By Aswad Walker Via: DefenderNetwork.com In these tumultuous times when the world, in general, and individuals, more specifically, are fixated on huge quality of life issues such as health care reform and the economic recession/recovery, many people are making their way back to the church, temple, mosque or other faith-specific places of worship. Newsweek, cited […]

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Black Smoke Music artists James Fortune & FIYA are gearing up for their first live recording. The CD/DVD session takes place on Dec. 3, 2009 at the Arena Theatre in Houston, TX. Special guests for the recording include Coco Brother and Pastor William Murphy III. The aggregation’s most recent effort The Transformation produced the hit […]

A church leader in Arizona has been sentenced for disturbing the peace for playing a very loud recording of ringing church bells.      The presiding judge sided with neighborhood residents who said the ringing bells were a rude shock regardless of how it was meant.       Bishop Rick Painter, rector of the Cathedral of Christ […]

INDIANAPOLIS — So how are we supposed to feel about these Texans? Is it OK to be optimistic? Yes, yes, yes, they’re so close to being very, very good. They’re an inch away here, an inch away there. Few teams could self-destruct the way the Texans did Sunday afternoon and still have a chance to […]

  *A&E has finally announced plans for its new reality series “The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty,” starring the brothers of late pop icon Michael Jackson.                The one-hour show will premiere on Dec. 13 and run for six episodes, the network said Friday. Cameras follow Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon Jackson as they deal with […]

The idea of a God who is intimately acquainted with every person on the planet is one that is unfathomable to some people. There are so many beliefs about who God is and what His role is in our lives, that for some, it may seem radical to accept any truth about God. Some believe […]

  One Chicago area church has doubled its attendance by giving money away every Sunday morning.      Lighthouse Church of All Nations in Alsip has grown from a normal 1,600 to 2,500 parishioners at its three services each week since the cash giveaway started more than a month ago.       Rev. Dan Willis pulls a […]

James Roberson Everybody Dance! Some call him Professor, and that would be correct (for he teaches music at UCLA). Others know him as the CEO of the successful West Coast based JDI Records, responsible for releasing hits from everyone from Beverley Crawford to Norman Hutchins to DeNetria Champ, to UCLA Mass Choir and Margaret Douroux […]

Tulsa, OK — (Sports Network) – Matt Hogan’s career-best 51-yard field goal as time expired capped a dramatic comeback and lifted 13th-ranked Houston over Tulsa, 46-45, at Chapman Stadium. Charles Clay’s one-yard plunge with 3:28 left in regulation provided Tulsa a 45-37 cushion, but Houston mounted one last charge, getting to the Tulsa two with […]