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    Birthday Dollars to Fund Faith Fellows

    By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO The Rev. Heber Brown III is using his birthday capital on social media to provide experience for young people interested in Pleasant Hope Baptist Church’s brand of...

    Prometheus: Archaeologists Search for Humanity’s Birthplace

    Dateline: Scotland, 2089. While spelunking on the Isle of Skye, archaeologists Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) and Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) discover an ancient painting etched into the ceiling of an abandoned cave. The...

    For God’s Sake!

    He was a restless, bored seven-year-old gazing through a rain-stained window of a small black church in East Baltimore when, he swears to God, words began magically appearing on the glass before his eyes. ...

    Freshman Fla. Rep. West Stirs Controversy over Anti-Islamic Comments

    Newly-seated Congressman Allen West (R.-Fla.) is facing a controversy following abrasive comments about the Islamic religion. The Tea Party-backed conservative, in an interview on “The Shalom Show,” a public affairs program airing on the JLTV...

    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...

    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...

    New Shiloh’s Been Praying Early in the Morning for 25 Years

    It has been said that New Shiloh Baptist Church has always been a praying church, and to attest to that fact, the church is celebrating its 25th year of ongoing 6 a.m. prayer on...

    Pope Picks 15 New Cardinals to Reflect Diversity

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis named 15 new cardinals Sunday, selecting them from 14 nations, including far-flung corners of the world such as Tonga, New Zealand, Cape Verde and Myanmar, to reflect the...

    Relief, Anger at Washington-Area Mosque Where al-Awlaki Preached

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — At the Washington-area mosque where Anwar al-Awlaki preached a decade ago, there were few tears over the death of the influential al-Qaida figure who more than anyone gave the...

    34,000 Black Churches Will Not Support President Obama’s SCOTUS Nomination

    Washington, DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, echoes the Black community’s deep sentiments concerning President Obama’s Supreme...

    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...

    `KingdomBoss’ Summit Coming to Baltimore

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO In the workplace, it is often a challenge for some to balance their faith and business needs. Many business men and women lean on their religious beliefs to help...

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