Entries by Antoinette R. Banks

Honoring Mothers

From a nurturing touch to a woman’s intuition, patience and understanding—the importance of mothers is highlighted in every culture and written word known to man. A Jewish proverb claims, “God could not be everywhere so he made mothers.” An Arabic proverb says, “The mother is a school; if she is well-reared, you are sure to build […]

HGTV Pulls Plug on Brothers Benham

  HGTV has announced that it will not move forward with filming further episodes of the new show Flip It Forward after controversial comments made by twin brothers Jason and David Benham from 2012 surfaced Thursday, May 8. Being a twin myself, I was looking forward to the show, in which the Benhams build dream homes for […]

West Angeles Says #BringBackOurGirls

The night of April 16 was one of fear and terror in Lagos, Nigeria, as 250 high school girls were abducted from the Chibok Girls Secondary School overnight, forced into trucks and disappeared without a trace. The girls are between the ages of 16 and 18. CNN reports that Boko Haram Militants were behind the […]

Holy Week

  Holy Week is the most revered week of our Christian year as it is the week immediately before we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. West Angeles started off the week with Palm Sunday for the 8 a.m., 11 a.m., and 7 p.m. services. Bishop Charles E. Blake, Lady Mae, […]

College hopefuls are met with deadly disaster

A group of students—many first-generation prospective college students—were Friday involved in a deadly freeway collision that left 10 dead and several others injured. The Los Angeles Unified School District confirmed that there were 19 students from the district on the trip but that other districts had students on board, as well. District officials could not […]

Hallelujah—He Has Risen!

The crucifixion of Jesus Christ is never a story told lightly. The incredible agony and torture Jesus endured, so that we may live a life free of bondage, is an immeasurable sacrifice not easily put into words. Instead, it is manifested in our emotions. An emotion of gratitude, coupled with sadness, is what many a […]

You Are Already Walking on Water

We try to live a holy life, separated from that which makes us weak.  Still, life can be a struggle on a daily basis and when confronted with strife, we appeal to God.   “Lord I do what you ask of me. I have been obedient to your word, I have sacrificed and I have suffered! […]

Inspiring Quotes from Great Women

There have been many influential women that have provided a springboard for younger generations to emulate.  Whether it is from living a better life, succeeding in your career, may you be inspired from the quotes below.  Each quote was hand selected to encourage you to live your life to the fullest from women of God that […]

10 Ways to Be a Better You

The constant upload of photos and videos on Facebook and Instagram can be a bit overwhelming. You see a photo of your friend’s awesome ski trip and immediately think, “wow…his life most be awesome” and immediately feel guilty about your own. Sometimes it’s harder to just focus on sharpening  you and be satisfied with who […]

10 Bible Verses for Valentine’s Day

  Many of our modern ideas of love can always be traced back to the Living Word of God. The best love story ever told is recorded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If you are looking to spread a word of encouragement or share a special note to your Valentine, take a look below at […]