Spiritual Matters

Election of black leader helps redeem Episcopal Church

Election of black leader helps redeem Episcopal Church

| July 12, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The recent election of Bishop Michael Curry as the 27th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church–the first African American to hold the denomination’s highest office–to succeed the church’s first female presiding bishop is expected to help atone for the church’s failure to take a more active […]

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Nation of Islam planning Million Man March 20th Anniversary

Nation of Islam planning Million Man March 20th Anniversary

| July 10, 2015

By Linda Poulson Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper The Nation of Islam is readying plans for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. The event is scheduled to occur on Oct. 10 at the National Mall. While the first event on Oct. 16, 1995, was specifically centered around […]

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Obituaries: July 15-21 Edition

Obituaries: July 15-21 Edition

| July 9, 2015

Kahmyrie Calea La-Shae Harris, 5, of Fort Wayne, went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, June 29, 2015. She is survived by her parents, Amber Doty and Georon Harris; as well as many other family and friends. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015, […]

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Who’s burning black churches?

Who’s burning black churches?

| July 9, 2015

Arsonists hit at possibly five, six southern congregations in recent weeks By Bethania Palma Markus Special to the NNPA from The Westside Gazette At least five black churches burned overnight recently and three have been attributed to arson. The recent shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME was perhaps the deadliest attack on a black church since […]

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Freedom

Freedom

| July 9, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Just a few weeks ago, many African Americans celebrated Junteenth. June 19, 1865 is affectionately known as Juneteenth. Most people know it as “Freedom Day” as it commemorates the emancipation of African American citizens all over the United States. This is indeed a cause for a celebration. We have just […]

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we wait for grace – a meditation on charleston/in memoriam for the charleston 9

we wait for grace – a meditation on charleston/in memoriam for the charleston 9

| July 8, 2015

© 2015 omowale-ketu oladuwa          blinded by hatred, the alleged killer could not see the grace surrounding him            ––president barack obama, eulogy for clementa pinckney, south carolina it is difficult to imagine, (denamrk vesey), what infatuation could have prompted you to attempt an enterprise so wild and visionary. you were […]

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Obituaries: July 8-14 edition

Obituaries: July 8-14 edition

| July 8, 2015

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Anglican cathedral in Zanzibar to house anti-slavery museum

Anglican cathedral in Zanzibar to house anti-slavery museum

| July 7, 2015

(GIN)—The Anglican Diocese of Zanzibar is moving forward with plans to complete the repair and preservation of  the century-old Christ Church Cathedral and create a heritage center to display the history of slavery in Zanzibar and current human trafficking realities in East Africa and worldwide. The church embarked on the project in October 2013 in […]

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Churches discussing security after massacre at Emanuel

Churches discussing security after massacre at Emanuel

| July 7, 2015

By Barney Blakeney Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle Dylann Storm Roof on June 17 walked into Emanuel AME Church through a side door without facing any resistance or questions. He sat with members of the congregation about an hour as they conducted a weekly Bible study session then pulled out a .45 […]

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Churches discussing security after massacre at Emanuel

Churches discussing security after massacre at Emanuel

| July 3, 2015

By Barney Blakeney Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle Dylann Storm Roof on June 17 walked into Emanuel AME Church through a side door without facing any resistance or questions. He sat with members of the congregation about an hour as they conducted a weekly Bible study session then pulled out a .45 […]

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