February 2019

 

*Celebrating Black Mathematics Educators

Dr. Cleaver is a member of Union AME Church, 12th Episcopal District, the Reverend Chestine Sims Pastor, Bishop Micheal Mitchell, Presiding Prelate.

Dr. Cleaver is the daughter of the late Learrie and Mollie White. 

Dr. Cleaver is the mother is 3 children, Elyse, Timothy and past YPD President, the Reverend Reginald Cleaver, Jr. She is also sister of the Reverend Beverly White. 
Dr. Cleaver serves her church as Superintendent of the Church School, a position her father held at another AME church for over 40 years.

We are proud of her and proud to know she is also using her mathematical gifts in the church launching the FIRST STEM festival during our LEADERSHIP CONGRESS 2016 and continuing. She is also an accomplished musician and has served as church pianist. 


*The Atlanta East District - Six Episcopal District Presents: Rev. Dr. Earle Ifill Retirement Celebration

On March 8, 2019 Saint Philip African Methodist Episcopal Church will host the retirement celebration for Rev. Dr. Earle H. Ifill, Presiding Elder of the Atlanta East District.

This celebration will serve as a perfect opportunity to show Elder Ifill all the gratitude he deserves for the never-ending love, guidance, and support he has poured out not only to the Atlanta East District but to the African Methodist Episcopal Church as a whole. 

The Retirement of Dr. Ifill will be commemorated with a souvenir ad journal.
Persons desiring to participate in this momentous celebration occasion by placing an advertisement in this souvenir journal may contact the following for information on the journal and other festivities being planned.

  1.  https://ifill.rsvpify.com
  2. Call Adrian Ford (678) 772-8786
  3. Email:  ifillretriement@gmail.com

 

*The South District-Chicago Conference Fourth Episcopal District Celebrates the Ministry and Retirement of the Reverend Thomas M. Hughes, Presiding Elder of the Sizzling South District

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33, KJV)

*The Celebration Committee for Reverend Thomas Hughes, Presiding Elder, South District-Chicago Conference extends an invitation to the Ministry and Retirement Celebration of the Reverend Thomas M. Hughes, Presiding Elder of the Sizzling South District of the Chicago Annual Conference.

The celebration will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Hilton Chicago, Oak Lawn, Oaklawn, IL, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Donations for the event are $75.00.  Reservations can be made via the Office of the Fourth Episcopal District AME Church, Richard Allen House, 4448 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60653, Attn: Retirement Celebration.  Reservation deadline, March 6, 2019. A block of rooms has been reserved for persons needing overnight accommodations. For more information please contact Rev. Sharon E. Staples @ 708-712-2079 or Gwen Turner @ 773-882-4936.

 

*Mr. Thomas & Rev. Ali Gail Holness Roland and big brother Axl Thomas welcomes their new bundle of joy, Miss Asa Gail Holness Roland

Mr. Thomas & Rev Ali Gail Holness Roland and big brother Axl Thomas welcomes their new bundle of joy, Miss Asa Gail Holness Roland. She was born February 6, 2019 at Emory University Hospital Midtown Atlanta weighing 5lbs 3oz, 18 inches.

Her parents are graduates of Morehouse & Spelman College, this is their second SpelHouse baby.  Rev. Ali is also a graduate of Howard University School of Divinity and an Itinerate Elder on staff at Big Bethel AMEC in Atlanta while her husband Thomas is an Administrator with the Kipp School system. She is the granddaughter of Dr. E. Gail Anderson Holness, Pastor, Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, Washington, DC.

Congratulatory notes can be sent to Mr. Thomas & Ali Holness-Roland: 

124 Stafford St. SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
a.g.holness@gmail.com
202.717.1073

Dr. E. Gail Anderson Holness
EGailAndersonHolness@gmail.com

 

*Congratulations to Rev. Jonathan C. Augustine, senior minister of Historic St. James AME Church in New Orleans, Louisiana 

Congratulations to Rev. Jonathan C. Augustine, senior minister of Historic St. James AME Church in New Orleans, on being one of a select few HBCU professors, teaching law or humanities, selected to have their published works on Black culture profiled by Academica.com and the Center for Advancing Opportunity, in honor of Black History Month. Rev. Augustine is an adjunct professor at Southern University Law Center. His article "The Substance of Things Hoped For: Faith, Social Action, and Passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965," co-authored with Southern Law Center's chancellor, John Pierre, was published in the Cumberland Law Review and selected for this national recognition. Rev. Augustine's article, and others selected, can be seen here: https://www.academia.edu/black-history-month

 

Congratulatory comments can be emailed to:

The Rev. Jonathan C. Augustine, JD, MDiv.

46th Pastor, Historic St. James AME Church (1844)

National Chaplain, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 

jayaugustine9@gmail.com

T: 225.773.4618

 

*Dr. Herman O. Kelly, Jr. Pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge Louisiana was nominated to receive the African American Cultural Center Legacy Award

Dr. Herman O. Kelly, Jr. Pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana was nominated to receive the African American Cultural Center Legacy Award at The Annual Jazz Brunch on the Louisiana State University’s Campus. The Legacy Award is given Annually to the faculty member who is committed to the African American community at Louisiana State University. Dr. Kelly is an adjunct Instructor in The African and African American Studies Program and The College of Education in Human Sciences Division. He teaches African American Religion, The Black Rhetorical Traditions in The Civil Rights Movement and Introduction to College Studies. Recently, Dr. Kelly received a travel grant to present his research at The National African American Studies Conference at affiliates in Dallas, Texas.


See Legacy Award description

Congratulatory responses can be emailed to: hkelly1@lsu.edu