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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…
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L.A. Faith & Community Leaders Respond to Chauvin Verdict

L.A. Faith & Community Leaders Respond to Chauvin Verdict Lisa Collins Los Angeles faith and community leaders let out a collective sigh of relief and elation as twelve jurors found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter in the death of George Fl…

Pastor Tyron Robinson Named to Succeed Bishop Paul Morton

Staff Last year, nationally renowned pastor and gospel singer Bishop Paul S. Morton announced he would step down as senior pastor of the Changing a Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church megachurch in Atlanta and the Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church in July on his 70th birthday. But with the advent of t…

COGICs Select Bishop J. Drew Sheard as New Presiding Bishop

Staff The Church of God in Christ has elected Bishop J. Drew Sheard as its new leader. Results of the virtual election—making Sheard the presiding prelate of the 7-million member strong, worldwide denomination headquartered in Memphis—were announced March 20. Sheard, 62, had formerly served as prelate of the Michiga…
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Technical Difficulties Force Postponement of COGIC Elections, Sparking Confusion and Controversy

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the nation’s largest Black religious body, the Church of God in Christ held its Quadrennial Election to fill numerous positions, including vacancies to the General Board, Financial Secretary, General Secretary, Treasurer, Trustee Board, and Judiciary Board (General Assembly). However, due to tec…
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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…
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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 c…
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Saving Grace

An entertainer with a lasting career like Mary J. Blige must have the ingredients to success. “I stay grateful, I stay thankful, and I work really, really hard. I’m always trying to figure out new ways to be better, spiritually and personally. It’s not just about all of the accolades I have coming. I couldn’t have …
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Saving Grace

An entertainer with a lasting career like Mary J. Blige must have the ingredients to success. “I stay grateful, I stay thankful, and I work really, really hard. I’m always trying to figure out new ways to be better, spiritually and personally. It’s not just about all of the accolades I have coming. I couldn’t h…
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People: “Bishop Charles Blake Says He Won’t Pursue Another Term”

For the last 13 years, he has led the nation’s largest African-American denomination and has been viewed as one of the country’s most powerful Black religious lead-ers. Last week, Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr. Presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) announced that he would be st…
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Bishop Charles Blake Says He Won’t Pursue Another Term as COGIC’s Presiding Prelate and Chief Apostle

Staff       For the last 13 years, he has led the nation’s largest African-American denomination and has been viewed as one of the country’s most powerful Black religious leaders. Last week, Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr. Presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle of the Church of God in Chri…
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Briefly: Jay-Z Starts His Own Cannabis Brand; Pope Francis Appoints First African American Cardinal…

Jay-Z Starts His Own Cannabis Brand Rapper Jay-Z is expanding his entrepreneurial catalogue with a new line of cannabis products. The fresh brand, Monogram, comes after he was named chief strategist for cannabis company Caliva in 2019 as a new partnership with the California-based company. “We think this is a…


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