Let me tell you about my friend Angela Harrington Rice. She is a woman of many talents and probably one of the busiest women I know. Angela has led a distinguished career in television for over 30 years. She is known for developing and producing television series exploring many of Atlanta's spiritual leaders and their lives. She is an Emmy award-
winning Producer for "World Pilgrims: A Sacred Journey to Turkey."
Angela is a long-time mentor and friend who saw something in me and gave me a chance as a part-time production assistant at a local cable network in Atlanta. She is a woman who touches the lives of the people she meets and gives more than she takes.
I remember working with Angela on her award-winning program "A Woman's Place." She used this platform to address the concerns and achievements of women around the world. It was on this show that I honed my directing chops and earned the nickname "McGyver." You see, it was a small network with an even smaller staff. And we had to know how to do some of everything.
Angela is also an ordained minister. She graduated from the Barbara King School of Ministry and is ordained as a Master Teacher and New Thought Minister by Bishop Dr. Barbara Lewis King. Wanting to honor her husband Carlos T. Rice's dying request, Angela started One Love Spiritual Center. It is an inclusive, non-membership, spiritual fellowship that welcomes persons from all faith traditions.
For her body of work, Angela was inducted into the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Silver Circle for exemplary service in broadcast media and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Ministers and Laity Board of Preachers at Morehouse College. She is a grief counselor and founder of "Widow Wings" and now a published author.
And I haven't even talked about her community service. The list goes on and on. Angela is a blessing to everyone she meets. And she has been a good friend to me. Giving me words of wisdom and comfort through some of my darkest moments. These are just a few of the reasons why Angela Harrington Rice is such a "Renaissance Woman."
To learn more about Angela, you can catch her interview on "Speak Out World: Arts, Activism & More!" premiering March 10, 2021, on Facebook Live. For a list of other available platforms, visit www.sowpodcast.com.