The Narrative Matters

Entertainment

Our Top 5 Black Holiday Movies

During the holidays, there’s nothing better than kicking back with your family and friends to catch a couple of seasonal flicks. There’s a seemingly endless

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Business and Finance

Why Your Business Needs to be Certified as a Diverse Supplier?

According to the Billion Dollar Roundtable, 28 Fortune 500 companies spend at least $1 billion each year with diverse suppliers[1]. These are some of America’s leading corporations actively looking to spend money with diverse-owned businesses. So, what does this mean? Being certified as a diverse supplier is more important than ever.

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Career

Job Vacancies Soaring

According to the Labor Department, job vacancies in July reached record numbers, outnumbering by over 2 million the unemployed. And though the numbers set in

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Sports

If I were a Sports-god I would be Making Changes across the board

Hey NFL, please stop subjecting us to Thanksgiving football games in Detroit!!!  The Lions are annually awful, why must we do this every year.  There are other teams with domes, if they need the game to be inside, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Houston.  Tradition is not a logical reason to continue to do something.  Logic at some point has to take over at the NFL offices.

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Sports

There are a lot of Upsets as the NFL season heads toward the end

In an ugly effort from Baltimore, that included Lamar Jackson being blitzed into hell by the Dolphins. I am a beat reporter for the Washington Football Team. And I was closely watching that game as my rooting interest and as my season long writing assignment while Tom Brady threw two interceptions.

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Sports

Will the third time be the charm for OBJ?

The Rams believe they have the QB to properly run their system, a defense that can get folks off the field. So, is OBJ the last piece of the puzzle of a championship team? Or is this the last stop and part 3 of a cautionary tale of a wasted talent.

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Editor's Choice

Black Authors Rock looks to applaud the creatives in Literary

Like it or not, Black people have been disenfranchised in this nation. The beautiful thing about Black people, however, is that we have never allowed that disenfranchisement to keep us down. We pushed forward as a people, and we overcame–and we thrived, despite everything against us.

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Featured

America has a gun obsession

The Sullivan Act, also known as the Sullivan Law, is a gun law that has recently spurred conversation—making the century-old law controversial. In 1910, the

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Business and Finance

Protecting yourself from Fraud

Franklin in Ventura Village, for some frequently asked questions (FAQ), and to discuss tips and best practices for securing a better financial future.

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Education

Top HBCU Moments of 2021

Built for us, by us, historically black colleges, have certainly had their share of struggles since their inception in the 1800s. It has only been

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Entertainment

Sport’s Tidbit: A look at Week 10 of the NFL

Falcons vs Cowboys – Cowboys have had some struggles in the last couple of games. They were blown out by Denver.  The Cowboys should win this game going away, but I didn’t expect that to happen, Atlanta is 4-4 after a rough start.  This game will come down to the wire.  But Dallas is too good.  Cowboys win.

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Lifestyle

Top Winter Travel Destinations

Winter travel destinations can be separated into two broad categories: tropical escapes from your frost-covered hometown and chilly winter wonderlands that provide relief from your

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Entertainment

The Deadly Astroworld Concert.

The Astroworld Festival held on Friday represented, to some, a return to normalcy. The sold-out concert was packed, with 50,000 people eager to forget the

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Lifestyle

Why I Did It?

My female partner left marks on my body when she assaulted me. I posted the pictures. I did not say her name, but everybody knew who it was.  She even had the audacity to ask me to give her a public apology. That is true narcissistic behavior.

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Health

Eating As An Act of Worship Ministries: Break the Cycle

Unhealthy eating and drinking habits are like tornadoes leaving a circular path of destruction in your life. It does not have to be this way. You can break the cycle through Christ by mastering your triggers and changing your health and fitness mindset when you learn to eat and drink for the glory of God! To learn more, read today’s article!

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Health

Eating As An Act of Worship Ministries: Focus

Life’s hiccups and unexpected stressors often cause many people to abandon their health and fitness plans in order to seek comfort in their unhealthy eating habits. In order to win the health and fitness war, you must stay focused! Read today’s article to find out how to remain consistent even in the face of adversity.

