For 20 years,Â EssenceÂ has sponsored an annual party during the July 4thÂ holiday known as the Essence Music Festival (EMF). According to their website, the EMF, âknown as the party with a purpose, is an annual music festival which started in 1995 as a one-time event to celebrate the 25thÂ anniversary ofÂ Essence, a magazine aimed primarily towards African-American women.Â It is the largest event celebrating African-American culture and music in the United States.â
Many in the West make a grave and tragic error in their continuing insistence that it is almost solely the responsibility of Israel to âmake peace with her neighbors.â This is exacerbated by the failure (or refusal) of the media to report both sides of the story. Israel has made, and continues to make, every reasonable attempt to negotiate a mutually acceptable, beneficial-to-both-sides peace with the Palestinians. However, Israel rightly insists that any peace treaty would provide for the security of its citizens.
To fully advance the causes of radical feminism, abortion-on-demand, unfettered sexual license, âgay marriageâ and the like, the pagan left must do away with religious free exercise altogether. Under the guise of âanti-discrimination,â Christians today face discrimination at unprecedented levels.
Connecticutâs liberal Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants no one to have to worry aboutÂ aborting unborn children late in pregnancy, very late. He favors abortion at any time prior to birth. Itâs not clear yet whether he would vote to deny federal protection to newborns who survive an attempted abortion. Blumenthal was not in the Senate when that bill passed. Barack ObamaÂ wasÂ in the Illinois Senate when that stateâs Infant Born-Alive Bill was killed. Then-Sen. Obama made sure that bill never got to the Governorâs desk.
The Americans who will bear the brunt of the influx of illegal immigrants over our southern border are not the policy makers in Washington or the supposedly compassionate elites in New York or San Francisco. It is mostly Latino communities that will be exposed to communicable diseases and crime as more and more unscreened individuals make their way into the general population.