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T.D. Jakes’ daughter releases second book on overcoming obstacles

By The Florida Courier Following in the footsteps of her father, New York Times bestselling author T.D. Jakes, Cora Jakes Coleman has once again added author to her list of accomplished professional titles. Already a preacher, spiritual advisor to numerous celebrities and director of the Children’s Ministry at The Potter’s House Church of Dallas, Coleman shares her personal journey with …

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Birmingham’s Perspective on Religious Divides

By Ameera Steward Blacks and whites from around the metro area gathered for a conversation on race and religion at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on Monday during the “Bridging Religious Divides: A Local Perspective from Birmingham” event held by the Aspen Institute Inclusive America Project and the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham (CFGB). The program director for the Aspen Institute, …

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Whose lives matter? Our lives matter

  By Michaela Purdue Lovegood (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Twenty years ago, I was a director of youth programs for a subsidiary organization of the Chicago Housing Authority. I ran after-school, GED and job training programs for Black youth living in the city’s public housing. In the three years that I ran these programs, there were four times when I supported young …

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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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5 TIPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR FAMILY’S FINANCES

By Daniel T As busy parents, it is so easy to get caught up in the everyday craziness. It can be challenging to think about the future, let alone prepare for it financially. However, while you are understandably trying to get through your daily to-do list and make sure everyone is healthy and happy and fed and getting to bed …

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Professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Launches “Conversation Peace”

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson  kicks-off “Conversation Peace,” his first-ever tour of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States. Dr. Dyson, the noted academic, author, lecturer, minister and radio host, on Tuesday spoke at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, followed by Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach and Wayne County Community College District-Northwest Campus in Detroit as the …

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Don’t Mess with Max: Mnuchin Madness

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Contributor Who does Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin think he is? Simmering in his putrid privilege, he seemed to think that he was in charge of the House Financial Services Committee. He was rude and rogue when he snapped back at Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the committee chair, because she checked him on his nonsense. The hapless …

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‘Poverty Scholarship,’ THE book to read if you care about poverty

By Cecilia Cissell Lucas As a professor with UC Berkeley’s Global Poverty and Practice Program, this is the book I have been waiting for, and that I want all of my students to read. I am so grateful for the effort that has gone into the writing and publishing of this essential book. In programs like the one in which …

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JOSHUA HOLMES: TEXAS ‘PROPHET’ CAUGHT IN SEX TAPE SCANDAL WITH MULTIPLE WOMEN

By NY Magee A popular Texas-based internet preacher, dubbed by many of his female followers as “Jesus in the flesh,” has been caught up in a sex tape scandal with two women who are not his wife. According to the Christian Post, media personality Larry Reid, first reported on his show last Wednesday that he was sent the explicit recordings of “prophet” Joshua Holmes. The recordings …

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Civil Rights Groups Sue Texas over Voter Citizenship Question

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Civil rights organizations are suing Texas officials about alleged plans to purge thousands of naturalized citizens from its voter rolls, a move that intentionally targets minority voters, according to their lawsuit. The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, the national ACLU, the Texas Civil Rights Project, Demos, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights …

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