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    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...

    Beaumont’s Oldest Black Church Celebrating 150th Anniversary

    By PHOEBE SUY, Beaumont Enterprise BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — From its beginnings in the years after the Civil War, Beaumont's oldest Black church has witnessed the establishment of the area's first Black public school, weathered...

    Speak to My Heart Ministries Prepares For Community Day

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Many Baltimore communities are in need of additional resources to help make life better. Speak to My Heart Ministries, founded in 2007, recognizes this need and every year holds a...

    Trump Meets With Black Pastors, Draws Criticism

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO President Donald Trump recently met with  African American pastors at the White House that is supposed be part of a larger effort to  build relationships and craft...

    From Ghana to Virginia, Naming Tradition Travels With Family

    By MICHAEL PAUL WILLIAMS, Richmond Times-Dispatch NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A life preserver with the message "Welcome Aboard" decorates the front door, a greeting befitting a Navy family. Inside, above the entrance, a framed sign...

    As More Minnesota Muslims Seek Office, Some Face a Backlash

    By IBRAHIM HIRSI of MinnPost MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two months ago, Fardousa Jama did something no other Muslim woman in south-central Minnesota has done: She filed to run for a city council seat in Mankato. Then...

    Thomas Roberts, Baltimore Gospel Music Legend, Dies at 72

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO On July 19, the Baltimore church and gospel community lost an icon with the death of Thomas “Tommy” Randall Roberts, Sr. at the age of 72. Roberts, born October 10,...

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