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Friday, January 31, 2020

NCAA Basketball Bowie State U Hoops Results Vs. VA Union

Virginia Union Panthers Outlast Bowie State's Bulldogs 82-71

BOWIE, Md. - Bowie State suffered an 82-71 loss to conference foe Virginia Union inside the A.C. Jordan Arena before a live ESPN3 audience on Thursday evening. The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 13-9 this season, 5-4 in conference play and 1-1 within the division. The victory pushed the Panthers to 12-10 overall, 5-4 in conference play and 2-2 North.

“We weren’t deserving on winning tonight … They outworked us, they out fought us, they outrebounded us and I tip my hat to them”, said Bowie State Head Coach Darrell Brooks.

Bowie State started the game slow as Virginia Union jumped to a quick 13-1 lead at the 17:22 mark. But the Bulldogs chipped away at the Panthers lead and eventually tied the game at 27 apiece at the 6:05 mark. The score for the remainder of the period stayed close as Bowie State finally took the 37-36 lead going into halftime.

Unlike the first half, Bowie State controlled the lead for most of the period. They held it up until the 6:39 mark, when Virginia Union’s Terrell Leach converted on a layup to put the Panthers up, 64-62. With Leach going on a scoring rampage in the second half, the Bulldogs were unable to recapture its lead and eventually saw the game slip out of their hands.

Senior David Belle (Hyattsville, Md.), who scored his 1,000th career point at the 6:34 mark in the first half, led the Bulldogs in scoring with 17 points. Senior Juwan Smith (Lexington Park, Md.) followed up with 13 points. Junior Justin Route (Washington D.C.) added 12 points while seniors Cameron Haynes (Upper Marlboro, Md.) and Saiquan Jamison (Upper Marlboro, Md.) scored 10 points each.

Virginia Union was led by Leach who scored 30 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the field. Raemaad Wright added 21 points and Jordan Peebles followed up with 12 points.

For the game, Virginia Union shot 55 percent (30-of-55) from the field, 27 percent (3-of-11) behind the 3-point line and made 73 percent (19-of-26) of its free throws. The Panthers dominated inside, outscoring the Bulldogs 50-22 in the paint.

Bowie State shot 39 percent (24-of-61) from the field, 41 percent (10-of-24) from long-distance and made 54 percent (13-of-24) of its free throws. The Bulldogs held advantages in points off turnovers (19-16) and bench points (26-12).

On Saturday (2/1), Bowie State will look to get back into the win column against Virginia State University, in another conference matchup at home.

Bulldog Women’s Basketball Topples Nationally Ranked Virginia Union 49-44

BOWIE, Md. – Junior Talanya Hutton (Seat Pleasant, MD) did a little bit of everything for the Bulldogs as the team beat rivals Virginia Union 49-44 on Thursday evening. The third-year player scored team-high 17 points while Shameka McNeill led the Virginia Union Lady Panthers in scoring with 13 points. Bowie State improves to 17-3, (7-2 CIAA / 1-1 North) while Virginia Union dips to 16-3 overall, 7-2 in league play and 2-2 in the division.
Bowie State played some tough defense and a balanced offensive attack to claim the win. As a team, the Bulldogs held the Lady Panthers to shooting just 33.3 percent (17-of-51) from the floor while shooting only 28.6 percent (14-of-49) from the floor in the game. 
The Lady Panthers took control of the game early in the first quarter by going on a 7-0 run. McNeill hot start gave VUU a 10-1 lead after knocking down a deep three at 7:11. VUU pulled away 14-6 after Ifunanya Okoye’s layup with 2:22 remaining. However, the Bulldogs allowed the Lady Panthers to close the quarter with a pair of free throws to stay ahead, 18-9.
The second quarter had a similar look as the Bulldogs were slow to get started. VUU’s Breonn Hughey deep ball took the Lady Panthers lead to 22-13 at the 5:21 mark. However, BSU would fight back to keep the game close. Senior Dynaisha Christian’s (Pocomoke, Md.) layup made the score 22-20 before Okoye answered with a layup of her own. The Panthers ended the period on top 27-22 after Hughey went 1-2 at the charity stripe.
Bowie State made the third stanza the most competitive even though they were outscored 12-11. Hutton’s deep ball cut the deficit to 27-25 before sophomore Drew Calhoun (New Carrollton, Md.) tied it at 29-all with a three of her own with 7:03 to go. The Lady Panthers would however regain control late in the quarter after McNeill’s layup pushed the lead to 39-33 to end the period.
Although the Bulldogs were outscored 22-14 in the paint, they held an advantage in points off turnover 22-16 after forcing 24 Lady Panthers’ turnovers. Bowie State Senior Shawnkia McCallum (Baltimore, Md.) opened the period with a three pointer at the 5:42 mark. Both teams would go back and forth throughout the quarter with Bowie State grabbing its first lead at 45-44 after Christian’s layup with just 17 seconds remaining in the contest. From there, the Bulldogs would close out the Panthers to capture the victory.
Bowie State returns to action Saturday (2/1) hosting Virginia State University. Tipoff is slated for 2:00 p.m.


