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    Gethsemane Baptist Installs a New Pastor

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO 2018  has been a great year for Gethsemane Baptist Church on Francis St., in West Baltimore; it’s the year they elected their new pastor, Rev. Donald Wright. A native of...

    National Capital Baptist Convention Supports Northeast Maglev

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] In hopes of providing more jobs and opportunities for residents of the region, the National Capital Baptist Convention (NCBC) announced its support of Northeast Maglev- the company overseeing the...

    Talks of Race and Religion at the Newseum

    By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Yolanda Pierce, Ph.D., dean of the School of Divinity at Howard University hosted a panel discussion called “Race, Religious Freedom and The Politics of Belonging,” from 6:30 p.m....

    DC Mayor Announces New Grants to Improve Safety in Religious Institutions

    By Lauren E. Williams, Special to The AFRO Immediately following the tragic massacre of Jewish worshippers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced nearly $1 million in grants to help...

    Milwaukee Group Hopes to Encourage Black Community to Vote

    By The Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — There are widespread efforts in Milwaukee to encourage the Black community to vote in the upcoming November midterm election. Souls to the Polls is a group that recruits canvassers...

    Rev. Dr. Walter Bronson Remembered As a Friend to Preachers

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO New Christian Memorial Church in Southwest Baltimore, is mourning the loss of their pastor, the Rev. Dr. Walter Bronson, who died Oct. 8. He was a beacon light in...

    Bible Museum Admits Some of its Dead Sea Scrolls are Fake

    By ASHRAF KHALIL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — When Washington's $500 million Museum of the Bible held its grand opening in November 2017, attended by Vice President Mike Pence, there were questions even then about the...

    Reaching Souls One Bun at a Time.

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO It was the first Friday night in October and the Northwestern High School Wildcats would normally be playing another 4A opponent somewhere under the lights in the Maryland...

    Services to be Held for Baltimore Minister, 83

    New Christian Memorial’s senior pastor, Rev. Dr. Walter Bronson, Jr., died October, 8. He was 83. Born August 24, 1935, in Walkula, North Carolina, Rev. Dr. Bronson moved to Baltimore in 1961. Prior to his arrival...

    Pleasant Grove Baptist is on a Fitness Journey

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Good health and staying physically fit are tenets most people want to live by, however it can be a major challenge to consistently embrace a healthy lifestyle. The Rev. Dr....

    North Carolina Civil Rights Leader Receives ‘Genius Grant’

    By MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. William Barber, one of the newest recipients of the honor known as the genius grant, said Thursday that becoming a 2018 MacArthur fellow means he...

    After Almost 150 Years, Lincoln Temple United Church of Christ Has Closed

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Lincoln Temple United Church of Christ was filled with people and tearful emotions on  Sunday when  hundreds came out to be part of the final service of a...

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