Read stories inside about extraordinary people and events of Harlem, New York. Features in this past 2009 issue include our cover story with Amsterdam News Publisher/ Editor-in-Chief Elinor Tatum. Also sharing the cover is the First Lady of New York, Michelle Paige-Paterson. Other articles: Harlem's Fastest Growing Church - First Corinthian Baptist with Pastors Michael and LaKeesha Walrond; Sugar Hill Beer - Celeste Beatty. The Harlem Art Beat features Harlem School of the Arts and Body and Soul with Vera Moore Cosmetics.
On the distinguished panel of church clergy seated for the Reverend Al Sharpton’s 12th Annual National Action Network Conference at New York’s Sheraton Hotel, sat Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church; Rev. Dr. David Jefferson, Jr. of Metropolitan Baptist Church, Newark; Rev. Dr. Gary V. Simpson of Concord Baptist Church Brooklyn; the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Jr.; and Fonzworth Bentley. Standing by on the sideline was the Reverend Al Sharpton, Bishop Charles E. Blake (Presiding Bishop of The Church of God in Christ) and the Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry, Sr. The morning panel session was entitled “The Black Church’s Assessment of the Public Response to African American Achievement.” Each minister took his turn speaking in the eloquence and profundity most commonly found in such high circles. Powerful proclamations were made regarding racism, leadership, social liberation and the African American as the conscience of America, stirring the audience with the familiar sermonic vocal inflection …And then, surprisingly, the closing statement and final voice, of all the impressive leadership on stage came unexpectedly but substantially in an oration of clever relevance and dexterity from Fonzworth Bentley.
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Bishop T. D. Jakes, Founder and Senior Pastor of The Potter's House speaks to Harlem Torch writers from Aaron Davis Hall. Other features include actress Barbara Montgomery, Mobay Restaurant Owner Sheron Chin-Barnes, Harlem real estate developer Walter Edwards, Wealth Therapy advise from Dr. Jacques Jospitre, Jr. and introducing expert tour guide, Sheila Evans.