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Rev. Marcus Garvey Wood: A Baltimore Legend, Dead at 99

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By AFRO Staff It was difficult awakening to the news that the Rev. Marcus Garvey Wood had died May 11 at the age of 99. He lived as an indomitable spirit and shared that joy of life with everyone he...

Pan African Mother: Fight for Life Before and During COVID-19

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By Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith “he took him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son.” Exodus 2:10a The disproportionate number of illnesses and deaths related to COVID-19 in the Pan African community are alarming. The Center for Disease Control...

Racists Hack Local Bible Study

By Camille Davis Special to the AFRO The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented congregating in all settings and therefore, Macedonia Baptist Church (MBC) in Southeast, Washington, D.C., and church Pastor Garfield Burton, turned to the talents of a tech-savvy millennial member to...

Archbishop Gregory to Participate in Livestream Renewal of Consecration of the United States to...

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Archbishop Gregory to participate in livestream Renewal of Consecration of the United States to the Blessed Mother WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, May 1, Washington Archbishop Gregory will join a special international dedication liturgy at 3 p.m. EDT via livestream...

Tye Tribbett Sends Positive Vibes With Song Amid Virus

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By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning gospel singer Tye Tribbett has fused Kendrick Lamar's hit song "Alright" into a new tune to send a message to people during the coronavirus pandemic: We are going to...

AME Church Had A Pandemic Plan Ready Years Before New Coronavirus Hit

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By Leonardo Blair, Christian Post Reporter For more than a decade, the Rev. Dr. Miriam J. Burnett, a practicing physician and public health expert who serves as the medical director of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Health Commission, has been preparing...

Pastor Jamal Bryant Calls Reopening Of Georgia’s Economy ‘Assault’ On Minorities, ‘Contrary To God’s...

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By Leonardo Blair, Christian Post Reporter Outspoken megachurch pastor Jamal Bryant of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church slammed the Georgia governor's decision to begin reopening the local economy by Friday as akin to an "assault on the minority community” and “contrary...

150,000 Black Churches Are Demanding That The Unidentified Miami Policeman Who Handcuffed Dr.Armen Henderson...

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National Black Church Initiative P.O. Box 65177 Washington, DC 20035 202-744-0184 dcbci2002@gmail.com www.naltblackchurch.com National Black Church Initiative President Rev. Anthony Evans and 150,000 Black Churches Are Demanding That The Unidentified Miami Policeman Who Handcuffed Dr. Armen Henderson Be Fired And Investigated For Violating Dr. Henderson's...

Black Pastors Call On Trump Admin. To Address Impact Of Coronavirus On Minority Communities

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By Leonardo Blair, Christian Post Reporter A group and black pastors and researchers called on the Trump administration Wednesday to address the disproportionate impact of the new coronavirus on minority communities. “We have gathered as pastors, as faith leaders around this...

Faith Leaders Say ‘Yes’ to Mfume

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By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware AFRO Managing Editor In very different ways, more than 30 faith leaders of the Maryland community made a formal endorsement of the Honorable Kweisi Mfume to once again represent Maryland’s 7th District in Congress. The gathering,...

Amid Virus, World’s Christians Mark an Easter Like no Other

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By DAVID CRARY and NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Christians around the world celebrated Easter Sunday isolated in their homes by the coronavirus while pastors preached the faith's joyous news of Christ's resurrection to empty pews. One...

Doctors, Nurses in Good Friday Procession at Vatican

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By FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — A pair of white-coated doctors who care for coronavirus patients participated in a torch-lit Good Friday procession, watched over by Pope Francis and held in a hauntingly nearly empty St. Peter's...

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