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Lyndia Grant

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Clear Out the Clutter Before the New Year!

This column is here to suggest that before you go out and spend all of your hard-earned cash for the Christmas holiday, you should consider doing some special holiday cleaning in your life.

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D.C. Officials Cut Ribbon for New Brookland Middle School

D.C. officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony over the weekend for a new school in Ward 5 slated to open in August.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: The District of Columbia Without Marion Barry

My sister texted me from Kinston, North Carolina, the other day. "How do you define D.C. without Marion Barry?" she wanted to know. I have been wondering the same thing.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: My Cup Runneth Over

When we are so busy we cannot hear His voice; we spin our wheels, going back and forth, not accomplishing much. We fail.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: The Simple Side of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving needs a bit of a makeover; maybe we can go back to the good ol' days, when we celebrated the holiday for what it really meant, a day of thanks.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Are You Wasting Time?

Let's talk about how so many of us are complacent, just watching the tide roll in and out, wasting time.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Be, Do & Have Whatever You Want!

Thoughts are extremely powerful. You can think yourself into becoming whomever you wish, or you can think yourself into the failure you continue to keenly visualize in your mind's eye.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: And Justice for All!

Black women aren't seen as victims because the courts are not empathetic to the fear black women have for their lives. They're seen as expendable, replaceable, easily forgotten.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: The Law of Impermanence

I have my philosophy: One should understand the law of impermanence — that all things are unstable and have no essence that's unchanging.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Why Residual Effects of Domestic Violence Cause Some to Snap

Some of us get out of domestic violence successfully, while others, like a former co-worker of mine, simply snap.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Stop the Violence

This week, I once again return to a subject that very few people like to discuss: domestic violence.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: 'Nocturnal Agony'

What a hookup! There will be a trailer preview at the All Nations Baptist Church's annual Women's Day High Tea, Brunch and Awards Program on Oct. 18 at Trinity University. Film producer Shuaib Mitchell plans to bring along some of his stars from the show to help him announce the opening of the film "Nocturnal Agony."

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Domestic Violence Finally a Front-Page Story!

Though Ray Rice is guilty of disrespecting his fiancée, this time, it wasn't a "big secret" — instead, it turned out to be the "big story."

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Reliability, Responsibility and Resourcefulness

To be reliable has always been crucial in the development of new plans for growth. The worst thing in the world is to try to work with someone who you cannot count on. It's impossible.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Key to Destiny’s Door (Part 1)

In my professional speaking career, one of my favorite messages is "The Six Keys to Success." The six keys are reflected in various chapters of my self-published book, "Destiny's Door: Turning Milestones into Stepping Stones." To simplify them for you, I decided to write about each key over the next six weeks.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Climb Every Mountain

Mountains are climbed one step at a time.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: If It Is to Be…

We must work diligently to bring the educational level of our children in the African-American communities up to a more acceptable level.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Nine Principles for Dynamic Living (Part 9)

Integrity is defined as doing the right thing in a reliable way, a moral compass that doesn't waver, even when nobody is watching.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Nine Principles for Dynamic Living (Part 8)

Execution is critical for accomplishment. If you don't execute the plans you have in place, it won't matter how inspired or meticulously you look for ways to make your plan work.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Nine Principles for Dynamic Living (Part 7)

Helping others can be about giving them a morsel of food, or some money, but it can also be about serving.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Nine Principles for Dynamic Living (Part 6)

Scripture shares ways to build mutual respect in numerous ways.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Nine Principles for Dynamic Living (Part 5)

An alliance of two or more minds working together in perfect harmony for the attainment of a common objective is significant. Success doesn't come about without the cooperation of others.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Nine Principles for Dynamic Living (Part 4)

You know who you are, you like who you are and you will do everything in your power to improve yourself, which results in self-fulfillment.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Nine Principles for Dynamic Living (Part 3)

This week, I'm sharing Les Brown's third principle which says, "Each of us must take responsibility for our actions, our well-being and the attainment of our maximum potential."

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Nine Principles for Dynamic Living (Part 2)

Through the ages, great thinkers have debated the nature of men and women. Are we inherently good or evil?

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Nine Principles for Dynamic Living (Part 1)

Each of us can achieve far beyond our horizons and in avenues of life we have never explored.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Making It Against All Odds

While there's tension on one hand there's introspection and exploration on the other.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Think on These Things

Sunday, June 8 marked the second anniversary of my new radio talk show.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Twelve Things That Make Men Rich (Part 12)

If the only thing you can do is to talk about your dream, yet you never put any action toward its attainment, it isn’t going to happen!

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Twelve Things That Make Men Rich (Part 10)

Do we take the time to think about what we're thinking as a pattern, or do we allow our minds to wander? We must control our thinking!

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Twelve Things That Make Men Rich (Part 9)

In every situation, you can at least listen, you never know, there could be something you get out of being open minded.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Twelve Things That Make Men Rich (Part 8)

Scripture reminds us how it's more blessed to give than to receive. And it says that when we serve Him, we will become the lender and not the borrower.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Twelve Things That Make Men Rich (Part 5)

Fear is a stumbling block for millions because with it, you won't accomplish anything.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Twelve Things That Make Men Rich (Part 4)

Most of us are incapable of “going it alone.” Whether it’s in our careers, in our personal relationships, or in life, we all need others if we are to achieve the level of success we desire.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Twelve Things That Make Men Rich (Part 3)

In my humble opinion, without health, you cannot create anything. Health is the ultimate gift because with it, everything else is possible.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Twelve Things That Make Men Rich (Part 2)

You cannot achieve anything if you don't have faith and believe. When you walk around thinking negative thoughts, it causes you to have doubts; you feel down, not lifted up and ready to get the job done at all.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Twelve Things That Make Men Rich (Part 1)

My life changed 30 years ago because of a new book that I read.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Strength Grows from Struggles

In life's storms, we run for cover. This is a time to seek His face in surrendered devotion and prayer by shutting yourself off from others.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: The Shift — The Day Everything Changes!

One of my favorite authors, Wayne Dyer, made this quote famous: "Change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Fear is Faith in Reverse

We are charged to not be afraid. Fear is faith in reverse. Fear opens the door to our enemy.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Applied Faith vs. Dreaming

Just think, all of us have dreams we wish we were able to obtain, however, most of us don't believe we can.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: My Interview with 'Mayor for Life' Marion Barry

In his first live public interview since being released from the hospital last week, “Mayor for Life” Ward 8 Council member Marion Barry dispelled rumors that his health is failing so fast that he might not recover during my Radio One talk show last Friday.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Water Seeks Its Own Level

With Valentine's Day only a few days away, I thought I would delve into this subject of relationships a bit.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: This is Your Season!

Stop wasting precious time watching TV, or sitting on the couch as if these hours and minutes are spare. We can't get one minute of time back.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: When God is Silent

If God can become silent on His own Son during the time He hung on the cross; , just think of the time when He is silent in our lives as a time when He is doing His perfect work.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: A Day On, Not a Day Off

The national holiday to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is approaching, a time when the country, and perhaps the world reflects on what it would be like if we would live in peace around the world, without regard to our race, color or creed.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Everything is OK

Romans 8:28 says it this way: "And we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose."

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Faith — See the Future in Advance

When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change. Change your daily habits and practice seeing the future in advance.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Do All You Can, While You Can!

Are you living up to the expectations that our Heavenly Father had in mind for you?

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Because of Who You Are

Unconditional love is when you love someone, just because of who they are!

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