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RWANDA JOURNEY: Wheels up and final thoughts

(The Rev. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr., mission director for the Progressive National Baptist Convention), visited Rwanda from December 3-8 for a leadership conference with 200-plus pastors from throughout the African country. The Memphis-based organizer of Greater Works Fellowship taught, preached, blogged and vlogged...

#FREECYNTOIA: Online movement grows seeking clemency for Cyntoia Brown

Cyntoia Brown was 16 when she killed a man who had picked her up for sex. She was tried as an adult and convicted of first-degree murder. Her lawyers say she was a sex-trafficking victim afraid for her life. Celebrities including Kim Kardashian and...

RWANDA JOURNEY: Worship and church life

(The Rev. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr., mission director for the Progressive National Baptist Convention), visited Rwanda from December 3-8 for a leadership conference with 200-plus pastors from throughout the African country. The Memphis-based organizer of Greater Works Fellowship taught, preached, blogged and...

RWANDA JOURNEY: Africa – what you’ve heard vs. what you experience

(The Rev. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr., mission director for the Progressive National Baptist Convention), visited Rwanda from December 3-8 for a leadership conference with 200-plus pastors from throughout the African country. A keynote speaker, the Memphis-based organizer of Greater Works Fellowship, taught and...

Mission Possible celebrates 39 years of service

by Dorothy Bracy Alston For just shy of four decades, Mission Possible: Christian Outreach Service Mission (COSM) annually hosts a gathering to honor and thank volunteers, donors and sponsors who believe in the non-profit's  work in Memphis and surrounding areas. On Dec. 2, the Dr. Martin...

RWANDA JOURNEY: An African Graduation

(The Rev. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr., mission director for the Progressive National Baptist Convention), will be in Rwanda from December 3-8 for a leadership conference with 200-plus pastors from throughout the African country. A keynote speaker, the Memphis-based organizer of Greater Works Fellowship...

RWANDA JOURNEY: Visit to Kigali Genocide Memorial makes for sobering first day

(The Rev. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr., mission director for the Progressive National Baptist Convention), will be in Rwanda from December 3-8 for a leadership conference with 200-plus pastors from throughout the African country. A keynote speaker, the Memphis-based organizer of Greater Works Fellowship...

RWANDA JOURNEY: Wheels up!

(The Rev. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr., mission director for the Progressive National Baptist Convention), will be in Rwanda from December 3-8 for a leadership conference with 200-plus pastors from throughout the African country. A keynote speaker, the Memphis-based organizer of Greater Works Fellowship...

An unexpected opportunity in Rwanda

by Rev. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr.  I’m on my way to Rwanda. Yes, in Africa. Yes, that country. In 1994, there was mass genocide that made headlines all over the world. Over 1 million people died. That’s probably most of what you know about this...

THANKSGIVING: Actualizing Thanksgiving with ‘thankful living’

by L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr., Special to The New Tri-State Defender The term actualize means to make a reality by action. If we are to really celebrate Thanksgiving 2018, let us transform the celebration into an action plan. The thing to do is focus...