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AME Zion leader removed as bishop after facing financial accusations
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
A prominent African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church leader has been removed from the ranks of bishop after being found guilty in a church trial for mishandling millions of dollars in transactions related to congregations. Staccato Powell, who was the bishop of the denomination’s Western Episcopal District, had been suspended until the time of his
African American churches are finding missionary connections
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Often, when Black Southern Baptists picture missionaries, they think about the pictures of missionaries that they’ve seen, and few look like them. Many of our churches don’t associate International Mission Board missionaries with being African American, so they are pleasantly surprised when they meet us. Church Connections has allowed us to show
Missions Thrift Store celebrates a decade of giving
Sunday, July 18, 2021
RALEIGH – In the 10 years since the Missions Thrift Store opened its doors in July 2011, the North Raleigh retailer has saved shoppers money and donated $1.1 million to local and global nonprofits. The store is celebrating 10 years of giving and thrifting with its Decade of Thrift anniversary event July 24 at 10 a.m. The event will honor the shoppers
Trust: A blessing to have, a curse to lose
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Sometimes words alone cannot convey meaning and feelings the way we’d like them to. Take trust for example. I know I’ve talked about this before so please humor me. The reference point for my meaning today is “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all things acknowledge Him and He will make
Spackling the holes in your soul
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
My daughter needed my help this weekend. She has some holes in the wall of her apartment and needed to get them covered. When she first moved, it was important for her to decorate her room with pictures and lights. Realizing that she would be charged when she moves out, she had to hide the evidence of puncturing the walls. Spackling paste was a necessity.

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Black Flea Market

Time: 1 to 5 p.m. The Black Flea Market is back.



Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Art -N- Soul Makers Market


BBQ Festival

Aug. 7-8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. BBQ Festival.

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Harvest and enjoy mint from the garden

Add a bit of cool flavor to your beverages, meals and desserts this summer with homegrown mint.

Purposeful ways to style a multipurpose room

Whether you call it a laundry room, mudroom or something else entirely, that multipurpose space

BLACK HISTORY: Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing

The Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association will celebrate its 26th Biennial