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    Faith and Fashion Week Hosts Runway Grand Finale

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO The sixth annual Faith & Fashion Week grand finale took place Nov.16 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Silver Spring, to celebrate the incorporation of faithful fashionistas. Showcasing many...

    Kanye West Talks About Serving God During Visit with Osteen

    By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch on Sunday that his recent spiritual awakening has made him realize he’s no longer in the...

    Balm in Gilead Sounds the Alarm with Healthy Churches 2020

    By Jannette J. Witmyer, Special to the AFRO Pastors from around the country will gather, Nov. 19-22, in Charlotte, N.C. for the much anticipated Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference, the sixth of its kind offered by...

    New Jersey Seminary to Pay $27 Million in Reparations for Ties to Slavery

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The Princeton Theological Seminary, in Princeton, NJ, has set aside $27 million to pay reparations for its ties to slavery. Among the institutions of higher education, the more than...

    Whiteness: A Longtime Demonic Spiritual Presence in the World

    By Ralph Moore Special to the AFRO “Whiteness” was word for the Oct. 20 rainy morning at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Northeast Baltimore. After the sound of African drums sounded attention, the Rev. Heber Brown...

    Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin To Boycott Dove Awards

    By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin says he's boycotting the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards after they edited out part of his acceptance speech earlier this...

    Black Baptist Church Shaped Cummings’ Commitment

    By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — To many Black clergy, Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings was more than a formidable orator, civil rights champion and passionate public servant, he was also one of...

    Gillis Memorial Church Dedicates New Parking Lot

    By Carolyn Bruce, Special to the AFRO On Tuesday, October 22, Pastor Darryl P. Gould, Sr. and members of the Gillis Memorial Christian Community Church, in Northwest Baltimore, along with city and state officials gathered for...

    The AME Church Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Congressman Elijah Cummings

    Statement on the Death of Congressman Elijah Cummings The servant leaders of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Social Action Commission pray a Psalm 121 blessing on the grieving wife, family, friends, and constituents...

    Bmorenow: Bishop James Nelson 

    By Imani Wj Wright, Special to the AFRO  Bishop James Nelson hosted Bmorenow, a free community event, Nov. 12, at Church of The Redeemed of The Lord. “Bmorenow's focus was to create a collaborative social and...

    Rev. Dotson’s ‘Soul Reset’

    By Jessica Dortch, AFRO Staff, [email protected]  September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and the Rev. Junius B. Dotson tackles that topic, along with many others, in his latest book, Soul Reset. As the current CEO of Discipleship...

    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...

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