- Created on 18 June 2013
Our friends at Black and Married With Kids.com were able to catch a moment in time with the two lead cast members of the show to discuss work, family and love. Here’s what they had to say:
You guys have been at it for a while and, of course, now you’re both household names. Who would you say inspires you the most behind the scenes, off the set and in your real life?
Cedric: For me, I will have to say it’s my wife. As far as being a soldier of love – she’s been with me and we’ve been married right at 14 years. In a business like this, where it’s so much going on and still having to tour a lot, being away from the family. She just really holds me down. We have a great loving relationship. You know, there’s a responsibility to our household and our kids and to our relationship that still is great, even to this day. She’s definitely one of my role models and one of the people that influences me the most.
Now, my mother, she’s that strong black woman that guided me through. I was raised in a single parent household. She was just so dynamic in her leadership and the things that she was about. I never really longed for that father figure. I know my daddy. He just wasn’t there. My mother made sure that I felt whole.
Niecy Nash: Let me just say, It takes a village to raise a diva. There are a lot of people that help me make it all work and who inspire me. I have a wonderful new husband. You know, my children understand what it means to stand in the gap. My mother lives with us and she is a big help. At the same time, I have really wonderful friends and I admire different things with them. Like, for some, I admire their work ethic. Some, I admire the amount of energy they bring to everything they do. Others, I love their passion. So, I draw a little bit of everything from the people in my life. It’s not just limited to my family per se. But, anyone who’s in my inner circle – I lean heavily on my stylist, my publicist…so many different people!
Check out the rest of the interview at Black And Married With Kids
- Created on 17 June 2013
Loneliness is not necessarily being alone. We may be alone for long periods without feeling at all lonely. On the other hand we may feel lonely in a familiar setting without really understanding why.
Set aside a moment and allow yourself to feel this emotion.
Next place your concern prayer.
Heavenly Father, at times I feel that You have forgotten about me. When I most need You, I cannot reach You. Yet I do believe that you are present in my distressing loneliness. Teach me to find You even in my darkest times. In the name of Jesus, the Lord. Amen.
Have a Blessed Day!
- Created on 13 June 2013
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, the distinguished public intellectual, whose leading scholarship has profoundly influenced contemporary ideology, will deliver the Father's Day message at Hillside International Truth Center at 9:30 a.m. on June 16.
Dyson is a college professor, commentator and "hip-hop intellectual" who has written books on race, politics, and the African-American experience. His background is unusual for a scholar: a Detroit gang member and unwed father in his late teens, he turned himself around and became an ordained Baptist minister at age 21. He earned a bachelor's degree from Carson-Newman College in 1982, then went on to achieve a master's (1991) and a Ph.D. (1993) from Princeton.
Dyson challenges Americans to examine the impact of today's issues on the Black community -- especially the children. He focuses attention on legislative proposals on the agenda for African Americans right now and what people can do in their neighborhoods, faith institutions, schools and across the kitchen table to ensure a better world where everyone can live out the full measure of their dreams.
Dyson is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University and the author of 17 books.
Hillside International Truth Center Inc., where the Rev. Dr. Barbara L. King is the founding minister, is located at 2450 Cascade Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30311.
- Created on 14 June 2013
Dr. Derek Grier, senior pastor of Grace Church in Dumfries, Va., announced the re-launch of Both Sides Magazine and the launch of the Both Sides Forum Series. The web-based magazine and the live forum tackle hot-button issues of the day while giving people the opportunity to think through how their positions line up with their faith.
The inaugural forum will take place on June 27 at Grace Church. Each forum will be moderated by Grier and will feature discussions with high profile leaders. Hilary Shelton, senior vice president for advocacy for The NAACP and Derek McCoy, president of the Maryland Family Alliance, will answer the question, "Should the Church Get Out of Politics?"
Shelton and McCoy have penned opinion editorials that are featured in the June online edition of Both Sides Magazine at http://www.bothsidesmag.org.
"The forums and the magazine encourage people to think through what they believe," said Grier. "As some attempt to marginalize people of faith, we want the thought-provoking discussion to produce unity among the various parts of the church."
In advance of the live forum, readers of the online magazine are encouraged to join the discussion by commenting on the provocative articles on the forum topic.
- Created on 12 June 2013
As a society, we are "aware" of many things. We celebrate, give honor, encourage and support many events and marques. This month we celebrate those who understand sexual self-control.
June is Celibacy Awareness Month. What does that mean?
Celibacy is the avoidance of all forms of sexual activity.
Unfortunately, in modern culture, the general public doesn't have the patience or attention span that it takes to wait for anything. We live in an " I Want it Now!" society. The terms, abstinence and celibacy are often used interchangeably. Abstinece is choosing to refrain
Many couple choose to practice celibate times during their marriage. Some Hollywood couples were public about their choice of celibacy as well.