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Featured

MSR to kick off sixth season of ‘Small Business Revolution’ on Nov. 9

The MSR, one of six Black-owned businesses based in Minneapolis and St. Paul featured this season. will kick off the season. “I’m excited about seeing it and sharing the experience of running a historical newspaper with the viewers,” said Tracey Williams-Dillard, MSR publisher and CEO. “I hope viewers learn to appreciate the Black press and the blood, sweat, and tears that go into putting out timely and engaging news that our readers can use.”

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The Narrative Matters

Delta Digital ID expanding and making strides for a touch free airport experience

et’s talk about Delta’s Digital ID program.  It’s in use in a couple of airports, in Atlanta’s main hub of Hartsfield Jackson Airport and in Detroit’s Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.  In order to use this feature you must one, be flying on delta airlines of course, two have the Delta Airlines app, and finally you must be enrolled in Homeland Security’s Trusted Traveler program as either a user of TSA Precheck or Global Entry which is for International travelers coming through customs, and Global Entry comes with TSA Precheck. 

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The Narrative Matters

Aaron Rodgers Liar Liar?? Or something else?

The Johnson and Johnson vaccine did temporary go off line and it wasn’t distributed for a short time because of issues with pregnant women and blood clots occurring.  So, Aaron Rodgers did more research and found drugs that he thought would give him some protection immunity.  

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Entertainment

Melvin Deal, Renowned Artist, Cultural Anthropologist & Founding Director of the African Heritage Dancers-Drummers to Be Celebrated

Baba Deal founded the African Heritage Dance Center and taught in numerous elementary & secondary schools
across the country. He was masterful as a teacher and shared his talents in a plethora of settings including
instructional classes, seminars, masterclasses, and lecture demonstrations for art centers, dance studios, theaters, colleges, universities, and other cultural and educational venues.

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Advice

TPD Pharmacy launches community wide health initiative to better serve Blacks in Walnut Park

With a desire to bring pharmacy services to a historically underserved neighborhood, Dr. Tracy M. Reed opened the TPD Pharmacy to serve the St. Louis community and beyond. A podiatrist by trade, Dr. Reed obtained her degree in Podiatric Medicine from the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, completed her Residency at Saint Barnabas Hospital, and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field.

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Lifestyle

POC Holiday Gift Guide

This year things are only just starting to get back to normal when it comes to family gatherings and holidays with friends. Although the pandemic

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Entertainment

NBA Latest: Three East Teams Exceed Expectations

This year, there are some teams who most fans wouldn’t consider contenders making some noise. They are looking like playoff contenders, and if everything goes right, we’ll see them in the playoffs when it’s time. This is especially true for the Eastern Conference. With that said, let’s take a look at Eastern Conference teams that are exceeding expectations. 

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Covid-19

COVID: The Road of a Long Hauler… Part 5

A lady was telling me if I don’t keep my eyes open the doctor wouldn’t discharge me and I would have to stay overnight. Wait, what? I whispered for the nurse to tell me when the doctor was close so I could try to hold my eyes open.

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Advocacy

Patricia Pou: Faith In Action at The Rock Church

Patricia Pou, faithful member of St. Alphonsus “Rock” Church in St. Louis, MO discusses faith, family and embracing the Redemptorists mission of sharing the full gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed to those in need.

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Sports

Sports’s Tidbits: Let’s take a look at some Scary Matchups of NFL Week 8

Giants vs Chiefs – Not sure who thought it would be a good idea to put this on a Monday night.  Schedule Gods please explain??  Andy Reid’s worst nightmare, losing to the stinky Giants at home on national television.  Well folks it is Halloween weekend, but Michael Myers ain’t dead yet, and neither are the Chiefs. Mahomey and Big Andy figure out a way to slide by G-Men.

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Entertainment

Who or what is the NFL protecting?

 However, Dan Snyder as a part of the “punishment” was supposed to quarantine away from team operations. He then was to put in charge during this time away, someone totally disconnected to him and able to give the team some distance from the past right? 

