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Give Love Away—don’t wait until Christmas Day. Lord knows what the world needs now is love sweet love—that’s the only thing there just too little of… In light of the many tragic events in the news lately, these powerful lyrics of love from a few of my favorite songs...
  On Saturday September 7th, the First Ladies Health Initiative hosted its 11th Annual First Ladies Health Day and 2nd Annual Health Walk in Chicago. This event was hosted by almost 60 First Ladies (pastor’s wives), who collectively represent congregations of more than 40,000 people. Together, they have utilized their...
Kanye told his pastor that since he was 'radically saved,' he no longer wanted to rock the mic By Kia Morgan-Smith Kanye West has been on a mission to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, having recently been saved. The rapper has also been on his own personal pilgrimage around the...
Historic Bethel AME Church is preparing to celebrate 157 years of continuous ministry and service in Chicago with three special events June 15, June 22, and June 23. All are near, or at, the church at 4444 S. Michigan. According to historian Christopher Reed in “Black Chicago’s 1st Century,” Bethel...
On Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church of Chicago, located at 4849 South Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, in partnership with the Civic Knowledge Project, the community connections branch of the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago (U....
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader Writing your history—is everyday. It’s been said, “When it comes to your history, make sure you hold the pen.” Make it a new thing. It’s not just to be written but to be rewritten, but keep the core. As we remember Dr. Martin Luther King,...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader Think Him for the Insignificant Things—the things we so often take for granted. Yes, I said ‘think Him’ because as an older lady once said ‘every time I thank on the Lord—I think Him.’ This may sound grammatically incorrect but it is indeed a powerful...
By Michelle Gallardo, Channel 7 News CHICAGO (WLS) -- Churches across Chicago stepped up to help those in need this Christmas Day. It could be as simple as a hot meal served with a smile, or a gift for a child in need. More than 2,500 toys and 300 coats were distributed at...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader Words are like eggs; if you let go of them, you cannot get them back. This is a powerful African proverb that reminds us to pay attention to our speech, for words have a lasting affect. Scripture clearly reminds us to watch our words: “But I...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader A haircut gone bad. Remember when you were younger and came home crying because you didn’t like the way the barber or beautician cut your hair? A woman in California apparently didn’t take heed to what momma’ used to say, “It’ll grow back.” Unfortunately, as you continue...