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Month: February 2012

Lift Every Voice and Sing

Lift Every Voice and Sing

As we come to the end of “Black History Month,” it seems fitting to share the lyrics to the “Negro National Anthem” written by James Weldon Johnson as a poem to honor Booker T. Washington. Later, James’ brother John set the poetry to music. When I was a little girl in the 20th century, we sang the song at school, church and other public events, and sometimes at home. The song isn’t just poetic, it is prophetic, in that it…

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U.S. Citizens Sign On to “Amicus Brief” in Support of Lawsuit Against ObamaCare

U.S. Citizens Sign On to “Amicus Brief” in Support of Lawsuit Against ObamaCare

Staten Island, NY — Priests for Life, a New York-based international pro-life organization of Catholic clergy and laity, today announced that any and all U.S. citizens who are opposed to the unjust HHS mandate can sign on to a Citizens “Amicus Brief” in support of the organization’s lawsuit against the Obama Administration. The lawsuit, Priests for Life v. Sebelius, seeks to permanently block the implementation of the HHS mandate that imposes clear violations of conscience upon any and all citizens…

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Join Us in Saying a Lenten Prayer for Life

Join Us in Saying a Lenten Prayer for Life

As we make our Lenten journey, I invite you to join with me and thousands of others in a Lenten Prayer for Life. You can find it here. Lent is a season in which we prepare to celebrate Christ’s total victory over death, and our share in His life by baptism. Death was not part of God’s original plan for us. Scripture says that God created all things that they may have life, and that He does not rejoice in…

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Love Never Fails

Love Never Fails

Often, people ask me the most impactful message my Uncle Martin Luther (M.L.) made that touched my life. His message of universal Agape Love has always resonated for me. When I ask people what basic requirements people have to sustain life, generally the answer is food, shelter, water and clothing; not necessarily in that order. When I explain that these basic elements are necessary, there is one essential that is often overlooked: LOVE. Notice that the point here is Agape…

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Doonby: Polarizing ending in Texas-set thriller will have you talking long after you see it

Doonby: Polarizing ending in Texas-set thriller will have you talking long after you see it

By DAVID MARTINDALE, Special Contributor Published: 23 February 2012 10:22 PM Doonby is an ambitious little independent picture with two things that make it memorable. First there’s leading man John Schneider, who delivers a winning performance as Sam Doonby, a likable drifter with a knack for being in the right place at the right time. Then there’s the ending, which plays like a Rorschach test: You’ll be able to tell a lot about the moviegoers and their beliefs based on…

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EACH MOMENT IN A DAY HAS IT’S OWN VALUE

EACH MOMENT IN A DAY HAS IT’S OWN VALUE

BE CAREFUL When God wants to bless you, He sends a person in your life. When the devil wants to destroy you, he sends a person in your life. How can we tell the difference? By knowing your people connections. Your success depends on the quality of people you are connected to, and there are two types of people you’ll come in contact with throughout your lifetime: 1) Those who add and multiply, making you more than you are; 2)…

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Jennifer O’Neill Named Christan Women in Media Award Winner

Jennifer O’Neill Named Christan Women in Media Award Winner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 20, 2012 Contacts: Georgette Forney 412-398-7885 Andre Kim 347-286-7277 Staten Island, NY – Jennifer O’Neill, actress, author, and spokesperson for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, has been selected by Christian Women in Media to receive its 2012 Excellence in Communications Award. Ms. O’Neill, the star of over 30 movies, has for years spoken on behalf of the women and men of the SNMAC, giving her testimony about the abortion she had while in her early…

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BLUE SKIES AND BUTTERFLIES by EARTHA SIMS, NAOMI KING AND ALVEDA KING

BLUE SKIES AND BUTTERFLIES by EARTHA SIMS, NAOMI KING AND ALVEDA KING

An A. D. King Foundation Production – www.adkingfoundation.com Naomi Barber King leads a life of grace and compassion in a world where unsung heroines go unnoticed by many, while touching lives and changing hearts in the highways and byways of communities in need of love. Born on November 17, 1931 to a single mother, Bessie Barber Bailey, Naomi was raised as “an only child” in a sheltered and protected environment. Naomi’s mother was a domestic worker who gave her daughter…

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