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(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 will also be teaching and...
By Dawn Neuses, High Ground News Open the doors of STREETS Ministries in The Heights and you find a building filled with youth and sound: bursting laughter, chattering voices, running feet and the echo of basketballs on the court down the hall. It’s a comfortable, casual and safe space for the...
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Well, here's something you don't see every day. To emphasize his message of Jesus' imminent return, Rev. Barthomew Orr, pastor of the popular Brown Baptist Church in Southaven, wanted to simulate for his congregation what it might be like to look up as Jesus returns. And so, there he was, hovering in...
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 landlocked country. Yet there is...
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 on the needs of others...
Four and a half months ago, Church of God in Christ (COGIC) Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr. paused as he prepared to read “the word of the Lord” and made an announcement: the Holy Convocation likely would convene in Memphis in two to three years. On Monday night, word...
Using the theme “Celebrating a Decade of Progress in Zion,” the Zion Community Project hosted its 10th Annual Fundraising Dinner in support of the Historic Zion Christian Cemetery located on South Parkway East last Thursday (Nov. 1 at Rhodes College. The highlight of the evening was the keynote address by...
On November 11  at 2 p.m., New Salem Missionary Baptist Church (NSMBC) located at 2186 Hawkins Mill, will celebrate 138 years serving citizens in the Frayser Community. Pastor Frank E. Ray and the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church on South Parkway will be the special guest. A homecoming program for members...
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(newpittsburghcourieronline) -- Pittsburgh’s Black community has rallied to support survivors of last weekend’s synagogue shooting as new reports revealed that the shooter hated African-Americans as well as Jews. The Pittsburgh Courier interviewed several Black community members who attended a public vigil near the synagogue located in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, hours after...
Just days after Bishop Martin Holley’s two-year anniversary as head of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis (CDOM), the embattled spiritual leader has been forced into retirement. Making the move all the more eye-popping is that Holley’s forced retirement came directly from The Vatican – from Pope Francis himself. From a statement...