The history of people of African descent in America is inextricably linked to the Christian church. The Civil Rights Movement owes its strength to the African American church, the leadership of which was paramount in forging a legacy of justice and equality for African Americans in the United States. Education has always played a key […]
About Karen Lascaris
Artist, author, designer Karen Lascaris is the author of "In Our Own Image: Treasured African American Traditions, Journeys, and Icons" (Running Press, PA, 2001).
Entries by Karen Lascaris
West Angeles was blessed once again to have Bishop Darrell Hines deliver the Word, this time for the annual Mens’ Day celebration on Sunday, October 19. Bishop Hines is pastor of Christian Faith Fellowship in Milwaukee, WI, and heads the Brotherhood Organization of the Church of God In Christ worldwide. Bishop Charles E. Blake made […]
West Angeles is regarded as one of the greatest churches in the country, but it’s also known for its educational ministry. Every day, new developments in our society and around the world can inspire us to think more deeply about our beliefs, or even to question the daily decisions we make. Many of the issues which […]
Marriages, especially in today’s world, are subject to many challenges. Our society seems to offer more hindrances to true love and lasting fidelity than it does support. Add the role of parent to the equation – of not one, but three African American young men – and you might expect an especially challenging situation. Married for 34 years, Elder […]
“The brevity of life and the inevitability of death should cause men to pursue noble and worthwhile goals.” – Bishop Charles E. Blake As women, we sometimes have a tough time balancing our different roles on a daily basis: wife, mother, career woman, daughter, sister, and friend. Adding to the list can start to unravel our already […]
The principles of financial freedom and stability are timeless, and are tied to The Word. We’re called to be responsible stewards of our possessions and finances, and here at West Angeles, we want to show you how to create income and wealth, and to fortify the generations to come. Please join the West Angeles Community […]
“Before I formed you in your mother’s womb, I knew you.” -Jeremiah 1:5 I want to be happy; I think everyone does. But sometimes life can seem pretty hopeless if we don’t know what our purpose is. The dictionary defines purpose as: The reason for which something is done or created, or for which […]
In honor of Independence Day, let’s reflect upon the American ideals which have guided us thus far toward becoming the greatest nation on earth: When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of […]
How does a Black boy without a father grow up to be the most powerful man on the planet? The answer may surprise you. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the paperback release of “Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance,” the autobiography originally published in 1995 by a then-unknown political hopeful named Barack […]
Man·tle1 – noun: an important role or responsibility that passes from one person to another; verb: clothe in or as if in a mantle; cloak or envelop. Last month, I felt an unexplainable urge to call my first grade teacher, Mrs. James*. Yes, it’s been quite a while since I was in the first grade, but […]
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