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Mother Emanuel AME Church Announces Emanuel Nine 4th Anniversary Events

By The Charleston Chronicle In advance of the four-year anniversary of the Emanuel Nine tragedy, Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church announced plans and events scheduled to observe the fourth commemoration of June 17, 2015. Denise Quarles, daughter of Myra Quarles Singleton Thompson and Blondelle Coakley Gadsden, sister of Myra Thompson, along with Polly Sheppard, one of the survivors of the tragedy, led …

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Taking The Stigma Out Of Mental Illness

By Jenise Griffin FLORIDA COURIER — The facts are troubling. One in five adults are diagnosed with a mental health condition. That’s over 46 million people. Of the 46 million, more than half do not receive treatment. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. The facts are troubling. One in five adults are diagnosed with a mental health condition. That’s …

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BISHOP MARVIN L. SAPP ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM LIGHTHOUSE FULL LIFE CENTER IN GRAND RAPIDS

Grand Rapids, Michigan – Bishop Marvin L. Sapp announced to his congregation that he is retiring as Senior Pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center. He has accepted the personal request of Bishop Richard E. Young to assume the role of Senior Pastor of Chosen Vessel Cathedral in Fort Worth, Texas. Bishop Young is a close family friend who is like an Uncle …

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Eleven Day Pilgrimage to Holy Land in November 2019

Is traveling to the Holy Land on your list of destinations to visit? Would you like to experience a Christian Pilgrimage to the land where Jesus was born, performed miracles and left an empty tomb? Would you like to take your Bible study to another level? Can you imagine yourself visiting the ancient city of Jerusalem, praying at the Western …

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2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – A Melting Pot of the Finest Music

By Dwight Brown, NNPA Newswire Film Critic The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicked off its 50th year anniversary with a bang. The annual two-weekend fest featured world-renown musicians, tempting food concession stands, a friendly crowd of music fans and a positive vibe that was even warmer than the sun. Jazz Fest dates back to 1970, when Mahalia Jackson and Duke …

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TAMELA MANN: GOSPEL SINGER BECOMES AMBASSADOR FOR WEIGHT WATCHERS

Gospel singer/actress Tamela Mann is ready to embark on a healthier lifestyle journey, which is why she has teamed with Weight Watchers (now called WW) as their new celebrity ambassador. “I decide that this is the help that I needed because I couldn’t do it my own,” she told Essence.com in an exclusive interview. “I prayed about it for a minute to make sure that …

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SBA honors Arubah Emotional Health Services

By MSR News Online The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Arubah Emotional Health Services, P.A. the 2019 Minnesota Minority Owned Small Business of the Year. Anissa Keyes founded Arubah (which means “restoration to sound health” in Hebrew) in 2012 to help make mental health services accessible — especially for the African American and low-income communities in and around …

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Karen Carter Richards, CEO/Publisher Houston Forward Times, Seeks NNPA Chair

By Rosetta Miller Perry NASHVILLE, TN — Karen Carter Richards, CEO and Publisher of the Houston Forward Times, is running for the chairmanship of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the country’s largest Black Press advocacy group with more than 200 newspapers. Richards has a long and distinguished journalistic career, and is last year’s winner of the NNPA Publisher of …

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Preserved by Purpose– Stay in Your Lane

“Stay in your lane.   Lane shifts.”    The first time I read this sign, I was driving to San Antonio on I-35 in the summer of 2010.   The flashing sign was hard to miss as it warned drivers at hundreds of yards away from the actual lane shift.    I chuckled to myself because I thought it was obvious that the lane …

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Kevin “WAK” Williams, Dinga McKinnon and Thomas Williams are the featured artist for the 10th Anniversary Black Art Show May 24-26, 2019

Dallas, TX—The Southwest Black Art Show (SWBAS) is committed to the exclusive presentation of original art produced by artists of African and African-American descent. This year’s show will have over 20 African American artists, featuring guest artists Kevin “WAK” Williams, Dinga McKinnon. We are excited to welcome back Jonathan Romain, Bucci Upjohn and local sculptor, Samwel Osumba. The Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex always …

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