By Pastor Jerry Girley Perhaps the most pressing question on the minds of many Christians is whether the Coronavirus is a plague sent by God? Well known Christian leaders are coming down on both sides of this question. Some say there is no way that such a horrible thing could come from a loving God, therefore, it must be the work of the devil. Others such as Franklin Graham, insist that the Coronavirus is God's judgment upon the world for turning our backs on Him and embracing every evil under the sun. So what is the truth?
Maximizing your IRS status as a member of the Clergy and a self employed tax payer.
In our community, low income is the factor that drives the need for a lot of things; affordable medicine; affordable utilities; affordable transportation; affordable childcare; affordable education; affordable food; and of course, affordable housing. Our local leaders are yet to design an official plan to address the root cause of the need, which is low income. Low income is the root, and low income is the issue that we need to address.
So, I remember when I was about 3 or 4 years old, I wasn't allowed to do many chores around the house. I couldn't try new things without my mom, my dad or an older sibling by my side. I remember being very young, and my brother Lorenzo, who was about 18 months older than me, took the responsibility of fixing my milk bottle while telling me how to do it. Was he mentoring me? I was the fifth of six siblings and still asking momma to find my other sock. Whether my needs included fixing me a sandwich or pouring me a glass of juice or pulling a splinter out of my foot, there was always momma or a sibling there to help, whether they wanted to help or not.
By Lawrence A Robinson It is strange to me that in our community, the criticism of our churches seems to be exploding. It is almost like everyone has something negative to say about the church. You know what, I agree with some of them because the church isn't the building, the church is you.
Bishop Carroll Johnson of Lifevision Church Orlando discusses the mandate of our community to start providing for ourselves, using Bible Scripture to prove his point. Bishop Carroll Johnson has been a leader and advocate for self improvement for several decades and in this series, he drives the point home.
According to the last Census, the average Black business generates less than $80,000 annually and 67.3% of those generate less than $30,000 annually. They have zero or maybe one employee and little training in how to actually manage a business.
Because of low income, they can't usually afford to invest in training or advertising campaigns to generate clients.
Urban Orlando Business Directory and The BootStrapping Project team have designed a cloud and community based system to support the average Black business with very low cost and very high quality solutions that solve the top three issues that Black business struggles with.