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    Tutu Awards Prize to US School Shooting Survivors

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A group of young Americans who campaigned against gun violence after surviving a deadly shooting at their Florida school have received a prize from former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu. Tutu said...

    Forum Emphasizes Faith as a Means of Combating Poverty

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On a cold, snowy Thursday, students, professionals and the politically active packed into the Heritage Foundation for an Anti-Poverty forum, Nov. 15, where several panelists spoke on the...

    Area Churches Step Up During Thanksgiving

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO The holiday season is upon us as 2018 winds down. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year for many who celebrate with traditions that are near...

    Bryant Leaving to Pastor Atlanta Megachurch

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] The rumors swirling about the imminent departure of Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant from the influential Empowerment Temple Church in Northwest Baltimore were confirmed by Bryant himself during a conversation...

    Campbell Pens Book Giving Hope To Family Caregivers

    By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] Challenges in caring for loved ones with special needs can cause pressure on those who must make their lives comfortable in later years.  The needs to be met are both...

    A Memorial Or a Dicey Mix of Church and State?

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] For almost a century, Peace Cross has stood in the District of Columbia suburbs, as a symbol to recognize the fallen soldiers during World War I, yet now the...

    Gethsemane Baptist Installs a New Pastor

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO 2018  has been a great year for Gethsemane Baptist Church on Francis St., in West Baltimore; it’s the year they elected their new pastor, Rev. Donald Wright. A native of...

    National Capital Baptist Convention Supports Northeast Maglev

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] In hopes of providing more jobs and opportunities for residents of the region, the National Capital Baptist Convention (NCBC) announced its support of Northeast Maglev- the company overseeing the...

    Talks of Race and Religion at the Newseum

    By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Yolanda Pierce, Ph.D., dean of the School of Divinity at Howard University hosted a panel discussion called “Race, Religious Freedom and The Politics of Belonging,” from 6:30 p.m....

    DC Mayor Announces New Grants to Improve Safety in Religious Institutions

    By Lauren E. Williams, Special to The AFRO Immediately following the tragic massacre of Jewish worshippers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced nearly $1 million in grants to help...

    Milwaukee Group Hopes to Encourage Black Community to Vote

    By The Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — There are widespread efforts in Milwaukee to encourage the Black community to vote in the upcoming November midterm election. Souls to the Polls is a group that recruits canvassers...

    Rev. Dr. Walter Bronson Remembered As a Friend to Preachers

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO New Christian Memorial Church in Southwest Baltimore, is mourning the loss of their pastor, the Rev. Dr. Walter Bronson, who died Oct. 8. He was a beacon light in...

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