Inspiration

Bishop William Murphy shared something special with “The James Fortune Show.“Listen to the audio to hear him deliver words of inspiration for James Fortune and his…

The more bizarre a news story is the more the viewing public tends to tune in. It doesn’t stop with shock TV, but continues into the entertainment world, as well as, everyday people. Interestingly enough there are people that seem to find pleasure in behaving in ways that cause others to shake their head. Kanye […]

Some people are just chronic complainers! You know the ones that no matter what, nothing is ever right. These people can be found on our jobs, in our families and even in our churches to name a few. If we are not careful, spending too much time listening to people that are stuck in negativity, […]

What have you done today to move your dream forward?  If your answer is in the affirmative and you have done at least one thing today to move your dream forward, congratulations!  If your answer is no, what are you waiting for? I remember hearing Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church and the author of […]

By Esih Efuru This year, I prayed for God to expand my abilities and reach so that I can take my passion for empowering youth into new places. After applying for a host of positions, a dream opportunity arose. I applied, was interviewed twice and was later told that the job was filled. I inhaled, […]

From June 1 through Nov. 30 each year, the coastal United States comes under threat from the ferocious winds and floodwaters of the hurricanes that form in the Atlantic Ocean basin. Hurricane Katrina, Sandy and Ike are amongst the most memorable of recent times. One thing that all three of these hurricanes have in common […]

By Tanya Wilson There was a time in our society when it was not uncommon to ask a neighbor to borrow a cup of sugar. Of course times have changed and the thought of something like that may sound bizarre depending on what generation you are in. What is most important in that example is […]

By Esih Efuru When children first learn to swim, the experience is intimidating. They wail in fear, their tiny feet search for foundation, their arms flail about as they reach frantically for mom or dad. Some embrace the dare with eyes affixed upon their parents, and settle into the blue shortly thereafter, worry worn but […]

By Esih Efuru In the summer of 1981, my mom told me that I was headed to camp. I jumped for joy and ran to pack. My praise dance halted mid-sentence as she added that it was a theatre camp. I arrived on the campus of New Jersey’s Montclair State College a week later. During […]

By Lashawnda Becoats Dear Friends, Please don’t wish me Happy Father’s Day. I know you mean well but I am a mother not a father. Today is the day we celebrate father’s, grandfather’s, uncles, friends and mentors who are there for their children and other people’s children. Although at times in my motherhood journey I’ve […]

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one…

By Esih Efuru The month of June symbolizes many transitions and elevations. Weddings, commencements, Juneteenth and Black Music Month all share this time of suspense, accomplishments and transition. What is true of all is the new realities, awkwardness, indifference and even opposition that lie among their pavements of motion. Each step in a milestone is […]