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Malika A. Wright

Stories by Malika A.

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Teen pregnancy prevention: Issues and answers

OIC of South FL will host community conference at Signature Grand

The statistics are very alarming. One in every four teenagers is infected with a sexually transmitted disease. Miami is no.1 in the nation of new HIV cases and Broward county is no. 2. Florida’s rates of adolescent sexual activity are higher than comparable national rates for high school students.

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Karate lessons give needed confidence

Classes help to bring self-discipline and behavioral changes to all students

More than 30 youth, ages four years old and up, attentively listened and responded as their sensei gave orders on last Monday night at their karate class at Athalie Range Park. Dressed in a black karate uniform, known to them as a “gi,” all of the students warmed up cohesively. The group was positioned by levels: the more experienced students, who wore blue and yellow belts, stood in the front and the beginning students, who wore white belts, stood in the back.

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Back-to-school event for Liberty City youth

Black law officers, safety officials among sponsors

One thousand book bags and other school supplies will be given to Liberty City’s youth at a back to school give away on Aug. 15 between 10a.m.-2p.m. — sponsored by The Progressive Firefighters Association Charities Inc.,

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Revival celebrates the freedom of living Christ-like in our daily lives

Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom, according to 2 Corinthians 3:17. This was the theme of the “Free in Him” revival and gospel concert, which was held by Allen Chapel AME Church on July 10-12. The event, which was held, not that long after the 4th, acknowledged that Christians have a different kind of freedom, according to Rev. Vensen Ambeau, pastor of Allen Chapel.

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Pastor found God while serving time

Church where community, worship and mission exist

While being confined in a Los Angeles County jail cell, more than 20 years ago, amongst other prisoners who plotted on stripping their neighbors of belongings, money or dignity,   Jack Hakimian looked up to the celling and cried out to God. “God, if you're real. Jesus, if you’re real…Please help me,” he shared his testimony on a Christian Broadcasting Network television show.

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Bookbag give-away benefits youth

Children facing homelessness When children go back to school each year, some families have to make a choice between buying food for their homes or backpacks and school supplies for their receive gifts

When children go back to school each year, some families have to make a choice between buying food for their homes or backpacks and school supplies for their children. The backpack giveaway at Dr. Barbara Carey Shuler Manor Apartments — a Carrfour Supportive Housing development that provides affordable housing for residents who were formerly homeless or facing homelessness — will assist some families who are in need on August 10 at 9a.m.-1p.m. At the event, 40-50 bookbags will be given to the complex’s residents.

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God is the healer who uses me with His unction

Pastor believes he is a servant of God

“She’s dead,” church members screamed. Everybody in the church was in a panic as they turned to their pastor. “Pick up the body,” Apostle Willie J. Jones of God’s Calling Gospel Holiness Church, Inc., said. One of the ministers picked up the body of the elderly woman and her body fluid started to fall on him. “In the name of Jesus, live,” Jones said. Nothing happened. After asking those who didn’t believe to go to the kitchen, [no one moved]. Jones tried again. “Everybody from the smallest to the greatest, start praising God,” he commanded. “All of a sudden after the people started praising God, life came back in her,” Minister Zachery Peacock, said. “I’ve never witnessed anything like that in my life.” The woman lived four to five more years after that experience. Throughout the Bible and presently, believers have called God many names in attempts to describe him, God’s Calling Gospel Holiness and Apostle Jones knows God to be a healer and miracle worker.

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Christmas comes in July for the homeless

On July 25, the Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Centers helped over 2,600 homeless men, women and children celebrate Christmas in July with 500 volunteers at their three campuses in Miami, Hollywood and Pompano Beach. At the event, more than 500 new sneakers, hundreds of haircuts, articles of clothing and tote bags filled with hygiene products were given out, and 86 men and women signed up at the company’s intake tables to get off the streets of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.