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  “This is the confidence we have in approaching God.If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us” ~ 1 John 5:14
  When we approach God with confidence and ask Him for anything that is His will for our lives He hears us. It is a blessing to know we can go to God with confidence and He will hear us when we go with confidence. It is encouraging to know that when we go to God He hears us!
  You can view Pastor Cedric Banks Facebook page titled: Cedric Banks Prophet. Also, tune in every Saturday night at 7pm on WMKM 1440AM to hear Prophet Banks host the City of Hope radio show. Be sure to watch The Community Shall Be Restored TV Show hosted by Prophet Cedric Banks every Saturday night at 8pm on Comcast 90. You can come out and worship with us every Sunday at 2pm at The Heart of Jesus International Deliverance Church located at 12490 Kelly Rd, Detroit, MI 48224. There is highly anointed Spirit-led teaching, prophecy, and prophetic praise dance. Afterwards, a free delicious dinner buffet is served. All are welcome to join us! For more info we can be reached at 313-421-9977 or [email protected]







Remembering Lottie "The Body"
By Valerie D. Lockhart
SUN EXECUTIVE EDITOR 
  Like an electrical current flowing from the stage, audiences were shocked out of their seats to their feet.
  Lottie “The Body” Graves-Claiborne, who was also known as Detroit’s Gypsy Rose Lee, had men of all races drooling and brought them to their feet with her burlesque striptease dance moves.
  “They called her The Body. She was built like a double order of pancakes — sweet and stacked. The only light in the room bathed her as she emerged from a thick velvet curtain, incandescent, platinum hair piled high on her head. As the band struck up a slow, seductive wail, her intricately beaded gown glimmered with each step. By the end of the tune, the dress was gone, and she wore little more than heels, a few strategically placed rhinestones, and a smile,” Sarah Klein, aka Sparkly Devil, reportedly said in a past interview.
  Lottie “The Body” died on Feb. 29 in Detroit. She was 90 years old.
  She was born on October 31, 1930 in Syracuse, New York. She studied ballet as a child.
  At 17, she quit school to become a professional dancer. In the 1940s, she travelled across the country with Herbert White’s dance troupe.
  Her skills as a burlesque dancer were honed in the late 1940s.
  By 1960, Lottie “The Body’ moved to Detroit and became an exotic dancer in Arthur Bragg’s Idlewild Review at the Paradise Club in Idlewild that was also known as the “Black Eden of Michigan.”
  Her spectacular performances gained her entry into places where African Americans were denied, allowing her to cross racial lines. She performed with stars such as Billie Holiday, Josephine Baker, Sammy Davis, Jr., Redd Foxx and others.
  The dancer was known to fight for civil rights in her own creative way.
  “I lived my own sort of civil rights movement, making friends and connections in my own way wherever I went," she said in a memoir for Coastal Connecticut magazine in 2014.
  Lottie “The Body” Graves-Claiborne’s contributions to dance opened the doors for other performers.
  "For Lottie to be so successful back in the '50s and continue all the way into the '80s and '90s, she had to be something special," Bert Dearing, friend and owner of Bert’s Warehouse said. "When she danced, it was just a flow. She was more than just a dancer — she expressed her feelings in her dancing."




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