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Ageless Praise ministry brings “church” to a nursing home

by Arion Hall Norfolk State graduate Geraldine Pittman has found a safe way for her church to be able to minister to senior citizens during the pandemic at Heals Haven nursing home. Geraldine Pittman has been a member at Lighthouse Assemblies of God church for 25 years. She serves as an usher and an advocate … Continue reading


Charleston pastor worries race relations are worsening
Business / Featured / International News / Lifestyle

Charleston pastor worries race relations are worsening

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The pastor of the South Carolina church where nine members were killed more than two years ago says he worries race relations in the country are getting worse. News outlets report the Rev. Eric Manning of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston told students at the University of South Carolina Upstate … Continue reading

Pakistan PM vows to fight terror after 70 died in Lahore
Asia / International News / Middle East

Pakistan PM vows to fight terror after 70 died in Lahore

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister on Monday vowed to eliminate perpetrators of terror attacks such as the massive suicide bombing that targeted Christians gathered for Easter the previous day in the eastern city of Lahore, killing 70 people. The attack underscored both the militants’ ability to stage large-scale attacks despite a months-long government … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Ex-pastor sentenced for taping women while they were nude

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former Norfolk pastor is going to prison for secretly videotaping another clergyman’s wife and daughter while they were naked. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1OKHTHj ) that 45-year-old Michael Rodney Jones was sentenced Friday, Jan 22, to two years for taking nude video without the subject’s consent. A judge suspended a three-year … Continue reading


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted three Virginia men accused of plotting to shoot up or bomb synagogues and black churches. The Richmond-area men were originally charged last month. A federal magistrate found probable cause to send the case to a grand jury, which returned a three-count indictment Tuesday. Court records … Continue reading