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    After Almost 150 Years, Lincoln Temple United Church of Christ Has Closed

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Lincoln Temple United Church of Christ was filled with people and tearful emotions on  Sunday when  hundreds came out to be part of the final service of a...

    “Amazing Grace: Uniting Community” Concert

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Union Baptist Church in Baltimore will be the host for a musical fusion of styles, 7 p.m., Oct. 11, as Baltimore jazz legend Cyrus Chestnut, Grammy award nominated violinist...

    `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...

    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...

    Christian Life Church partners with Local Transitional Homes to be a Blessing

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Life can be very challenging. At any moment, your circumstances can change, and you may find yourself in need of assistance. For many persons in our city, this is...

    $1.5M Settlement for Muslim Workers Fired in Prayer Dispute

    By JAMES ANDERSON, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — A big U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they...

    James Jordan Honored after Elevation to Auxiliary Bishop

    By Hamil Harris, Special to the AFRO James Jordan, pastor of the Refreshing Spring Church of God In Christ for decades, was recently  elevated to the position of Auxiliary Bishop in the Church of God In...

    Ward 8 Faith Leaders Reach out to Homeless

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Faith leaders pastoring in Ward 8 participated in an outreach event to help the homeless and possibly bring new members to their congregations. The Ward 8 Faith Partners Breakfast Fellowship...

    President and Stars Join in Epic Farewell to Queen of Soul

    By JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Former presidents and preachers joined a parade of singers Friday in a hip-swaying, piano-pounding farewell to Aretha Franklin, remembering the Queen of Soul as a powerful force...

    Faith in Action Seeks to Reach 1 Million People Before Election Day

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A progressive faith organization plans to contact one million people before the Nov. 6 mid-term election to make sure they understand what is at stake for our country...

    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...

    Joyful Noise Outdoor Concert Benefits Homeless Residents

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Homelessness is a pervasive problem across our nation.  In cities and suburbs across the country, people are living without permanent housing and this epidemic has not spared Baltimore County. According...

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