Spiritual advisor Joshua DuBois discussed the role that faith plays in President Obama‘s daily life on “NewsOne Now.” His new book, “The President’s Devotional,” contains a devotional for each day, that has been a source of inspiration for the President.
“President Obama is a committed Christian,” said DuBois. “Over the years we’ve gathered together pastors to spend time and pray over him in the Oval office and support him in various ways. One of the things he does is read these devotionals every morning, and that’s what ‘The President’s Devotional’ is all about.”
DuBois also talks about the lack of awareness when it comes to separation of church and state. DuBois believes that politicians should be more vocal about their religious views. Panelist and legislative specialist, Brandon Andrews, agrees. “I think we’d be kidding ourselves to think that religion is not a core belief,” Andrews said, “it doesn’t play into the decisions that politicians that business leaders and people in positions of power make.”
From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/22/sandra-bland-family-non-indictment/" target="_blank"><strong>Sandra Bland</strong></a> to the shootings in <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/06/20/why-is-south-carolina-using-a-judge-in-the-charleston-church-massacre-who-has-used-the-n-word-before/" target="_blank">Charleston, South Carolina</a>, African Americans were sadly reminded that being <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/13/police-brutality-2015/" target="_blank">Black in America</a> is much harder than it ought to be. And yet in the same breath, 2015 was a year of Black joy during which our culture dominated not only in our lives, but in the mainstream consciousness. From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/07/16/lee-daniels-and-taraji-p-henson-emmy-empire/" target="_blank">Cookie Lyons</a> to the <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/10/17/ebony-editor-comments-cosby-cover/" target="_blank">Cosby <em>Ebony </em>cover</a>, our brilliance helped to push the conversation, affirm our greatness, make history and most important, make us laugh.
So to celebrate that greatness, we put together this list of the most defining Black pop culture moments of 2015. And don’t worry: <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/08/rachel-dolezal-interview/" target="_blank">Rachel Dolezal </a>is nowhere to be seen.