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As February approaches, voices from across Target have come together to help guests and team members celebrate Black History Month. Throughout the month, our team’s work—including an exclusive product assortment, marketing campaign and team member events—is a reflection of the inclusive experience we strive to create at Target.
Target’s Black History Month assortment puts a spotlight on the heritage, legacy and impact of the black community. Now in its fifth year, the collection is available in hundreds of stores across the country and online, and includes more than 100 items for $29.99 or less. Along with seasonal guest-favorites like apparel (including extended sizes), beauty and home décor, the collection includes new products in food and beverage, stationery and toys.
Browse the gallery below for a few of our favorite finds:

Throughout the month, Target is also shining a spotlight on products from black-owned businesses that are carried in our stores year-round. One-third of the Black History Month products are from black-owned businesses, including Lip Bar and Alikay Naturals, and more than half are exclusive to Target. This year’s Black History Month marketing campaign, Black Beyond Measure, also features black entrepreneurs and Target team members. The campaign name was designed to amplify success stories and celebrate blackness, an uplifting sentiment to empower future generations.
Target’s African American Business Council, which includes more than 1,000 team members, was the driving force behind creating the assortment five years ago and continues to advise our teams on the collection. The team spent months creating meaningful events at our Minneapolis headquarters to help educate and engage team members, as well as celebrate our vendors.
Dozens of members of the Target team have had a hand in bringing this year’s collection, campaign and celebrations to life. Here are three of our team members on what the month, and Target’s efforts, means to them:

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Melanie Gatewood, Director of Multicultural Merchandise, Minneapolis
On putting together this year’s assortment: “The process started by looking at the items that truly resonated with our guests in last year’s assortment – both on social media as well as from a sales perspective. The items that were most impactful last year were the ones that highlighted individuals with lasting legacies – this is where the theme, Black Beyond Measure, came from. The entire team of more than 20 team members came together to build an assortment that represented as many definitions of success as possible – including stories from entrepreneurs, artists, activists, poets, chefs and more.”
Melanie’s favorite finds: “Personally, I love Mambo Sauce. Growing up in Baltimore, I would visit my sister in D.C. often, and Mambo Sauce is one of those nostalgic items that reminds me of those visits. Guests continue to love the names T-shirts. The Rosa Parks and Katherine Johnson dolls are hits too.”
On the month’s meaning: “Black History Month is two things to me. First, it is a moment to take pride in the amazing accomplishments and perseverance of the Black community – especially those untold stories. Second, it is a moment to reflect on my role in furthering the legacy and impact of Black culture. As it pertains to this assortment, that came through in the blending of items that pay homage to those who came before us with items that allow us to take ownership of driving Black history. A perfect example of this is the ‘I Am Black History’ t-shirt. It’s true – I am a part of Black history every day.”

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Erica Anderson, Store Director, Atlanta
On putting the assortment front-and-center: “When guests come up the escalators into my store, the Black History Month assortment is directly in front of them. I love how it’s one of the first things they see from the entrance. We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from guests, including how easy it is to find products from the assortment, the cool in-store marketing that features black entrepreneurs and the various options of clothing for the whole family.”
Guest love: “Our guests’ excitement for this collection is priceless! Recently, a mother came in to shop the collection with her two daughters and they were looking at the ‘Inventors’ tee. The daughters were going back and forth naming black inventors and guessing what he or she invented. I found myself joining in with them and having a great time, in awe of their knowledge.”
On the month’s meaning: “Black History Month is a celebration to me. It’s a month of acknowledging and celebrating our achievements. I personally adore Target’s assortment and our work with black business owners. Each year, the assortment gets bigger and better and our guests are loving it!”

