Articles

Adulting 

  1. Don't Follow Your Passion  (Video)

Aging and Wealth and Your Net Worth

  1. Here's the average net worth of Americans at every age - Business Insider

Annual United States Budget

  1.  U.S. Federal Budget Breakdown

Alchohol

Amazing Videos To Watch

  1. TD Jakes on Poverty 
  1. How Many People Have Ever Lived on Earth? – Population Reference Bureau

Black Reseach, Stats, Finances and Facts

  1. Jesse Duplatis on Black History 
  2. Trump misleadingly puts black youth unemployment rate at 59 percent | PolitiFact Virginia
  3. Black Unemployment Still Twice as High as White Unemployment - Breitbart 
  4. Black America Is Just 72 Percent Equal To White America. In Some Areas, The Inequality Is Worse Than That.  The Huffington Post 
  5. Black statistics a 40 year look
  6. 15 Major Corporations You Never Knew Profited from Slavery - Atlanta Black Star
  7. White families have nearly 10 times the net worth of black families. And the gap is growing. - The Washington Post
  8. The State of Black America Reports

Businesses Lessons

  1. The Wall Street Journal: The Conference Call That Shook Investor Faith in Facebook

Climate Change

  1. It's not just Harvey: August marked by deadly floods around world CNN
  1. The Wall Street Journal: FICO Plans Big Shift in Credit-Score Calculations, Potentially Boosting Millions of Borrowers

Cryptocurrenty

  1. Bill Gates: I would short bitcoin if I could

Current Events To Watch

  1. The Hill: Rosenstein warns of growing cyber threat from Russia, other foreign actors

Dating

  1. How Long Should You Date Before Getting Married? | Psychology Today

Data Change And Its Value

  1.  Why Trump's election scares data scientists: CNN

Debt and Deficit Spending

  1. The only certainty in Trump's budget: Oceans of red ink

Debt and Relationships

  1. CNBC: Till death do us part? It depends on your debt burden

Degree Statistics

  1. Census: More Americans have college degrees than ever before | TheHill
  2. College completion rates vary by race and ethnicity, report finds

Digital Research

Divorce

  1. How long does an average marriage last around the world?—Hopes&Fears
  2. 14 People On The Unexpected Perks Of Getting A Divorce
  3. These Are the Best (and Worst) Ages to Get Married | Psychology Today
  4. Here's What The Divorce Rate Actually Means
  5. Broken hearts: The divorce capital of every state
  6. 10 Most Common Reasons for Divorce | Marriage.Com
  7. Divorce rates up for Americans 50 and older, led by Baby Boomers | Pew Research Center
  1. African-American Women Now Top the List of Most-Educated Group in the Country
  2. The Population With a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher by Race and Hispanic Origin: 2006–2010 

England Brexit

  1. Will Brexit still happen after Theresa May's political crisis?

Ethnic Stats and Insights

  1. Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life
  2. Video From Sunday: April 26, 2015 - Dr. Julia Hare speaks on schools, discipline, and young black men.
  3. Why Riots Don't Work The Long-Term Negative Effects of Riots How the 1960's Riots Hurt African Americans
  4. Black Lives Matter and Racial Tension in America - Barna Group 
  5. Black Wealth in America Hardly Exists
Evangelicals and Politics
  1. Trump's spiritual adviser says president is a man of repentance - USA TODAY
  2. Church of The Donald - POLITICO Magazine (duplicate)
  3. Porn Stars, Playmates, and Prayer Circles: How the Christian Right Traded Family Values for the Cult of Trump
  4. HuffPost: I Know Why Evangelical Women Support Brett Kavanaugh. I Was Raised To Do The Same.
Facebook
  1. Bloomberg: Protecting Mark Zuckerberg Just Got More Expensive for Facebook
Family and Children
  1. Top Reasons For Divorce: http://divorce.lovetoknow.com/Top_Reasons_for_Divorce
  2. Divorce Statistics and Living Together Before Marriage: https://www.afsp.org/understanding-suicide/facts-and-figures
  3. Suicide Facts and Figures: https://www.afsp.org/understanding-suicide/facts-and-figures
  4. Racial Disparities in Suicide Rates May Be Due to Culture Rather Than Genes: https://nihrecord.nih.gov/newsletters/2010/06_25_2010/story2.htm
  5. Bishop TD Jakes Comments on Supreme Court Decision on Same Sex Marriage
  6. The Father Factor http://www.fatherhood.org/father-absence-statistics
  7. ACE Study: Relationship to Childhood Trauma and Later Life Health Issues  http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/
  8. How much screen time?: http://bgr.com/2014/05/29/smartphone-computer-usage-study-chart/
  9. Power of your thinking (Margaret Thatcher): http://www.ranker.com/list/the-iron-lady-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
  10. Healthy Husbands: http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2014/03/12/husband-s-health-and-attitude-loom-large-happy-long-term-marriages
  11. Reading Levels Linkage to Incarceration: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/07/an-urban-myth-that-should-be-true/259329/
  12. High School Graduation Rates: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/25/high-school-graduation-rate_n_2755340.html
  13. Life Expectancy: http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/life-expectancy-by-re/
  14. Cost of Raising a Child: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/18/cost-of-raising-a-child_n_5688179.html (see money also)
  15. Facts about Child Abuse: https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-child-abuse
  16. 49 Fascinating Facts About Fathers
  17. The absent black father myth—debunked by CDC
  18. How Dads Affect Their Daughters into Adulthood

