Faith & Values

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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Ascension Remains Dedicated to Keeping Its Community of Patients Healthy and Informed

  By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Ascension, the faith-based healthcare organization that’s dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care, is working to keep its community of patients healthy and informed during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The organization has updated its website almost daily and also is pointing visitors…

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The Clark Sisters’ Highly Anticipated New Album “The Return” Available Now on All Digital Platforms

The Legendary Grammy Award-winning gospel group, The Clark Sisters’ newest album, The Return, is now available on all digital platforms. This album, a release by Karew Entertainment and Motown Gospel, is the seventeenth complete album of the legendary group with producer credits to include Rodney Jerkins, Warryn Campbell, Jermaine Dupri, Mano Haines, and more. The…

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