Posted on 22 March 2013 by Admin Arthia
By Arthia Nixon
An unimaginable crime which left a 13 month-old infant dead, a mother wounded and local police seeking suspects as young as ten and 13 years-old sent shock waves through the coastal community of Brunswick, Georgia on Thursday morning. By Thursday afternoon Brunswick Police Department had offered a Continue Reading
Posted on 25 December 2012 by Admin Arthia
By ARTHIA NIXON, Florida/Georgia Star
He’s making a list and checkin’ it twice,
His heart is real big and his blue suit is real nice,
Coppa Claus is comin’ to town!
Sure, those are not the original lyrics to the timeless holiday classic but after meeting Rev. Todd A. Rhodes, I am convinced that children of Savannah and Brunswick will be singing the aforementioned words. Why? Continue Reading
Posted on 02 December 2012 by Admin Arthia
Mark Baker, Pastor of Greater Works Than These Ministry Brunswick, GA stands in the center of volunteers assisting with the food outreach.
By ARTHIA NIXON Photos ANGELA FAVORS-MORRELL (Florida/Georgia Staff)
(BRUNSWICK) In the season and spirit of giving and being their brother’s keepers, Greater Works Than These Ministries did not wait until Thanksgiving to share with the community. This year, hundreds were fed as the result of the generosity extended as early as Sunday, leading up to the first true American holiday.
“There were literally hundreds of people who lined up and churches were there to assist,” said volunteer Fred Wrice. “Thank God they stepped in because based on the amount of people who came out, it is evident that we have to fill a void in the community. It literally brought tears to my eyes to see the amount of people who showed up on behalf of themselves and in some cases, on behalf of others who were physically unable to come and stand in the long lines.” Continue Reading
Posted on 30 November 2012 by Admin Arthia
Map of The Slave Trade. The crossing between Africa and the Americas and Caribbean was referred to as The Middle Passage, where hundreds found themselves not even making it to the New World, perishing in watery graves.
By MARSHA DEAN PHELTS, Florida/Georgia Star
The Inaugural Memorial Ceremony in recognition of the more than 2 million blacks who died at sea after being sold into slavery headed for the Americas was held on the International Day of Remembrance, August 23, 2012 at the Fells Point Pier in Baltimore, Maryland.
Here ceremonies at dawn and dusk were held in remembrance of those who perished at sea over three and a half centuries from the 1500-1870 period. The realization for a Memorial Ceremony of our African ancestors was a driving force that compelled Ann L. Chinn more than half of her life. Through research Chinn followed the path of 86 named and documented slave ships that made countless crossings that trafficked blacks through what has infamously become known as the Middle Passage. Continue Reading