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The history of Juneteenth

June 15, 2020

JUNETEENTH.COM Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major Gen. Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that…

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White evangelical voters split on Trump’s behavior, poll shows

March 19, 2020

By Andy Monserud COURTHOUSENEWS.COM White evangelical Christians widely support President Donald Trump, but a new Pew Research Center poll suggests that support may be nuanced, with some members of the group expressing mixed feelings about his personal conduct. The poll of 6,395 Americans, conducted between Feb. 4 to 15, 2020, and released last Thursday, surveyed…

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A New York church has gone viral for its brilliant signs

March 12, 2020

By Katerina P. THINKINGHUMANITY.COM Religion has a very different place in our lives than it did barely half a century ago. In the past, it used to be commonplace to go to church every Sunday, and barely a soul grumbled about it. Nowadays, though, more and more individuals are acting like Homer Simpson and wondering…

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Know your numbers: men’s health initiative at Enon

March 6, 2020

Our annual Men’s Health Initiative will take place on Saturday March 14, 2019 at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 W. Cheltenham Avenue from 8a.m. to 8a.m. Once again, Enon will be transformed into a health and wellness center for men in the community to learn about their individual health status, through a series of screenings…

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Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton and local pastors renew call for diversity in Delaware Courts at Wilmington Black History Month dinner

February 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Reverend Al Sharpton addresses a crowd of over 200 at Wilmington, Delaware’s Kingswood Community Center. Sharpton vows, “I’m going to keep coming back to Delaware until diversity in this state’s justice system is no longer a pervasive issue.” WILMINGTON, Del. — On February 24, civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev….

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New leader of Philadelphia Catholic archdiocese installed

February 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Archbishop Nelson Perez (AP Photo/Corey Perrine) associated press The 1.3 million parishioners of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia have a new spiritual leader. Nelson Perez, 58, who spent most of his early pastoral career in the Philadelphia area, assumed the post of archbishop in a ceremony Tuesday at the Cathedral Basilica of…

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Recent News

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Police agencies pulling out of Democratic convention

July 31, 2020

MILWAUKEE (AP) — More than 100 police agencies are withdrawing from agreements to send personnel to bolster...

Entertainment

Toronto sets lineup, Regina King to debut Muhammad Ali film

July 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Actor-director Werner Herzog, left, and actress-director Regina King. The Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday...

Stateside

NAACP Kicks Off 111th Annual Convention with Arts, Culture & Entertainment Festival

August 3, 2020

Washington, D.C. – The NAACP will kick off its 111th Annual Convention on Monday, August 3, 2020, with...

Commentary

A Millennial Voice: Vital Tonics

July 31, 2020

By Danaé Reid To the naked eye, Natalie Bustamante looks like your ordinary, successful, beautiful Latina woman,...

Seniors

How self-determination is changing elderly and disability care in the age of COVID-19

July 31, 2020

BPT The threat of COVID-19 in nursing homes and assisted living facilities has led elderly individuals and...

Go With The-Flo

Cuba Gooding Jr. catches the Gov. Cuomo’s ire after being photographed with his mask down at charity event

July 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Cuba Gooding Jr. (Photo: Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock) By Florence Anthony Oprah Winfrey has set...

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