African-American, Church, Culture, Current events, Explanatory Journalism, Faith Community, Faith-based Organizations, Health, Healthcare

Why African-Americans Are Less Likely to Get the Flu Vaccine and How the Church Can Help

Kimberly N. Alleyne Instances of U.S. influenza (flu) activity have reached the epidemic threshold for the 2014-15 flu season according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015). Annually there are 15 to 61 million cases of influenza are in the United States; each year 36,000 U.S. deaths are caused by flu. The CDC… Read More Why African-Americans Are Less Likely to Get the Flu Vaccine and How the Church Can Help

Church, Culture, Ministry, Scripture, Spirituality

#Shine On!

And “The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.” I Corinthians 15:41, NIV One of my former journalism professors always ends her phone calls and emails with, “Keep shining!” I get it: it’s her way of encouraging people in her mission field to… Read More #Shine On!

African-American, Bible, Church, Culture, Essay, Mental Health

There Is Light at the Other End — Hold On

Pastor Cheryl Mitchell Gaines, J.D.; M.Div. The Harvest Magazine contributor Reflective Essay If my life can be used to bring you glory Lord Jesus, use me.  If you can use anyone Lord, use me.  O, Lord.  I give you me again, and again, and again. After Robin Williams’s suicide, many African-Americans began to admit how… Read More There Is Light at the Other End — Hold On

Bible, Commentary, Culture, Scripture, Spirituality

A Call to Our High Priests to Play the Man!

Kimberly N. Alleyne | Publisher and Chief Editor | Commentary Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the Lord do that which seemeth him good. – II Samuel 10:12 (KJV) It has been said that a man carries the world on his… Read More A Call to Our High Priests to Play the Man!