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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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JOSHUA BROWN MURDER UPDATE: 3 SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY OVER DRUG DEAL GONE WRONG!!

For those who speculated that the killing of Joshua Brown, the man (Botham Jean’s neighbor) who testified against ex-cop Amber Guyger, couldn’t have been over drugs, guess what? As of now, Dallas police have three suspects in custody. On Tuesday, Dallas PD held a press conference and said that the three men were from Alexandria, LA and that they’d traveled to Dallas …

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The Real Answer I Need..A few years ago, I went through a series of annoying emails with a co-worker. 

Preserved by Purpose – The Real Answer I Need Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and he will say “Here I am.” – Isaiah 58:9 A few years ago, I went through a series of annoying emails with a co-worker.  It started with her having a few questions about a specific aspect of my …

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Native Houstonian Takes the Helm as NULYP Celebrates 20 Years of Making an Impact

By Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA Newswire Contributor When it comes to voting, it is often said that “every vote counts” and that adage really rang true for Houston native Ray B. Shackelford, as he was recently elected as the 10th National President of the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) by a narrow ONE vote margin at the National Urban League …

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RADIO AND DIGITAL MAGAZINE PIONEER LEE BAILEY TO SPEAK NOVEMBER 9, 2019 AT THE ‘ULMII’ CONFERENCE

Lee Bailey was named “The Voice” by listeners of his radio show because of his baritone accent and now he is “the voice” of Black entertainment news via his digital magazine EURweb. You can hear “The Voice” and meet the living legend Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the 20th annual “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference. The “ULMII” conference, held at the Los Angeles …

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After Five Years, NY Police Officer Who Chokes Eric Garner to Death on Video is Finally Fired

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor On August 19, New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill announced the firing of Officer Daniel Pantaleo. Pantaleo. Pantaleo choked Eric Garner, 43, to death on a sidewalk in Staten Island New York on July 17, 2014, after Pantaleo stopped Garner for selling loose cigarettes. The video of Garner begging for his life …

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Conference Offers Classes to Support Disabled People at Churches and Families

By Carla Thomas A Northern CA Disability Ministry Conference (NorCal DMC) to support people with disabilities at churches will take place Sept. 28 at Abun­dant Life Christian Fellow­ship. 2440 Leghorn St. in Mountain View, CA. In partnership with the Dis­ability Ministry Conference of Southern CA, the NorCal DMC will feature keynote speaker Diane Dokko Kim, a local special needs mom, …

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Evangelical group calls Trump admin’s new immigration rule ‘counter-effective,’ ‘short-sighted’

An evangelical humanitarian organization says the Trump administration’s newly announced public charge rule “short-sighted” and “counter-effective.” On Monday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli announced that a new public charge rule would be implemented to prevent legal immigrants from getting green cards if they rely on food stamps, Medicaid, or other taxpayer-funded services. It is scheduled to …

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Reform Alternative Business Lending Practices to Protect Small-Business Owners

By Rep. Edolphus Towns In my three decades representing parts of New York City in the House of Representatives, expanding economic opportunities for underserved communities was a top priority. That’s why, after I retired from public service, I joined the Board of World Business Lenders, an alternative business lender that provides desperately needed financing for businesses who want to grow …

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