Famous People That I Read About

  1. Fox News: Cary Grant discovered happiness later in life after tumultuous childhood, says wife

Federal Budget 2017

  1. 2017 United States Federal Budget 

Finances 2017

  1. The State of American Family Finances

Foreign Side

  1. CNN: US cuts to relief funding hit refugees

Great Inventions

  1. Leonardo da Vinci's Aerial Screw Invention

Great Men In History

  1. Martin Luther King Jr. - A 5 Minute Biography

Great Companies In Trouble

  1. How GE Went From American Icon to Astonishing Mess
  2. Sears, once dominant retailer, files for bankruptcy
Health and Fitness
  1. Interrupted Sleep? No Wonder You're Moody: http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/robert-rosenberg-sleep-answers/interrupted-sleep-no-wonder-youre-moody/?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthEmotionalHealth_20151020
  2. Are you fit enough for the Army?: http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/10/24/army-says-only-30-percent-of-americans-could-join.html
  3. Lack of Sleep Linked to Stroke: http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/47773488
  4. Life Stress Test: http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTCS_82.htm
  5. Everyday Health Website: http://www.everydayhealth.com/
  6. 6 Fantastic Health Benefits of Apples
  7. Is Red Wine Really Good for You?
  8. How Much Sleep Do You Need?: http://www.everydayhealth.com/sleep/101/how-much-sleep-do-you-need.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthHealthyAging_20151228
  9. 15 Questions for Your Doctor About Type 2 Diabetes
  10. 7 Ways Your Body Gets Better With Age
  11. 1 Mealtime Mistake That’s Making You Gain Weight
  12. Health Survey United Methodist Clergy 2014
  13. Rising Obesity Now Affects 1 In 10 People Worldwide, Fueling Illness, Death
  14. Health Facts 2016 Causes of death

Health Issues

Healthcare

  1. The Fight For Drug Price Transparency: VICE on HBO
  2. What to know about the future of Obamacare
  3. Anger erupts at Republican town halls - CNN
  4. ObamaCare: Pros and Cons of ObamaCare
  5. Paul Ryan Reveals Why Republicans Have A Big Obamacare Repeal Problem - The Huffington Post - US
  6. What doctors think about the Affordable Care Act - CNN
  7. Rand Paul previews Obamacare replacement plan
  8. Record number of Obamacare sign-ups on HealthCare.gov for 2017 health insurance coverage
  9. Republicans’ 4-Step Plan to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
  10. Health care Obamacare Results: Medicaid expansion under ACA linked with better health care, improved health for low-income adults | News | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  11. Vox: The American Health Care Act: The Republicans’ bill to replace Obamacare, explained
  12. The Washington Post: Obamacare revision would reduce insured numbers by 24 million
  13. Obamacare Repeal Fails: Three GOP Senators Rebel in 49-51 Vote - NBC News

History

  1. How Long Did the Empires of Ancient Civilizations Last? | Owlcation

Household Stats

  1. No-car households are becoming more common in the US, after decades of decline
  1. White families have nearly 10 times the net worth of black families. And the gap is growing. - The Washington Post

Immigration

Insurance Issues To Watch 2018

  1. Get Health Coverage at Work? Lawsuit Against ACA Could Affect You, Too
  2. The Wall Street Journal: Opinion: Exit From ObamaCare

Income and Finances

  1. The Average Black Family Would Need 228 Years to Build the Wealth of a White Family Today 
  2. Are you in the US middle class? Try our income calculator
  3. BlackDemographics.com | Black Male Statistics
  4. 10 reasons you will never be a millionaire
  5. CNBC: Over half of Americans think you must earn $1 million a year to be rich—here’s what it really takes

