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    New Book Explores Black Christian Experience in White Churches

    By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Being pregnant is hard enough for any woman. Trying to write a book while you’re pregnant can feel positively unbearable. Austin Channing Brown tells the AFRO, “It was physically difficult....

    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...

    Gardner Taylor, Preacher and Civil Rights Figure, Dies at 96

    NEW YORK (AP) — A pastor regarded as the dean of American preaching who played a key role in the civil rights movement has died. The Progressive National Baptist Convention says the Rev. Gardner Taylor...

    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...

    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...

    Episcopal Church Elects First Black Presiding Bishop

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Episcopal Church elected its first African-American presiding bishop, choosing Bishop Michael Curry of North Carolina during the denomination's national assembly Saturday. Curry was elected by a landslide in a...

    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...

    Meet the Pastor

    Meet the Pastor Name, Age: Rev. Mark A. Riddix III, 38 Church, how long:  Mount Zion Baptist Church, 2000 Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, Md.,  2 years Hometown:  Baltimore Education: Bachelor of Science in Finance, Oral Roberts University Master of...

    Meet the Pastor

    The Rev. Ramelle McCall, 33, 2 1/2 years Church of St Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church,       2013 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD Hometown: Baltimore Education: Bachelor of Science, Stevenson University 2003  ...

    American Muslims Lend Hand in Rebuilding Black Churches

    Predominantly Black churches which were burned in the days and weeks following the deadly June 17 shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. are receiving help from a coalition of American...

    World Day of Prayer

    Unity of Washington D.C. (Unity WDC) will join Silent Unity, an international, trans-denominational prayer ministry, along with Unity churches around the world for the 21st annual Unity World Day of Prayer. The day of...

    Md. Appeals Court Rules in Favor of the Rev. Peebles Return to Jericho City...

    (Updated 8/15/2015) A Maryland appeals court recently ruled that Jericho City of Praise Church in Landover, Md. must allow Pastor Joel Peebles to return. He was fired by the church’s board of trustees in...

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