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    Farrakhan Denounces Sexism, Homophobia

    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...

    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...

    Last Service for Historic Shaw Church Set

    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...

    United Methodist Church Elects 4 Black Women Bishops

    (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....

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

    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,”...

    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,...

    Mother of Girl Declared Dead Twice Slams Doctors at Funeral

    By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After battling for more than four years to keep a comatose daughter declared brain dead from being issued a California death certificate, Nailah Winkfield forcefully told...

    As More Minnesota Muslims Seek Office, Some Face a Backlash

    By IBRAHIM HIRSI of MinnPost MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two months ago, Fardousa Jama did something no other Muslim woman in south-central Minnesota has done: She filed to run for a city council seat in Mankato. Then...

    Set The Captives Free Outreach Center is Relocating

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO June 25 was a landmark day in the history of Set the Captives Free Outreach Center, of Baltimore County. It was the day the church purchased the building formerly...

    Montgomery County Faith Leaders Assert Political Agenda

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Montgomery County’s clergy of color are working together across race and faith perspective to represent the needs of their congregations and ensure all voices are heard as the 2018...

    Church Organization Fights For Food Equity in the Black Community

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO In 2018, it is important to find ways to empower our communities with resources, education and economic opportunity.  Many churches and Pastors have various community programs that  meet these...

    Pastor Shot To Death While Unlocking Mississippi Church

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A pastor in Mississippi's capital city was shot to death while unlocking his small church for worship services, and his truck was stolen, police said. Anthony Longino, 62, was killed Sunday...

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