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    Wynter Pitts, Christian Author, Dies Suddenly

    By AFRO Staff Update: July 28 Wynter Pitts funeral will be live streamed from Dallas, Texas at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time at cbnnews.com. Wynter Evans Pitts, a Christian author, niece of famed Pastor Dr. Tony Evans and mother of...

    Dr. Reginald Lawrence, St. Mark’s Pastor, Dies at 74

    By AFRO Staff Rev. Dr. Reginald Lawrence, Pastor of St. Mark’s Institutional Baptist Church died on July 1. He was 74. Dr. Lawrence was installed as Pastor of St. Mark’s, located at 655 N. Bentalou...

    Mother of Girl Declared Dead Twice Slams Doctors at Funeral

    By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After battling for more than four years to keep a comatose daughter declared brain dead from being issued a California death certificate, Nailah Winkfield forcefully told...

    Mother: Caring for Girl Amid Brain-Death Debate ‘Worth It’

    By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mother of a girl at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death said she does not regret moving from California to New...

    Set The Captives Free Outreach Center is Relocating

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO June 25 was a landmark day in the history of Set the Captives Free Outreach Center, of Baltimore County. It was the day the church purchased the building formerly...

    Where to Get Mental Health Help at Maryland Churches

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO May was Mental Health Month and during the entire month awareness of mental health issues was the focus of conversations and forums in various settings.  However, the focus on...

    Black Religious Leaders Criticize Sessions’ Use of Scripture to Justify Separation of Immigrant Families

    By TRAMON LUCAS, The Associated Press Several prominent members of the Black clergy on June 15 criticized United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions for using the Bible to justify separating immigrant children from parents. The Council of Bishops...

    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....

    Ward 8 Faith Leaders Seek to Eradicate Gun Violence

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A group of religious leaders in Ward 8 want to be proactive in putting a stop to violence in the neighborhood. On June 9, the Ward 8 Clergy and Faith...

    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...

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