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    Baltimore Man Emerges in Pulpit From Life in Mean Streets

    An ex-gang member and enforcer addressing a church congregation? A rare sight. But at an evening service at the Ark Church in East Baltimore Oct. 6, Edward “Ted” Sutton did just that, telling the...

    50th Anniversary: Desegregation of Gwynn Oak Amusement Park

    By the summer of 1963 the family of Stuart Hudgins took part in the American Dream of home ownership for the first time, when they moved into a house on Harlem Avenue in West...

    It All Started With the Flame

    The Church of God in Christ, the largest Pentecostal denomination in the United States, was birthed in the belly of a man who thirsted for more—more of the Holy Spirit. Charles Harrison Mason was born...

    William DeVeauxIn His Father’s Footsteps

    The Right Rev. William P. DeVeaux is the 113th bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Bishop DeVeaux oversees 400 A.M.E. churches in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina in the church’s second...

    Clergy, Physicians to Discuss Spirituality-Medicine Connection

    Hundreds of Washington-area residents will gather for workshops and seminars during the 13th Annual Spirituality and Medicine Conference, May 2 to May 5, at the Grand Hyatt, 1000 H. Street N.W. Leading physicians and clergy...

    As Pope Retires, Church Struggles to Hold Its Young

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. - As the Catholic Church prepares to elect a new pope to guide it into the future, church leaders are struggling to keep young people from leaving the faith. Four out of...

    Winans Family Scion Faces Prison for $8 Million Fraud

    DETROIT— Prosecutors have recommended at least 12 1/2 years in prison for a member of gospel music's Winans family whose $8 million bond scam involved more than 1,000 people and caused bankruptcies and home...

    White House Aide: Obama Hasn’t Abandoned Blacks

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – President Obama has launched initiatives and backed legislation that have significantly helped African-Americans throughout his time in office even though there is a perception in some quarters that the nation’s first...

    Fourth Annual “Royal Comedy Tour” to Kick off Feb. 2 in Louisiana

    The longest running and most successful urban comedy tour will again hit stages across America in coming months. Kicking off on Feb. 2 in Louisiana to coincide with Super Bowl weekend, the Royal Comedy...

    Meet the Pastor

      Name:  Pastor Heber Brown III Church, how long: I’ve been the pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church for 4 and ½ years. 430 E. Belvedere Avenue Baltimore, MD 21212 www.pleasanthope.org Age: 32 Hometown:  Baltimore School: Morgan State University (B.S. in...

    Churches Fight UMC Over Property

    Less than a year has gone by since White Rock Church members decided to end their relationship with the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC) because they disagreed with the treatment of...

    Fred Luter poised to become First Black President of Southern Baptists

    (June 16, 2012) The Rev. Fred Luter Jr. is poised to become the first African American president of the nation's largest Protestant denomination when convention delegates vote during the week of June 18 in...

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