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Congressman Donald McEachin Introduces 100 Percent Clean Legislation

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Democratic Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) has introduced the 100 percent Clean Economy Act of 2019. The legislation sets a nationwide goal of achieving a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2050, defined as net-zero climate pollution across all sectors of the United States’ economy. The bill contains more than 150 original co-sponsors, …

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WHITE PASTOR, JACK TEELER, TO LEAD BLACK CHURCH IN FORT WORTH

By Ny Magee A white pastor has been chosen to lead a Black church in Fort Worth after the longtime pastor died in August. Rev. Robert Rogers founded and led Harvey Avenue Baptist Church for 53 years before his passing over the summer, NBC.com reports. “When God gets ready to take you home, you got to go,” said 77-year-old church secretary Shirley Mayes, …

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Serena Williams Builds Schools in Jamaica, Africa

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia While many deep-pocketed philanthropists and celebrities will write checks to support worthy causes, Tennis megastar Serena Williams routinely goes the extra mile. In a recently released video, Williams donned a pair of jeans, workboats, a hardhat and went to work on Salt Marsh Elementary School in Trelawny Parish, Jamaica. Williams, who …

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THE PULSE OF ENTERTAINMENT: NEW G LEAD SINGER STEVEN HICKERSON RELEASES SOLO SINGLE, ‘BELONGS TO YOU’

By Eunice Moseley *“The song ‘Belong to You’ was released October 27. The EP is in the making to be released March or Spring. The single is streaming now,” said Steven Hickerson, choir director, composer, musician, songwriter and lead vocalist for Ricky Dillard’s New G Choir, about his new solo single “Belong to You” (Gospel Renaissance/Muzik Group) and upcoming solo EP. …

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Kanye West praises the Lord — and himself — at Joel Osteen’s megachurch

By Kristi Carras Los Angeles Times Kanye West brought his famous “Sunday Service” to televangelist Joel Osteen’s megachurch in Texas this weekend, and he had many thoughts on God, the devil and everything in between. During a 20-minute Sunday spot, West took the stage at Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, alongside the celebrity pastor, who prompted his special guest with questions …

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RODNEY REED GETS EXECUTION DELAYED BY TEXAS APPEALS COURT!

By Fisher Jake Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed received some good news today. The bottom line is that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has issued a stay of Reed’s execution. The decision, according to HuffPost,  came hours after the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole asked Gov. Greg Abbott (Republican) for a 120-day delay to his execution in response to a …

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DR. MISSY JOHNSON INSPIRED TO LAUNCH ‘FEARLESS WOMEN ROCK MOVEMENT’ AFTER BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS

After three near-death experiences and a three percent chance of living, Dr. Missy Johnson faced another fight. She was diagnosed with Stage 3C Breast Cancer going into stage four while on her lunch break. After losing several members of breast cancer, Dr. Missy decided that she needed to become a fearless warrior for women. Dr. Missy is a fearless, courageous, and resilient …

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PLATINUM SELLING NAJEE RELEASES ‘CENTER OF THE HEART’ CD NOV. 15

By Eunice Moseley “Things developed,” said multi-platinum selling saxophonist Najee about his new Shanachie Entertainment album release, “Center of the Heart,” due out November 15, 2019. “We did a cover song, ‘Alfie,’ one of my favorites and I was like, this is not going to be a Smooth Jazz album, but my personal favorites.” Aside from the Bacharach/David classic “Alfie,” Najee also covers …

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HOMEGOING SERVICE FOR INTERNATIONAL OPERA STAR JESSYE NORMAN SET WITH 4-DAY WEEKLONG SERVICES AND CELEBRATIONS

By Gwendolyn Quinn The family of international opera star Jessye Norman announces today through the family spokesperson, Gwendolyn Quinn, the Homegoing Service, and the weeklong services and celebrations. The funeral is set for Saturday, October 12, 2019, at the William B. Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA., doors open and seating begins at 12:00 p.m. (there will be a private interment). The four-day, weeklong events …

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Kanye West On His Support For Trump: Voting Based On Skin Color is ‘Mental Slavery’

By Carla Herreria Kanye West mixed religion and politics during his so-called Sunday Service session in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday, where he spoke about Jesus, his affection for President Donald Trump and his disdain for social media. Standing at the center with a crowd of thousands gathered around him in a plaza, West talked about Jesus, as he typically …

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