International Issues

  1. China - Trump team floats tariffs

IRS Under Pressure

  1. The Washington Post: Fallout from allegations of tea party targeting hamper IRS oversight of nonprofits

Jesus Facts

  1. Miles Jesus and Mary Walked

Jobs

  1. The New York Times: The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It’s Automation.

Lottery Lessons

  1. The Washington Post: He won Powerball’s $314 million jackpot. It ruined his life

Marriage and Divorce

  1. 5 Ways Marriage Is Harder in 2017 (and What You Can Do About It)
  2. The Average Age Of Marriage Right Now
  3. Bloomberg: Millennials Are Causing the U.S. Divorce Rate to Plummet

Marriage 2018 Stats

  1. Number of married couples in the U.S. 1960-2017 | Statista

Medical Disasters

  1. Sky News: 40 people died in 'barbaric' secure hospitals the government pledged would close

Medical Issues

  1. Yes, you can die from sleep apnea. Carrie Fisher did. - SleepApnea.org
Mexico
Millennials
  1. You've Gotta Love Millennials - Micah Tyler
  2. Why Aren’t Black Millennials Leaving the Church? – RELEVANT Magazine
  3. Why Black Churches Are Keeping Millennials | Christianity Today
  4. Millennials explain why they have nothing saved for retirement
Missed Opportunities
Money
  1. Wanted: Jobs For 600 Million Young People: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wanted-jobs-for-600-million-young-people/
  2. GenX has most Financial Worries: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-generation-x-had-the-worst-personal-finance-year-ever-214519220.html
  3. Retirement Myths: http://www.nextavenue.org/blog/busting-myths-about-work-retirement
  4. 10 Richest Presidents: http://www.foxbusiness.com/business-leaders/2013/02/14/americas-10-richest-presidents-1049821554/
  5. Gender Pay Gap: http://www.today.com/money/gender-pay-gap-persists-women-age-812558?franchiseSlug=todaymoneymain
  6. Cost of Raising a Child: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/18/cost-of-raising-a-child_n_5688179.html
  7. The Black White Economic Divide in 5 Charts
  8. Study: Less than half are middle class: http://money.cnn.com/2015/12/09/news/economy/middle-class/index.html
  9. Millennials: Steps for Financial Success | Northwestern Mutual

Music And The Brain:

  1.  Why can't you get that song out of your head?
Pastors and Churches
  1. The Credibility Crisis of Today’s Pastors
  2. Eight Point Eight Two: How long do pastors stay in one church? - 'For Every Man'
  3. Generational Giving Habits:  http://www.fellowshipone.com/blog/leveraging-ramifications-generational-giving/
  4. High Cost of Debt for Ministries: http://ministrytodaymag.com/index.php/ministry-leadership/finance/1491-the-high-cost-of-debt-in-ministry
  5. Importance of Church Membership: http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/is-church-membership-really-required/
  6. Church Bankruptcies: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/november-web-only/surprise-inside-church-bankruptcies.html
  7. The Church In Financial Crisis: http://www.daveramsey.com/blog/the-church-in-financial-crisis/
  8. Momentum - Training: http://www.daveramsey.com/momentum/home/
  9. Top Reasons for Church Attendance - Why People Go to Church
  10. Church Bankruptcies Paper (Pamela Foohey): http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2219964
  11. Why Churches are Less Evangelistic: http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=e900691004213b8049094abdb&id=472e888079&e=ed7bc02419
  12. Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church Volunteer Handbook -http://www.ocbfchurch.org/images/uploads/ministries/membership/OCBF-Volunteer-Handbook06-12.pdf
  13. Online Giving 
  14. Why Do So Many Pastors Leave The Ministry? The Facts Will Shock You 
  15. Six Things You Need to Know about Pastors Who Leave Their Ministry 

Pastors Retirement

  1. Ages 50-75: The Senior Pastor's Sweet Spot

Pastors Stats

  1. Bivocational Ministry as an Evangelism Opportunity
  1. The Importance of Mental Health Among Police Officers
  2. Life Expectancy in Police Officers: A Comparison with the U.S. General Population
  3. 'Silence can be deadly': 46 officers were fatally shot last year. More than triple that — 140 — committed suicide.

Political Divisions and How To Respond

  1. Church of The Donald - POLITICO Magazine (duplicate)
  2. POLITICO: Trump May Not Be Crazy, But the Rest of Us Are Getting There Fast

Prayer Stats and Information

  1. Statistics on Prayer in the U.S. • ChurchLeaders.com
  2. 5 facts about prayer | Pew Research Center
  3. Evangelicals admit struggling to find time for daily Bible reading and prayer | Christian News on Christian Today

Publishing Research 

  1. May 2016 Author Earnings Report: the definitive million-title study of US author earnings – Author Earnings

Reading Habits

  1. The Most Likely Person to Read a Book? A College-Educated Black Woman
  2. The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People
  3. Improving Reading Outcomes for Young Black Males
  4. Who doesn’t read books in America? | Pew Research Center
  5. Print books still much more popular than e-books, audiobooks | Pew Research Center
  6. Reading Habits Around The World
  7. Who doesn’t read books in America?

