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Mothers – A special gift from God (Week two)

May 10, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th This month we are celebrating motherhood. Mothers do not come in a “onesize/ fit all” package, but every mother is special in her own right. In continuation of this month’s celebration of motherhood, the following are “10 Reasons Why Mothers Are Important” published in Psychology… [Read More]

Mothers – A special gift from God (Week One)

May 3, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother” – (John 19:25a) Last month believers were reminded how Jesus hung impaled on the Cross with life slowly oozing out of His body, and how His mother stood nearby watching. To different people in the Gospel account… [Read More]

National Autism Awareness Month (Conclusion)

April 26, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th This month, this column has placed the spotlight on autism to raise awareness. There is nothing more frustrating to a parent than when they get ‘the evil eye’ when their child has an emotional meltdown or outburst in public. It is often not due to… [Read More]

National Autism Awareness Month (Week Four)

April 19, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th April is National Autism Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 percent of the world population has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (CDC, 2014) and the prevalence in the United States is estimated at 1 in 68 births. (CDC, 2014). There is… [Read More]

National Autism Awareness Month (Week Three)

April 12, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th This writer mentioned in the initial article of this series that the motivation for this series came from a co-worker whose grandson was diagnosed with autism. When my co-worker spoke with her daughter regarding her grandson’s perceived developmental delays, she immediately began looking for answers… [Read More]

FashionWalk 2018:’It Takes a Village to End Sex Trafficking’

April 5, 2018

On Sunday, March 25, 2018, the Foundations for Freedom, Inc., hosted its annual “FashionWalk” fundraiser, at Leader Luxury, 6310 N. 43rd Street. The FashionWalk brought together youth, community leaders, and local fashion designers to raise awareness of the seriousness of the problem of human trafficking in our communities through the glamour of a fashion show…. [Read More]

Carter’s Christian Academy presents ‘Celebration of Life’

April 5, 2018

On Thursday, March 29, 2018, Carter’s Christian Academy hosted a “Celebration Of Life Program,” at Central Library’s Centennial Hall, 733 N 8th Street. The program celebrated the life of Jesus Christ and the upcoming Easter holiday with spoken word and dance performances by the students from all of Carter’s Christian Academy locations.

National Autism Awareness Month (Week Two)

April 5, 2018

The Counseling Corner Every family should be allowed to attend the good old favorite pastime, the movies. Thanks to AMC and Marcus Theatres, children and adults living with autism and other special needs, have the ability to enjoy a movie night, too, with the availability of sensory friendly films. AMC Theaters AMC has partnered with… [Read More]

Women’s History Month (Conclusion)

March 22, 2018

“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Oprah Winfrey March is Women’s History Month. This month this column has been recognizing the achievements of women throughout history. When one remembers the many accomplishments of women, one is inspired by Amelia Earhart. Amelia Earhart (1897-c.1939) Earhart was an American aviator who set many… [Read More]

St. Mark A.M.E. hosts tutoring program for Keefe Ave. School students

March 15, 2018

On Sunday, March 11, 2018, St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church held a special recognition ceremony at their church, 1616 West Atkinson Ave., to thank their outstanding church members who volunteer to run their weekly tutoring and mentoring program. The program is for students of Keefe Avenue School and for grades K3-8; it is sponsored… [Read More]