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Board of Bishops & IMLA Meetings 2024 (Part 1)

The Board of Bishops and International Lay & Ministers Association (IMLA) meetings held February 20-23, 2024, at the Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina, was a …

Freedom Sings!

My excitement grew as I walked into my first in-person station rehearsal, which was held at Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church and led by Minstrel Sid Oliver. My excitement continued to grow as we began …

Retreat: Trauma-Informed Theology

February 2, 2024 Durham, NC - Lately there has been a lot of discussion around Trauma-Informed Care in the field of human services. Trauma-informed care recognizes the presence of symptoms of …

Atlanta, GA - Zion Lester a high school scholar, student-athlete, and now author pens her first book: “Zion Learns to See” , a heartwarming children's book fostering empathy and awareness …

Little Rock Students Receive CD Rippy Scholarships

On Sunday, February 4, 2024, twelve members of the Little Rock AME Zion Church, Charlotte, NC, each received a check for two hundred dollars for their continuing education at various accredited …

Fleming Street: Cooking with Love, Serving Humanity

Fleming Street: Cooking with Love, Serving Humanity Rev. Dierdre’ Parker Spencer, NC February 14,2024 March is Women’s History Month. I love hearing the stories of all the famous …

Under the leadership of director Laura Adair Johnson, the Andrew Carnegie Library at Livingstone College has been filled with learning fun and adventure for students and the Rowan-Salisbury …

Livingstone College Advances in Quiz Bowl Tournament

Livingstone College competed in the National Qualifying Tournament of the 35th Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), America’s premier academic competition for Historically Black Colleges …

Harlem, New York - The New York Amsterdam News (AmNews), one of America’s oldest and most influential Black newspapers continues its unfolding renaissance with the hiring of distinguished …

Livingstone College to host HBCU Debate Tour

On Monday, February 12, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. The Great Debate featuring Hampton and Howard universities took place on the campus of Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, in Bishop James …

Denton Black Film Festival Wraps Up 10th Year

DENTON, TEXAS  - The Denton Black Film Festival wrapped up its 10th year, topping more than 12,000 attendees and recognizing some of the nation’s top independent filmmakers. The …

Freedom's Eve

The term Gullah Geechee , refers to the descendants of Africans who were enslaved on the rice, indigo, and Sea Island cotton plantations of the lower Atlantic Coast.  The Gullah Geechee culture …

A Passion for Planning

The National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals is a non-profit organization that focuses on the training needs of African American meeting planners. Membership includes meeting planners across …

Salisbury, NC - The Livingstone Concert Choir, a distinguished ensemble from Livingstone College, has received an exclusive invitation from the National Center of Popular Music and the Cuban …

The Color Purple Remix: A Review

I had the pleasure of attending an early screening in my hometown of Southport, NC at Surf Cinema. Having had the privilege of appearing in the stage version of this musical twice as Sofia, I jumped …

It's A New Season

To my beloved family of believers of The A.M.E. Zion Church and Esteemed Subscribers to the Star of Zion, As we stand on the threshold of a new year, I am honored to address you as the Chief …

Bidding Adieu 2023 at a Winter Art Market

One of the last events of 2023 that I attended was the McColl Center’s Front Lawn Friday + Winter Art Market . I was invited by a friend whose wife was an artist featured in the showcase. For …

God Stepped IN: A New Single by Dr. Daran Mitchell

Dr. Daran Mitchell is a prolific pontificator, a professor of preaching, a sought-after revivalist, a pastor, and jazz aficionado. Recently he added recording artist to his list of titles. With not …

Temple Building

It’s a brand-new year! So many of us use the beginning of a year to implement new habits and routines, or to get rid of old ones. So, we make New Year’s Resolutions. In case you’ve …

Songs of Preparation

Music is an important part of any worship experience. It can shift the atmosphere from chaotic to consecrated.   Music prepares our hearts in a unique way for communion with God. Music, …

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