A September Wall Street Journal poll shows 70 percent of Americans think race is a major problem in this country, particularly following the Charlottesville protest. Here’s a breakdown. Twenty-eight percent of the people view race relations as very bad while 42 percent said it was fairly bad. Then there were those who had their heads in the highest cloud. Twenty-six percent of those lilliputians said when it comes to race, it’s simply a wonderful world.
Let’s have that conversation that leaves many of you a bit uncomfortable and slightly squirming in your seats. Just how bad are race relations in this country and what’s causing it? On the Factor is Dr. Robert Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam in Houston, and talk show host Attorney Charles Adams.
Salem Missionary Baptist Church’s leader Rev. Hosea Stubblefield has rallied the troops to show he has support at their house of worship despite the controversy.
He says, “I would tell everybody again I’m not saying it was right and I do apologize about it and it was a mistake that was made in my past.”
It was Monday when we first reported the former head Deacon and some church members wanted Stubblefield gone.
That’s after the congregation learned their pastor made several explicit sex videos with various women that were posted on a blog.
Lecobeun Lewis says, “they all be up there in front of the church saying God spoke to me. Did he speak to you before or after you made the videos.”
Stubblefield acknowledges he made the sex videos – between 5 and 10 of them over a ten year period. The most recent just two years ago…
However, the 32 year old’s main point is he wasn’t a pastor at Salem Missionary when it happened but he does admit he was still a preacher.
“I have been a preacher for over twelve years,” says Stubblefield.
He says the congregation has kicked out the Davis family – the ones who made the church aware of the sex scandal – The preacher says he’s pursuing criminal charges against the person he says stole the videos from him..
Some of the videos also ended up on this blog by a woman who said she once dated Stubblefield and wanted the public to know what kind of man he is.
Stubblefield says, “they were deleted on the computer and the files were recovered and kept against my knowledge for 7 months to basically use against me.”
Stubblefield, who’s been with Salem for a year, says the dark day he had when the story broke has turned into a positive…He says he’s received support from all over the country but he still wants to make this clear.
“Watch what you do today because it could haunt you tomorrow. Just make sure you are as accountable as you can be for your actions at all times,” says Stubblefield.
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Houston’s own Slim Thug turned 36 years old and he celebrated his birthday in style.
The Houston based nationally known rapper held his yearly birthday celebration at the House of Blues in Houston.
Slim invited friends, family, and some dedicated fans to an exclusive party Thursday night.
Some of the biggest names in the south were present at the party.
On the list of invitees – Slim, Bun B, JJ on the Mic, JQue, Queenie Freeman, Rico aka Troy, Michael Artis, and Zro the Don just to name a few!
Congratulations to my colleagues who had a vital role in creating the Fox 26 news special report Diversity in the Classroom.
The half hour report aired back in April and Saturday night it won an Emmy.
The special report on bullying has also been shown in classrooms around Houston.
Thanks to HISD Trustee Wanda Adams for bringing me the idea.
Also thanks to photographers Darlene Janek Faires and David Lanier.
Special thanks to John Heads the chief editor at Fox who believed in the project just as much as I did.
Thanks to the children at Westbury who were just so honest in the report.
It’s a dying breed but this independent / family owned and operated movie theater is still chugging right along in Hempstead.
The Hempstead Theater was opened back in 1978 and in 2008 Tina Fehrenbach and her husband purchased it.
They didn’t see the one screen 200 seat theater as just a business transaction but taking position of a town treasure.
The movie house is open to the public Thursdays thru Sundays with two showings each night.
The rest of the week it’s opened for private events. And with a $65,000 donation from an anonymous donor they can broadened their catalog of movies using DVDs with the new state of the art digital projector.
Gone are the days of the big reel to reel.
Now showing at Henderson Theater is the movie the Judge…like we said one movie at a time but don’t expect any slasher films.
The owners say it’s more of a family facility that’s why the prices are affordable…tell me a theater where you can get a lemonade for a dollar.
740 12th Street