Spiritual Matters

Obituaries: April 1-7 Edition

Obituaries: April 1-7 Edition

| April 1, 2015 | Reply

Dawn Renae King-Hambrick, 56, departed this life peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:40 p.m., at St. Joseph Hospital. Born Feb. 18, 1959, in Fort Wayne, she was a 1977 graduate of Northrop High School. She leaves behind to live on through memory: her loving husband, Alvin Hambrick Jr.; son, Joshua Hambrick; mother, Judith King; […]

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‘I know He watches me…’

‘I know He watches me…’

| March 26, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart The song “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” written by Civilla D. Martin, has been performed by many artists. Some of the lyrics of the song go like this: Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come, Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and […]

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Change is never spare

Change is never spare

| March 25, 2015

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 […]

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An unparalleled act of love: ‘She saved my life’

An unparalleled act of love: ‘She saved my life’

| March 25, 2015

In amazing act of love, courage, Muslim teacher donates a kidney to Christian student By Ashahed M. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call DETROIT (FinalCall.com)–Eighteen-year-old A’ja Booth suffered from nephrotic syndrome, a kidney disease in which protein leaks out of the kidneys into the body. One of the symptoms is excessive fluid […]

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‘Doctor Ben’ legendary scholar of Egypt, was dean of Harlem Street University

‘Doctor Ben’ legendary scholar of Egypt, was dean of Harlem Street University

| March 24, 2015 | 1 Reply

Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan joins ancestors at 96 By Todd Steven Burroughs Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan, known to the African world as “Dr. Ben,” believed that education belonged to any member of his race who wanted it. Perhaps that was because of the 20th century tradition of ad-hoc “street universities,” with step-ladder orators as varied as Malcolm […]

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Pray on God’s time, not yours

Pray on God’s time, not yours

| March 19, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times If you’re like me, prayer is a subject that keeps popping up because sometimes out of sheer habit, I keep doing it. Intellectually I understand its purpose and its benefit. But sometimes, I get lost in the reality of by whom and under […]

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Obituary: Joseph Richard Eversole

Obituary: Joseph Richard Eversole

| March 18, 2015

Joseph Richard Eversole, 22, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne and a graduate of Homestead High School, Joseph worked alongside his father at DTM. He was a certified wilderness EMT, enjoyed playing music, and loved archery. He will be remembered for helping and caring for others and his […]

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Spotlight on the beauty within the heart of Pastor Carlton Lynch (part two)

Spotlight on the beauty within the heart of Pastor Carlton Lynch (part two)

| March 18, 2015

What’s up, babies? Last week, we met Pastor Carlton Lynch, who told how he entered the ministry and how he has endured and risen from various trials. This week, we follow up with part two of his story so that you may know, feel and understand the different things that he’s done to prove his loyalty to the community, […]

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Obituaries: March 18-24 Edition

Obituaries: March 18-24 Edition

| March 18, 2015

Hilery David Ferguson, 97, departed this life on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was born on March 30, 1917. Hilery was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie Porter Ferguson. Service was Saturday, March 14 at Concordia Lutheran Church. Bessie M. Jackson, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Fort Wayne, answered the call of our Lord […]

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They said I wouldn’t make it…

They said I wouldn’t make it…

| March 17, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever heard the song “I’m still holding on” by artist Luther Barnes featuring the Rev. F.C. Barnes and the Rev. Janice Brown? The beginning of the words of the song go like this: They said I wouldn’t make it. They said I wouldn’t be here today. They said […]

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