Omar Epps reunites Jacob, a young boy presumed long dead, with his family on the series premiere of ABC’s Resurrection. Credit: ABC/Bob Mahoney
*In an in-depth and fun interview, EURweb publisher Lee Bailey spoke with Jason Mott, the author of the New York Times bestseller, “The Returned.”
The novel, published by Harlequin Mira last August, has already been adapted for television by ABC Studios, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Brillstein Entertainment Partners for the ABC drama series, “Resurrection,” which debuts March 9 on ABC.
At 35 years old, Mott is justifiably on cloud 9 with this latest accomplishment and tells LB that he has been trying to get published for years. Continue reading
*Whoa. Talk about making a powerful (and courageous) statement!
A congregation member at Claremont (CA) United Methodist Church created a nativity scene that does just that.
The scene replaces the baby Jesus with a Trayvon Martin figure in its place. With a designated intent to make a statement on the repercussions of gun violence, the scene shows a mannequin wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with blood spilling from its chest and pooling on the ground.
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It is no secret that my coworker and I have conflicting views when it comes to politics. In 2012 we had a huge falling out during the presidential election. It got so serious that we stopped speaking to one another for almost an entire month. I am a strong Obama supporter and my coworker is a diehard republican. We are now on the opposite sides of the fence with the Trayvon Martin case and the outcome of the Zimmerman trial. To make a long story short, we almost came to blows in the office and we were both written up by our supervisor for the incident. I just don’t think I can continue working with someone who refuses to respect my opinion.
First let me say that you and your coworker are lucky to not have been FIRED for causing such a disruption in the workplace! I have always been taught that politics and religion are two subjects that are off limits in the office. You and your coworker arguing and not speaking to one another cannot be productive for your employer’s bottom line and it can affect the quality of work. It can also affect the morale of the other employees who have to listen to this bickering and maybe even have to step in to break the two of you apart.
Politics and religion are two hot-button subjects that seem to bring out the fight in people. There are many different issues and beliefs in these two areas. And as hard as you may try, you cannot force anyone to change their opinion and beliefs. This is a voluntary process. And while you may be able to affect change or shed a different light on a subject or a belief, and at the end of the day, each person is able to make their own choices.
Both you and your coworker are wrong for blowing up at each other. You should have agreed to disagree and walked away from any potential confrontation. I hate to see a friendship and/or working relationship destroyed because of a difference of opinion. I believe that everyone has a right to his or her own opinion and that there should be enough respect in a relationship to sustain any difference of opinion. And to get R-E-S-P-E-C-T, you have to give R-E-S-P-E-C-T. You need to have a conversation with your coworker and both of you need to apologize to one another and then agree to what subjects are off limits to your working relationship.
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*Los Angeles, CA – On Sunday, June 2, Reverend’s Russell Thornhill and Leslie Butke cut the ribbon officially opening the doors of the new home of the Unity Fellowship Church of Christ (UFC) in South Los Angeles.
Founded in 1982 by Archbishop Carl Bean during the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the UFC Movement through the years has grown into a national ministry with the distinction of being known as a spiritual home for the Black same-gender loving and transgender community.
While all are welcome, the UFC has made a point of being the Black church where Black gays can find solace andworship as all of who they are regardless of what they look like or who they love.
Services will be held every Sunday at 11 a.m. at 9608 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit unityfellowshipchurch.org or call (323) 938-8322.
*Could you forgive someone who took a loved one from you?
How could you even begin to go about forgiving them for what they have done? After forgiveness, could you be friends with this person? One New York man has done just that.
Anthony Colon lost his older brother tragically. He received the news that his brother had been shot to death in East Harlem, which was tragic for him, since he loved his older brother so much. He was angry. He remained angry for years. It took control of his life and wore him down. His brother had been unarmed when three men fired 13 rounds into his body.
Colon said that the hate and anger he felt made him hate everything. He said he hated life and everyone in it. It turned him into a monster, a shell of the person he once was. He missed his brother who had stood up for him and stood by him no matter what.
As the years went on, the anger finally wore down and Colon began to reclaim his life. He ended up getting married and having two children. He turned to religion for solace. He began to have a strong feeling that he needed to reconcile with his brother’s killer, he just wanted everything to be okay again.
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