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We coach, train and equip leaders in our nation, leaders in the faith community, and leaders among youth, who are committed to moral and technical excellence, the empowerment of the economically underserved and to uniting all segments of our nation.

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November 2, 2020 | Blog by Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, President, Skinner Leadership Institute, Co-Convener, National African American Clergy Network


Why We Can Celebrate Even Before the Results Are Reported.

There are so many reasons for Black voters to celebrate during this 2020 election season even before winners are declared. Young voters have moved from #proteststopolls and have registered and voted early in record numbers. They understand that their vote is their voice and they must raise it loudly for justice denied to Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and far too many others. Though still underperforming in states like Florida, the Black voter turnout rate is higher in most states than in the 2016 election... more>> 



Managing Black Community Election Consequences: Strategies for Now and the Future.


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 "MSDL is a life-changing program. It serves as an incubator for rising leaders to solidify nurturing relationships, learn solid decision making strategies, understand the indispensable need for integrity and the value of their voice. This program matters." 

Mrs. Lori George Billingsley, Vice President, Community Relations, Coca-Cola North America

A Call to Prayer!

I Prayed, Now What? -  Book and Discussion Guide


Do you want to learn how to pray with power and see results? Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner’s book, I Prayed, Now What? My Journey From No Faith to Deep Faith, is a guide for just that! 


Her incredible true story from trials to triumph will teach you how to pray according to God's Word! Filled with wisdom, courage and examples of the power of effective prayer, I Prayed, Now What? reminds us about the importance of robust prayer and gives you a renewed resolve that will transform your life and carry you through the rest of the year. 


I Prayed, Now What? is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn how to pray with strength and purpose. Get your copy of I Prayed, Now What? and the Discussion Guide for the special price of $19.99 (originally $30.00 for the set) plus tax and shipping. There are a limited number of copies, so, don’t wait! Also makes a great gift or suitable for group study!

Over the past year, I have had a chance to meet people across the country who have read my book. They have shared their testimonies about the role of prayer in their lives and the effect it had on them, from finding their identity in Christ to winning spiritual battles. This year is an invitation to grow deeper with God. We are at a pivotal time in our nation and in the world. Maybe you’re facing a health issue, caring for an aging parent, worried about your child, trying to get your life together after a divorce or worried about the 2020 year. Whatever the situation, I believe that God can bring hope and healing to you! – Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

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