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    New Shiloh Baptist Church Hosts 50th Last Words Service

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO April 19th is an important day on the Christian calendar. It is observed as Good Friday; the day Jesus Christ was crucified. Many churches in our area will observe...

    Holy Week Service at Sharon Baptist

    By AFRO Staff Sharon Baptist Church the venerable West Baltimore church led by Rev. Dr. A.C.D. Vaughn, will hold Holy Week services April 16 and 17. On April 16, Bishop Walter Scott Thomas will preach...

    I’ve Almost Lost Hope

    Written by Rev. Anthony Trufant As an African American Christian pastor, I've almost lost hope for meaningful partnerships with white Evangelical Christians. There was a time when I was far more hopeful. Over the past...

    Pope Names Moderate Gregory as Washington, D.C., Archbishop

    By Nicole Winfield and Jessica Gresko, The Associated Press Archbishop Wilton Gregory promised Catholics he would "rebuild your trust" after Pope Francis on April 4 named him the new archbishop of Washington, D.C., the archdiocese that...

    Authorities Investigate ‘Suspicious’ Fires at Black Churches

    By The Associated Press Authorities in southern Louisiana are investigating a string of "suspicious" fires at three African- American churches in recent days. During a news conference April 4, Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning said it...

    Jenkins Brothers Hope “Sinners Wanted” Speaks To Their Generation

    By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] Filmmakers Jimmy and Joshua Jenkins grew up as children of a successful Black pastor of a church in the most affluent African American county in the United States.  From their...

    Ohio Pastor Encouraged Other Ministers to Have Sex with ‘Groomed’ Teen, Prosecutors Say

    By The Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio — A minister who promised a woman he'd take care of her daughter began having sex with the teenager daily and later encouraged two other pastors to have sex...

    Prince of Preachers Dr. Charles E. Booth Dies

    By AFRO Staff Dr. Charles Edward Booth, native of Baltimore, and pastor of Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio passed away Saturday March 23rd. He was 72.  Dr. Booth was known around the nation...

    After Fire, New Bethlehem Baptist Returns

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Dr. Lisa Weah, pastor of New Bethlehem Baptist Church is overjoyed. On March 30th, her church will move back into their building after being displaced by fire. September 23,...

    Spiritual Activist Johnnie Colemon’s Legacy Thrives

    By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO The late Rev. Dr. Johnnie Colemon is widely regarded as the “first lady of New Thought Christianity” and paved the way for women of color to enter ministry and...

    Overseer Leah White Celebrates 25 Years in Ministry

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO March is Women’s History Month. What a fitting month for Overseer Leah White to celebrate 25 years of pastoring Greater Faith Baptist Church of Baltimore. A wonderful celebration banquet...

    Church Brings Jesus to the Front Door

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Imagine a church with no pulpit. Imagine a church with no choir. Try to wrap your head around a church with no VIP parking and no chance of NOT...

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