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Prayers for Jesse Jackson

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Chez Hadley Americans around the country are sending prayers to the family of the famed Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. The 79-year old civil rights icon and his 77-year old wife of nearly 60 years, Jacqueline, remained hospi…

Biden Administration Extends Pause on Student Loan Payments

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Staff In a move to keep the economy recovering at a steady pace, the Biden Administration—which had paused federal student loan repayments for millions of Americans to the end of September—has announced it is extendin…

Tavis Smiley’s KBLA Gives Voice to Community as L.A.’s First Black-Owned Talk Radio Station

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Lisa Collins Tavis Smiley is used to making history. He did it as the first black to have a talk show on NPR and the first African American to have a talk show on PBS. Now, he is making history as with the launch of K…

With Clemency from Former President Donald Trump, Corvain Cooper Resets His Life as Entrepreneur and Community Activist

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Major League Baseball Commits up to $150 Million to Get More Blacks Into the Game

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Prayers for Jesse Jackson

Chez Hadley Americans around the country are sending prayers to the family of the famed Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. The 79-year old civil rights icon and his 77-year old wife of nearly 60 years, Jacqueline, remained hospitalized with COVID. While Jackson—who has Parkinson’s disease— had been vaccinated in January and is being treated for a breakthro…
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Keeping Everything In Perspective

Last month, the nation’s rollout in vaccina- tions experienced a hiccup when the CDC -temporarily paused Johnson & Johnson’s one dose vaccine, – a move that set vaccine hesitancy back a notch or two. The decision was made after six (eventually increasing to a total of 15) cases of thrombosis-thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) or blood clots…
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L.A. Faith & Community Leaders Respond to Chauvin Verdict

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Pastor Tyron Robinson Named to Succeed Bishop Paul Morton

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COGICs Select Bishop J. Drew Sheard as New Presiding Bishop

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Two Pastors Merge Churches in Hopes of Healing Racial Divides

Staff A white pastor and a Black pastor in North Carolina have decided to merge their congregations in an attempt to lessen racial divides and create a stronger community on Sundays regardless of racial background. The two pastors, Derrick Hawkins and Jay Stewart recently released a book titled, “Welded: Forming Racial Bonds That Last” chron…
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People: “Bishop Charles Blake Says He Won’t Pursue Another Term”

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Church News: Jawane Hilton Seeks Second Term

Lauding the development of new affordable housing, improved budget reserves, and attracting a $65 mil-lion athletic and academic facility to his city, Pastor Jawane Hilton is seeking a second term on the Carson City Council board. Hilton, a native of Carson, insist he has work that must be continued and completed on his watch. Having …

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