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Suspect charged in La. black church burnings
Thursday, April 18, 2019
LANDRY PARISH, La. – A 21-year-old white man is charged with arson in fires that destroyed three black Baptist churches in St. Landry Parish. Investigators reportedly haven't determined whether the fires were racially motivated. Holden Matthews, the son of a St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputy, was arrested on April 10 and charged with three counts
Faith the size of a mustard seed
Friday, April 12, 2019
Hopefully, this a different take on a familiar subject. Scripture refers to one’s faith, “the size of a mustard seed,” as a true indicator of its power. Faith, for all we talk about it, is probably one of the more misunderstood and unappreciated concepts in Christianity. I believe this because, in truth, real faith evokes tangible power.
No tax relief yet from Congress for churches
Friday, April 5, 2019
WASHINGTON – Congress has failed, to this point, to heed the latest urgent request from a coalition led by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission to rescind a provision in federal law requiring churches to file tax returns for the first time in American history. In a March 1 letter, ERLC President Russell Moore and 11 other

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Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Youth Villages will host


Concert & Silent Auction

Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m. St. Paul AME Church will be


Food Distribution

Time: 9 a.m. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

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Itís time to free our futures

Almost 570 Durham Public School teachers requested off on May 1 in hopes of attending the North

New legislation would allow judicial discretion on drug crimes

One of the latest pieces of national criminal justice reform legislation has made its way to

The Original Drifters to headline Smithfield festival

SMITHFIELD – The Original Drifters will headline the 35th annual Ham & Yam Festival