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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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Again, Let it Go. Please

By James Washington Special To The NNPA From the Dallas Weekly   Again, Let it Go. Please I am trying again to internalize that today is the day the Lord has made. Don’t complicate it. The more complicated the world seems, the simpler it is to understand God’s Word. I’m reminded every day and sometimes get caught up in the power of ego, pride and the desire to control, or better yet, be in control. Let ...

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Find a Way

By: Lyndia Grant SPECIAL TO THE NNPA FROM THE WASHINGTON INFORMER   Find a Way   “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”   ...

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Pain of Failure is Temporary

By: Lyndia Grant Special To The NNPA From the Washington Informer   Pain of Failure  is Temporary   How many times have you heard the saying — and I’m quoting Joan Collins — “Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you someone who has never achieved much!” “Lance Armstrong said it this way, “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventuall ...

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