Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (Photo by: forwardtimes.com)
Black History

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 1866 – 2019

HOUSTON FORWARD TIMES — The historic Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, will celebrate 153 years of ministry and service to the community […read more]

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Description: Pastor Henry Lavender gives DeAndre Bramlett, who broke into Lavender’s church, something Bramlett said he’d never had – a birthday cake. (Photo: Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell)
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A tale of love and redemption: ‘Spiritual parents’ throw surprise party for man who broke into their church

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “I appreciate DeAndre because he broke a cycle in his life,” said Pastor Henry Lavender. “Now, he has his own son to raise. The cycle is broken. Jesus makes it possible for DeAndre to live free. His son can be free. The logo of our church has the Jewish symbol in it. That is on purpose. It means Israel shall live. We do have victory when we forgive and love one another.” […read more]

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W.Va. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP
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COMMENTARY: President Trump: Destroying the American idea

WESTSIDE GAZETTE — “It is clear that it does not matter how many people are assassinated, how many buildings are invaded by some deranged person who believes he is doing the will of the President or how many letter bombs are put into our mail delivery system. He has shown the ranting and lies will continue. Simply put, President Trump does not care what he looks and sounds like…” — Rasheed Z. Baaith […read more]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Take Domestic Violence Month Seriously

WASHINGTON INFORMER — Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women — more than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined. Statistics show that every nine seconds in the U.S. a woman is assaulted or beaten; around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family. […read more]

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Blackbutterfly Soul Songs—Explores the Long and Winding Path of Soul Exploration

BLACK VOICE NEWS — Sometimes it is not the big things that guide us in our quest for answers to these timeless questions, but instead, can be one of the 10,000 little things that can occur in our daily lives—incidents that to others, might go unnoticed, ignored and/or are quickly forgotten. For Queen Shamala it was indeed one of those 10,000 little things that for her, has lingered as inspiration for a lifetime. […read more]

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Spiritually Speaking… Ever Think You’d Be Target Practice

Scripture tells us that accepting Jesus Christ as a way of life is never an easy task. Being crucified, thrown to the lions for fun and games, beheaded or ostracized were all very real possibilities for those who believed and then lived according to the Word of God. Is today so different? Once you commit your life to Christ, isn’t it interesting the kind of attention you attract. […read more]

Religion

Straight Outta Grace

by Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise Read More

Religion

The Devil is a Bully

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Weekly Right now I’m between bible study classes. In the United Methodist Church, of which I’m not a member, the rather rigid curriculum is called Disciple Class. I’ve completed Disciple I, II and III and am Read More

Religion

Vision 4

by Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “Don’t underestimate the power of a vision. McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc, pictured his empire long before it existed, and he saw how to get there. He invented the company motto — ‘Quality, service, Read More

Religion

Vision 3

by Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Forward Thinkers, before I began this week’s Forward Thinking article, I would like to pause and pray for the families of Valerie and Dwayne Jackson along with their six children Nathaniel (13), Read More

Religion

Good Fruit Needs to Ripen

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Weekly As someone who came to Christ as an adult, I’m challenged from time to time as ministers and bible study leaders and others of faith, talk about the process of becoming a mature Christian. Read More

Religion

Blessed Be You

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Weekly The more I travel life looking towards the eternal and not the physical, the notion of blessings gives me pause to think just how miraculous they are. If we’re not careful, life will steal Read More

Religion

Help Wanted Personals Ad

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Weekly Let’s be real. How many people have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? How about a personal relationship with the Almighty or, perhaps a personal experience with the Holy Spirit? Many of us can Read More