Author Archives: Zenitha Prince

  • Dr. Jazz at Jericho II

    In 1997, Temple University history professor Bettye Collier-Thomas published Daughters of Thunder: Black Women Preachers and Their Sermons, a groundbreaking examination of the contributions of African-American women preachers to the church. Modern-day “Daughter of Thunder,” the Rev. Dr. Jasmin ...

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  • Ravens Fire Ray Rice, NFL Suspends Him Indefinitely

    (Updated 9/9/2014) The Baltimore Ravens fired Ray Rice Sept. 8 after the emergence of additional video showing the running back punching his then-fiancée in an Atlantic City casino elevator on Feb. 15. The Ravens had initially thrown their support behind Rice when the incident became public ...

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  • Ferguson Police Officers to Wear Cameras

    Ferguson, Mo. police officers have been outfitted with body cameras after weeks of unrest in response to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teen. Law enforcement and eyewitnesses have offered very different accounts of what transpired on Aug. 9 when Officer Darren ...

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  • Dr. Jazz at Jericho

    In Laventille, Trinidad, dreams are hard to come by. For its residents, the beauty of the Caribbean Sea just beyond them and the towering edifices of the nearby capital of Port-of-Spain belie their hardscrabble existence in the hillside ghetto that is rife with poverty, crime and gang warfare. ...

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  • Iyanla Vanzant Taking Oprah Network Show to Ferguson, Mo.

    In the wake of the police shooting of Michael Brown and the resulting unrest in Ferguson, Mo., Black leaders of all stripes have traveled there to seek justice, support the residents and bring resolution to the ongoing conflict. Iyanla Vanzant, a nationally recognized spiritual life coach, was ...

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  • Civil Rights Leaders, Groups Issue Recommendations

    On Aug. 19 a coalition of civil rights leaders and groups issued recommendations to address the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and to prevent future use of excessive force by law enforcement against unarmed African Americans. Brown, 18, was unarmed when he was shot and killed ...

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