Russia's Goal

  1. POLITICO: Why Russia Will Help the Democrats Next 

Russia Investigation

  1. Business Insider: Meet the all-star team of lawyers Robert Mueller has assembled for the Trump-Russia investigation

Same Sex Discussion

  1. Supreme Court seems divided in case of baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple 
  2. Supreme Court ruling on Colorado gay wedding cake case may be influenced by past litigation

Schools

  1. School lunch shaming: Inside America's hidden debt crisis

School Shooting Facts and Statistics 

  1. 2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than service members
  2. School shootings in the US compared with the rest of the world - CNN
  1. Remembering the Women of Slavery | The New York Public Library
  2. How Many U.S. Presidents Owned Slaves? - Ask History
  3. The Transatlantic slave trade
  4. The Weeping Time
  5. BBC News US: Money wives: The Nigerian girls sold to repay debts (VIDEO)

Singles Facts

  1. The Trends Redefining Romance Today - Barna Group
Smoking, Obesity and Diabetes
  1. Americans are fatter than ever, CDC finds
  2. Belly Fat May Hit Your Heart The Hardest: http://www.everydayhealth.com/heart-health/0829/belly-fat-may-hit-your-heart-the-hardest.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthHeartHealth_20150930
  3. Diabetes Video - Dr. Oz: http://www.oprah.com/video_embed.html?article_id=21458
  4. Simple Guide to Heart Health: http://www.everydayhealth.com/heart-health/
  5. Why are Asians at Higher Risk? | Asian Diabetes Prevention Initiative
  6. Exercise and Diabetes
  7. 3 Healthy Cooking Tricks for People With Type 2 Diabetes
  8. Type 2 Diabetes Complications You Can Avoid: http://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/type-2-diabetes-treatment-diet-exercise/diabetes-complications-you-can-avoid-pictures/#08
  9. African Americans and Kidney Disease - The National Kidney Foundation
  10. Continuous Glucose Monitoring Is Essential for Diabetes Management

Special Days

  1. Good Friday 

Stock Market Changes and Why

  1. The stock market correction two weeks later: How it happened, and if it can happen again

Student Loan Debt Crisis

  1. U.S. Plans to Forgive $108 Billion in Student Loans
  2. The $1.3 trillion student loan problem facing Betsy DeVos
  3. As Paperwork Goes Missing, Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away
  4. Why the dentist with $1 million in student debt spells trouble for federal loan programs

Streaming 

  1. Will People Stop Coming To Church If You Offer Live Streaming?
  2. Does Live Video Streaming Hurt Church Attendance?

Supreme Court

  1. Donald Trump Made Justice Kennedy an Offer He Couldn’t Refuse
  2. How a private meeting with Kennedy helped Trump get to ‘yes’ on Kavanaugh
  3. POLITICO: Why You Shouldn’t Care Whether Kavanaugh Is an ‘Originalist’
  4. Brett Kavanaugh: Washington insider has said presidents should be shielded from litigation while in office

Tax Reform 2017

  1. 7 reasons Republicans tax bill bet may be bad - CNNPolitics (We will give it a change and wait and see)

Technology

  1. Americans devote more than 10 hours a day to screen time
  2. Apple fires on Facebook
Theology and Bible Topics / Christian Lifestyle

Those Who Have Fallen

  1. The Cost of Falling Stars: The Bill Cosby Residuals Story

Trade War Facts

  1. The Economist: What might a trade war between America and China look like?
Warrior Nation Basketball
What Some Believe (These are not necessarily my views. The articles listed in this section are for research purposes)
  1. Black Hebrew Isrealites
  2. What Is The Original Hebrew Name For Jesus? And Is It True That The Name Jesus Is Really A Pagan Corruption Of The Name Zeus? 
  3. Why did God love Jacob and hate Esau (Malachi 1:3; Romans 9:13)?

What The Bible Says About Heaven

  1. Inspirational ministries 14 Questions about heaven: Please look at question number 7 for your question about what happens after death.
  2. 5 Questions about Heaven Billy Graham Answered
  3. 5 Curious Questions About Heaven

Work Facts

  1. CNN: Half of American workers aren't using all their vacation days
  2. Out of the Office: More People Are Working Remotely, Survey Finds - The New York Times

Worship Service

  1. Nine Reasons People Aren’t Singing in Worship

Youth Research 

  1. Pew Research: Why Young People Are Leaving Christianity

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