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Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion holds 14th Annual Remembrance Concert honoring victims of gun violence and their families, March 19

March 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Barbara Montgomery The Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2110 Chestnut Street is sponsoring their 14th Annual Remembrance Concert on March19, at 5:00PM.  Featured performer will be seasoned jazz vocalist Barbara Montgomery, joined by Tom Lawton on piano, Lee Smith on bass, Dan Monaghan and Jon Pahl. Montgomery has had a multi-faceted career…

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Innovative new toolkit for Black church leaders designed to help reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy

March 3, 2017 Washington, DC — For many in the African-American community, the Black church has historically been a place where tough community issues are addressed, and that is why The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (The National Campaign), Values Partnerships (VPI), and prominent faith leaders nationwide have teamed up to provide important resources…

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Guest Commentary: Spiritually Speaking: You gotta see the Devil coming

March 3, 2017

By James Washington (The Dallas Weekly/NNPA Member) Invariably as a Christian, the notion of Satan will come up and that conversation can range from soup to nuts, as we all know. I am often encouraged in these, sometimes crazy, discussions that God’s plan is very precise and obvious to those looking for His Word….

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Neighborhood Forum at Germantown Friends School: Bridging understanding across cultures, March 3

February 24, 2017

Tabadul: Cross-Cultural Exchange through the Arts Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is co-hosting the second of a series of four Neighborhood Forums for cross-cultural dialogue held at Germantown Friends School, 31 West Coulter Street (Germantown), on Friday March 3, 4:00 – 6:00PM, with partnering schools: Northeast High School (NEHS), Palumbo Academy, and the U School.  This…

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A Timeline of Black Christianity Before the Civil War (Part Two)

February 17, 2017

The first Black pastor to lead a White congregation, the founding of the AME Church, and slavery splits American denominations. By A.G. Miller 1843 Isabella Baumfree (1797-1883) changes her name to Sojourner Truth and begins a career as preacher, abolitionist, and feminist. 1844 The Methodist Episcopal Church separates over the issue of slavery, forming…

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A Timeline of Black Christianity Before the Civil War (Part One)

February 11, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Everett Historical / shutterstock By A. G. Miller 1619: Twenty slaves of African descent are sold in Jamestown, Virginia — the first Africans sold on American shores. 1701: The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG) begins missionary work among Native Americans and, later, African slaves. Overall, this…

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It’s time for a makeover in 2017… the spiritual kind

February 3, 2017

By Adrienne Wallis EEW Magazine Spiritual While there’s nothing at all wrong with showing off your fashionable side and enhancing the natural beauty God has given you with make-up and snazzy threads, if you look put together outwardly, while you’re all broken down inwardly, that’s no good. Real beauty is realized from the inside out….

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Bridging the Gap

January 27, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  (From l to r:) Chris Kingsberry – Groove Phi Groove, The Bonner Family of Harleysville, Clayton Graves & daughter – Philadelphia Graduate Chapter Groove Phi Groove By Christopher C. Kingsberry, Philadelphia Graduate Chapter member of Groove Phi Groove, SFI The controversial, but effective campaign run by the nation’s 45th President exposed cracks within…

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