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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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WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS, INTERACTIVE SESSIONS FOR JUNE 14 – 15TH AT STATLER HILTON HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS

Dallas – An influential and impressive list of speakers that include retired NASA Astronaut Joan Higginbotham and the Executive Commissioner of Texas Health and Human Services, Dr. Courtney Phillips, will highlight TheWomen’s Leadership Summit (WLS), a two-day personal and professional development program sponsored by Toyota and presented by the University of North Texas at Dallas, Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th at the Statler Hilton …

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Episcopal bishop breaks race, gender barriers

By Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell, The New Tri-State Defender “Now, let me get this straight. You are a successful attorney, making a good salary, and you are about to make partner, which will give you even more money,” Phoebe Roaf’s mother said. “But you want to leave all that, go to seminary for three years with no salary, and pay …

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Rep. John Lewis Speaks Out Against Rampant Violence in Places of Worship

By Sentinel News Wire America is reeling from another attack on a synagogue just one day before the end of Passover. A young shooter, allegedly a 19-year-old man currently in police custody, walked into the Chabad of Poway, a 33-year-old synagogue in the outskirts of San Diego and opened fire with an assault rifle on worshippers. One person is dead …

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BEING ON ONE ACCORD WITH THE LORD

By Beverly Pye Christians, it’s time to change the contemporary church playbook. Yes, good preaching and good singing is well and good, but true worship must become top priority and intentional. If Sunday is the only time that we all seem to come together, then we must rethink our Sunday service. At least one Sunday per month, prior to arrival, …

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