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PBS Documentary “The Black Church” Feb 16 and 17

The McIntosh County Shouters from Briar Patch, Georgia will have some ring shouts aired in an upcoming PBS documentary, The Black Church.  This two-part, four-hour documentary will air on February 16.  More information is here:  https://www.pbs.org/weta/black-church/

Virtual Funerals: A Safer Option During the COVID‐19 Pandemic

Physical distancing measures and the current restrictions on large group gatherings have left many to consider alternative approaches to commemorating the death of a loved one. Normally at a time of loss, a funeral, burial or celebration of life would occur, where individuals gather together to pay final respects to the deceased and support the bereaved. Awareness of virtual funerals is growing as demand for remote services has increased island-wide. A virtual funeral is a practical alternative to a traditional funeral, allowing individuals to connect, grieve, and commemorate via digital…

Op-Ed: It’s a Sad Day, But Not One That Could Not Have Been Predicted

By Joseph R. Hudson It is a sad day but not one that could not have been predicted based upon our business actions. You can’t blame it all on the President, yes, he may have stoked the fire and led the parade, but he had to have lieutenants and other officers to lead his troops.  I am not talking about those who think they are nationalists but those officers in C suites and C Suite organizations.  If you look at Georgia, you find the Chambers of Commerce and almost all…

The Great, The Horrible and The Wonderful

By Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. Now and then in our lives and in history, the three above realities take place at the same time. We witnessed each of the above events in our own time and space on January 5-6, 2021. One hundred years from now, I predict that preachers, teachers, writers, artists, historians, theologians, political scientists, legal scholars, journalists and many more will discuss and learn from the American events of January 5-6, 2021. This will take place locally and globally. First, the election of Raphael Warnock and…

How to Celebrate the Dr. King Holiday

How to Celebrate the Dr. King Holiday The angst and anxiety that so many people have been feeling the past several months is understandable.  From an unrelenting pandemic that has taken so many lives, to the plague of social injustice that continues to challenge the lives of Black people in the United States, it has been a difficult time in America.  How fitting it is, then, that the first major holiday of the year that we celebrate is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr holiday.  At a time when we…

Are We Woke Yet?

U. S. Capitol Under Siege; Former U. S. Presidents Push for Unity On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, as many Georgians celebrated history being made, with Georgia’s first Black U. S. Senator and youngest U. S. Senator being elected to office, America was pushed to the brink of ruin. All should realize how deep the divisions in our country truly run. Many in the state of Georgia were rejoicing as Democrat Reverend Dr. Raphael G. Warnock and Democrat Jon Ossoff had seized their elections in races for Georgia’s U. S. Senate…

Let’s Finish Strong!: Vote Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff for US Senate in the Georgia Run-Off Election

By Ramona Houston, PhD, PMP In November, African-Americans and Latino-Americans/Latina-Americans voted and made an impact! We redirected the course of this country by electing Joe Biden for President and Kamala Harris for Vice President. Our job, however, is not complete. With two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia at stake, our vote counts more than ever. We must stay intentional and focused on our goal of moving America forward. Our full participation in the January 5th, run-off election is critical. We must vote for Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff for U.S.…

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