Vivian Hines

Jasmyne Cannick Receives FAME WMS Trailblazer Award

Jasmyne Cannick, well-known communications strategist, community advocate and journalist, received the Trailblazer Award from First AME Church Women’s Missionary Society on March 31. The annual award is presented to women who have made significant contributions to their community and nation. Cannick received the honor for her exceptional work in politics and for her advocacy in advancing the voices, concerns and positions of Blacks in regards to social justice issues including criminal justice reform, LGBTQ issues, housing, Democratic Party representation and homelessness. Through her journalism and public speaking, Cannick is widely known and heralded for her coverage of the disappearance and

International  WMS President Speaks at FAME

Dr. Shirley Cason-Reed, international president of the Women ‘s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, will be the guest speaker for Annual Missionary Day on Sunday, May 29, 10 a.m., at First AME Church of Los Angeles (FAME). The public is invited to attend. The service, themed “Excellence in Worship -Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” will be part of a day-long celebration of the role and work of missionaries within the church and outside the walls. “We are honored to have Dr. Cason-Reed as our speaker,” said Vivian Hines, president of FAME’s Sarah Allen’s Women’s Missionary Society (WMS). “Her