Faith & Values

Dorchester Seniors: Still Making Strides During The Pandemic

Dorchester Seniors, Inc, a non-profit organization based in Summerville and St. George, has been working through the COVID-19 pandemic, providing meals to seniors across Dorchester County. From March to May, Dorchester Seniors has distributed 23,183 meals. Dorchester Seniors prepares all meals within the Summerville location and distributes them out at both centers via the home…

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Black Millennial Launches Virtual Solution for Faith-Based Communities Prioritizing Safety of Worshipers

Day Edwards is no stranger to finding innovative solutions to meet the needs of today’s churches. In 2019, the Houston-based entrepreneur and CEO made a name for herself when she founded a first-of-its- kind, digital platform for churches called Church Space. Known as “the Airbnb for churches,” Church Space is an online marketplace that helps churches…

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Bishop Zedekiah LaZett Grady Passes at 89

Bishop Zedekiah Lazett Grady was born in Loughman, Florida, the son of the late Walter and Sylvira Bynum Grady. He was educated in the public schools of Sanford, Florida, and is a graduate of Crooms Academy. He attended Edward Waters College and the B. F. Lee Theological Seminary, where he received the A.A. and B.Th.…

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A Very Different Ramadan

By Imam Al-Hajj Hakim Abdul-Ali The religion of Al-Islam is one of the world’s largest religious traditions with almost two billion adherents globally. It’s also widely recognized as the globe’s fastest growing religion, and in this comprehensive “deen,” or way of life, there is no more important celebratory occasion than the observation of the holy…

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Vocalist, Educator, Social Activist James Edwards Passes

By Barney Blakeney Charleston crooner, musician, educator and administrator James Christopher Edwards, Jr., husband of Mrs. Gloria LaPrince Edwards, entered into eternal rest at his residence March 30. He was 85. Edwards, a retired administrator for Charleston County School District, is remembered among Charleston’s most prominent vocalists. The 1952 Burke High School graduate who earned…

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Educator, Civic Organizer, Minister Helen T. McKune Passes

By Barney Blakeney Charleston educator, administrator and minister, Reverend Helen Lee Thomas McKune, the first African-American woman to be appointed to serve as a minister in the United Methodist Church, entered into eternal rest March 19. She was 78. A teacher and an administrator in Charleston County School District from which she eventually retired, McKune…

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Stellar Awards New Television Special Offers Ray Of Hope And Inspiration In Response To The Covid Pandemic, Titled “Stellar Awards: Music Of Hope”

In light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Central City Productions, Inc. the producers of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards brings you an uplifting and encouraging two-hour musical special, The Stellar Awards: Music of Hope. Executive producer Don Jackson stated, “During this unprecedented crises, we produced a special to uplift the country with Gospel Music performances…

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