Commentary

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]

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

Religion

Power

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “The great question of our time is, ‘Will we be motivated by materialistic philosophy or by spiritual power?’’ ~ Billy Graham Forward Thinkers, Curtis Jackson “aka” 50 Cent, the Executive Producer of Read More

Religion

Power

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “From my perspective, I absolutely believe in a greater spiritual power, far greater than I am, from which I have derived strength in moments of sadness or fear. That’s what I believe, Read More

Religion

God’s Got Your Back

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times A while back, I heard Bishop T.D. Jakes of the Potter’s House preach a sermon that really caught my attention and resonates with me all the time. He reminded those in the audience Read More

Religion

Power

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.” – Ayn Rand “The only way to predict the Read More