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‘The Future of Jazz Piano’ series at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

April 5, 2019

“The Future of Jazz Piano” is a concert series presented at Center City’s St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 19 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. The concerts are held Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm.. The series explores the vanguard of jazz piano. Pianist, Fred Hersch, who opened the 2018-19 season in September 2018…

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The 34th Annual Stellar Awards announces 2019 performance lineup featuring an all-star tribute to Aretha Franklin

March 29, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Aretha Franklin (Photo Credit: Matthew Jordan Smith) CHICAGO – Central City Productions recently announced a sensational line-up of performers and presenters for The 34th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards presented by AT&T, including a posthumous tribute to the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. The exhilarating all-star tribute performance by Kelly Price, Regina…

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Guest Commentary: A smile is both contagious and healthy

March 29, 2019

By Dr. James L. Snyder My grandfather had a favorite saying that went something like this: “A frown is just a smile upside down.” Nobody could smile quite like my grandfather. He never waited for any reason to smile; he just smiled. In fact, thinking about it today, I do not ever remember seeing my…

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Bishop Mary Floyd Palmer makes history as the Philadelphia Council of Clergy’s first woman president during Women’s History Month

March 22, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Bishop Floyd Palmer leaving the pulpit following conclusion of Installation Ceremony at Bright Hope Baptist Church.  (Photo: Solomon Williams) By Thera Martin On Saturday, March 16, Bishop Mary Floyd Palmer made history when she became the first female presiding bishop installed as the president of the Philadelphia Council of Clergy. The event took…

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Nigerian nun shames Catholic Church for silence on sex abuse

March 8, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Sister Openibo TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM/GIN A Nigerian nun faced a Vatican summit on sexual abuse in the Church and delivered a stinging indictment to stone-faced church leaders who failed to take action against abusers. It was the third day of the Vatican summit. Sister Veronica Openibo did not mince words. A member of the Society…

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African American Churches Transforming Society (AACTS) to hold SOS Conference to “Save our Souls”, strengthen our families, and rebuild our communities.

March 2, 2019

BPRW  ATLANTA– The African-American Churches Transforming Society (AACTS) will hold its annual conference at the Salem Bible Church, East Campus, located at 5460 Hillandale Drive, Lithonia, Georgia. Conference activities begin on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, with registration at 12:00 noon; Thursday, March 14, 2019, registration and breakfast at 8:00 a.m.; and Friday, March 15, 2019,…

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New survey finds nearly half of Christian millennials don’t support evangelism

February 23, 2019

By Leah Fletcher  Sharing one’s faith — evangelizing — is a core practice among many religions. For Christians, it’s viewed as a directive from Jesus himself before he departed from the earth; commanding his disciples to “spread the Good News.” Yet today, a number of factors are curbing many Christians’ enthusiasm for faith-sharing, including the…

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Bright Hope Baptist Church commits over $100,000 in support of memorial preserving the legacy of the Honorable William H. Gray III

February 15, 2019

The William H. Gray III Memorial Foundation announced a combined gift of $102,272.12 from Bright Hope Baptist Church senior pastor Rev. Dr. Darron D. McKinney, Sr. on behalf of Bright Hope Baptist Church, Bridge of Hope, and the Bright Hope Non-Profit Development Corporation on Sunday, February 10. “For almost a century, the Gray family name…

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ASALH holds annual Black History and Proclamation Ceremony at Berean Presbyterian Church

February 8, 2019

Members of the Philadelphia Heritage Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) will hold their annual Black History and Proclamation Ceremony at the historic Berean Presbyterian Church, 2101 North Broad Street, Philadelphia PA  19122 on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from Noon-3:00 PM. (https://asalh.org/events/celebrating-the-asalh-2019-black-migrations-theme-philadelphia-heritage-branch/1549713600/) ASALH’s 2019 theme entitled, “Black…

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