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    Baltimore Clergy “To Resurrect The City”

    By Kevin Daniels, Special to the AFRO Recently, the Ministers Conference of Baltimore and Vicinity (MCBV), organized over 111 years ago with more than 100 member churches across 14 districts in the city, launched a major...

    Kanye West’s ‘Sunday Service’

    By Black Press USA With more than 10,000 people packing New Birth’s sanctuary, Grammy Award winning artist Kanye West hosted his recent ‘Sunday Service’ at the Stonecrest megachurch. The ‘Stronger’ and ‘Jesus Walks’ artist led...

    Oblate Sisters of Providence

    By Ralph E. Moore, Jr., Special to the AFRO The Oblate Sisters of Providence are celebrating 190 years of service this year and are still going strong. I first met them in 1957, and I am...

    In Mississippi Delta, Catholic Abuse Cases Settled On Cheap

    By MICHAEL REZENDES Associated Press GREENWOOD, Mississippi (AP) — The IHOP in Southhaven, Mississippi, was an unlikely place to settle a sex abuse claim against the Catholic Church. But in January a white official from...

    Bishops Invite Faith Community to Toll Bells

    By AFRO Staff Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church and Bishop W. Darin Moore of the AME Zion Church are among clergy leaders across the country inviting their memebr to engage in a...

    Kirk Franklin Recieves Pandora Billionaire’s Plaque

    On Thursday Aug. 15th, fourteen-time GRAMMY® award-winning artist, songwriter, and producer Kirk Franklin was honored with a Billionaire plaque from Pandora. The music streaming company surprised Franklin by presenting him with the prestigious award...

    Baltimore City Radio Show Host, Community Activist and Pastor, Rev. Dr. St. George I.B....

    For Immediate Release Contact: Christy Baldwin- 443-838-0664 [email protected] Outspoken, dedicated and trailblazing community leader, political activist and pastor, Rev. Dr. St. George I. B. Crosse passed away on August 7, 2019. He was 79 years old. He...

    ‘A Heavy Lift’: Religious Black Voters Weigh Buttigieg’s Bid

    By MEG KINNARD Associated Press GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — In South Carolina, many religious Black voters are facing a conflict between a cultural openness for same-sex marriage and their deeply held biblical convictions that could...

    ‘Bless Somebody Else’

    By AFRO Staff The newly-released album from Gospel legend Kurt Carr, Bless Somebody Else, made its debut at #2 on the Gospel albums consumption charts, debuting at #2 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and...

    Kirk Franklin Brings Inspiration to the MGM

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The MGM National Harbor might be known for its slots, tables, clubs, restaurants and shopping, but Kirk Franklin brought the Holy Spirit to the lavish casino on July 26. In...

    Rankin Celebrates 125 Years

    By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO In 2020, Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel will celebrate its 125th year of serving as a spiritual, historical and cultural center on Howard University’s campus.  Built between the years of 1894...

    Respected Minister Killed

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The Rev. Sheldon “Sarge” Stoudemire, 57, a well-respected minister of Braddock, Pa., was doing what he loved- serving others- when he was fatally shot in the wee hours of...

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