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A very dedicated minister of the kingdom of God and to The A.M.E. Zion Church with over 33 years of experience, he has served as a Pastor, Presiding Elder, and Bishop's assistant under the leadership …

A Black History Celebration: Celebrating Our History, Heritage, & Humanity

On Sunday, February 18 th at 3pm in Broadway, North Carolina, the Cameron Grove African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church held a Black History program focused on the theme, Celebrating Our History, …

Reflections On My First Slam Poetry Performance

March 22, 2012, marked my debut as a spoken word artist. The late Dr. Maurice Martinez, Professor Emeritus at UNCW, introduced me to the stage of the spring 2012 semester by inviting me to …

A Time for Love

A TIME TO LOVE: A Sermon in Commemoration of the Passion and Love of Christ Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 building on verse 8, …A Time for Love… The following scenario is from …

Shoe Cam At BOB & IMLA 2024

You can tell a lot about a person by what they wear on their feet. Shoes protect our feet, cushion our body weight, and allow us to play sports safely. There are all types of shoes: closed-toed …

Benefits of Being the Early Bird

If you are anything like me, you looked up few short weeks ago and realized that the deadline to file income taxes was fast approaching. While I set out each year to have everything in order so that …

Dear Zion: If I May…

It is imperative that we, as members of the great African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, be either hot or cold! The climate of the United States of America is one of disarray and darkness. Our …

Fulfilling the Need to Know

Youth’s Responsibility to the Future             Black History Month is always a good time to develop a greater appreciation for the …

A Steadying

Recently, I crossed paths with a college student who is an aspiring humanitarian. Our conversation focused on the state of the world, hopes for the future, use of self in conflict management, and how …

Cherishing the Bond of Sisterhood

The book of Ruth opens with the tragedy of a woman, Naomi, that masks the bonds of sisterhood that had developed between her and her daughters-in-law, Ruth and Orpah. The Scripture gives strong …

A Black ‘Green’ Church

The question as to where the Black Church is when it comes to climate justice issues is a relevant one. The politicising and polarising nature of the climate justice debate seems to have numbed many …

A New Year: Volunteer

February 16, 2024 Charlotte, NC - Spring is almost here, but there is still much time to make an impact in 2024: volunteer. While every new year does not promise a guarantee on our resolutions, …

President Parrish and AAUW Members Challenge Gender Wage Gap

North Carolina Employment Agencies: The Salisbury Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) call to your attention Executive Order 93, whereas North Carolina enacted a state-wide …

Africa Resource Blessed or Resource Cursed?

In the field of earth sciences, a discussion has been raging for years around the subject of the ‘resource curse.’ ‘Resource curse’ is the phenomenon of countries with an …

Hustlers Die Young

“Sankofa” Looking Back to Move Forward   Hustlers Die Young ​ During the 20 years since the riots of the 1960s, it appears that little progress has been made in …

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 …

A New Level

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. These words - spoken by the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. …

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 …

The Wise Men

Within the liturgical calendar, t he season of Advent is widely accepted as one of hope, love, joy , peace, and light. It is in this season, that perhaps one of the most regarded moments within the …

The Witness of Mary

Every year, devout Christians embark on a theological journey,delving into the story of Jesus' birth. While the liturgical season of Advent emphasizes the hope, joy, love, and peace offered by Christ’s awaited birth, less attention is given to the contextual realities of His arrival. Within the Gospel of Luke, Mary's

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