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Featured

The Facebook Papers: What we know

Facebook has long marketed itself as a social media platform that encourages people to form more “Meaningful connection.” The app, however, has recently come under

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Business

Dr. Tracy Reed Offers an Essential Pharmacy for Walnut Park Residents in St Louis, MO

Dr. Reed opened the TPD Pharmacy in the Walnut Park West neighborhood to improve access to prescription medicine in the community. “As a responsible medical professional, I felt the need to bring much-needed healthcare services to a challenged community,” said Dr. Reed. A noted community advocate, Dr. Reed also served as a Founding Director of the Missouri Foundation for Health and has actively participated with Big Brothers / Big Sisters of America and Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.

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Advocacy

Part 2 of A Series About the Church and Tithing

However, the called upon my life is Apostolic and that’s the realm I operated from within that anointing. It means a lot more than the definition provides and that’s why I tackle subjects that others may run from, and this is one of those, Tithing.

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The Narrative Matters

Fall in love with Puerto Rico All over again

Many of my clients would be scared off from Puerto Rico because it doesn’t have all-Inclusive resorts.  I had not been here to be able to give them enough information to sway them back into traveling here.  Now, that I have experienced the island, I can fully recommend coming to this US Territory.

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Entertainment

Sports Tidbits NFL Week 7: Predictions and Fantasy Picks

Chiefs vs Titans – Chiefs win in a squeaker.  It’s a 50/50 game with the way King Henry is running and the way Patrick Mahomes is turning it over.  If Mahomes can stay away from Turnovers, the Chiefs win. If they turn it over a bunch like they have been and they are in trouble.

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Entertainment

Top Horror Films in 2021

This time of year awakens our desire to scare ourselves, and horror movies are the perfect method. Horror has grown into a massive industry, and

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Poetry

“HUSH”

From the villages, where polyrhythmic beats and pulsating sounds of hand craved drums are telling the stories of how you and I came to be!

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The Narrative Matters

Here We Go Around the Maypole Part 2

The highlight of the festival day, the girls gathered around the May Pole, each one of us holding a streamer. We skipped and sang joyfully, while running  in circles around the  May Pole wrapping it from top to bottom as our parents and the neighbors watched. It was so much fun! I do not remember any boys participating in this activity. and a lot of them thought it was a girl thing. When we were done, we ate cake, ice cream and drank Kool-Aid. The sugar put us on hyper inner ride to some place that we did not even understand. We did know that it was one of the few times that we could eat  as much as we wanted.

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Lifestyle

The Soulful Poet Dr. Yemaja Jubilee: Here We Go Around the Maypole Part 1

A great majority of the women were, when I lived there , from1950- 1979, were  called ”housewives”  In spring, work life was all about cleaning, planting tobacco, vegetable, and flowers gardens.  Springtime, awaken all the residents, both young and old  of  the community, and its intoxicating  energy  gifted them joy and blissful living.

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Business

Meet Kathy Conley Jones

Kathy Conley Jones has over 30 years experience as an Insurance Counselor helping families “Protect What Matters Most.”

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Education

Is loan forgiveness in the future.

Loan forgiveness—it felt promised. Especially when President Joe Biden issued his support for $10,000 of undergraduate or graduate student debt relief on his campaign, for

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The Narrative Matters

Covid cases among children rises.

With the total global Covid-19 cases standing at 37,099,164 in the first week of October, children have represented 16.3 percent of all accumulated cases. And

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Career

Tech-ing your Teens up for everyday’s life career goals

Best Buy inspires people of all ages to connect, learn, innovate, and improve their lives. Across the country, many communities, especially in my city, lack support and access to tools and training than can unlock a better future and prepare youth for the challenges ahead.

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Sports

Three Teams that Could Trade for Ben Simmons

Simmons reported to Wells Fargo Center on Monday and took a COVID test. He also passed a physical and held a brief meeting with the Sixers’ front office on Tuesday. So, there’s a good chance we’ll see him in a Sixers uniform this season. But for how long? 

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Entertainment

Sports Tidbits: The Rude in Gruden

First it was leaked out that Gruden in 2011 made comments about the NFL Players Association Attorney De Maurice Smith’s appearance in a racist trope about his lips. This was in frustration because of the labor unrest at that time facing the possibility of no season or a lockout shortened season.

