Kanye West Will No Longer Perform His Old Songs, Will Get Pious Versions — The Urban Daily

Kanye West is serious about the whole born again thing. Reportedly, Yeezy will no longer perform his past secular music, at least in its OG form. According to TMZ, sources say West plans to “never perform his old music in its original form again.” Instead, fans will get safe “for the kids” versions of his…

Kanye West Will No Longer Perform His Old Songs, Will Get Pious Versions — The Urban Daily

OneUnited Bank Launches BankBlack X To Address The Racial Wealth Gap — News One

OneUnited Bank is on a mission to tackle the racial wealth gap in America. The financial institution—which is the country’s largest Black-owned bank—has launched a new initiative focused on financial empowerment within the African American community. The campaign—dubbed BankBlack X—was created to provide financial literacy resources. As part of the project, the bank launched a…

OneUnited Bank Launches BankBlack X To Address The Racial Wealth Gap — News One

New UAPB Program Prepares Students to Meet Demands of Growing Hospitality, Tourism Industry — UAPB News

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Science With the construction of the Saracen Casino Resort underway in Pine Bluff, college students may consider enrolling in the new hospitality and tourism management degree program offered by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), Dr. Brenda Martin, chair of the UAPB Department of Human Sciences, […]

New UAPB Program Prepares Students to Meet Demands of Growing Hospitality, Tourism Industry — UAPB News

Amber Guyger, Botham Jean’s brother, and the Act of Forgiveness

Having lost my mother, brother, and nephew to acts of violence, I know first hand what it’s like to have to wrestle with forgiving the individuals who committed the crime against your loved one. In this video I discuss my perspective of the act of forgiveness given by Botham Jean’s brother and the consolation provided by the judge and bailiff (both black women) to Amber Guyger and the controversy and conversation that has since followed. Please watch and share this video and leave comments also. Blessings

Young Clergy entering ministry on the decline in the United Methodist Church

https://www.christianpost.com/news/umc-concerned-about-decline-of-young-leaders-number-of-elders-under-35-lowest-since-2005.html

The UMC has recently been experiencing some rough patches division partially stemming from it’s position on same sex attracted clergy in ministry and other LGBT issues, and the dynamic growth in more consertive countries outside of the US. While the UMC is leading in the headlines, it isn’t the only mainline Protestant denomination experiencing a decline in young adults entering the ministry. I answered the call to preach at the age of 12, was licensed to preach at 16, ordained in a local Baptist church at 20, re-obligated to the Itinerant ministry in the AME Church at 22.

While many millenial young adults are leaving the church and identifying as nones, the ones who are retaining their membership are not seeking leadership roles in ministry. I am not sure what can be done to change this trend, but the universal church must engage young adults by allowing them to share their gifts and ideas to local faith communities and perhaps we will see more entering ministry and church leadership.