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California Bans State-Funded Travel to Idaho Over Law Limiting Girls' Sports to Biological Girls 

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday announced that state employees would soon be banned from taking publicly-funded trips to Idaho because of two recently passed laws that it deems as anti-transgender. 

 

Becerra invoked Assembly Bill 1887, a California law that took effect in 2017 and limits travel to states that it says have engaged in discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. 

 

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Posted by Azania Phillips Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:03:00 AM

Activist Says Statues of Jesus Christ Are a 'Gross Form of White Supremacy'...Tear Them Down 

Social justice activist Shaun King unleashed a barrage of comments on social media Monday claiming that statues of Jesus Christ are "a form of white supremacy" and should be torn down.

 

King is the co-founder of Real Justice PAC and shares his views on injustice through social media.

 

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Posted by Azania Phillips Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:14:00 PM

'We Are All Children of God': Man Wrongly Imprisoned Saves Police Officer's Life following Fiery Car Crash 

Despite false imprisonment and lawsuits, Daylan McLee put his life on the line for a police officer this weekend.

 

In Uniontown, Pennsylvania, about 45 miles south of Pittsburgh, a police cruiser was involved in a car crash so loud McLee later recalled he thought it was a small earthquake. When he heard it was a crash, the 31-year-old Black man raced out of his house and pulled Officer Jay Hanley from the car as flames engulfed the cruiser.

 

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Posted by Azania Phillips Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:21:00 PM

Black Practicing Christians Are Twice as Likely as Their White Peers to See a Race Problem 

Over the last few weeks in the United States, the black community and its allies have spoken out against the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Powerful and at times contentious protests have taken place in every state and even other nations to call attention to racial inequality and police violence. Though the reach of these demonstrations and related actions are unprecedented, the divides they expose are not new.
 
A recent Barna study, undertaken with the Racial Justice and Unity Center alongside Michael Emerson, Glenn Bracey and Chad Brennan, highlights stark racial contrasts in perspectives,
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Monday, June 22, 2020 8:44:00 AM

VeggieTales Creator Explains Systemic Racism in New Viral Video 

Phil Vischer, the creator of the popular Christian animated series VeggieTales and the voice of the show’s character Bob the Tomato, offered a historical take on systemic racism in America in a new video.
 
Amid civil unrest over racial injustices in America, Vischer released a 17-minute video titled “Race in America” on his personal YouTube channel and on the Holy Post website in which he breaks down systemic racism.
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Friday, June 19, 2020 3:38:00 PM

Cream Of Wheat Is Reviewing Its Black Mascot After Aunt Jemima And Others Acknowledged Their Racist Roots 

Cream of Wheat just became the latest major food brand to announce a review of its controversial mascot following the global uproar over the George Floyd tragedy, which has compelled corporations to reflect on their roles in perpetuating racism.
 
Aunt Jemima was the first food brand Wednesday to announce it is changing its logo, which for decades has been widely criticized as a racist caricature of a black maid stemming from slavery. Hours later, Uncle Ben's and Mrs. Butterworth's followed suit.
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:09:00 AM

Record High Abortions Performed in the UK in 2019 

In 2019, more women in the UK sought after abortions than in any previous year, according to a new report released by the UK Department of Health and Social Care.
 
The 20-page report showed statistics for England and Wales last year. Over 207,000 abortions were performed on women last year, which is the largest number recorded since the 1967 Abortion Act was passed, according to the Christian Post.
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:29:00 AM

Evangelical Scholars Sign Statement Condemning Racism As 'Contrary To Scripture' 

Two dozen evangelical scholars have released a joint statement condemning racism as “contrary to the evangelical Gospel” and acknowledging the realities of racism that existed throughout evangelical history. 
 
The new “Evangelical Statement on the Gospel and Racism" was released Monday as nationwide protests continue in the wake of the killing of African American George Floyd in Minnesota and just days after the controversial killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, Georgia, by a police officer. 
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Tuesday, June 16, 2020 9:13:00 AM

BLACK PANTHER Actress Shares How God Brought Her Into His Light 

BLACK PANTHER actress Letitia Wright released her 3-day YouVersion bible reading plan called “Overcoming.”
 
“In the midst of darkness. It’s important to share the LIGHT. 💡” said Wright. “Honoured to share the scriptures that help me to overcome times of tribulation and hardship with @youversion bible App 🙏🏾 Praying for our world daily 🙏🏾 Be blessed. Hope this bible plan encourages you during this time. Love you all 💜”
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:32:00 AM

'VeggieTales' Creator Talks White Privilege, Opportunities & Success 

Phil Vischer, creator of the popular Christian animation "VeggieTales," said he decided to use his platform to address issues of racial injustice by penning a blog where he said that being white gave him access to opportunities that others did not have. 
 
With over 65 million "VeggieTales" videos to date, Vischer said he's had a successful life despite being raised in a single-parent home and surviving on baloney sandwiches. 
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:28:00 AM

Faithlife: Sermons on 'Injustice' and 'Suffering' Increase Amid Pandemic & Floyd Protests 

Faithlife says there’s been an increase this spring in sermons published on its online platform that discuss injustice, eschatology, suffering, sickness and other topics related to the coronavirus pandemic as well as the recent protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death. 
 
Every week, at least 1,000 to 1,500 new sermons are published by pastors using the Logos Bible Software onto Faithlife.com, a website that provides tools and resources for worship and Bible study. 
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Tuesday, June 9, 2020 8:33:00 AM

Kirk Franklin Talks Bringing Peace Amid Civil Unrest With His 'Verzuz' Appearance 

On Sunday (May 31), as protesters took to the streets for another day against police brutality, Kirk Franklin went live on Instagram in his studio with Fred Hammond, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Tamela Mann, and Marvin Sapp to infuse some inspiration into the day.
 
Wearing “I Can’t Breathe” shirts (a nod to the final moments of men such as Eric Garner and George Floyd, who have been killed by police), Franklin and Hammond played more than 40 songs, breaking traditional rules for the Timbaland and Swizz Beatz-created Verzuz series.
 
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Posted by Azania Phillips Monday, June 8, 2020 8:48:00 AM
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