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Lyndia Grant

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Racism in America

This week, it was as though we were reliving Sept. 15, 1963, all over again.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Thank You Lord, For Another Year!

It has not been easy to pay for our show weekly but God has been good.

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Con Artists Devising New Ways to Scam D.C. Residents

Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money every year.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: MSG Foods — What You Really Need To Know (Pt. 1)

What is monosodium glutamate? It is a sodium salt food additive used to provide flavor to Chinese food, canned vegetables, soups and processed meats.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Open the Floodgates of Heaven!

When it appears everything has dried up, faith is needed and we must learn to lean not to our own understanding, but to acknowledge Him in all our ways.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Balancing Your Life — Mentally, Physically and Spiritually

Though your temple may not be in great condition, it is still your temple.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Happy Mother's Day — But What About the Children?

When children grow up with love, nothing can stop them from sharing love with someone else in their life, that's all they will know.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: The Storm is Passing Over

The economy in America is much better today than it was 7 or 8 years ago.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Today's Decisions Are Tomorrow's Realities

How many of us go through things and never learn anything? Whether these things you do are good or bad, it's your choice; but please remember: Today’s decisions are your realities for your tomorrow!

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THE RELIGION CORNER: The Thrill is Gone

How many of us quit trying to reach our goal because we get tired? Time is most likely the worst enemy of enthusiasm.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Don't Die Feeling You've Never Lived

We don't use our brains, subconscious mind or instincts — nor shall you yield to the Holy Spirit!

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THE RELIGION CORNER: This Day In History — MLK is Assassinated

Tune in on Good Friday to hear my interview with Rev. Bernice A. King, CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: The Truth Will Make You Free

This week, I'm led to remind us all how important it is to always tell the truth.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: The Dream Marches On

This is a critical time when we all must take a look back at how things "used to be."

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THE RELIGION CORNER: The Difficulties of Life Should Make Us Better!

For the sake of this column, my message today is simply, look for the good in every bad situation.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Celebrating Phillis Wheatley for Black History Month

For Black History Month, I decided to share the life and times of Phillis Wheatley, the first African-American author and poet in America.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Black History Month Salute — Keeping the Dream Alive

This week, for Black History Month, it is my pleasure to introduce a “Son of Ward 8”: Curtis L. Etherly Jr., director of Government Affairs and International Stakeholder Relations, The Coca-Cola Company.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Black History Month — A True Supreme Court Story

For Black History Month, I'm delighted to share the story of my grandfather, Floyd Hill.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: 'Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled'

Let not your heart be troubled because your body is indeed your temple.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Are You An Eagle Acting Like A Chicken?

We must ascertain who we really are, and we must have faith to become who and what the Lord sent us to earth to develop into.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Find a Way

The dream dies only when we quit.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Pain of Failure is Temporary

When you make plans to obtain the goals and objectives God has given you, obstacles are guaranteed to come your way, but just know that quitting is not an option when you expect to win.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Find Meaning in Everything

Look at life as your textbook and begin to learn from everything that happens.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet

The focus of this column is to address the use of time and improving in 2015, issues I'm currently addressing in my life.

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Keep Your Eye on Jesus This Christmas!

This Christmas, remember that Jesus is the real reason for the holiday season.

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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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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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