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Business and Finance

Financing multicultural media: New collaboration positions publishers of color as catalysts for equitable community development (The finale of 6 Parts)

“Trusted local information and the people and systems that gather and distribute it are critical infrastructure for communities, just like the people and systems necessary to provide housing, roads, electricity, clean air and water, healthy food, reliable broadband data networks, schools, healthcare and cultural institutions,” Nachison says.

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Business and Finance

Financing multicultural media: New collaboration positions publishers of color as catalysts for equitable community development (Part 5)

CDFIs aren’t the only institutions that would benefit from investments in community media. Banks and other lenders, under the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA), are required to meet the credit needs of the communities where they do business, including low- and moderate-income communities. The Act was a response to redlining — the discriminatory practice of denying loans to residents and business owners based on their race or ethnicity. Every two to five years, banks have to undergo an audit by federal banking regulators to see how well they are meeting the terms of the CRA. Banks that do not meet the requirements face heavy regulatory scrutiny and can have difficulty getting approval for mergers or expansions.

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Business and Finance

Financing multicultural media: New collaboration positions publishers of color as catalysts for equitable community development Part 4

Dynasty Consulting, is a multicultural brand marketing firm co-founded and led by David Beckford, owner operator and advisor to more than 100 African American multi-media platforms including radio, print and OTT platforms. Since 2019, Dynasty has generated more than $1 million for its clients through general advertising, sponsored content, profit-sharing and other strategies and by leveraging their combined reach through the Dynasty Media Portal.

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Business and Finance

Financing multicultural media: New collaboration positions publishers of color as catalysts for equitable community development Part 3

The Local Media Association (LMA) has made sustainability for publishers of color one of its four strategic pillars, building capacity through its Digital Transformation Lab, the Fund for Black Journalism, and the Word In Black collaborative. And Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers through its Tiny News Collective is making critical support more accessible to first time founders that are underrepresented in the news landscape.

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Business and Finance

Financing multicultural media: New collaboration positions publishers of color as catalysts for equitable community development Part 1

As part of RJI’s Inclusive Media and Economies Project, RJI, the Multicultural Media and Correspondents Association (MMCA) and Dynasty Consulting are teaming up to help publishers of color tap into community development, revitalization and reinvestment funds, and then use those investments to test new revenue strategies and build more sustainable business models.

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Entertainment

Sports Tidbits: Week 5 of the NFL Pick Them

Bills vs Chiefs – Game of the week in my eyes. The Chiefs have two losses already, to win this game would re-establish them at the league’s best team.  The Bills are squashing people, and playing really well, and have the momentum.  The Chiefs have come back to the pack a bit.  Bills establish themselves as an elite team in the league.

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Advice

Opinion Saturday: Sage Steele Come on Sis’ Cut the Crap

If someone is a gun enthusiast and believes wholeheartedly in the second amendment, or they don’t believe in abortion, or they disagree with me on tax policy.  Those are positions within the norm of political differences.  We can argue about these things and have a beer and go home still being friends. But this isn’t the type of conservative that Sage Steele is.  She’s disgusted with the vaccine mandate that ESPN has put in place to keep their workplace safe.  Steele also has an issue with the way some women who aspire to be in broadcasting dress.  

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Advice

Restoring Yourself

Get up, get out, and push yourself to get started with the restoration process of a healthier you. It’s up to you and only you to restore you.  

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The Narrative Matters

Living as Enemies of the Cross of Christ

The battle for the Promised Land of Healthy and Fit for Life is real! Unfortunately, you’re fighting on the wrong side. Put down the world’s ineffective weapons, and read today’s article to learn how to stop living as an enemy of the Cross of Christ when it comes to your health and fitness.

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The Narrative Matters

Solving the Puzzle

People often complain that they cannot lose weight or become free of an eating disorder because trying to navigate the health and fitness fads, expert advice, and conflicting research is like attempting to find your way out of a maze. If health and fitness trends confuse you, read today’s article to learn how to solve the puzzle!

