Religion

Bishop T.D. Jakes Headlines Panel About Ending the Pandemic

A diverse group of faith and community leaders met on May 20 for a virtual panel entitled, “Finishing the Race.” The central message discussed what the church needs to know about COVID-19 vaccines and access. The conversation focused on information and inspiration and touched on the importance of vaccine education and what advocates can do to make communities of color healthier. […]

Religion

The High Sign Identifies Celestial Event Heralding the Day of the Lord

The occasion of Jesus’ Second Coming, referred to in the Bible as the Day of the Lord, continues to a be a source of great fascination — and speculation — among believers. But the exact day of this event, according to Jesus himself, should not be the primary focus, explains Bible scholar David S. Heeren. Instead, it is important to both understand and recognize the celestial sign that will herald Jesus’ return. […]

Religion

In Memoriam: Hip Hop Superstar DMX Has Died at 50

     “We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50 years old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days,” the family wrote in a statement.  “Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart, and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle, and the man the world knew as DMX.       […]