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    Farrakhan Denounces Sexism, Homophobia

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan has been known as a fiery orator who supports Black liberation and denounces White supremacy and yet preaches traditional values regarding family and...

    Christian Life Church partners with Local Transitional Homes to be a Blessing

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Life can be very challenging. At any moment, your circumstances can change, and you may find yourself in need of assistance. For many persons in our city, this is...

    $1.5M Settlement for Muslim Workers Fired in Prayer Dispute

    By JAMES ANDERSON, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — A big U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they...

    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...

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