Health and Spirit
Singer and actress Jill Scott is on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Essence magazine Jill Scott shows offer her new hourglass shape in a beautiful black form-fitted dress. She’s also wearing a short blonde wig styled by Ursula Stephens, who is also the stylist for Rihanna. “I’m a wood-burning stove; it’s a slow brew,” she says referring to how long it has taken her to drop some serious pounds. She also talks briefly about the new man in her life. “My only job is to be happy. So for everybody that cares about me and is not trying to be all up in a celebrity’s business, just know that I’m happy. My son is happy. We enjoy our lives,” she said.
Nassau, Bahamas – Interdenominational unity and overwhelming love for God and God’s people saturated the Benton Convention Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina as Global United Fellowship (GUF) recently hosted its inaugural conference – The Gathering – in the charming southern city. With exceptional ministry and marketplace workshops; transformative prayer, praise and worship; and fiery, impassioned, empowering preaching – THE GATHERING 2014 set a tone of elevated excellence and vigorous pursuit of The Great Commission that undergirds Global United Fellowship, which in less than one year old but has made extraordinary strides and impact with membership currently comprised of over 400 churches representing five Continents and approximately 20 denominations.
SAN FRANCISCO — Risky situations increase anxiety for women but not for men, leading women to perform worse under these circumstances, finds a study to be presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. “On the surface, risky situations may not appear to be particularly disadvantageous to women, but these findings suggest otherwise,” said study author Susan R. Fisk, a doctoral candidate in sociology at Stanford University, who defines a risky situation as any setting with an uncertain outcome in which there can be both positive or negative results, depending on some combination of skill and chance.
Unique Program For Troubled Youth to Honor Contributors at Special Dinner, Entertainment, and Awards Show in Chicago
Entertainers for the night will include Marshall Thompson and the world famous Chi-Lites, and gospel artist Pastor Mitty Collier. Rev. Harold E. Bailey, founder and president of Probation Challenge and The PCC Network Chicago, IL — Probation Challenge, the first court-mandated program of its kind in the country where clients are forced to help themselves via education (School or Jail!), will be presenting their 35-year “Portrait of Achievers” Awards, Entertainment, and Dinner show on Friday, August 15th at 7pm at Condesa del Mar in Chicago/Alsip, Illinois.
The Allstate Gospel Superfest Battle of the Bands New Talent Search to Return in August!- Jacksonville, Memphis & Washington, DC Chosen to Host the 2014 Competitions -(BLACK PR WIRE) – Cincinnati, OH – Producers of the Allstate Gospel Superfest will conduct its sixth annual new talent initiative in three major U.S. cities this coming August. The Allstate Gospel Superfest Battle of the Bands, a competition for aspiring gospel artists, will travel to Washington, DC, Memphis, TN and Jacksonville, FL in search of its next opening act for 2015. Interested gospel artists (consisting of twenty members or less) can enter the competition beginning Monday, June 2, 2014. The winner will be selected on Monday, September 15, 2014.
Approximately 65% of all African American women over the age of 25 in the United States are single – but many want to be in a loving and well matched marriage. Author and motivational speaker Toni King presents women with a 30 day challenge to connect and fall in love – without settling for less! – 5-part audio series and calendar. While committing to marriage is something that should be approached with patience and care, far too many intelligent, accomplished, and savvy African American women cannot find the compatibility they desire — and deserve. So much so that approximately 65% of African American women over the age of 25 are single and looking for a well matched marriage.
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