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Popular minister and motivational speaker Myles Munroe died Sunday afternoon following a small-plane crash in the Bahamas, NBC News reports.

Nine people were on board when the plane went down. According to the news site, the Bahamian aviation ministry confirmed “some fatalities.” ABC News later reported that all passengers died in the crash.

In addition to Munroe, the deceased included Munroe’s wife, Ruth, who was also popular in the international evangelical sphere, NBC News notes, and Richard Pidner, senior vice president and pastor of Munroe’s Bahamas Faith Ministries International Fellowship.

According to the report, the plane was trying to make a landing at Grand Bahama International Airport when it crashed into a shipyard. The plane then hit a mechanical crane, according to ABC News, exploding on impact. The small group on the private Lear jet was reportedly headed to a Global Leadership Forum that was arranged by Munroe.

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DETROIT, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christmas is more than a month away, but youngsters at Greater Grace Temple would tell you it happens on Nov. 9th!  That's when the church will give away 100 FREE bicycles to children from financially strapped families.  No Christmas tree, no Santa but who's complaining.  Big smiles will be everywhere.  It all happens Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at 12:45 p.m.  (Families receiving the bikes have already been pre-selected.)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Former NBA star Charles Barkley recently drew national attention with his candid comments referring to the envy between 'successful blacks' and others in the community, referring to 'crabs in a barrel'," noted Crown CEO Chuck Bentley. "Mr. Barkley was referring to an African Proverb – 'Put one crab in a pot and it will escape. Put two crabs in a pot and neither will escape.'"  

PICO National Network to Hold Press Call to Announce Massive, Faith-Based Voter Registration and Education Campaign

Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times

When life gets really upside down with me spiritually, I get anxious and scattered. If not reminded by those closest to me, I get a gentle nudge from my wife to remember my perceived angst has nothing to with the answers to my problems. God’s already taken care of that. When I eventually calm down (and I always do), most of my current issues are related to time or my perceived lack thereof.

Special to the NNPA from the Dallas Weekly

This past weekend I was supported by friends as I humbly spoke to the male members of a local church at a prayer breakfast and was reminded of how much I was impacted by Mark 2:5. The parable of the paralytic struck me in a way that has never left my consciousness.

Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Weekly

Men, particularly Black men, survive in this natural world, lots of time on instinct, ego, stamina and an unwillingness to submit their wills to that of another man. Almost from birth, we are told we don’t have to take “that” off anyone. It can be difficult to reconcile the dilemma of faith and submission and that of sacrifice and accepting someone else’s will superseding our own.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After Mormon church leaders lifted the ban on blacks in the priesthood in 1978, church leaders offered little official explanation for the reasons behind the ban, saying only they received a revelation it was time for the change.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch out Your hand
Against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.  Psalm 138:7

When we are beset by troubles on every hand, and it seems that the ways of the wicked will prevail, this scripture can be a source of strength and renewal for those who love the Lord, our God, and who are called according to His purpose.

GUEST SPEAKER: The Honorable Nina Ashenafi‐Richardson, Leon County Court Judge

Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014

Time: 3:00pm

Location: Deeper Life International Ministries

3945 North Monroe Street

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