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Shift your perspective

May 26, 2017

By Dianna Hobbs I stood in the middle of the floor with my hands on my hips, shaking my head. “Where in the world is it?” I mumbled, surveying the room, pensive and a bit peeved. I was searching for my main laptop — the one I had just used before heading to church to…

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Pope makes two Fatima children saints on centenary of visions

May 18, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Jacinta and Francisco Marto, two of the three children in this cropped photo, whom the Virgin Mary revealed her famous “three secrets” in Fátima, Portugal. (Photo by Joshua Benoliel) Associated Press FATIMA, Portugal — Pope Francis added two Portuguese shepherd children to the roster of Catholic saints Saturday, honoring young siblings whose reported…

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Lutheran Settlement House to honor Yasmine Mustafa and Carole Alexy at Annual ‘Women of Courage’ Awards Ceremony and Breakfast

May 5, 2017

The annual event recognizes spirited and resilient women in Philadelphia On May 10th, Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) will award Yasmine Mustafa of ROAR for Good with the Women of Courage “Visionary Leadership” Award, and Carole Alexy of Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) with the Women of Courage “Community Advocate” Award. LSH will additionally recognize…

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Gesu School hosts Annual Gala to empower North Philadelphia’s children through quality education

May 5, 2017

Gesu School will host its annual fundraising Gala on May 11 to empower North Philadelphia’s children to break the cycle of poverty and violence through a quality education. The Gesu Gala supports forward-thinking academic and extracurricular programming that molds students’ skills and stretches their abilities. Many families in Philadelphia are faced with the reality that…

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God’s way is better

April 28, 2017

By Dianna Hobbs I was teaching Bible study last evening at Evangelistic Temple Church of God In Christ in Buffalo, New York where, a week ago, my husband and I were appointed Executive Pastor and First Lady. We are both humbled by the honor to serve under the covering of our Senior Pastor, Bishop Joseph…

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Church of the Advocate seeks volunteer docents: Telling our story

April 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Church of the Advocate The Historic Church of the Advocate is now accepting applications for volunteer docents to conduct tours of its grand scale architecture, inspiring collection of large and vivid Black history murals, and the work of the late  Fr. Paul Washington and others who made this church both a sanctuary and…

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Local Baptist churches carry on 40 year tradition during Holy Week

April 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Pictured (L to R) is Rev. John Croger, pastor of New Hope Temple Baptist  church, Rev. Harry E. Bronson, pastor, Rising Sun Baptist Church. Missing from this photo is Bishop Benjamin Thompson, pastor of New Beulah Baptist Church. One of the original founding pastors of this 40th anniversary of Holy Week is in…

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Nation’s historic church prepares for Holy Week

April 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas  (Photo credit: St. Thomas) On this coming Sunday, April 9, 2017, (Palm Sunday), at 9:45 A.M., the historic African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas will mark the beginning of the Holy Week observance with:  The blessing and distribution of palms, neighborhood procession being led by a donkey…

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New Jersey teen accepted to all Ivy League schools, plus Stanford

April 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Ifeoma White-Thorpe walking red carpet at the SELMA Essay awards ceremony. White-Thorpe was the grand prize winner of the contest and awarded a $5,000 scholarship.  (Photo credit: Ifeoma White-Thorpe) Associated Press Seventeen-year-old Ifeoma White-Thorpe tells WABC that she was accepted into all eight Ivy League colleges and universities, in addition to Stanford. White-Thorpe…

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