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Embrace the overflow and go with what you know

Dear Lucy: I have tried everything I know to lose weight. Diet, exercise, books, you name it. Why is it so hard? I find myself looking at other women and even men in comparison. I have gotten to where I am happy just to see someone bigger than me. I feel ashamed of my thinking and because I can't get the weight off. I used to have an hourglass figure and now I look like a big plastic tumbler!

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Progressive Baptists stir activism, involvement into convention mix

Progressive Baptists stir activism, involvement into convention mix

Dr. Carroll A. Baltimore Sr., president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC), posted a message on the organization's website a few days before the 51st annual meeting was to convene in Memphis.

"As your 19th President, the theme I have chosen for this year is: 'Securing Our Future: Prayer – A People of Progress,'" Dr. Baltimore wrote, adding his desire that those preaching during the course of the Aug. 5-10 confab align their messages with the theme of "The Beloved Community," drawing from Acts 2:42-47.

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  • Written by Dr. Sybill C. Mitchell

Progressive National Baptist Convention: United in message

Progressive National Baptist Convention: United in message

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" – Psalms 133:1

The scene: Progressive National Baptist Convention attendees settle into seats at Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis in anticipation of the opening worship service for the 51st annual gathering.

On tap for the keynote sermon? Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr. of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC). He did not disappoint.

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  • Written by Dr. Sybill C. Mitchell

Back-to-School shoe giveaway reaches year 20 at St. Andrew

For the 20th year, the congregation of St. Andrew AME Church will distribute more than 1,200 pairs of brand new tennis shoes to needy children from all over the Memphis area. The congregation and friends have donated the funds and purchased shoes for the free giveaway.

Hundreds of volunteers will tend to the lines, register families, distribute water and fit shoes to hundreds of children's feet during the Saturday (Aug. 11) event,

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