Spiritual Matters

Faith, nation must be based on accurate information

Faith, nation must be based on accurate information

| June 25, 2015

“For now, the prevailing question is not why, but how long?  It’s not the depth of distress that makes for weariness; it’s the duration thereof.  If I’m caught in the throes of pain and perplexity, I want to believe that my suffering will be temporary and transitory.  But if it lingers, if it stretches out, […]

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Don’t take your joy away!

Don’t take your joy away!

| June 25, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart The world is full of tragedy and sadness. The events of late have brought a damper to the overall psyche of most individuals with hearts of compassion. The calamity that I’m referring to and that brought tears to my eyes was that of the murdering of the nine individuals at […]

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Obituaries: June 24-30 Edition

Obituaries: June 24-30 Edition

| June 24, 2015

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ornette-buddha blues

ornette-buddha blues

| June 23, 2015

ornette-buddha blues © omowale-ketu oladuwa morning song[1] no need to explain, seeing all words need the say, lead to pray, preach, postulate, and all other such form of inaction blunting movement sound thru space yet sound, free space peace, the ever of lasting move the already been said to godspace, creative lite, day, moon rising […]

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Terrorist kills nine at historic black church in S. Carolina

Terrorist kills nine at historic black church in S. Carolina

| June 23, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C.—Nine people were killed during a Bible study when a young white man opened fire at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17. According to reports, 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof sat for nearly an hour during a traditional Wednesday night prayer meeting at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist  Episcopal Church, affectionately […]

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A letter to a son: The privilege and responsibility of your name

A letter to a son: The privilege and responsibility of your name

| June 21, 2015

By the Rev. Anthony Payton Dear Son, It has been my honor to know you as my son. From the moment your mother shared the news of her pregnancy with me, I was convinced that God was giving me a son. While you were in your mother’s womb, I prayed for you daily and have […]

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Let it go, please

Let it go, please

| June 20, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Today is truly a day that the Lord has made and it’s apparent to me that as the world gets more and more complicated, the Word of God gets easier to understand. I oftentimes get reminded of the power of ego (mine), pride […]

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Hope in suffering

Hope in suffering

| June 18, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever felt like you were suffering in silence? I mean, you felt like no one else could relate to or understand what you were going through. Maybe you confided in your best friend in hopes that they might offer a new perspective on your situation or with the […]

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The Rev. and Mrs. Otha Aden celebrate 50 years of holy matrimony

The Rev. and Mrs. Otha Aden celebrate 50 years of holy matrimony

| June 17, 2015

Information courtesy of the family FORT WAYNE—On June 6, 1965, Otha Lee Aden and Sylvia Kathleen Hines were wed at St. Matthew’s Baptist Church in Williamstown, N.J. On Saturday, June 6, 2015,  the Aden couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Hall’s Guesthouse, surrounded by family and friends. Members of the wedding party were also […]

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Obituaries: June 17-23 Edition

Obituaries: June 17-23 Edition

| June 17, 2015

  La’Mari Nathaniel Williams, infant son of Kiaira Monique Pratcher and Lionell Cordellro Williams Sr., was stillborn on Saturday, May 30, 2015.  

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