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    St. Mark’s Institutional Baptist Church and St. Agnes to Host Women’s Heart to Heart

    Every year, more African-American women die from heart disease than breast cancer, stroke and lung cancer combined. In response, St. Agnes Hospital & St. Mark’s Institutional Baptist Church are partnering to offer women the Heart...

    In a Rush? #AshesToGo for Lent May be the Answer

    The season of Lent is often a conundrum for people who haven’t grown up in the tradition. It is the 40-day period of preparation preceding Easter, a time of fasting and sacrifice to help...

    Leader in AME Zion Church Remembered as “An Anointed, Gifted and Extraordinary Woman”

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. editor It wasn’t referred to as a funeral, but a “Service of Triumph” as family, friends, congregants and distinguished leaders from the AME Zion Church said “see you next...

    Libby Clark, Veteran Black Press Food, Religion Writer, Dies at 94

    Funeral services for Libby Clark, a trailblazing Black female journalist, food and religion writer for the Los Angeles Sentinel for 50 years and editor of the “Black Family Reunion Cookbook” were held Jan. 30...

    Baltimore Church Leaders Handing Over Files Amid Abuse Probe

    By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — The Catholic archdiocese in Baltimore has delivered over 50,000 internal files to Maryland's top law enforcement official amid an investigation into child sex abuse and are in the...

    Building the Faith on a Firm Family Foundation

    By Jacquinette D. Murphy, North Dallas Gazette Contributing Writer “I have the BEST job in the world!” Apostle Herman L. Murray recently declared these words to the congregation of the Full Gospel Holy Temple Churches, Incorporated....

    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...

    Meet the Pastor

      Name:  Pastor Heber Brown III Church, how long: I’ve been the pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church for 4 and ½ years. 430 E. Belvedere Avenue Baltimore, MD 21212 www.pleasanthope.org Age: 32 Hometown:  Baltimore School: Morgan State University (B.S. in...

    DOJ Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Muslim Woman

    The Justice Department’s involvement in a lawsuit against an Illinois school district on the grounds that the school system violated the civil rights of a Muslim woman has triggered a debate among lawyers and...

    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...

    Pope Visits Rome Charity That Works for Peace in Africa, Aids Refugees

    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is visiting a Catholic organization that has mediated peace accords in Africa and helps Syrian refugees to reach Italy safely. Francis arrived Sunday afternoon at the Sant'Egidio Community in Rome,...

    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,”...

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