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203rd ANNUAL SESSION OF THE NEW YORK CONFERENCE

July 2024, Tarrytown, NY…, The 203 rd Annual Session of the New York Conference was held at the Westchester Marriot Hotel in Tarrytown, New York from June 20 through June 22, 2024. The host …
By Debra Chappelle-Polk, Zion Spotlight Editor
Dr. Kenvi Phillips

CONGRATS TO DR. KENVI PHILLIPS, NEW DIRECTOR OF THE BARACK OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Dr. Kenvi Phillips has been appointed the inaugural Director of the Barack Obama Presidential Library at the National Archives in Chicago , Il.  She will lead the planning and administration of …
By Georgette Williams, SOZ Contributor

A Miracle on 7th Street

Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church has been a staple in uptown Charlotte since the early 1900s. In the late 1970s, changes in the surrounding community due to urban renewal displaced many black families …
By Gloria Joyner-Johnson and Deborah Walker

Official Statement from the Board of Bishops Regarding Bishop Lartey

It has been brought to our attention that Bishop Seth O. Lartey has issued a public statement regarding his expected status at the conclusion of the 52nd Quadrennial Session of the General …
By The Board of Bishops, The A.M.E. Zion Church

The West Central NC Annual Conference Convenes in Greensboro

The 114th Session of the West Central NC Annual Conference came together on May 29, 2024, at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC .  Bishop Darryl B. Starnes Sr . continues to teach and …
By Cynthia Brown, Conference Reporter
Zion Spotlight

Clinton College Celebrates 2024 Commencement Ceremony

Rock Hill, SC - On Friday, May 3rd, 2024, Clinton College held its highly anticipated 2024 Commencement Ceremony at the Bishop Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The …

By Rev. Roderick J. Josey

Call To Action Project 2025

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I write to you with urgency and conviction regarding a matter that profoundly concerns our community and our values as people of faith. Recently, we have …

By Rev. Roderick J. Josey, Education Editor

Ministry and Mental Health: Dr. Powell II Hosts Inaugural Community Mental Wellness Mixer at Arizona State University as Founder of Mentally Anonymous

On May 31, 2024, Reverend Doctor Staccato K. Powell II, in collaboration with three prominent Black-led advocacy organizations, hosted a transformative Community Mental Wellness Mixer at the Mercado,…

By The Star of News
Education News

Christian Education in Public Schools by Right-wing Republicans

According to the New York Times, 28 June 2024, the Oklahoma State Superintendent of Education, Ryan Walters, a registered Republican, issued a directive that all public schools, at every level, must …
By Rev. Dr. Garrett M. Thomas

Livingstone College professor Chief Ashanti of the Carolinas

Livingstone College professor Felix Adusei-Danso who serves as chair for the department of Biology will be inaugurated as the new Ashanti Chief of Charlotte, North Carolina on July 6, 2024. The …
By Star of Zion News
Social Justice News
Frederick Douglass. Sojourner Truth. Harriet Tubman. James Walker Hood. These are just some of the heroes and heroines of the faith who paved the path of faith and freedom in the nation and through…
By Rasool Berry Host, Writer of Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom
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Washington, DC — Guns are by far the most common weapon used to kill Black homicide victims in America according to Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2022 …
By Georgia Seltzer
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TULSA, Okla.-- ( BUSINESS WIRE ) -- Today, the Biden-Harris administration and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded approximately $51 million to the Tulsa Hub for Equitable …
By Jessica Remer
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Opinion News

ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET

Grab your coat and get your hat, Leave your worries on the doorstep. Just direct your feet to the sunny side of the street.   Over a dozen song artists, including Louis …
By Leona Nicholas Welch
Other news
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – July 11, 2024 – On Saturday, Oct. 19, Mecklenburg County and surrounding area residents will join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s …
By Kara Harrington
Nature often sheds more light on our understanding of the complexities of human behavior when we examine the fascinating life cycles of some insects. The cicada is an unusual, broad-winged insect…
By Dr. Asa G. Hilliard, III
YOUTH MINISTER   Church Size:  2000 Denomination: African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) Job Type:  Part-Time Pay Type:  Salary Pay:  Competitive …
Rev. André L. Spivey
Greetings Zion, We are excited to announce the Live Recording of First Lady Nicole McLauchlin, wife of the Rev. Dr. Brandon D. McLauchlin in March of 2025. This endeavor aligns impeccably with …
By Star of Zion
WASHINGTON – Early Saturday morning, buses from across the nation rolled into Washington D.C. as thousands of poor and low-wage voters, advocates, faith leaders and other allies peacefully …
By Joe Ward
Lifestyle News

Father and Twin Sons Changing Lives One Smile At A Time in South Florida

MIAMI, Fla. – A beacon of oral health shines brightly in the heart of South Florida. For over three decades, Phanord & Associates, P.A. has been more than just a dental practice; It …
By Luisa Martinez, Sonshine Communications
Health & Wellness News

SELF Care: Making the best version of YOU

Alcohol, Communication & Assertiveness, Diet & Body Image, Mindfulness, Nature, Nutrition, Sleep, etc. These are all topics that pertain to health and self-care. July is Social Wellness …
By Daman De Leon, Zion Health and Wellness Editor

Celebrating Minority Mental Health Month

Let’s face it, it can be tough existing as a racial minority here in America. From 1619 to the present day, peoples of African Descent throughout the Diaspora have faced insurmountable …
By Daman De Leon, Zion Health and Wellness Editor

AL/FL Men of Zion Episcopal Director

GREENVILLE, AL……The men of the Alabama/Florida Episcopal District gathered for their annual retreat on the historic campus of Lomax-Hannon College in Greenville, AL, from May 31 – …
By Rev. Larry Jacobs
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