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Harvard Theologian: White Pastors failing to speak against racism

By Hazel Trice Edney NNPA Editor-in-chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Harvard University divinity professor, the Rev. Harvey G. Cox Jr., recalls marching for civil rights with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and even being arrested for the cause. “There were an enormous number of white pastoral participants. There were nuns. There were priests. There were rabbis. There were a lot of people involved at that time,” recall ...

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Northwest Unity invests in neighborhood, not mega church

By Bankole Thompson The Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Million-dollar mega churches are not the answer to social and economic problems within the Black community. The church cannot ignore needs in the community, such as home ownership, if it is to help rebuild the lives of poor people. These were the messages Northwest Unity Missionary Baptist Church delivered June 16 when it dedicated its first completed home. ...

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Leadership 101

Project L.E.A.D. development program graduated Mary Stokes, Donna Thompson and Elizabeth Thompson on June 10. Project L.E.A.D. is a leadership development program dedicated to creating local leaders who will rebuild the community. The women plan to develop their neighborhoods and initiate grassroots change. Project L.E.A.D. is sponsored by the Warren Conner Development Coalition. TOP: L-R: Mary Stokes, Donn ...

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Obamas’ letter of resignation from Trinity

May 30, 2008 Dear Rev. Moss: We are writing to make official our decision to end our membership at Trinity. We make this decision with sadness. Trinity was where I found Christ, where we were married and where our children were baptized. We have many friends among the 8,000 congregants who attend there and we are proud of the extraordinary good works the church continues to perform throughout the community ...

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Divine Restoration Ministries celebrates Mother’s Day

Tenisia T. Evans of Divine Restoration Ministries celebrates Mother’s Day. Evans, along with her husband Pastor Richard Evans, offer counseling and mentoring to local parents and children of the Charles Vincent Coninuing Education Center for teen moms. Divine Restoration Ministries, 16392 Harper, offer Men’s Ministry at 6:45 pm on Tuesday evenings, Bible study at 7pm on Wednesday and 10 am worship on Sunday ...

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AME defrocks pastor in molestation case

By Gene C. Johnson Jr. Special to the NNPA from Wave Community Newspapapers LOS ANGELES (NNPA) — After being accused of sexual advances toward an underage member of his congregation, Rev. Sylvester Laudermill Jr. has been permanently removed as senior pastor of Ward AME Church. An attorney representing the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Joseph Stanley Sanders, said Laudermill has been “in effect, defro ...

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Perfect Sacrifice Temple Conference

The Perfect Sacrifice Temple along with Rev. Charles Stubbs and Tammie Stubbs hosted The Order My Steps Conference on April 29 at St. George Cathedral Hall in Southfield. The conference honored powerful women of God. According to Rev. Stubbs, the conference was not just for the church, but also for “our city.” “Detroit need’s God to order our steps. In our schools our steps need to be ordered by God. We can ...

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New Day Homeless Shelter for Men…New Day Church of Deliverance

The New Day Multi-Purpose Center is a shelter for homeless men located in Southwest Detroit the address is 511 S. Post at W. Fort Street. Founder & CEO, Bishop Grover L. Wimberly, recognized the need for such a shelter during the late 1970’s. Bishop Wimberly said “as major plants began to close and leave the City of Detroit, I knew that something had to be done to help with the transition of men and fam ...

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Peace in the hood

No drugs & guns in our neighborhood With the sudden increase of violence in the city of Detroit – like the church shooting, violence in the Detroit Public Schools, multiple homicides, bank robberies and retail hold-ups, Rev. Charles Williams, 25, founder of the Mary Terrell Council for Community Empowerment has launched the “Peace in the Hood” anti-violence campaign in an effort to get the community inv ...

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The transformation of Gary White

By Steven Malik Shelton Special to The Michigan Citizen Gary White has beaten the odds and proven the doomsayers and naysayers wrong. He was not supposed to make it out the vicious grip of addiction to heroin and crack cocaine. He was supposed to die in some forlorn alley or to subsist as an urban zombie, existing solely on the prospect of another fix or another “high.” When you meet him, it is hard to imag ...

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