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 […]

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The Freedom of Emptiness

Reflective Essay I thought it was poetically fitting that the first day after my 40-day fast ended was a beautiful one. An almost cloudless sky greeted me Thursday morning, Feb. 12, and a bright sun with a hint of spring warmth hugged my cheek. During my 40-day journey, I had wondered how I would change. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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