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About Tonya Rivens

Tonya Rivens is an award-winning Journalist with more than 30 years in radio, ten years in television and is a feature writer for a monthly publication. Tonya received the 2023 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Angelo B. Henderson Community Service Award, 2021 & 2022 Chan Zuckerberg Grant (NABJ) and is a North Carolina Equity Fellow. She has a BA (Bachelor of Arts) in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and MS (Master of Science) in Communications, specializing in Journalism Innovation, from Syracuse University. Tonya enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family.

As a Radio veteran, she has held the positions of Program Director, Music Director and Community Affairs Director. Her current show, Sounds of Inspiration, is featured on Radio One Charlotte (Praise 100.9) She has a weekly entertainment feature titled TTIME (syndicated) and works as a freelance television reporter. Tonya’s radio career includes stints at WPEG (Power 98), WBAV (101.9), WPZS (100.9-first female on air personality) and Streetz Charlotte (WGIV).

She is a member of Hunters Chapel UMC where she serves as a Lay Leader. Tonya is a small business owner (TRivens, LLC, 2003), founder and executive director of a 501c3, nonprofit, (2005) and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Pressley, who has served at Hickory Grove Baptist for 14 years, reportedly stated in a recent interview that, "we got to quit arguing and start going back to work.” 

As a result, student credit scores are lowered. However, the duplicate record disappears within a few months. It's being reported that about 1.4 million duplicate student loan records are impacted by this issue and that students are unaware of that it's happening.

Trey says that this is his way of telling them that "all is well".

According to The Christian Post, a former Southern Baptist Seminary professor and interim provost, who is the pastor of a church in Greensboro has been indicted on a charge of obstructing justice in a sexual misconduct case.

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The professor also recommends that you review the photos that have been posted, take down the ones you no longer want online and change your settings to private.

Homeowners in need of exterior home repairs, new home builds and adaptive and safety modifications for the elderly or disabled may be eligible for assistance for Realtors Care Day on April 19th. The annual event allows Realtors to give back to their community by donating these services. Some of the repairs include painting, clearing of […]

In honor of King's birthday, you are asked to serve in our community.  Here is a list of some of the events:

According to Christianity Today, here are some of the stories that generated the most interest from people in the faith community last year: The Southern Baptist Convention removed two churches for authorizing female pastors. Fern Creek Baptist Church in Kentucky and Saddleback Church in California were expelled in June. Elevation Church, along with some other […]

Bishop Carlton D’Metrius Pearson transitioned on November 19th. According to his obituary, Pearson, who was 70, passed away following a brief battle with cancer. Here are the arrangements posted at biglowfunerals.com: Public visitation is Wednesday, 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, at All Souls Unitarian Church, and on Thursday morning, 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM, at […]

October 29th will mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Shanquella Robinson.  Although no one has been charged in Shanquella’s homicide, Robinson’s father, Bernard Robinson, says he knows that justice will be served. On October 28, 2022 Shanquella Robinson traveled to the luxury Fundadores Beach Club in San José del Cabo, Mexico with six […]

The National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO) wrapped up their 37th annual economic development conference on Sunday with a gospel and prayer breakfast led by author, film & television producer Devon Franklin. (The conference was held at The Westin on October 18th-22nd.) Three trailblazers from the community were honored during NOBCO’s awards luncheon on […]