 27, 2019 | Bishop E.W. Jackson, STAND
Nothing makes me more proud and grateful to be an American than the many veterans who have sacrificed all in the cause of liberty.
Monday, June 10, 2019 | Dr Michael Brown
If you ask my detractors, they would tell you that the reason I do not celebrate gay pride is that I’m a bigot. A hater. A homophobe. A transphobe. Why shouldn’t all of us celebrate gay (or, LGBT) pride?