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Kellen Axen, Senior Manager of Reporting and Insights, Minneapolis
Partnering with vendors: I was part of the team that brought Roundel—Target’s media company—into our Black History Month work. From a marketing perspective, I’m most proud of how we partnered with our vendors this year. Here on Roundel, we work closely with a number of amazing vendors, and we invited them to celebrate Black History Month together with us. It makes total sense: These brands have really amazing stories to tell too.
A special shirt: “The ‘I am Black History’ shirt from the assortment has real significance to me. Being biracial, I struggled for a long time with my identity. I let other people tell me that I wasn’t ‘black enough’, and I believed them. It took me all too long to realize that you can’t let those people define who you are. For me, that shirt represents the decision I’ve made to embrace all of who I am. I come from a long line of black success stories, and I’m here because of them. I am Black History, and I’m proud of that.”
On the month’s meaning: “To me, Black History Month is about celebrating the legacy of those who have come before you. I think about my mom and dad, and the courage it took to be a mixed race couple less than 20 years after that became legal in the US. I think about my grandpa, a published author and educator who served in Korea and went on to get his PhD. I think about my grandma, who raised nine children and had an advanced degree herself. I think about the obstacles they overcame, and the values they passed on to me. I think of how I’m working to make things better for my two little girls. I’m proud to be a part of this long legacy. That’s why I love being able to contribute to this assortment, because it matters that kids can see representation of themselves when they walk into our stores.” Learn more................

The Rock Almighty Devotional, Praise, and Worship with JAG

January 31 from CDM


“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue” (2 Peter 1:3).
God has supplied us with everything we need in life; we lack nothing when we’re in Him. If we want to experience His abundance, it’s important that we don’t harden our hearts to this truth.

Munroe Global Featuring: Understanding The Nature of Law | Dr. Myles Munroe and Fighting Fear and Winning

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Kingdom Laws For Kingdom Living Volume 2 Titles: 
Disc 1 – Rediscovering The Priority of Law For Kingdom Living Part 5 
Disc 2 – The Value of Law For Kingdom Living Part 1 
Disc 3 – The Value of Law For Kingdom Living Part 2 
Disc 4 – Understanding The Nature of Law

In this series, Dr. Munroe details the words of God, or how he explains it, the laws of God. The Kingdom of God allows it’s citizens to be in the world but not of the world because of the laws of God. Dr. Munroe fully explains how obeying God’s laws allows you to experience the world differently from how others do simply because of obedience to law.

We’re all familiar with fear in some form. At some point, we’ve all felt afraid in a situation in which we found ourselves. It has the capacity to shut us down and paralyze us from moving forward in our Christian walk. Thankfully, God’s Word equips us to fight fear and win.
Even just the thought of fighting against something all by ourselves can scare us. However, we’re never alone when we ask God to walk with us in scary situations. He’s more than willing to do so. “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee” (Deuteronomy 31:6). Nothing, no matter how big or frightening it seems to us, is bigger than God.
The world doesn’t understand fear. Caution helps us avoid dangerous situations, like a car speeding toward us or an out-of-control fire; however, fear can turn on us. Fear stops us from fulfilling our mission in life; it isn’t from God, but from our enemy. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).
As Christians, we don’t have to tolerate it. Believing the love God has for us gives us the strength to conquer our worst fears. “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment…” (1 John 4:18). This isn’t to say we’ll never feel afraid—that’s part of being human. However, standing on God’s Word when fear threatens us gives us authority over it.
Jesus is well aware of this emotion. At the end of His earthly ministry, the thought of His impending crucifixion brought on great distress. “He took Peter, James, and John with him. He plunged into a sinkhole of dreadful agony. He told them, ‘I feel bad enough right now to die…’” (Mark 14:33, MSG). He handled it by praying and continuing to move forward. Likewise, staying connected to God through prayer, and leaning on Him to help us continue moving forward, lets Him move us out of the situation.
Fear is rooted in disbelief. God wants the best for us, but when trouble strikes, the opportunity to doubt what He says surfaces. When the ruler of the synagogue asked Jesus to heal his ill daughter but she died before His arrival, Jesus had to reassure the man. “While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe” (Mark 5:35, 36). Our faith in what God wants for us pushes out all fear.
Some people are so fearful, they feel trapped in their negative emotions and don’t know which way to go. When we’re in too deep and can’t get out, God meets us where we are and rescues us. All we need to do is call to Him for help. “I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears” (Psalm 34:4).
God cares deeply about us and every little detail of our lives. He’s already beaten fear. Trusting Him allows us to share in that same victory. For more on conquering fear, click on the link below for the CD series, How to Never Be Afraid Again.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

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