Dear Lucy: My boss is a woman who is driving me crazy. She has no sense of time, priority or importance. She will tell you that something is really important to get done, then waste an hour of your time telling you stories about it, stories from the irrelevant past. Then, when you get started on the task, she will interrupt you with calls about new insights she is having and claim to be redirecting you in some way. I am stuck in the box of having to be courteous, respectful and listen to her while the clock is ticking and the work is getting nowhere. What can I do?
Earnest Pugh isn't content to just make hits on his own anymore. Through his EPM Music Group recording label, he's spreading the hit-making love with a forthcoming CD by new signee, Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis, a dynamic gospel ensemble from Pugh's native Memphis.
The group's new CD, "Live in Memphis," hits stores everywhere on Oct. 30 and the radio single, "Thank You, Lord" is beginning to make noise on gospel airwaves.
The ribbon-cutting and grand-opening celebration for Charis Acres, a Church of Christ related ministry, signals the next phase for the development.
The Grace Place retirement community partnered with Department of Housing and Urban Development and received a 3.1 million dollar grant to build the two-story (29 units of one- bedroom and one two-bedroom) independent living facility
Polls show more non-denominational believers
Growing numbers of Americans are changing their relationship with religion, recent Pew Research Center polls indicate.
Consider the stats:
• Forty-four percent of U.S. adults have either switched religious affiliation, or report "no affiliation"
by Nona N. Allen
Special to The New Tri-State Defender
Traditional Memphis gospel music has a particular sound. It is not the hip slappin' sound of Mississippi or the large choir sound of Chicago. It is a sound that is almost indescribable.
It's the reassuring and inspirational sound of a Bishop G.E. Patterson. It is the overwhelming holiness of a Dr. William Herbert Brewster. This is the traditional Memphis gospel music sound.