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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 Christianitytoday.com 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 www.christianitytoday.com 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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Night to Shine – prom experience planned for people with special needs

January 20, 2017

On February 10, 2017, from 6–9 PM, Epic Church will host an unforgettable prom experience for 200 honored guests (ages 14 and older) with special needs. Each guest will be given the full VIP treatment, including a red carpet entrance (complete with “paparazzi”), hair and makeup stations, shoe shines, dinner, dancing, a photo booth, rides…

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Son of NBA star Derrick Rose inspires new children’s book

January 20, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  PJ’s Shy-Town, co-authored by Kim L. Dulaney (pictured) and Maya Reese, gives the gift of character and celebrates culture and family in a short rhyming tale. blacknews.com Chicago, IL — A new rhyming, character-building children’s book co-written by renowned children’s author Kim L. Dulaney features the family history of NBA superstar Derrick Rose…

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University of Missouri-Columbia gets grant to study bullying

January 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: shutterstock The $4.1 million National Institute of Justice grant looks at bullying and how to prevent it.  By Susan E. Sagarra Urban News Service With a $4.1 million grant to research bullying, researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) may be better equipped to help principals battle this age-old scourge. The grant is…

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Detroit teen girls win National Chess Championship

January 6, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  (Photo: Catherine Martinez) By Forest Parks urbanintellects.com At a Chicago hotel last May, the final round in the 13th Annual KCF All-Girls National Championships concluded. Thirteen-year-old Jada Hamilton of the University Prep Science & Math, sealed the win and tournament victory for her team in Detroit’s Under 14 category. “I was pretty amazed,”…

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