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Profile America: Clichés & Sandwiches

Sunday, November 3. Today is Cliché Day — any way you slice it, a minor and obscure occasion. While the ostensible purpose is to encourage our verbal banalities, it might also be stretched to stereotypes. Such as the cliché that […]

by · November 3, 2019 · Profile America
Matters of Faith: It Ain’t on Your GPS

Matters of Faith: It Ain’t on Your GPS

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you.” Genesis 12:1 Have you ever put an […]

by · November 3, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (Crediit: VOA)

Vernuccio’s View: Venezuela Elected to UN Human Rights Council

Venezuela has won a contested seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council.  Countries, such as Cuba and China, blatant and severe violators of human rights, have also served on the UN body. There can be little doubt that Venezuela’s […]

by · November 1, 2019 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View

Vernuccio’s View: Ebola Hits Children Hardest

According to the United Nations,almost 600 children have now lost their lives to the Ebola outbreak in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) out of almost 850 who have caught the deadly virus since the epidemic started […]

by · October 27, 2019 · Health, Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Profile America: National Crime Prevention Month

Profile America: National Crime Prevention Month

Sunday, October 27th. Everyone is a potential crime victim, and October is when government agencies, civic groups, schools, businesses and youth organizations join in trying to reduce the threat. This is National Crime Prevention Month, with special awareness and education […]

by · October 27, 2019 · Census, Crime, Profile America
Matters of Faith: The Words of Your Mouth

Matters of Faith: The Words of Your Mouth

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “Be pleasant and hold their interest when you speak the message. Choose your words carefully and be ready to give answers to anyone who asks questions.” Colossians 4:6 CEV Gracious words don’t make you weak. […]

by · October 27, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Credit: American Chemical Society

Profile America: National Chemistry Week

Sunday, October 20th. Today is the start of National Chemistry Week, an annual event held to raise public awareness of chemistry in the modern world. Coordinated by the American Chemical Society, the effort involves businesses, schools and individuals in communicating […]

by · October 20, 2019 · History, Profile America
Matters of Faith: Joy After The Night

Matters of Faith: Joy After The Night

by Rev. J. Loren Russell, B.A., MDiv “When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion,We were like those who dream.2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter,And our tongue with singing.Then they said among the nations,“The Lord has done great […]

by · October 20, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Firefighters continue to fight the blaze shortly after the roof of the Marion Pharmacy collapsed.--Photo by David Greene

Profile America: American Pharmacists Month

Wednesday, October 16th. The art and science of mixing therapeutic compounds to assist medical practice goes back 4,500 or more years. Centuries ago, such specialized business was termed apothecary. Today, the familiar name is pharmacy — and the pharmacists behind […]

by · October 16, 2019 · Census, Profile America
Vernucio’s View: China Displays Massive Military Power

Vernucio’s View: China Displays Massive Military Power

Speaking at a Brookings Institution event earlier this month, Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Indo-Pacific region Randall Schriver sounded an alarm about China, and warned that the U.S. military needed to prepare for the significant challenge. Schriver noted that “We […]

by · October 16, 2019 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
President Donald J. Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on stage in the Grand Ballroom of the InterContinental New York Barclay in New York City. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Vernuccio’s View: U.S. Emphasizes Religious Freedom at U.N. Opening

As the U.N. opened its latest session, the United States co-sponsored with Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom a panel discussion on “The Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang.” The BBC has reported that evidence of the camps first […]

What You Should Know

What You Should Know

Why I am Opposed to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Plan to Close Rikers Island by Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. You should know that after reading an editorial that was published on October 13, 2019 in the New York Post […]

World's First Cellphone Call - April 3 1973 by Martin Cooper. (YouTube)

Profile America: Birth of Cell Phones

Sunday, October 13. With the national median age being 38.2 years, only about half of the country’s population experienced life in what might strike young people as a bleak, dark and difficult age. Practically unimaginable today, there was a time […]

by · October 13, 2019 · History, Profile America, Technology
Matters of Faith: Gainfully Employed

Matters of Faith: Gainfully Employed

By Rev. J. Loren Russell  “There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. […]

by · October 13, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: His Power, His Presence and His Grace

Matters of Faith: His Power, His Presence and His Grace

By Rev. J. Loren Russell  “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26 NKJV […]

by · October 6, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion