All Things Are New: This Week’s Good News

All Things Are New: This Week’s Good News

It has been a busy week and is about to be a busier weekend as most in the world set their sights on the Super Bowl. So before you begin your team chants or your 48-hour prayer circle until the game we wanted to share this week’s good news with you.

Joy Ann Reid, managing editor of The Grio, was tapped to anchor her own afternoon show on MSNBC. She will be the fifth African-American on the network. (The Root)

The University of Ohio made history this week as they announced their first black president, Dr. Michael Drake. (Black America Web)

Cheerios issues their response to the ire from last year’s bi-racial family video during the biggest advertising day of the year, Super Bowl commercial time. (The Grio)

In one week the price of a first-class stamp went up to $0.49 and Shirley Chisolm became the new face of the Black History Month stamp series. We think the latter news is much better than the former. (Colorlines)

There’s always discussion about the correlation between religion and sports and this weekend it’s all about faith and football. Check out one Seattle Seahawks player’s encouragement to viewers to embrace Christ. (America Preachers)

Have a great weekend!






The Real Gospel at the Super Bowl

The Real Gospel at the Super Bowl

Around this time of year there is plenty of talk about religion and sports. People are praying for their team to win and others are questioning whether it is a prayer wasted. The Super Bowl is like a religion of its own where believers pay a high price to gather together in quasi-fellowship with the hope that their team will overcome. It’s a house divided but tonight the house will come together under the banner of the gospel for an exhibition of “fellowship, faith, and football.”

Tonight, in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, gospel artists and football players will join together for the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, an event in its 15th year that is the “first and only Gospel event sanctioned by the NFL for the Super Bowl weekend.” This year Patti LaBelle, Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary, Natalie Grant, and Tamela Mann will belt their hits while more than 40 of the best NFL players in the league will exchange their cleats and competitive spirt for choir robes and singing in perfect harmony. The show will air in national syndication on broadcast television statements in February. Until then, check out the video clip with highlights of last year’s SBGC.

May the odds be ever in the favor of your team.