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The Black Church and the Strength to Forgive

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For many outside the Black community, they had never seen anything like it. Though suffering and deep in pain from the loss of loved ones at the hands of Dylann Roof at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., they reflected the finest reflection of Christian values. A daughter Ethel Lance, 70, one of the nine killed at Bible study, struggled to ...

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Unlocking Kingdom Authority and Power Within You

by Rev. Manson B. Johnson Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Matthew 16:19-21 Bible Fact: Jesus expects all of His disciples to demonstrate the authority and power of His kingdom as a witness to a weak and wicked world. The Big Idea: To get Christian disciples to surrender their faith beyond the traditional to be offered the opportunity to engage with God without restrictions to do miraculou ...

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Racism in America

by Rev. Manson B. Johnson Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times This week, it was as though we were reliving Sept. 15, 1963, all over again, when a bomb blast at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killed four African-American girls during church services. At least 14 others were injured. Three former Ku Klux Klan members were convicted of murder for the bombing. This ti ...

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Burned NC Church May be Investigated as Hate Crime

MEGHAN KENEALLY Digital Reporter Police are investigating whether a fire at a predominantly Black church in North Carolina is a hate crime, authorities have said. A blaze was reported at the Briar Creek Road Baptist Church in east Charlotte just before 1 a.m. Wednesday and investigators have determined that it was arson, The Associated Press reported. "We completed our work on the scene and determined this ...

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Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar Seeks Donations for Private Jet

The ministry of  prominent Georgia megachurch pastor and evangelist  Creflo Dollar who teaches that God wants to bless the faithful with earthly riches is seeking donations to buy a luxury jet valued at more than $65 million.  The website of Creflo Dollar Ministries asked people to "Sow your love gift of any amount" to help the ministry buy a Gulfstream G650 airplane. Dollar and his wife, Taffi, are co-past ...

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Kingdom Builders Fundraiser Focuses on Building the Community

The Kingdom Builders Outreach Fundraiser Singing Ministry held a special event last weekend at Bible Way Ministry to raise funds for ministering in the streets, jails, churches and spreading the word. The ministry also spreads the word on how to have a personal relationship with God through Christ.   On a daily basis Kingdom Builders Outreach provides free education and testing for HIV, free clothes and foo ...

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Northside Church of Christ Feeds Thousands at Annual Homecoming

The streets of Avenue B and Weaver Rd were filled to capacity for the Northside Church of Christ’s 15th Annual Community Fish Fry, an activity of the church’s annual Homecoming festivities. Thousands of people from the neighboring community, friends, and family, joined the congregation to eat “free” fish, grits and hotdogs. Also on the grounds, children and adults played board games, enjoyed cotton candy, f ...

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Jamboree on Avenue B

The Northside Community Involvement, Inc. held a Jamboree on Avenue B to raise awareness and funds to support the services provided by Northside Community Involvement, Inc. which provides services for “low or extremely low income” children, families and other individuals. The fundraising carnival included a variety of free events for kids and adults. NCI’s programs include: NCI Child Development Center, NCI ...

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AME Bishop Vinton R. Anderson Passes

 Bishop Vinton Randolph Anderson, the 92nd elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.  Elected to the episcopacy in 1972, Bishop Anderson, was a pastor, writer, ecumenist, liturgist and leader in Methodism throughout the world. He served eight years the 1990s as bishop of the Fifth Episcopal District where he became well known and belove ...

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