- Faith & Family
Becoming politically involved brings out the best in some aspirants especially Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph. D., a candidate for Miami Gardens City Council, Seat 3. He’s affiliated with Sigma Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the 5000 Role Model of Excellence. Last week, he was joined by his lovely wife, Shannon, a consultant, and five daughters, Esosa and Idia at his campaign rally at Mt. Zion AME Church.
The program was presided over by State Rep. James Bush, III. Among the musical highlights other was Cousin Johnny Sanders who moved the crowd by singing “Jesus Is Mine” with an African beat. Since Ighodaro is African, a huge crowd from their church C & S Church Movement filled the pews to support him.
The rest of the program included a prayer circle with Bishop Dennis Jackson, Atonement; Bishop Billy Baskin, Wisdom; Pastor Oluwoke Alle, Inspiration; Chief Emmanuel Ukpai, Favor; Sister Doletha Curry, Protection; and Rev. Rogery Adams, Victory. The program closed out with a Festival of Praise and Thanksgiving from the leader of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, who led the audience in a praise song entitled “Loving Jesus All The Way.”
A special salute goes out to Shirylon McWhorter-Jones, chapter president of the Miami Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and members for providing the community with Jabberwock 2012 at Miami Jackson High School, recently. The event provided some of the best of the community’s talented youth Kayla Harrell, ninth grader at Coral Reef Senior High who danced to “This Woman’s Work”; Shauntriss Guerrier, 10th grader, Michael Krop, danced to “Who Are You”; Kai Green, 10th-grader, Miami Lakes and Mercedez Marion, 10th, at Pembroke Pines Charter School.
Other entertainment was provided by Trevon Chambers,12th, at Norland Senior, singing “Just The Two Us,” The South Florida Boys and Girls Choir, directed by Angela Green; and the dynamic team of Edwin and Gaile Holland. Director Sharlette Steward and the PAVAC Dancers from Miami Northwestern closed the event.
Palm Sunday in 2012 at Church of the Incarnation was enriched with history and fashion as pioneers of more than 50-years marched in the parade including Mary Marshall, Maria A. Strachan, Alice Strapp Harrell, Laurene Hamm and Mrs. Porter, Wilfred McKennie, Dr. Dorothy J. Fields, Henry Puyol, Antonia Puyol, Dr. Fred Morley and Aaron Johnson. The Knight Temple led the parade with their “look-a-like” Napoleon outfits. They included Henry Puyol, grand commander, Cleveland Morley, deputy grand commander and Alex Carrera, grand recorder. Other marchers included Ethel Ingram, Elvis Paschel , Dr. Kathy W. Latimore, Francena Powell, Timothy Hall, Ted Hammund, Angenora Paschel , Helen Williams, Chauncy Edgecomb, Vincent Albury, Craig Hall, Annette Williams, Lynette, Kenshawn, and Star and Octavious Smith.
Hats are off to the Progressive Band for years of service on Palm Sundays for over five decades of performing. Last week, they entertained St. Agnes, St. Mary and St. Peters Orthodox and the Church of Incarnation and the performers included Harcourt Clark, director, Donnie Brown, band director, Aaron Johnson, Elie Regmoer, Michel Cleare, Chris Albury, Wendi Paul, Freddie Nicholas, Moesha Bullard, Jessie Hill, Paul Brown, Adre Brown, Willie Granger, Chris Morley and Dr. Fred Morley.
Ministers Teresa and Gregory Robinson took some of their honeymoon time to serve the Lord by collaborating on the third annual Palm Sunday at Ebenezer UMC where Rev. Dr. Joeretha Capers is senior pastor. She brought District Superintendent Craig Nelson to deliver the Palm Sunday sermon.
Kudos go out to the newly weds for including Glenn Ikenburger, director of the 21-piece American High School band that spent the morning at Ebenezer enjoying grits, eggs, sausage and biscuit.
Some of the children and adults participating in the parade included Dorian, Devin, Dean and Cora Harrison, Fracona Hall, Joemesha Harsprott, Timothy Brown, E’ni Ya Brown, Enel Vixama, Tywon Rodriquez, JoAnn Wilcox, Jean A. Perry, Samuel “Chase” Williams, Benjaman Dawson, JoAnn Dawson, Veronica Rahming, Mashamn Marcus, Valarie Thomas, John Thomas, Odessa Pinder, Renee Green, Betty Bullard, Rose Mormon, Tim Strachan, Berthena Bullard, Purnell Burke, William Clark, JaVon, Vanessa, Winston, Delores, and William Francis.
By Richard Strachan