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    Empowerment Temple AME Church Appoints Interim Pastor

    The Rev. Dr. Ann Lightner Fuller will serve as interim pastor of Empowerment Temple AME Church for 30 days, beginning Dec. 9, while a permanent replacement is identified for the Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison...

    Baltimore’s Christmas Gift to Atlanta

    Submitted to the AFRO by Rev. Dr. Kevin A. Slayton, Sr. Although the times have changed many of the conditions that impact black folk have not, thus the role of the black preacher has not...

    Greater Harvest Baptist Church Blesses the Community for Christmas

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Christmas time is finally here, the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and everyone is getting ready for the holiday. Time is spent in stores and...

    AFRO Exclusive: First Daughter is First Woman to Pastor Historic Mt. Ararat Baptist Church

    By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, AFRO Managing Editor With one movement, history is made in myriad ways with the announced retirement of current pastor, the Rev. Dr. Charles E. Coger and the appointment of his daughter,...

    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....

    AFRO Exclusive: Interview With Dr. Jamal Bryant

    By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, AFRO Managing Editor While the Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant is going to be the new pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Georgia, Baltimore will always be home. “This...

    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...

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