• ‘I Wanna Dance’: Whitney Houston’s success and struggles, despite church upbringing

    Singer Whitney Houston was a global superstar with a complicated life.  Adored by millions, mocked by some fellow Blacks, this New Jersey church girl struggled with drug and alcohol abuse as she sought to navigate a stratospheric career and tumultuous personal life.  I Wanna Dance with Somebody presents revealing glimpses into her emotional and professional […]

  • ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ movie: Televangelist sex, drugs, and holy rollin’

    The 1980s PTL televangelist scandal became a global soap opera, complete with corporate intrigue, Jesus-praisin’ power struggles, big bucks, betrayal, sex, tears, and mascara…plenty of mascara.  The Eyes of Tammy Faye interprets Jim and Tammy Bakker’s saga for new generations, providing valuable life-lesson reminders. Oscar® nominees Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge, The Social Network, The Amazing […]

  • How we can change racist hearts

    George Floyd’s horrifying death while pinned down by a white policeman has sparked global rage and anti-racism protests. Racial disparity is widespread and ominous. Can a racist’s heart be changed? Consider these powerful examples. Unlikely frenemies I will always remember Norton and Bo. Norton was a leader of the Georgia Black Student Movement in the […]