Spiritual Matters

Tolbert to head Friends of Bethany

Tolbert to head Friends of Bethany

| March 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Friends of Bethany recently announced that Juanita Tolbert has been chosen as the organization’s new executive director. Tolbert has been a volunteer at the organization for the past five years and has served in several capacities including mentor, home-school coordinator and youth director. Tolbert is a retired teacher/administrator and holds an Early Childhood Education […]

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There is no way I can live without you!

There is no way I can live without you!

| March 4, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart I have had the privilege to speak with people of all ages across the world. From youth ministry to hospice work, I have loved opportunities afforded to me that allowed me to meet people. As an extravert, being around people energizes me. It keeps me going. One of the common […]

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Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

| March 4, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent THIRD IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Simone Oliver had always been called, as they say in the religious community. She was active in the Baptist church throughout her youth, playing piano for the youth choir and even ghostwriting sermons for several pastors as a teen. She loved Scripture, loved preaching, […]

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Obituaries: March 4-10 Edition

Obituaries: March 4-10 Edition

| March 4, 2015

Queen Esther Lake Dunbar, 73, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Surviving are her daughters, Marsha (Charlie Jr.) Reese and Anita Wallace; sons, Nathan (Michelle) Lake and Dr. Timothy (Carmon) Lake, Jesse Lake and Aaron (Jeannine) Lake; sister, Willie Lee Thompson; three brothers and two sisters all of Birmingham, […]

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Time to honor legacy of Selma march with renewed action

Time to honor legacy of Selma march with renewed action

| March 3, 2015

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated “For all of us today the battle is in our hands.  The road ahead is not altogether a smooth one.  There are no broad highways to lead us easily and inevitably to quick solutions.  We must keep going.  Our aim must never be to defeat or […]

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Rainbow PUSH’s Fincher offers ride to Selma celebration

Rainbow PUSH’s Fincher offers ride to Selma celebration

| March 3, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Rev. Dr. Isaac Fincher, president of the local Rainbow PUSH organization, plans to attend the events in Selma, Ala. commemorating the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He is scheduled to depart Fort Wayne on March 6 and return March 8. If you are […]

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Pilgrim Baptist to present Earlham’s Gospel Revelations in concert

Pilgrim Baptist to present Earlham’s Gospel Revelations in concert

| March 3, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1331 Gay St., is scheduled to present Gospel Revelations, in concert at 6 p.m., March 8. Gospel Revelations, a musical group from Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., is billed as one of Indiana’s finest collegiate choirs. Like their choir, Earlham College is ranked as one of the best, ranked among the […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Black History Month—A true Supreme Court story

THE RELIGION CORNER: Black History Month—A true Supreme Court story

| February 26, 2015

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer 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 […]

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F.O.G (Favor of God) Warning

F.O.G (Favor of God) Warning

| February 26, 2015

By Pastor E. A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “God can cause opportunity to find you. He has unexpected blessings where you suddenly meet the right person, or suddenly your health improves, or suddenly you’re able to pay off your house. That’s God shifting things in your favor.”—Joel Osteen “Many […]

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Obituaries: February 25—March 3 Edition

Obituaries: February 25—March 3 Edition

| February 25, 2015

Gwendolyn Bradley, 55, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Service was Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at Renaissance Missionary Baptist Church, 5515 South Hanna St. Treva D. Breland, 45, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Wesley Health care, Auburn, Ind. Born on July 29, 1969, in Fort Wayne; she was […]

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