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I AM MEMPHIS?

By The Rev. Earle J. Fisher, Special to TSDMemphis.com Jesus was a poor black peasant preacher. Jesus led a religious and political revolution against Rome. Jesus’s revolutionary behavior and public proclamations got him executed – or what we’ve come to call “crucified” – by the...

‘The Star’ offers animated animal’s take on the Nativity

Most movies based on the Bible have limited appeal beyond the faithful, because the stories are ordinarily dry adaptations basically recounting popular parables in straightforward fashion. A novel exception to the rule is The Star, an animated reimagining of the Nativity. What makes the production...

FOLLOW UP: Community meeting yields ‘God So Loved’ push

Radio personality Michael Adrian Davis put it plainly: “I just want to help in some way.” Davis was among those who answered the call to meet up Monday night (Nov. 20) at Bloomfield Baptist Church at 123 S. Parkway West. The summons of sort was issued...

Bishop William J. Barber II to Meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thanksgiving Day

By Cash Michaels (The Wilmington Journal/NNPA Member) In an exclusive interview with The Wilmington Journal, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, the president of Repairers of the Breach, a nonpartisan, nonprofit social advocacy group, has confirmed that he and a delegation of “moral, workers’ rights,...

Youth pastors, leaders to converge at The Josiah Experience Memphis

Speakers, labs, worship, lunch and free resources for student ministries – Welcome to The Josiah Experience. “This event will be an investment and encourage those youth pastors and their teams that are making a lasting impact in the lives of students,” said the Rev. Bobby...

Why Black Faith Leaders Must Lead the Fight for Healthcare Access

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) First of all, despite the Trump Administration’s efforts to kill (“repeal and replace”) the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is still the law of the land, and because of the federal mandate, everyone is required to have some form...

LEGACY: Alen V. ‘Shea’ Norman

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A “complete gift.” When you’ve known someone for nearly 30 of the 45 years of his life, that is how you sum up the time when the person was gospel-recording artist “Shea” Norman and you knew him as Deborah Thomas did. “He was loving, talented and...

COGIC, partners break ground on $12.5 million affordable housing project

Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr., the Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, and Saki S. Middleton, the President of John Stanley, Inc. commenced construction on a 77-unit affordable rental townhome family project on Wednesday. The project is a public-private partnership with the...

A conversation about Moral Mondays in Memphis

Late last year, the Rev. Dr. Alvin O’Neal Jackson got a call from an officer at the National Civil Rights Museum asking him to chair the museum’s National MLK50 Clergy Executive Committee. After an illustrious ministerial career – including a long run at Mississippi...

Truth-singing gospel artist Jonathan Nelson to headline LINCS concert

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Gospel artist Jonathan Nelson – a multiple winner of Stellar Awards – sings about what he believes. So when he sounds out the first verse of “Anything Can Happen,” he’s giving testament to his belief that “because God is near, anything can happen in...