Pastor Gardner Celebrates 10th Anniversary In Harlem

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First Female Pastor to Lead Historic Harlem Church 

By Keith Forest

On October 11, Family, friends and spiritual leaders throughout the tri-state area collectively came together to honor a jewel in the ministry, Pastor Renee Francis Washington Gardner who celebrates her 10th Pastoral Anniversary as Senior Pastor of Memorial Baptist church in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Rev. Renee Celebrates 10th Pastoral Anniversary in Harlem

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By Keith L. Forest

Reverend Dr. Renee Frances Washington Gardner is a woman of many firsts. When Harlem’s renowned Bishop Preston Washington, Sr. passed away, she became not only the first woman elected Pastor of an historic Baptist Church in Harlem but the first wife to succeed her husband and Memorial Baptist Church’s first female Senior Pastor. Continue Reading →

New Reader’s Theater’s Religious & Spiritual Experience in Harlem

Spirit & Image Reader’s Theater presents JOB:

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A one-act comedy-drama that imagines the story of Job as if it were happening now Continue Reading →

From Harlem To Hempstead African Americans Unite For Inclusion

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Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York State

Dear Governor Cuomo:

Mobilizing Preachers & Communities (MPAC) is writing you today to express our deep concern about how the SUNY Board and its chairman, H. Carl McCall, have managed the sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH). Continue Reading →

Rev. Dr. Amy Butler First Woman To Lead Riverside Church

Rev Amy Butler (small)Marking a historical milestone, on Sunday, June 8, the congregation of The Riverside Church called the Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, “Pastor Amy,” as the seventh senior minister of the historic Church—making her the first woman to lead the church in its 87-year history.  Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Saluting Jazz and Gospel At The Apollo Theater

seitu1Seitu Oronde was on the road again covering the Greater Harlem of Chamber of Commerce mega Concert Saluting Jazz and Gospel Tonight at the Apollo Theater. Continue Reading →

Rangel Ready For 23rd Term in Congress

charles rangelU.S. Rep. Charles Rangel jokingly flexed his biceps when asked about his age and then offered to dance with a female reporter to prove his vigor Thursday as he announced his intention to run for a 23rd term. Continue Reading →