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AFRO Exclusive: Past IMA Presidents On 2020 IMA Endorsement

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In any organization that is worth its salt and is about the enhancement of the beloved community, it must always exude integrity, be tenacious in carrying out its mission, be exacting in its history, and be true to itself...

Defying Order, Baltimore Pastor Holds Services

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By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A prominent Baltimore pastor said he would continue to hold two services each Sunday for up to 250 people, defying an executive order from the city's mayor that extended stay-at-home directives. “About 26 members,...

Meet The Clergy Who Won’t Stop In-Person Preaching During COVID-19

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Poll: US Believers See Message of Change From God in Virus

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By ELANA SCHOR and HANNAH FINGERHUT, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has prompted almost two-thirds of American believers of all faiths to feel that God is telling humanity to change how it lives, a new poll finds. While the...

Faith in the Midst of COVID-19

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By Dr. Kevin Daniels With currently over 1.36 million confirmed cases in the United States and over 4.1 million  around the world, the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 has caused over 80,562 deaths in the U.S. and 282K around the world....

Nearly 2,000 People Received Free COVID-19 Testing at New Birth’s Mother’s Day Event

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New Birth Missionary Baptist Church supplies free drive-thru COVID-19 testing to nearly 2,000 during its Mother’s Day event. Atlanta, GA - May 11, 2020 - New Birth Missionary Baptist Church provided nearly 2,000 Atlantans with free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing on...

Rev. Marcus Garvey Wood: A Baltimore Legend, Dead at 99

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By AFRO Staff It was difficult awakening to the news that the Rev. Marcus Garvey Wood had died May 11 at the age of 99. He lived as an indomitable spirit and shared that joy of life with everyone he...

Pan African Mother: Fight for Life Before and During COVID-19

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By Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith “he took him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son.” Exodus 2:10a The disproportionate number of illnesses and deaths related to COVID-19 in the Pan African community are alarming. The Center for Disease Control...

Racists Hack Local Bible Study

By Camille Davis Special to the AFRO The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented congregating in all settings and therefore, Macedonia Baptist Church (MBC) in Southeast, Washington, D.C., and church Pastor Garfield Burton, turned to the talents of a tech-savvy millennial member to...

Archbishop Gregory to Participate in Livestream Renewal of Consecration of the United States to...

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Archbishop Gregory to participate in livestream Renewal of Consecration of the United States to the Blessed Mother WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, May 1, Washington Archbishop Gregory will join a special international dedication liturgy at 3 p.m. EDT via livestream...

Tye Tribbett Sends Positive Vibes With Song Amid Virus

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By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning gospel singer Tye Tribbett has fused Kendrick Lamar's hit song "Alright" into a new tune to send a message to people during the coronavirus pandemic: We are going to...

AME Church Had A Pandemic Plan Ready Years Before New Coronavirus Hit

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By Leonardo Blair, Christian Post Reporter For more than a decade, the Rev. Dr. Miriam J. Burnett, a practicing physician and public health expert who serves as the medical director of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Health Commission, has been preparing...

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