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Drop and Give Me 20

Drop and Give Me 20   There is a perspective prevalent in our faith that our suffering is an integral part of God’s plan to ready us for the struggle of spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. Depending on your point of view you might think that to be a fact of faith. I just don’t believe it’s always true. However, I do believe suffering in some ways is a prerequisite for strengthening one’s spiritual ...

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The Religion Corner: The Dream Marches On

This is a critical time when we all must take a look back at how things “used to be.” On March 7, 1965, state troopers attacked peaceful marchers who were crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, en route to the capitol in Montgomery. On March 7, 2015, the world watched an African-American U.S. president, Barack Obama, speak during the 50th anniversary of Selma at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where ...

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An Unparalleled Act of Love

Nadirah Muhammad and A’ja Booth embrace three days after operation. A mask was worn because A’ja’s immune system was still low.     An Unparalleled Act  of Love She saved my life’ ...In an amazing act of love and courage,  A’ja Booth holding a copy of her unpublished book  “A New Beginning.” a Muslim teacher donates a kidney to a Christian student Eighteen-year-old A’ja Booth suffered from nephrotic sy ...

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Change is Never Spare

Change is Never Spare By: James Washington Special to The NNPA FROM THE HOUSTON FORWARD TIMES   Most of us would agree with the concept that one sure thing that we know about life is change. The comparison to a roller coaster seems appropriate; a frightening one at that. Life is full of twists and turns and inevitable ups and downs with people coming and going and emotions frayed at the proverbial last ...

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Rev. Willie T. Barrow – Loss of a Civil Rights Icon

REV. WILLIE T. BARROW THE LITTLE WARRIOR DEC. 7, 1924- MAR. 12, 2015 LOSS OF A CIVIL RIGHTS ICON Rev. Willie T. Barrow died last Thursday at the age of 90. Rev. Barrow was a long time fighter on the front lines of the civil rights movement, working for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., participating in the 1963 March on Washington and in later years focusing concern on Chicago’s gun violence. Reverend Willie ...

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THE RELIGION CORNER: The Difficulties of Life Should Make Us Better

              By: Lyndia Grant Special To The NNPA From the Washington Informer THE RELIGION CORNER: The Difficulties of Life Should Make Us Better     For the sake of this column, my message today is simply, look for the good in every bad situation; see the glass half-full, not half-empty. When you focus on the negatives in life, you will attract more negatives. ...

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Sower vs. Seed, Which One Are You?

Sower vs. Seed, Which One Are You?       by James Washington Special to the NNPA From the Houston Forward Times    A minister recently reminded me of something I pray will also benefit you in understanding your walk in faith. The pastor reminded those who would claim Christ as their own, that being a Christian is part of an evolutionary process. Make no mistake about it. There will be pr ...

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Black History Month Salute – Keeping the Dream Alive

By: Lyndia Grant Special to The NNPA From The Washington Informer Black History Month Salute - Keeping the Dream Alive “Energy Flows Where Attention Goes!” — Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, D.D.       This week, for Black History Month, it is my pleasure to introduce a “Son of Ward 8” – Curtis L. Etherly Jr., director of Government Affairs and International Stakeholder Relations, The Coca-Cola Company.  Curtis, ...

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Black History Month: A True Supreme Court Story

By: Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA From The Washington Informer Black History Month: A True Supreme Court Story Floyd Hill was a young boy who grew up in rural North Carolina. He dreamed that one day he would own a very large farm. Hill was born in 1907. He disregarded the extreme racism that existed in the South, and he refused to allow it to kill his dream. At age 36, his dream came true when he purchas ...

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‘Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled’

              BY: LYNDIA GRANT SPECIAL TO THE NNPA From the Washington Informer     My favorite topic when I’m invited to speak at health fairs is “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled.” It is a message about how to have a healthy mind, body & spirit. During the month of February, I thought it wise to take a look back in Black History, to discuss one of my favorite ...

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