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An Open Letter: America on Fire
May 29, 2020
Recently, the president of a local university asked me “what can be done in light of the recent George Floyd incident?” I shared the following words. ... read more »
Op-Ed: We Have a Right to be Angry!
May 29, 2020
This morning, we are awakened with heavy hearts burdened with a heavy load of worry, care, anger, and frustration. In the last several months, we have witnessed the outcry of God’s people in so many ways—people wailing and moaning with tears of disbelief, ... read more »
L.A. Faith Leaders Decline to Reopen Local Churches on May 31
May 28, 2020
Although the California Department of Public Health announced the statewide reopening of places of worship on May 25, L.A.-area faith leaders are not rushing to resume religious services on Sunday, May 31. ... read more »
Church of Scientology Volunteer Ministers Share Prevention Resources with L.A. Communities
May 27, 2020
Guided by the principle that an ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure, Scientology volunteer ministers have visited Los Angeles emergency facilities, essential businesses and shops of every kind, ... read more »
Earnest Pugh and Kerry Douglas Reunite for New Top 10 Song
May 27, 2020
Gospel star, Earnest Pugh, has reunited with Blacksmoke Music Worldwide CEO, Kerry Douglas, on the soul-stirring Billboard Top Ten Gospel Airplay chart radio smash, “God Wants to Heal You.” Over a decade ago, ... read more »
A Courageous Mind is A Healthy Mind
May 27, 2020
If there is one recurring theme surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that of fear. Twenty-four-hour news feeds on coronavirus cases have many people continually harassed and tormented by fear, ... read more »
Counties Statewide Can Reopen Places of Worship for Religious Services and Retail Stores
May 25, 2020
The California Department of Public Health today announced the statewide reopening of places of worship for religious services and in-store retail shopping. Modifications are required to keep Californians safe and limit the spread of COVID-19. Subject to approval by county public health departments, all retail stores can reopen for in-store shopping under previously issued guidelines. Under new guidance, places of worship can hold religious services and funerals that limit attendance to 25% of a building’s capacity – or up to 100 attendees, whichever is lower – upon approval by the county department of public health. ... read more »
The Trifecta of Black Disempowerment: Poverty, Pollution, and the Pandemic
May 22, 2020
The country’s largest cities released numbers showing the novel coronavirus is having a disproportionate impact on racial minorities. Epidemiologists say this is because my Black and Brown brothers and sisters often live close together in multigenerational households, work in jobs in which we interact closely with others, and have higher rates of asthma, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and other conditions. Officials in Los Angeles County said that Black people alone accounted for 17% of COVID-19 deaths where race was known – yet African-Americans make up only about 9% of the county’s population.    ... read more »
Crenshaw Christian Center Steps Up in Fight Against COVID-19
May 20, 2020
Pastor Frederick K. Price, Jr. and the members of Crenshaw Christian Center are on the forefront in the battle against COVID-19 by hosting a range of activities to help the community. ... read more »
Faith, Prayer and Patience Guides Kitchens Every Day
May 20, 2020
Some people call her a prayer warrior, others say she’s a surrogate mother and yet another group appreciates her ability “to tell it like it is.” Such diverse characteristics all describe one powerful preacher – the Rev. ... read more »
Words of the Week – The Lord Hasn’t Changed His Mind
May 20, 2020
I was reminded recently that the Lord hasn’t changed His mind about me. This came at a time where I was being told to share with others that the Lord hasn’t forgotten them either. ... read more »
ASCAP Urban Hosts ‘Sunday Inspiration’ Livestream Featuring Mali Music, Brian Courtney Wilson, Kim Person & More
May 14, 2020
ASCAP Urban brought together hundreds of worshippers for an inspirational Instagram live segment with artists and worship leaders from around the nation. ... read more »
Baptist Ministers Conference Protest CIM Purchase of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall
May 14, 2020
Baptist Ministers Conference of Los Angeles and Southern CaliforniaLeaders of the Baptist Ministers Conference (BMC) of Los Angeles, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), National Action Network(NAN), Los Angeles and a coalition of community groups in South Los Angeles hosted a rally to oppose the proposal by CIM group to purchase the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall. This proposal adds no value to our community and we are formally launching our petition campaign against the CIM group. ... read more »
Faith Leaders Urge People to Complete 2020 Census
May 13, 2020
Persuading African Americans to complete the 2020 Census, especially in the midst of COVID-19, is no easy task, but several faith-based organizations are taking on the challenge. ... read more »
Jones Shares How to Find Hope When Dealing with Grief
May 13, 2020
When pain occurs repeatedly, faith and trust in God is the only lifeline. At least, that’s what saved Alicia S. Jones.In her new book, “Sentenced to Live,” Jones recounts the grief and sadness of losing her first two babies to health complications and birthing a third child, ... read more »
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