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Philadephia-area mom, four-year-old son being held captive in Kuwait

August 16, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Marsha Lazareva and her son, Yvan. A Philadelphia-area mother and her four year old son are being unjustly held captive in Kuwait by the Kuwaiti government, and all Philadelphians of goodwill should rally to their cause to get them home before school starts later this month, former NFL player and Philadelphia Council of…

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Enon Pep Rally and Carnival, Aug. 17

August 9, 2019

This year’s annual “Back to School PEP Rally” will be combined with “Carnival for a Cure.” Both will take place at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church on August 17 at 2800 W. Cheltenham Avenue from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The Carnival for a Cure offers medical screenings for children and adult HIV screenings and education….

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Church leaders respond to Trump’s Baltimore diatribe

August 2, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)  and President Donald Trump By Stephanie Martin  churchleaders.com After President Donald Trump tweeted over the weekend that the Baltimore district of Rep. Elijah Cummings is a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” and “no human being would want to live there,” the city’s religious and civic leaders have rallied…

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A Millennial Voice: Naturally

July 26, 2019

By Danae Reid Naturally, humans participate in comparative literature – as a means of survival I suppose, but mostly, it feels like an unnecessary necessity.  Depending on the group God has placed you in, the circumstances likely vary, but it seems that most of our communities’ jive with a similar multi-colored wretch…Colorism. Colorism has plagued…

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The ‘Thriving in Ministry’ initiative

July 19, 2019

Missio Seminary (formerly Biblical Theological Seminary) received a grant of $976,616 to help establish the Program for Urban Leaders and Pastors in Transition (PULPIT). This program is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they create or strengthen programs that help…

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A Millennial Voice: Yei-Kaalu

July 11, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Scenes of Yei Kaalu Hospital construction. By Danae Reid Eight years. Eight years of fighting. Eight years of mass murder. Eight years of injustice.  The first Liberian Civil War extended between 1989 and 1997 —  still, the country remains enthralled in a maelstrom.   Against a horde of issues that pervade from the first…

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Bright Hope Baptist Church welcomes back senior pastor Rev. Dr. Darron D. McKinney from journey to Sierra Leone

July 8, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Pastor Darron D. McKinney celebrates first pastoral anniversay with wife Billie Jo, Rev. Todd Yeary, Sr. Pastor of Douglas Memorial Church, Deacon Garfield Jackson, Chair.  Celebrating his first pastoral anniversary as senior pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church, Rev. Darron D. McKinney returned from a week-long visit accompanied by his wife and first…

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Victims question Kamala Harris’ record on clergy abuse

June 28, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris speaks during the National Action Network Convention on April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Shutterstock) associated press SAN FRANCISCO — Joey Piscitelli was angry when Kamala Harris emerged as a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination. It brought back the frustration he felt in the 2000s, when he…

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