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Aflac Chairman and CEO Praises Company Directors Named Among 300 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

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Dr. Melvin Stith and Robert “Ben” Johnson Honored by Savoy Magazine

Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite in the United States, announced today that two members of the company’s board of directors were honored by Savoy Magazine, having been named to the magazine’s list of Most Influential Black Corporate Directors. The list, appearing in the July 2016 issue of Savoy, named 300 corporate directors who have distinguished themselves as board members.

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President Barack Obama to Deliver Final Keynote at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner

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The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced that President Barack Obama will deliver his seventh and final keynote address at its 46th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Phoenix Awards Dinner. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The evening’s co-emcees will be Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, and actress Sanaa Lathan, who has a new show premiering this fall on FOX. Honorary co-chairs of this year’s conference are U.S. Representatives Karen Bass of California and Lacy Clay of Missouri.

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Mark Burns, Trump-Supporting Black Pastor, Says Hillary Clinton Wants ‘Genocide’ for Blacks

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Meet Mark Burns, Trump’s most prominent surrogate to black voters, who’s tweeted a cartoon of Clinton in blackface and says she would kill Christianity.

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Why Breakfast Bowls are a Great Way to Start Your Day

With a focus on wellness, healthy dining options are abundant at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. At Veladora, the vibrantly colored Pitaya Breakfast Bowl is compiled of pitaya, strawberries and bananas finished off with the resort’s appetizing granola. (Photo: Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa)
With a focus on wellness, healthy dining options are abundant at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. At Veladora, the vibrantly colored Pitaya Breakfast Bowl is compiled of pitaya, strawberries and bananas finished off with the resort’s appetizing granola.
(Photo: Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa)

The demand for breakfast bowls is high, and it’s easy to see why. Chock full of good-for-you ingredients like superfoods, matcha, chia seeds, acai, oatmeal, ancient grains, quinoa and more, they’re a surefire way to ensure your day is off to a great start. Continue reading “Why Breakfast Bowls are a Great Way to Start Your Day”

Study Finds People of Color Have Largely Been Ignored In ‘Artificial Pancreas’ Tests

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For years, doctors and patients have been waiting for the arrival of an “artificial pancreas” to take the guesswork out of life with diabetes by measuring blood sugar levels and automatically delivering the amount of insulin needed to keep the disease in check. Continue reading “Study Finds People of Color Have Largely Been Ignored In ‘Artificial Pancreas’ Tests”

Optimism High at 2016 American Christian Fiction Writers Conference

Attendees at the ACFW Awards Gala (from l-r) Melissa Parcel (RT Book Reviews), Cynthia Ruchti (ACFW Professional Relations Liaison), Christine Sharbrough (Library Journal columnist), Cathy Ellis (CBA Managing Editor), Seth Satterlee (PW).
Attendees at the ACFW Awards Gala (from l-r) Melissa Parcel (RT Book Reviews), Cynthia Ruchti (ACFW Professional Relations Liaison), Christine Sharbrough (Library Journal columnist), Cathy Ellis (CBA Managing Editor), Seth Satterlee (PW).

The American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) conference held in Nashville, Tenn. from August 25-28 saw optimism from publishers, writers, and agents. In recent years, sales of Christian fiction have dropped and publishers have trimmed their fiction lines, yet the feeling at ACFW was generally hopeful and excited. Continue reading “Optimism High at 2016 American Christian Fiction Writers Conference”

NFL Clears Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, James Harrison of Doping Links

January 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews (52) before playing against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field. Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
January 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews (52) before playing against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field. Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, along with Pittsburgh’s James Harrison, have been cleared by the National Football League of any link to performance-enhancing drugs, the league said on Wednesday. Continue reading “NFL Clears Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, James Harrison of Doping Links”

Pope Francis Asked to Intervene In Sudanese Pastors’ Espionage Case

Sudanese Christians outside All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum, Sudan, on March 29, 2008. RNS photo by Fredrick Nzwili
Sudanese Christians outside All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum, Sudan, on March 29, 2008. RNS photo by Fredrick Nzwili

As the high-profile espionage trial of two evangelical pastors resumes in Khartoum, Sudan, this week, a human rights group is calling on Pope Francis to intervene on their behalf. Continue reading “Pope Francis Asked to Intervene In Sudanese Pastors’ Espionage Case”

Former Muslim Turned Christian Evangelist, Nabeel Qureshi, Has Stomach Cancer

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A rising Christian evangelist and convert from Islam has announced he has advanced stomach cancer. Continue reading “Former Muslim Turned Christian Evangelist, Nabeel Qureshi, Has Stomach Cancer”

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