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Wynter Pitts, Christian Author, Dies Suddenly

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By AFRO Staff Update: July 28 Wynter Pitts funeral will be live streamed from Dallas, Texas at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time at cbnnews.com. Wynter Evans Pitts, a Christian author, niece of famed Pastor Dr. Tony Evans and mother of actress Alena Pitts, died suddenly...

Lois Evans, wife of Dr. Tony Evans, Dies

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In the midst of myriad prayers, the Evans family has had to say goodbye to its matriarch, Lois Evans, wife of Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas. The family has freely shared its...

Trump Meets With Black Pastors, Draws Criticism

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By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO President Donald Trump recently met with  African American pastors at the White House that is supposed be part of a larger effort to  build relationships and craft an urban agenda. The meeting between...

Empowerment Temple AME Church Appoints Interim Pastor

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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 Bryant who begins his pastorate,...

The Six New AME Bishops Get Assignments

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The six newly-elected bishops in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church recently received their assignments and they will be administering to members of their denomination all over the world. On July 13, the AME Council of Bishops assigned Bishop Harry...

Farrakhan Denounces Sexism, Homophobia

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By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan has been known as a fiery orator who supports Black liberation and denounces White supremacy and yet preaches traditional values regarding family and lifestyle. However, it appears that Farrakhan...

Kirk Franklin Brings Inspiration to the MGM

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By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The MGM National Harbor might be known for its slots, tables, clubs, restaurants and shopping, but Kirk Franklin brought the Holy Spirit to the lavish casino on July 26. In a concert that lasted over...

United Methodist Church Elects 4 Black Women Bishops

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(Updated 7/16/2016)  Four African-American women were recently elected as bishops at quadrennial meetings of the United Methodist Church, further removing the glass ceiling for Black women in the denomination. In a historic election, the Rev. Sharma Lewis was elected bishop...

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

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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, the Rev. Myeskia Coger Watson...

Last Service for Historic Shaw Church Set

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By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO After about 150 years of being a beacon of spirituality and social justice in the Shaw community, Lincoln Temple United Church of Christ will be closing its doors because one of the city’s...

Rankin Celebrates 125 Years

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By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO In 2020, Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel will celebrate its 125th year of serving as a spiritual, historical and cultural center on Howard University’s campus.  Built between the years of 1894 and 1895, Andrew Rankin Memorial...

Rev. Jamal Bryant Jokes About Open Marriages on New TV Show

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Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, pastor and founder of Baltimore’s Empowerment Temple AME Church, has come under fire for his remarks seeming to support open marriages on his new television talk show “The Preachers.” “The Preachers,” which began airing earlier this...

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