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The Rev. Dr. Raphael Gamaliel Warnock is the senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, the spiritual home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Warnock is married to Oulèye Ndoye Warnock and the couple has two children. When did you know that God was calling you to be a messenger of the gospel? Honestly,…

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Alberta Williams King

Every American student knows that Dr. Martin L. King Jr. was assassinated by James Earle Ray, but very few are aware of the murder of his mother, Alberta Williams King. On Sunday June 30, 1974, church service was being held at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. Mrs. King was acting as the church organist and had just…

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Herman J. Russell, founder and CEO emeritus of H.J. Russell & Co., a construction and real estate firm which was founded in 1957 and is one of the largest minority-owned companies in the United States, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at the age of 83. Russell’s wake will be held Friday, November 21 at 6 p.m. at…

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Watch Night services have been held in African American communities for over a century. The tradition can be traced back to New Year’s Eve 1862, which has also been called Freedom’s Eve. During that time African Americans gathered in churches and homes throughout the country bringing in the New Year as they awaited news that…

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Night watch services have been held in African American communities for over a century. The  tradition can be traced back to New Year’s Eve, 1862, which has also been called Freedom’s Eve. During that time African Americans gathered in churches and homes throughout the country bringing in the New Year as they awaited news that…

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Black Women of the Church Make Hats Crowning Glory Church ladies and matrons of the church  are icons of  African American culture. These are the women who set the standard for proper decorum and provide guidelines to live by.  Just consider their Sunday morning regiments, their regal appearances and stately comportment  — it says a…

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Check out the events happening in your city!   A King Celebration with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (1280 Peachtree St. NE) Thursday, Jan. 14, 8 p.m. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Atlanta Symphony’s tribute concerts to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma takes the stage.  Performed annually at Dr.…

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