First Lady Files: Deborah Ellis
Nov03

First Lady Files: Deborah Ellis

For First Lady Deborah Ellis of True Gospel Missionary Baptist Church, it was growing up in the church that guided the Seattle native to her purpose.

“Being involved so much in the church—in the choir and youth department—helped me focus more and as I grew I understood more what the Lord wanted for my life,” Ellis said.

That part of her purpose was becoming the first lady to her husband’s childhood congregation sixteen years ago, after two decades of membership, came as a surprise.

From The Pulpit: of People’s Independent Church of Christ
Nov03

From The Pulpit: of People’s Independent Church of Christ

I want to examine the words of Dr. King’s written Letter from Birmingham jail, as it, along with our text, will challenge us to arise from our complacency.

Hear the words of Dr. King: “Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial "outside agitator" idea.”

Rave Reviews
Nov03

Rave Reviews

Big Hero 6

A special bond develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Voices from Damon Wayans Jr. & Maya Rudolph. In theaters Nov. 7.

In Style With leslie young
Nov03

In Style With leslie young

I can bet that at least a handful of you will resolve to get in shape this coming year. And, yes, I’m part of that handful. Exercise is a very necessary part of life, but is often the thing we make the least time for. Thanks to so many new and stylish sportswear options, women can now go out for a workout and then tackle a few errands with stylish confidence.

Getting a good fitting bra is especially important when it comes to sports bras. The extra high-impact activity can prove to be painful if you’re not properly fitted. This can also lead to back pain and more serious health risks. Look for sports bras with a tight and wide band at the bottom and opt against strappy or adjustable straps over your shoulders. Wide shoulder straps are best and most comfortable. When trying on a sports bra, be sure to jump up and down, bend down and touch your toes and move your arms around to make sure you’re comfortable.

Beyonce Launching Athletic Clothing Line with Topshop
Nov03

Beyonce Launching Athletic Clothing Line with Topshop

Part superstar/part businesswoman, Beyonce just keeps breaking barriers in any industry she takes on. Last month, the 17-time Grammy award winning performer announced a partnership with British apparel brand Topshop to create a line of stylish sportswear. What’s more, Topshop’s deal with Beyonce is not only a collaboration, but a 50/50 partnership.

“I could not think of a better partner as I continue to grow the Parkwood business. I have always loved Topshop for its fashion credentials and forward thinking,” Beyoncé, who founded Parkwood Entertainment, said in a statement. “Working with its development team to create and produce a technical and fashion-led collection is exciting, and I’m looking forward to participating in all aspects of this partnership.”

Tameka 'Tiny' Harris Gets Controversial Surgical Eye Color Change
Nov03

Tameka 'Tiny' Harris Gets Controversial Surgical Eye Color Change

Rapper T.I.’s wife and reality star Tameka “Tiny” Harris has been breaking mainstream news after she permanently changed her eye color from brown to “ice gray.” The procedure, in which an artificial iris implant made of a thin, flexible, biocompatible, colored medical grade silicone is slipped over the eye to give it a different color, is called Brightocular and is not legal in the U.S., so Tiny traveled to Africa to have the procedure done.

“I permanently changed my eye color with Brightocular and lovin’ it. …I hated wearing contacts just for the color and it made my vision blurry!,” Tiny confirmed on her Instagram account after much speculation when fans started noticing her new eye color while she was making publicity rounds in early October for her newest VH1 reality show “Tiny and Shikinah’s Weave Trip.”

First Ladies High Tea
November will mark the 20th Anniversary of our Annual First Ladies High Tea, honoring the contributions of female leaders and women of faith to the Los Angeles community. For more information, visit www.firstladieshightea.com
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