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Freed after serving 30 years of wrongful conviction and death sentence

  Anthony Ray is LINC 3rd Annual Milestones Dinner Keynote Speaker BY KIMBERLY COOK, PHD CONTRIBUTING WRITER “The sun does shine,” was one of the first things Anthony Ray Hinton said when he was exonerated from a wrongful conviction and death sentence in Alabama. He was incarcerated for 30 years fortwo murders he did not commit. During the time he was on death row, he rarely saw the outdoors, he did no ...

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The National Black Church Initiative salutes the Women’s March for Democracy and Inclusion

This is the only thing that will make America Great  Washington, DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, salutes the millions of women around the world who will stand against tyranny from their Government. It is right to petition and march against your Government. We particularly salute Chr ...

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CASH IN THE APPLE: Doubting Trump

BY CASH MICHAELS OF THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL   As we head toward the inauguration of our nation’s 45th president, despite the troubling questions that surround him, there are those who question that despite our many, many doubts about him and his “vision” for America, shouldn’t we all just put all of that to the side, and just “unite” behind him, working together for a “better” future? Well, I know it’s ...

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OUR VOICE, GUEST EDITORIAL, Moral courage: standing up for what is right

    Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Even a superficial look at history reveals that no social advance rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. Every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle . . . This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   On Wednesday, Senator Co ...

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The Impact Network expands its reach through Comcast Xfinity

BY ROZ EDWARD OF THE MICHIGAN CHRONICLE   The Impact Network, the only independent African American-owned and operated Christian television network in the United States, will now be available in even more homes, thanks to an expanded distribution agreement with Comcast’s Xfinity TV platform. The Impact Network features programming on urban ministries, gospel music, lifestyle and entertainment. “We’re e ...

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As Obama departs, we owe him our thanks

By Rev. Jesse Jackson of Rainbow Coalition ( - The final days of the Obama presidency are upon us. His popularity is rising with the economy, and with the increasingly stark contrasts to his successor. It is worth being clear about the legacy that he leaves behind. Obama came to office facing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The global financial system teetered on col ...

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OUR VOICE, GUEST EDITORIAL, Prayers for the work ahead for our children

BY MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN OF CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND This has been a trying year for so many children in America — confused, consumed by and afraid of the intolerance, hatred and anger of adults. How do we keep the promises we have made to our children? How do we make a better America that values each and every child, regardless of skin color, faith, gender, sexual orientation, disability or immigration stat ...

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