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L.A. Focus

Founded in 1995, L.A. Focus editorial strives to represent both constituencies in it’s content, with coverage that goes to the core of community concerns and issues, while reflecting the importance of the church as both the heart and cornerstone of the black community. Key coverage begins with community news, commentary, money matters and a feature…

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About Lisa Collins

Lisa Collins is a syndicated columnist, writer and publisher. Her career in gospel began in 1988, with the creation of “Inside Gospel”, a daily /weekly syndicated radio series that provided news, profiles and product updates relative to the gospel music community. For the next eight years, she would serve as executive producer of the show…

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Essayist Spotlight

All spotlights include essayist name, age, school, picture, essay excerpt, your company logo and a congratulatory message.

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Rules

All submissions must be 550 words or less. All essays must be typed and double-spaced. No more than one scripture reference All Bible analogies/stories must be paraphrased and not copied word for word. Three girls per church Note: Be sure to provide your name, church, age, picture and short bio with your submission.

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Be Part of our annual essay contest

56% of students have personally felt some sort of bullying at school or online, but it can happen anywhere and to anyone. Tell us, in your own words your experiences with regards to bullying, and what you are doing to model kindness and respect in your treatment of others.

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OUR HONORESS, SPEAKERS, HOSTS, SPECIAL GUESTS

Past honorees include Nancy Wilson, Dr. Betty Price, actress/author Holly Robinson Peete, former California First Lady Maria Shriver, and Shirley Caesar. Speakers have included Suzanne dePasse; TV One founder Cathy Hughes, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, actor/activist Hill Harper, and Yolanda Adams. Past hosts include CeCe Winans, actresses Niecy Nash, “The Game’s” Wendy Raquel Robinson…

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FIRST LADIES HIGH TEA

DATE: Saturday, October 13, 2012, Noon – 3:00PM (Doors open at 11:30AM) LOCATION: The Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom ATTENDANCE: 900 – 1,000 THEME: Honoring Ourselves & Each Other Conceived in 1997 to celebrate and embrace the role first ladies and women in the church play in providing service to the community and shaping the…

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Third Printing For Riva Tims Book

Riva Tims Picks Up The Pieces After It All Falls Apart A year has passed since New Destiny Christian Center pastor, Zachary Tims, was found dead on the floor of a New York City hotel. The discovery—that sent shockwaves through the Christian community and sparked national headlines— would shatter the lives of his four children…

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Dr. Betty Price

CRENSHAW CHRISTIAN CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CA [mm-insert-title] On Saturday, October 20 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, Dr. Betty Price will play host to her 34th Annual Wisdom From Above Luncheon, a standing room only fellowship of women seeking enlightenment from one of the religious world’s biggest names.

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Taffi Signs Ann Nesby

Taffi Dollar Signs Ann Nesby to Church-Affiliated Label “I’m absolutely ecstatic, and it gives me great pleasure to join forces with my pastor Taffi Dollar, CEO of Arrow Records, and new General Manager, Cappriccieo Scates, as we move forward, creating great music in the styles that I’ve based my entire career upon.” That, the sentiment…

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