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The Narrative Matters

God Never Changes

From Genesis to Revelations, God has given various commands regarding eating and drinking to those who have a covenant relationship with Him. In today’s article, we learn that although what and how believers ate varied, God’s command to eat and drink for His glory in order to reflect His holiness has not.

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Health

Practice What is Preached

The Bible says faith without works is dead. That principle applies to every aspect of your Christian life, including learning to eat and drink for the glory of God. Read today’s article to learn how to put your faith into action as you implement your health and fitness plan through Christ!

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Podcast

Breast Cancer Survivor’s Panel

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we invited several breast cancer survivors to share their testimonies on the Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries Radio Show.

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Podcast

Teens Talk Truth Radio Show

Join us today as the teens discuss their partnership with Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries to provide healthy meals to breast cancer patients during the pandemic.

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Podcast

My Sister’s Keyper

Tune in to today’s broadcast to learn more about how My Sister’s Keyper offers social services to breast cancer patients.

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Latino - Zenger News

AFRODECENDIENTES: AFRO-LATINO & AFRO-INDIO

While the interrelated crises impact entire communities, they put a particularly heavy burden on Afrodecendientes: Afro-Latino and Afro-Indio descendants. NOTE: “Indio” refers to anyone who is of indigenous Latin American descent.  It is a term that is essential in understanding Indigenous-Afro-Latino identities.

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Lifestyle

Should I book flights with a discount airline?

Spirit might be for you. There are fantastic deals available and great itineraries in term of departure and arrival times.   If you’re traveling on short trips, using Frontier or Spirit might also work out for you as well. 

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Entertainment

“The Mixed Girl Series” by LaMonique Mac

The Mac is back!  If you enjoyed “Poor Little Mixed Girl,” author, LaMonique Mac, has released the next two books in “The Mixed Girl Series.”  Tune in today as we discuss “Mixed Out” and “Snakes in the Mix,” then purchase your copies of both books today

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Entertainment

“Musings:  The Joy’s Joy” book of poetry by Tabatha Jones

If you miss listening to live poetry readings due to pandemic restrictions, tune in today for the Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries Radio Show!  Our special guest is author, poet, and spoken word artist, Tabatha Jones.  Join us as we discuss her new release, “The Joy’s Joy.”

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Entertainment

Osso Safe, LLC

Safety and security in the home, workplace, and entertainment venues is of paramount importance in the wake of an unprecedented epidemic of mass shootings in our country.  Tune in today as we discuss Sabrina Osso’s innovative approach to make homes and communities safer.

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Lifestyle

I Killed George: A Story of Healing from Abuse

I do believe that my steps are divinely ordered.  I believe this situation was tailor-made for me. When I first heard his name, I did not run home to my bed. I don’t even think I recognized it as a past trigger.

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Entertainment

Promise is Making Something Big Happen one Pull Up at A Time

That’s actually how I started my career as a business manager for my oldest brother Pastor Michael Lampkin & Prosperity. My big brother is my Pastor and absolute favorite artist and my inspiration, it was through him that I realized my gifts and true potential as an artist and executive.

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Sports

HBCU Sports: Deion Sanders Understands the Assignment

In response to this discomfort, one place of solace many black students turned to were coming home to HBCU’s. Enrollment has shot up across the country as many of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  With many black athletes starting to feel disenchanted with southern white male coaches at major universities, now they are exploring other options.  That option is playing ball at an HBCU.  Big name recruits that would have scoffed at going to an HBCU years ago are now considering it.

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Health

Tell the Mountain to Move

Our God is Lord of the impossible! As His children, we have been granted divine authority to speak to our situations. Read today’s article, then command the mountains of obesity and eating disorders to move in the Name of Christ the Lord!

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Health

Preparation for the Battle

In our daily lives, we often prepare before embarking on a new task. For example, we complete at least twelve years of school before entering the workforce. Once there, we enter orientation and training for our new jobs. Like soldiers in the natural real, we should take the same approach before engaging the enemy on the battlefield. Read today’s article to learn how to prepare for the war for your health and fitness!

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