Spiritual Matters

Obituaries: October 22-28 Edition

Obituaries: October 22-28 Edition

| October 22, 2014

The Rev. Roy Lee Ayers, 76, completed his journey on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. Born Sept. 21, 1938, in Huntsville, Ala., he was a son of the late James and Narella Ayers. Roy accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and was an active member […]

Read More

Geoffrey Holder: Death of a Renaissance man

Geoffrey Holder: Death of a Renaissance man

| October 17, 2014

By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA NEW YORK (NNPA)—His voice arrived first, deep and sonorous, prefiguring a man of enormous life and vitality, and such was the often imposing but impressive visage and physique of Geoffrey Holder, who many remember mostly from his promotion of Seven-Up “Uncola” commercials. But, the multitalented Holder was much […]

Read More

Obituaries: October 15-21 Edition

Obituaries: October 15-21 Edition

| October 15, 2014

Michael Gregory Brooks Sr.,  a native of  Fort Wayne, Indiana was born on February 9, 1954.  He departed this life  on  Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at 60 years of age. He is survived by his wife of 31 years Deena (Brown) Brooks, three daughters Shanell (Mark) Lambert, Kimberly Brooks, Kelli (Brandon) Crawford; a son, Michael […]

Read More

‘Sudden shift’

‘Sudden shift’

| October 15, 2014

By Pastor E. A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “When things go wrong as they sometimes will; When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill; When the funds are low, and the debts are high And you want to smile, but have to sigh; When care is pressing you down […]

Read More

Church trustees seek end to legal dispute, healing

Church trustees seek end to legal dispute, healing

| October 14, 2014

Officers tell their side of story Special to Frost Illustrated Courtesy of the Pilgrim Baptist Church Board of Trustees Pilgrim Baptist Church has been involved in litigation for nearly two years. An initial lawsuit which was filed in early 2013 was the result of a lack of transparency regarding finances within Pilgrim Baptist Church. The […]

Read More

Journal Gazette editor, CANI pr coordinator passes away at 61

Journal Gazette editor, CANI pr coordinator passes away at 61

| October 14, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Pamela Heinecke Pellegrene, a longtime Journal Gazette copy editor, 61, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, after suffering a stroke two weeks earlier. Pellegrene worked for about 18 years at The Journal Gazette as a copy editor, copy desk chief, Sunday editor, assistant metro editor and assistant features editor. She then served as public relations […]

Read More

Rev. Stewart Speaks: I was rejected—for this?

Rev. Stewart Speaks: I was rejected—for this?

| October 14, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart In the song “Above All” by Michael W. Smith, the stanzas that stand out to me say this: “Crucified, Laid behind the stone, you lived to die, rejected and alone; Like a rose trampled on the ground, you took the fall, and thought of me, Above all.” The image of […]

Read More

The Rev. Gregory Guice returns to city to conduct Hebrew mysteries workshop with the Rev. Steven McAfee

The Rev. Gregory Guice returns to city to conduct Hebrew mysteries workshop with the Rev. Steven McAfee

| October 14, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Pastor Gregory Guice of Detroit Unity Temple and the Rev. Steven McAfee are scheduled to present a workshop on Sacred Hebrew Mysteries, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19 at Unity of Fort Wayne Spiritual Center, 3232 Crescent Ave. The two are scheduled to present the kabbalistic teachings explaining that “GOD is […]

Read More

Obituaries: October 8-14, 2014 Edition

Obituaries: October 8-14, 2014 Edition

| October 8, 2014

Freda Mae Blanks, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Parkview Field Lincoln Financial Event Center, 1301 Ewing St., with fellowship time at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Dream Catcher’s Program at Heritage […]

Read More

Bishop T.D. Jakes suing Young Jeezy, Kendrick Lamar

Bishop T.D. Jakes suing Young Jeezy, Kendrick Lamar

| October 7, 2014

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World Internationally-renowned and universally-beloved Bishop T.D. Jakes is vowing to file a lawsuit against popular rapper Young Jeezy and singer Kendrick Lamar for sampling portions of his sermon without his consent. Jakes, the highly influential televangelist who transformed a tiny West Virginia-based congregation into […]

Read More