Tag: christmas

A reason for a spiritual season

A reason for a spiritual season

| December 23, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. A few years ago, I took care of a beautiful, elderly, blind, African American woman who was cared for by a gentle, sweet, elderly white lady. No one could deny that this relationship was truly a spiritual one. In fact, I was so moved by their love and concern toward […]

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With the Spirit of Christmas

With the Spirit of Christmas

| December 21, 2015

By the Rev. Samuel Bellamy Wow!  How swiftly this year has passed!  It’s almost as though December 2015 can nearly touch January 2015.  Hours, days, weeks, months, years slip by so quiet as we are escorted to the future leaving a trail of history behind.  No one can escape the time to be born and […]

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Fort Wayne Youtheatre set to present holiday production

Fort Wayne Youtheatre set to present holiday production

| December 9, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Youtheatre is scheduled to present “Holidaze; A Survivor’s Guide for the Season!” two weekends in December at First Presbyterian Theatre. This musical revue takes audience through the pageantry, the shopping, the family gatherings and all the seasonal madness from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Sing along and laugh as the production journeys through the […]

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‘Holy-Day’ love!

‘Holy-Day’ love!

| April 9, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Last week, one of my best friends posted something quite interesting on Facebook. She sent out a reminder that Resurrection Sunday was approaching and that those “CME Saints” would be coming. At first I didn’t recognize the acronym, but a quick inquiry from a few friends taught me what was […]

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King’s Barber Shop honors ‘King of Kings’ with community giveaway

King’s Barber Shop honors ‘King of Kings’ with community giveaway

| December 30, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Lewis A. King owner of King’s Barber Shop located at 1716 E. Pontiac St., said, “GOD gave me a vision and HE said, I would like for you to feed my people.  At that time, I didn’t know exactly what to do, so I picked up the phone and started making calls. Originally, the number […]

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Take a pause with a black Santa Claus

Take a pause with a black Santa Claus

| December 24, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. While growing up, the only Santa Claus that I believed in was a fat, cheery, robust, white Santa. He was the one that I waited for to climb down the chimney and put a favorite toy under my tree. In fact, I was conditioned by the media that Christmas was […]

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Spotlight on Having A Merry Christmas

Spotlight on Having A Merry Christmas

| December 23, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? From the bottom of my heart and from my whole entire being, I wish each and every last one of you, a Very Merry Christmas that’s filled with joy, beauty, happiness and peace of mind.  Also, I’d like for you to allow yourselves to feel GOD’s love all throughout […]

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Sani (tation) Claus

Sani (tation) Claus

| December 22, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I’m sure that during this holiday season, all of us will be eating foods that are prepared from other hands whether it be from relatives, coworkers, caterers and those in the restaurant business. Most folks are considerate in their preparation with hands that are sanitized. By the way, to make […]

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Masquerade parties, nativity plays mark African Christmas Holiday

Masquerade parties, nativity plays mark African Christmas Holiday

| December 22, 2014

(GIN)—How do Africans celebrate Christmas? Let me count the ways! According to a census study, there are 350 million Christians in Africa and more than a handful of rituals varying by country and ethnic group. Coptic Christians in Ethiopian and Egypt follow the ancient Julian calendar and celebrate the holiday on Jan. 7. Traditionally referred […]

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Don’t let tempting predatory loans spoil holidays

Don’t let tempting predatory loans spoil holidays

| December 19, 2014

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist From Christmas carols to decorations that celebrate the season, the holidays mark the time of year when families and loved ones anticipate joyous celebrations and gift-giving. It’s a season when excesses can easily go beyond overeating to over-spending, bringing debts that can last well into the New Year. The holidays […]

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