Little Known Black History Fact: Reverend Lisa Jenkins

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    The Reverend Lisa Jenkins has made history in East Harlem. The 48-year-old single mom has just been selected as the first black woman pastor of the historic St. Matthews Baptist Church.  She won against four male contenders under vote. St. Matthews was the first black church of Harlem that was built from the ground up. With a predominately female congregation, the members believe that Reverend Jenkins will successfully reach the younger audience.

    When the church went looking for a new reverend, they asked for a married person. So it is even more fitting that Rev. Jenkins won them over as a single mom. Lisa Jenkins succeeds the late Rev. John Sass, who was the first man to hire a woman reverend and women deacons to the Harlem area.

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    1. A…..FEBRUARY BLACK HISTORY MONTH OF FACTS – THE YEAR IS 2013
      In the era of a United States black sitting president and when given the choice between entertainment and self respect black people in a slap in the face to their slave ancestors chose entertainment and paid $13.50 a piece to have the white man call them “niggers” over 100 times

      Sincerely,Enoch Mubarak
      President/CEO Mubarak Inter-prizes
      http://www.mubarakinter-prizes.com

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