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‘Celebrating the Past, Claiming the Future’

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By Beverly Richards Special to the AFRO Over the past 195 years, the Metropolitan United Methodist Church congregation has built a reputation as a people of God who just won’t quit. Their strength is founded on their faith in God. They...

Sunday at Noon – A Time For Maryland To Pray

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The Governor has called on Marylanders to pray and reflect this Sunday, April 5 at noon in response to COVID-19.  Please get the word out to your congregations and friends to be praying and if feasible tune in to your online services...

Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic, Rev. Al Sharpton Calls Upon Faith Leaders To Discontinue Gatherings...

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Rev. Al Sharpton (NAN), Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, and the Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC) Convene National Conference Call to Discuss the Need for Pastors to Discontinue Services That Aren’t Online In the wake of the arrests of...

Blaze Engulfs Historic Baltimore Church, Topples its Steeple

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By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore firefighters battled a four-alarm blaze that sent flames shooting through the steeple of a church that traces its origins back more than 150 years.  Photos of the fire posted by the Baltimore City...

Joseph Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and MLK Aide, Dies at 98

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By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country’s first black president and echoed the call for “justice to roll down like waters and righteousness...

Faith-Based Streaming App Minno Offers Immediate Assistance to #StayAtHome Families, Rolls out Free “Church...

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In Response to COVID-19, Minno launches Free Program Giving Churches and Families Easy-to-Use Digital Tools to Transfer the Church Experience to the Home, Including Help for Talking to Kids About Coronavirus FAITH NEWSWIRE – (Nashville, TN—March 18, 2020) Minno—a new,...

Local Minister/Rapper Offers Church Sermons Online

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For Release 7:00 AM March 17, 2020 Online Every Day During Pandemic Coronavirus Pandemic Worldwide Leads to More Online Opportunities for Worship Washington, DC — March 17, 2020 — Starting March 15, 2020, one local minister has decided to offer short sermons online...

Barrier Breaking Bishop Dies at 89

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] In the middle of Women’s History Month, the Rt. Rev. Barbara C. Harris, a barrier-breaking heroine, the first woman to be ordained and consecrated a Bishop in the global Anglican Communion, died, March 13, in...

Rev. Barbara Harris, First Woman Bishop, Dies, 89

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Ret. Rev. Barbara C. Harris, the first woman ordained and consecrated as Bishop in the Worldwide Anglican Communion, died Friday. She was 89. “Our hearts are truly heavy at the loss of one who has been a faithful and altogether...

Cemetery Tours Highlight Savannah’s Black Heroes

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By NICK ROBERTSON, Savannah Morning News  SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Spanish moss swayed in the trees over Savannah's windswept Laurel Grove South Cemetery on Saturday, Feb. 29 — the last day of Black History Month 2020 — as about 30...

The National Black Church Initiative – A Coalition of 150,00 Black Churches –...

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National Black Church Initiative P.O. Box 65177 Washington, DC 20035 202-744-0184 Contact: Rev. Anthony Evans 202-744-0184 March 14, 2020 For Immediate Release The Black Community Must Follow CDC Guidelines Washington, DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 37 denominations and...

Women’s History Month: A Salute to Black Gospel Music

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By Marnita Coleman Special to AFRO In honor of Women’s History Month, we will roll out the red carpet for African-American women that helped pioneer gospel music in America. We acknowledge the contribution of the late Mattie Moss Clark, choir director and...

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