‘It Is Well With My Soul’

Morgan State University Chairman Kwiesi Mfume speaks during funeral services for Rep. Elijah Cummings, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Baltimore. ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** Maya Rockeymoore Cummings gestures while entering the sanctuary during funeral services...

‘Our Elijah’

A flag lies on the casket of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., during his funeral service at the New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, Md., on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** Former Secretary...

The Nation Says ‘Farewell’

Mourners line up for a public viewing before the funeral service of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings at New Psalmist Baptist Church, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Baltimore. ***** ***** ***** Pallbearers lift the casket of Maryland...

Congress Pays Tribute to Elijah Cummings at U.S. Capitol

By HORUS ALAS, NORA ECKERT, SAMANTHA HAWKINS, GABRIELLE WANNEH and DAN NOVAK Capital News Service WASHINGTON - Carried by Armed Forces body bearers, the late Rep. Elijah Cummings’s flag-draped casket ascended the steps of the United...

Mourners Pay Tribute To Rep. Cummings 

By Regina Garcia Cano and Julio Cortez, The Associated Press The final farewells to the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings began in Baltimore, where constituents, family members, elected officials and others remembered the Maryland congressman for...

Baltimore’s ‘Goodbye’ to a Beloved Leader

By Samantha Hawkins, Capital News Service Marking the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings last week, community leaders, elected officials and friends gathered together on the evening of Oct. 23 to honor the former congressman at Morgan...

Cummings Was Charged With Greatness And He Came Through

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Elijah Eugene Cummings entered the Maryland House of Delegates in January 1983, the year I graduated from Walbrook High School in West Baltimore. He had been a public servant for...

A ‘Giant of a Man With a Gentle Soul’

By Elliott Davis and Emily Top, Capital News Service Elijah Cummings became known to the nation as a Democratic leader in Congress. But his roots in public service are in Annapolis, where he is being remembered...

Elijah Eugene Cummings: A Friend Indeed

Frances (Toni) Murphy Draper AFRO CEO and Publisher Baltimore is a unique city.  It’s a city of firsts. It’s a city of neighborhoods. It’s a city of distinct landmarks. It is a city of tremendous pride....

Cummings Tribute: From Day One, A Friend

By Kweisi Mfume As we take the time this week to reflect on the life, times and work of Congressman Elijah Cummings. It is important to understand the totality of him, rather than any single...

`Transformational Leader’ Cummings Lies In State at U.S. Capitol

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO According to AFRO sources, Rep. Cummings’ funeral at New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore Oct. 25, will be attended by former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama,...

Laura Phillips Byrd Remembers Congressman Cummings As A Man Of Integrity

Elijah was first and foremost a man of integrity.  He was home grown and loved Baltimore City. Always available to help his people... or others who could use a word of encouragement.  He fought...

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