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    Celebrating a ‘Hart’ Filled with Life and Love

    By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO When family and friends gather July 17 to celebrate the life that blessed them so much, they’ll remember in concert Deacon Filmore W. Hart, the man with...

    From The Soil To The Sanctuary In An East Baltimore Community 

    By Jamesia Downer, AFRO Intern Pleasant Hope Baptist Church hosts its monthly Soil To Sanctuary Community Market as apart of its membership with Black Church Food Security Network.  The churches within this network make a safe space...

    Church Ministers Through Little Library

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church/ Iglesia Episcopal San Mateo in Hyattsville, MD. is using books as a means of bringing education, entertainment and hope to the community. Two days after St....

    Faith Community Launches Census Campaign

    By Maria Morales, Special to the AFRO Faith leaders from Baltimore and around the country are gearing up for the 2020 U.S. Census with the #EveryoneCounts campaign.  A coalition of clergies and activists representing the African American,...

    Peace Cross Wins in Supreme Court

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The United States Supreme Court ruled that the World War I Memorial Peace Cross in Bladensburg, Md., can remain on public grounds in Prince George’s County. In a...

    Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond to Lead New York Theological Seminary into a New Era

    By Itoro N. Umontuen, NNPA Newswire NEW YORK—New York Theological Seminary’s (NYTS) Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond as its new President. Dr. Walrond brings more than two decades of...

    First Black Catholic Priest Moved Closer to Sainthood

    By AFRO Staff (Updated 06/16/2019) The Rev. Augustus Tolton, the first openly Black Catholic priest in the United States, is one step closer to becoming a Roman Catholic saint. On June 11, Pope Francis declared Tolton...

    Catholic Bishops OK Anti-Abuse Steps, But Skeptics Seek Tougher Moves

    By David Crary and Regina Garcia Cano, The Associated Press Under intense public pressure, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops approved new steps this week to deal more strongly with the clergy sex-abuse crisis. But activists and...

    Kirk Franklin’s Top Song

    New York, NY – Fourteen-time GRAMMY® Award winning artist, songwriter and producer Kirk Franklin’s new album LONG LIVE LOVE (Fo Yo Soul / RCA), which was released on May 31st, debuted at #1 on...

    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...

    Episcopal Bishop Breaks Race, Gender Barriers

    By Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell, The New Tri-State Defender “Now, let me get this straight. You are a successful attorney, making a good salary, and you are about to make partner, which will give you...

    Local Pastors Celebrate 40 years in Ministry

    By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO When Karen Stanley was only 17, she was called to preach. But she first felt the pull of God when she saw the face of sadness at...
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