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Father Ellis Clifton's Life -

irst, let me say that I am honored to be interviewed for this Black History celebration. I commend you and The Telegram for excellent reporting and service to the various communities you serve. As I...


Spiritually Speaking.... Walking is So Much More Than Just Exercise

If I haven't before, let me ask you now. Can somebody explain a "faith walk" to me? I frequently refer to my own spiritual transformation that way and I've had others describe this "thing" that I'm...


Faith and Community Leaders to Government Officials: Protect the Vote, Count the Votes

WASHINGTON – Faith leaders from across Michigan joined a group of more than 1,100 faith and community leaders representing communities in all 50 states today as a part of a joint call for federal,...


Woman's Obituary: In Lieu of Flowers 'Do Not Vote For Trump'

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - An obituary for a Minneapolis-area woman who died at age 93 included one specific request for her mourners: Do not vote for Donald Trump. Georgia May Adkins, of Inver Grove...

 By Bill Fletcher    Faith    October 1, 2020


Anyone who has followed the career of Donald Trump can only be but so surprised by the allegations that he has demeaned military veterans and fallen fighting men and women. The allegations, which included the identification of fallen soldiers as lose...

 By Jean Overman    Faith    August 20, 2020

Christ Temple City of Refuge host Community Gas Give-away

INKSTER - On Saturday, August 15th, the citizens of Inkster were blessed with Free Gas. Through a partnership with Christ Temple City of Refuge (CTCOR), Mike Bazzi - owner of the Citgo Gas Station...

 By Pastor Overall    Faith    July 30, 2020


This is why I cannot vote for Donald J. Trump for a second term in the White House. 1. Trump said he would build a wall and fix our immigration problem. He did build 3 miles of a wall but anyone can...


Save-A-Life Program

The Save-A-Life Program is a collaboration between Wayne County Public Health Division and Garden City Hospital to bring further COVID-19 and antibody serology testing to Wayne County and identify... Full story

 By James Washington    Faith    July 2, 2020

"Daddy Do I Have to?"

There is a question I've been mulling over and, if you don't mind, I would like your input. Does one follow the Word of God because you know you should or, because you have to? I mean is the faith wal... Full story


Faith and Common-Sense, Ways to Fight Coronavirus "I was Just Thinking"

Fannie Mae Miles Bradford, at 89, has experienced more in her lifetime than many of the government officials who are advising us about our lives today. So, Mrs. Bradford is approaching the...


"A Tale of Two Pandemic Viruses: COVID-19 & Racism '20"

Like most decent people, I was shocked but not surprised by seeing the videos coming out of Minneapolis, Minnesota showing George Floyd, 46, an unarmed and non-resistant African American man lying on... Full story

 By Pastor Overall    Faith    June 4, 2020


Husbands & wives are spending lots of time together. Boyfriends & girlfriends are spending much-talking phone time together or should be as they prepare for what could be. People engaged to be... Full story

 By Pastor Overall    Faith    May 21, 2020

Question: Pastor O., why is it wrong when White people march and protest but it's okay when Black people do it?

Answer: A White person wants to know the difference between Black people marching and protesting versus White people's protests and marches. First, White people march and protest for rights that they... Full story


OP-ED: The Role of the Black Church During a Pandemic

I recently came across an article on that highlighted a furor on several social media platforms regarding whether wealthy pastors are contributing enough to COVID-19 relief efforts.... Full story

 By Rev. LT Willis    Faith    April 23, 2020

Stay Home Family Over Everything

For nearly six weeks now, life as many of us have known it to be has been impacted by the Coronavirus. Many businesses have had to close the doors, people have lost their sources of income, their employment, etc. Life has seemingly caved in on us... Full story

 By Pastor Overall    Faith    April 9, 2020

Tithes & Offerings?

Church, don't let the Devil trick you. Just because you are not going to the church house Jesus still expects you to tithe and give offerings. The Lords' work in this world still continues even... Full story


COVID-19: Black Churches Employ Innovation to Worship During a Pandemic

Black churches in America have faced the challenges of wars, arson and racism written into the law. Following several slave revolts, including Nat Turner’s Rebellion in 1831, Virginia passed a law that required that a white person be present... Full story


The Lord Appears to Solomon

11 When Solomon had finished the temple of the Lord and the royal palace, and had succeeded in carrying out all he had in mind to do in the temple of the Lord and in his own palace, 12 the Lord appeared to him at night and said: “I have heard your... Full story


Write Your Own Obituary. Your Life Depends on It.

My immediate reaction to a recent sermon I heard was to share it. Although this was not the topic of the message, the pastor’s comment about life and death made me think about my own obituary. It... Full story


Parents, are your children saved?

Have they confessed their sin and accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior? Life here on earth ends and most times without notice. Just because you are saved does not automatically make them sav... Full story



The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation of the Christian faith. Without the resurrection, the belief in God's saving grace through Jesus is destroyed. When Jesus rose from the dead, he... Full story


Hey Black Child

LaDreme Stinson recited the poem Hey Black Child during the Black History program at Love Joy Missionary Baptist Church in River Rouge Hey Black Child Countee Cullen Hey black child to you know who... Full story

 By KB Steward    Faith    March 7, 2019

In remembrance of my Mom

It's been seven years since God gave you your wings. Not a day goes by that your name or presence touches me. It took me this long to share these words of you and a tear is always near and follows,... Full story


The Devil is Full of Many Tricks So Don't Be Fooled

You know, I’ve got to give it to the devil. He truly is as slick as they come. It is my understanding that he has some power in this physical world and what amounts to zilch in the eternal kingdom... Full story


Community Blessfest returns to Taylor

The 6th Annual Blessfest returns to Taylor on Sat. May 18 and held in beautiful large facilities at New Hope Church, 14000 Racho Blvd. in Taylor from 12 Noon to 3 PM. (Doors open to vendors at 10... Full story


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