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    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...

    Empowerment Temple AME Church Appoints Interim Pastor

    The Rev. Dr. Ann Lightner Fuller will serve as interim pastor of Empowerment Temple AME Church for 30 days, beginning Dec. 9, while a permanent replacement is identified for the Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison...

    Baltimore’s Christmas Gift to Atlanta

    Submitted to the AFRO by Rev. Dr. Kevin A. Slayton, Sr. Although the times have changed many of the conditions that impact black folk have not, thus the role of the black preacher has not...

    Greater Harvest Baptist Church Blesses the Community for Christmas

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Christmas time is finally here, the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and everyone is getting ready for the holiday. Time is spent in stores and...

    AFRO Exclusive: First Daughter is First Woman to Pastor Historic Mt. Ararat Baptist Church

    By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, AFRO Managing Editor With one movement, history is made in myriad ways with the announced retirement of current pastor, the Rev. Dr. Charles E. Coger and the appointment of his daughter,...

    Building the Faith on a Firm Family Foundation

    By Jacquinette D. Murphy, North Dallas Gazette Contributing Writer “I have the BEST job in the world!” Apostle Herman L. Murray recently declared these words to the congregation of the Full Gospel Holy Temple Churches, Incorporated....

    AFRO Exclusive: Interview With Dr. Jamal Bryant

    By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, AFRO Managing Editor While the Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant is going to be the new pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Georgia, Baltimore will always be home. “This...

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