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    1st Muslim in Congress Wants to Take on Trump in Court

    By KYLE POTTER, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress and a top official with the Democratic National Committee, filed to run for Minnesota attorney...

    Doing the Cupid Shuffle in the Name of Good Health

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO The First Baptist Church of Glenarden has been hosting health fairs for 25 years and to mark this year’s occasion, the Rev. John K. Jenkins and his first...

    Rehoboth Light of the World Church Offers Memorable Summer Experience

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO The 2017-2018 school year is just about done.  In a couple of weeks, the school bell will ring for the last time, and children will excitedly begin their summer...

    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...

    How Morning Star Baptist Church is Celebrating 122 Years

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO If you have driven along Woodlawn Drive in the past four months, you may have noticed a beautiful, new church building that recently opened.  That building is the home...

    Chicago Bishop Curry to Speak at Royal Wedding Ceremony

    By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says the head of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, will speak at the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. Curry,...

    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...

    James Cone, Founder of Black Liberation Theology, Dies at 79

    By The Associated Press Theologian James Cone, who as a founder of Black liberation theology linked Christian faith with the struggle against racism and oppression, has died. He was 79. Cone was hospitalized last week and...

    Bishop Walter Thomas Celebrates 43 Years as Pastor

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Baltimore is known for its vibrant church community.  On any given day of the week, there is something exciting happening.  New Psalmist Baptist Church celebrated the pastoral anniversary of...

    Vick and Church Leaders Seek to Inspire Next Generation

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO On April 13 and 14, First Baptist Church of Glenarden was filled with more than two-thousand men for the 18th  annual “Mighty Men of Valor,” a conference tailored...

    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...

    Baltimore Area Church News

    Compiled by Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO April is here and the seasons are changing.  It seems like winter doesn’t want to leave, but before we know it, the weather will be warmer, and the...

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