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Gospel Singer Tasha Cobbs Says Black Church Can Help With Depression

Tasha Cobbs’ journey to award-winning and chart-topping success as a gospel singer has come with both praise and self-discovery. The 34-year-old has publicly shared her personal testimonial battling depression through the years, and is dedicated to inspiring others dealing with the same issue. After years of masking her sadness and self-neglect, Cobbs says she decided to seek professional help in 2010 prior ...

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Bishops Celebrate Apostolic Succession of Kenneth Adkins

On Saturday, April 9th, Religious Leaders from across the country gathered at Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church to Celebrate the Apostolic Succession of Kenneth Adkins to the office of Bishop of The Lord's Church. International Presiding Prelate of The Independent Church Fellowship of Covenant Churches, Bishop Terrance Calloway, administered the Charge to Bishop Kenneth Adkins after a vote was taken in a ...

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Emanuel AME Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

  Charleston (SC) - After decades of fighting racism through peace, Emanuel AME Church is poised for world recognition after a group of Chicago officials led an effort to nominate the church to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The historical nomination comes as Emanuel AME celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the church’s 225 year-history, one that changed the course of the church’s destiny. The Nobel Pea ...

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Lender Discrimination May Be Pushing Black Churches Into Bankruptcy

Lender Discrimination May Be Pushing Black Churches Into Bankruptcy Predominantly African American congregations make up one-fifth of U.S. religious congregations but three-fifths of church Chapter 11 filings. by Patrick Clark (Bloomberg) A long line of research shows that black consumers pay higher rates for credit, includingmortgages and car loans. A new study suggests the same kind of financial discrimin ...

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Carson Struggles With Black Church Leaders

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson spoke to the congregation at Cornerstone Family Church in Des Moines, Iowa, last weekend. Black church leaders say he's had a much easier time connecting with predominantly white congregations than with their churches because of his political views and statements he has made on the campaign trail. ALANA WISE AND JAMES OLIPHANT When David Bullock, a minister a ...

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Gospel Artist J. Santana Gathers the Word of Gospel

Lyrically Sound Enterprises and Let's Talk Gospel presented “The Gathering,” musical showcase to unite wholesome Contemporary Christian and Gospel music together at the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair, Saturday, November 8. The music fest featured Multi-Stellar Award Winner DeWayne Woods and Friends and Gospel Artist J. Santana. The Gathering was a night filled with diverse, creative ministry from al ...

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Zander Kicks Off 140th East Annual AME Conference

The Reverend Dr. Marvin C. Zanders, II and the disciples of Saint Paul AME Church, headlined the opening Business Session of the 140th Session of the East Annual Conference, Tuesday, November 3rd at The Omni Hotel. A warm welcome was extended to guests, the Jacksonville community and the entire constituency of the African Methodist Episcopal Church to attend the East Annual Conference. The 140th Session of ...

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Kingdom Anointing Deliverance Celebrates Appreciation Banquet Birthday and Ministry

An Appreciation Banquet for Apostle Barbara A. Bines of Kingdom Anointing Deliverance Ministry was held to celebrate her birthday and 20 years of ministry. Friends and well-wishers flocked to laud this woman of God’s faithful service which by her own admission was overwhelming. The banquet was held at the Raddison Hotel on Salisbury Road. Pictured is Apostle Barbara A. Bines surrounded by family and friends ...

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Rumor Has It, They Knew You When

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Dallas Weekly I’m not sure whether or not I’ve talked about my faith walk from the point of view of those individuals who have tracked my progress from the beginning until now. They seem to have fallen into two quite different categories. The first group who noticed included those Christians around me, who like me, rejoiced in my rebirth. A lot of the columns ...

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Spirit or Rule of Law?

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Weekly This means more to me now than when it was written back in the day. Have you ever wondered how a lawyer feels, who knows his or her client is guilty of a crime, but is able to get that person off based on a legal technicality? According to our legal system, the person is innocent. But actually that person is as guilty as, shall we say, sin. I’ve ...

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