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    Woman Acquitted of Blasphemy Still Can’t Leave Pakistan

    By KATHY GANNON ,  Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has been transferred from a secret location near the capital to another...

    Solid Rock Church of Baltimore Hosts Forum on Homicide

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO For the past few years Baltimore residents have watched the homicide rate rise and things do not seem to be getting better. Elder Rashad Singletary, Executive Pastor of Solid...

    Pioneering Black Catholic Bishop Buried in Mississippi

    By The Associated Press BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners are saluting the legacy of the first African-American to lead a Catholic diocese in the 20th century as he's laid to rest in Mississippi. WLOX-TV...

    Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO In January, we pause and take a moment to reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  His birthday is January 15th, and we celebrate the national...

    Baltimore Church Leaders Handing Over Files Amid Abuse Probe

    By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — The Catholic archdiocese in Baltimore has delivered over 50,000 internal files to Maryland's top law enforcement official amid an investigation into child sex abuse and are in the...

    Pastor Shot To Death While Unlocking Mississippi Church

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A pastor in Mississippi's capital city was shot to death while unlocking his small church for worship services, and his truck was stolen, police said. Anthony Longino, 62, was killed Sunday...

    In 2019 Plan for Success!

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO 2019 is here and you are alive to see it. Taking time to look over the successes and failures of the old year and planning to be productive in...

    Women Are Changing the Face of the Once Male-Dominated Funeral Industry

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia For many, when there’s mention of singer Monica Brown, her hit songs like “The Boy is Mine,” and “Miss Thang,” might come to mind first. For others, her stellar...

    Ross to Become Pastor at New Hope Baptist in N.J.

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO The Baltimore clergy community boasts of many outstanding preachers and teachers. The community is blessed to have dynamic preachers from all generations that represent our city. One of those...

    COMMENTARY: White Churches Have A Moral Responsibility To Stand Up

    Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson In 2019, we will commemorate 400 years since the first 20 slaves were transported by ship from Africa by white slave traders and landed in Jamestown, Va. Now four centuries later,...

    ArtsCentric Musical Retells the Most Famous Story of All

    By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Literary great Langston Hughes was known for telling stories of everyday life. He captured the life of Black people through poetry, plays, and writings using common vernacular. His...

    Gunman Kills 4, Then Himself, After Mass at Brazil Cathedral

    By PETER PRENGAMAN and C.H. GARDINER, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four and leaving four others injured before taking...

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