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PEOPLE OF NOTE: FATS WALLER’S ‘AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ SHOWCASING IN THE BRONX

By Deardra Shuler If you are an apreciando of theater you should enjoy the musical “Ain’t Misbehavin” that features the music of Fats Waller who was a great talent in the 1920s and 1930s. Mr Waller was a composer, singer, piano player, comedian and a great artist of the Harlem Renaissance. The Irving Street Repertory theatre group is featuring the …

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Community Reinvestment Act Changes Expected to Benefit Low- and Moderate-Income Communities

By Christopher G. Cox, publisher and managing editor, www.realesavvy.com Proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) could lead to greatly enhanced investment in low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities around the country, according to Grovetta N. Gardineer, senior deputy comptroller for Bank Supervision Policy with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). The OCC is soliciting comments on a …

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LARRY BUFORD: THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN

Make the gospel message plain.I was recently listening to a popular pastor tell the story of how when he first started in ministry, he kept a whole lot of notes with him that he could reference during his sermons. Then suddenly one night as he was about to deliver his message, there was a blackout. He said he asked God …

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10 REASONS TO ATTEND A WEEKEND WORSHIP EXPERIENCE

By Fisher Jack We all need an outlet to release the stress and strain of the week. Having a spiritual outlet can go a long way in keeping your life balanced. Attending a weekend worship service will help prepare you for the upcoming week. Many people may wonder why is church important. Attending church is important to the believer because …

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NBC DEVELOPING GOSPEL MUSIC DRAMA ‘KINGDOM BUSINESS’ PRODUCED BY DEVON FRANKLIN AND KIRK FRANKLIN

Written by John Sakmar and Kerry Lenhart (Reign, The Glades), Kingdom Business is a behind-the-scenes look into the world of the gospel music industry and all of the conflict and secrets that come with money, fame and success. Sakmar and Lenhart executive produce with DeVon Franklin, Carter, Kirk Franklin and Van Dyck. Universal TV is the studio. Sakmar and Lenhart created mid-’90s …

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Faith and Leadership

By Cheryl Smith Publisher/ Texas Metro News/Garland Journal/ I Messenger NNPA NEWSWIRE — This upcoming weekend Laverne Whitehead Reed will be installed as the senior pastor at Warren Avenue Christian Church in Dallas, TX. I’m excited for her, the church, and the community for starters, because she clearly has taken the necessary steps for this opportunity, for a time such …

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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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