Right & Wrong: Cavs take 2-1 lead over Warriors

Originally posted on NBA.com | Hang Time Blog with Sekou Smith:

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VIDEO:Cavaliers outlast Warriors to take Game 3, series lead

CLEVELAND — Minutes after the final buzzer sounded to end Game 3 of the 2015 NBA Finals, with the Cleveland Cavaliers beating the Golden State Warriors, 96-91, the downtown streets around Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena filled with cars and a street party broke out — windows down, horns blasting, voices screaming. Just don’t ask these people to act like they’ve been here before, because they never have: For the first time in franchise history, the Cleveland Cavaliers are two wins away from being the NBA Champs, and ending a long stretch of pro sports futility. To grab a series lead, the Cavs followed a familiar formula, book-ending a blistering performance from LeBron James on the offensive end with terrific defense and energy on the boards. Meanwhile for Golden State, the MVP may have finally showed up to…

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5 Reasons Men Marry Certain Women But Not Others

Originally posted on James Michael Sama:

If you have been reading my website for awhile, you may have seen me share videos from a good friend of mine, Adam LoDolce from SexyConfidence.com. Adam combines humor with fun videos and great advice.

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In this latest entry, Adam discusses 5 reasons why men marry certain women but not others. In other words, what traits he looks for in a potential wife. Any man who takes marriage seriously will understand that the commitment is made with the understanding that you are choosing one person to be with for the rest of your life.

After watching this video and listening to the reasons Adam listed (taken from two of his best friends who recently got married), I completely agreed and wanted to share with all of you.

So, what are these five reasons? Find out below:

1. She’s my best friend.

As Adam points out in the video, the 

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Keshia Knight Pulliam weighs in on Cosby rape claims, reacts to being fired from ‘Apprentice’

Originally posted on theGrio:

Last night, Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played Rudy Huxstable on The Cosby Show, was fired from Celebrity Apprentice when she failed to contact her former TV dad, Bill Cosby, to help raise money for a fundraising task.

The 35-year-old actress appeared this morning on NBC’s TODAY and further explained why she didn’t call Cosby to ask for money.

“I know The Cosby Show is in reruns, and everyone thinks that we’re this family that has dinner every Friday night,” Pulliam said. “But the reality was I hadn’t spoken to Mr. Cosby. I felt that it would be tactless, very rude to call someone and be like, ‘Hey, so, let me have some money right now.'”

Taping of last night’s Celebrity Apprentice episode took place back in March 2014, months before more than two dozen women came forward with sexual assault allegations against Cosby.

Pulliam took the opportunity this morning to address the claims surrounding Cosby.

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5 Reasons Why Many Black Churches Are Failing

Originally posted on Revolutionary Paideia:

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Historically, the Black Church has served as a powerful political, social, and spiritual institution.  Unfortunately, too many postmodern Black churches are becoming fundamentally immaterial.  This is an especially sad reality when one considers how central the work of Black churches was to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.  The purpose of this piece is to offer 5 reasons why many Black churches have basically lost their relevancy.

1.      Money.  Too many Black preachers place more focus on filling the offering plates than on responding to the comprehensive needs of the members of their congregations.  Instead of engendering a potent economic agenda offering serious solutions for their congregants, many Black preachers are more concerned with how they can fatten their wallets and ameliorate their personal dwellings and automobiles.  Although some people in the faith community are governed by a false consciousness that preachers aren’t…

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The State of the Black Church Part I

Originally posted on Praise 100.9 & 92.7:

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The Black Church is an institution in the African American community. Its role in the Civil Rights Movement and bedrock presence in the African American community is both acknowledged and celebrated. But in many quarters of the Black Community, the so-called Black Church has abdicated its spiritual and social mandates. As the Prosperity Gospel has become a more pronounced message in the Christian community and national discussions such as Same Sex Marriage have sparked discord, a nagging question emerges: Is the Black Church still relevant? In a two-part series entitled, ‘THE STATE OF THE BLACK CHURCH,’ ‘COMMUNITY VOICES’ host, Ron Holland explores the issue with Co-Pastor and Author, Rev. Myra Bellinger, Author and Lecturer, Joel Bryant and Wanda Reid of Radio One Charlotte.

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The Most Important Step To Finding The Right Person

Originally posted on James Michael Sama:

Sure, it’s true that not everybody wants to be in a relationship. Some people are perfectly content being single, and it is more than possible to live a fully satisfying life by staying that way. But the fact of the matter is I still believe the majority of people would at least welcome the idea of coming across a man or woman who they can see as an equal, a teammate, a lover, and a friend.

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I believe this to be true because that is what my experience tells me. From the countless conversations I have had with both men and women, as well as personal experience, I can vouch for the idea that having the right person in your life enhances your experiences. They keep you smiling, they dull your pain, and they brighten your happiness.

There are a million different articles, videos, books, and pieces of media you…

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