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‘I’m a Believer!’ Pastor Rides Bull Inside Church to Attract Members

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*It’s hard out there for a…church.

With 23 percent of the U.S. population unaffiliated with any organized religion, and people who identify as Christian within the religious spectrum going from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent between 2007 to 2014, creativity is the name of the game in attempts to attract new members.

But pastor Lawrence Bishop II is determined on growing his congregation by any means necessary. Even if that means becoming a stuntman.

In an attempt to attract new believers, the 48-year-old preacher built a bullpen in his huge Ohio church, and then climbed on the back of a snorting bull, right in front of his congregation, and rode that sucker.

Read more at EURThisNthat.

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Soldier Served Two Tours in Iraq, but Killed at Home (Graphic Video)

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*Here we go again.

Another African American man senselessly taken down.

One more black family devastated.

But this time, the family wants you to see exactly how things went down.

So in a very graphic video  you will get to see an active-duty soldier who came home after serving two tours in Iraq, in the last moments of his life, at the hands of officers at the El Paso County Jail.

Sgt. James Brown, a new father, had voluntarily turned himself in to the jail in El Paso, Texas, to serve a two-day DWI sentence in July 2012.

Once he got to the station, he called his mother to let her know that he had arrived. But she says they wanted him to stay in jail longer; unless he came up with bail money.

So she did. And the money was sent to the jail the following morning.

But by then, it was too late.

Too late for him to come home alive, that is.

Read more and see the graphic video at EURThisNthat.

16-year-old Thessalonika Arzu-Embry takes on Ph.D.

Young Scholar Said to Be ‘Smarter Than Einstein’ Now Works on PhD

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16-year-old Thessalonika Arzu-Embry takes on Ph.D.

*What constitutes genius? Well let’s examine this question.

Maybe its someone who has the aptitude to enroll and be accepted into college courses at age 11.

Perhaps it is someone who, by age 14, has enough credits to be awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree.

But it really might be determined by the fact that the year 2015 brings this candidate a Masters degree, and supports her entry into a doctorate program.

Sounds like 16-year-old Thessalonika Arzu-Embry to me.

She is the owner of the credits listed above. And she is said to have a IQ higher than Mr. Albert Einstein himself.

Read more at EURThisNthat.

Lander Braggs turned down scholarship

Community Violence Major Factor in Teen Engineering Genius’ Decline of $80K Scholarship

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Lander Braggs, 17, engineering genius

*When considering all of the ways violence can affect a community, we often only see in black and blue. And while physical bruises eventually fade away, its the emotional bruises that continue to linger.

We see this example in communities where the residents have given up hope. They’ve witnessed too much devastation, and not enough preservation.

And now we see a new page turning on the effect of violence in our communities. A page that warrants our attention; because it speaks volumes about the kind of future our children will have.

Case in point: 17-year-old Chicago resident Lander Braggs (pictured) has decided to turn down the offer for a scholarship valued at $80,000 to attend the prestigious Illinois Institute of Technology. True, he is an up and coming technical engineer; with the obvious aptitude to perform well in school; but he doesn’t want to attend school in this particular city.

Why?

Because he is afraid that his black life doesn’t matter in the eyes of the police.

Ouch. That hurts.

Read more at EURThisNthat.

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The Obamas’ Cash Savings Looks a Lot Like Yours: Only $1K in Account

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“All the way to the bank, baby!”

*Hmm … from the looks of things revealed in a recent financial disclosure, the savings account for POTUS and FLOTUS may not look much different than yours.

A thousand dollars isn’t much money.

And the disclosure states, they don’t really even have that.

The reveal comes from those who would know: Barack and Michelle Obama, who, as top-tier government officials, are obligated to reveal their net worth annually. This worth, which also takes into account the investments in property and business, is under the actual name(s) of the individual(s).

And in comparison to say, the Clinton family, the Obama’s financial savvy leaves a lot to be desired.

Read more at EURThisNthat.

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Anonymous Donor Paid Bail for B-more Teen Who ‘Smashed Police Car Window’

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*We always do this.

A major incident comes and goes. It dominates the news for weeks, sometimes months, and then…

Nothing.

We wonder, “whatever happened to….?” We ask, “How did that turn out?” when thinking about some of the more publicized moments within the incident.

And let’s face it, sometimes we never find out, and something new replaces the thought.

Perhaps another, I wonder.

Well there is one “moment” that was caught on camera during the Baltimore riots that you may have wondered about. But wonder no more because this is what happened.

Read more at EURThisNthat.