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God’s House

All in the Family: Improvisational architecture in the work of Beverly Buchanan “Beverly Buchanan’s artworks are full of humanity, depicting the grace of everyday lives and the power of the human spirit. They remind us of our abiding connections to the places we call home,” writes curator Marianetta Porter of the work of artist Beverly Buchanan. Buchanan’s work is on display through Feb. 1 at the Department ...

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Dale Rich Collection presents Emancipation Proclamation exhibit

Nationally acclaimed photographer, historian, genealogist and activist Dale Rich will present “Thenceforward and Forever Free: The Emancipation Proclamation,” a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of that historic document signed in 1863, Feb. 2, from 1-4 p.m. The presentation will feature a powerful multi-media exhibit showcasing historically important paintings, photographs and other documents illustra ...

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I prayed, but God didn’t answer. Yes, he did!

I get letters all of the time from people who are in distress, feeling like they are at the end of their rope. They feel like all else has failed, then they write me. I received a heartfelt painful letter from a gentleman who wrote that he and his family were in the process of losing their home. Both he and his wife were forced to take a 10 percent wage cut in their salary, which caused a financial hardship ...

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Aim for a rational discussion on guns

The pres-ident is committed to reforming our gun laws; a working group headed by Vice President Joe Biden is considering a broad agenda. The proposals mentioned, not formally announced yet, already are being strafed by politicians in both parties. Before everyone goes to the barricades, it would be worth trying to have a rational discussion. ...

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President Obama’s second term: Symbolic or ironic

On Jan. 20 at noon, America’s 44th President Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term. The public celebration of his inauguration will take place Jan. 21, which is also the legal public holiday celebrating the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many see the public swearing in of the first president who is African American taking place on the same day we celebrate the life of one of the greate ...

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National Urban League launches $70 million ‘Jobs Rebuild America’ initiative

“We urge that a comprehensive jobs program be developed and executed by way of a partnership that includes government, the private sector and the nation’s nonprofit community,” the National Urban League wrote in a letter dated Nov. 7, 2012 to President Obama, John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi. The December jobs report has confirmed what urban America has known for a very long time: The “fierce urgency of now” i ...

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority celebrates its centennial

Members of Delta Sigma Theta sorority are celebrating their 100th anniversary with a series of events, including a Founders’ Day weekend that took place Jan. 11-13 in Washington, D.C. The centennial celebration touched off New Year’s Day when the sorority, which was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University, presented a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., the parade that co ...

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