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Bright Hope Baptist Church welcomes back senior pastor Rev. Dr. Darron D. McKinney from journey to Sierra Leone

July 8, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Pastor Darron D. McKinney celebrates first pastoral anniversay with wife Billie Jo, Rev. Todd Yeary, Sr. Pastor of Douglas Memorial Church, Deacon Garfield Jackson, Chair.  Celebrating his first pastoral anniversary as senior pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church, Rev. Darron D. McKinney returned from a week-long visit accompanied by his wife and first…

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Victims question Kamala Harris’ record on clergy abuse

June 28, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris speaks during the National Action Network Convention on April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Shutterstock) associated press SAN FRANCISCO — Joey Piscitelli was angry when Kamala Harris emerged as a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination. It brought back the frustration he felt in the 2000s, when he…

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Southern Baptist Convention votes to expel churches accused of racial discrimination and mishandling sexual abuse

June 21, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: J.D. Greear (Photo: Bill Bangham / Southern Baptist Convention) Nearly 9,000 Southern Baptist messengers attending the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting overwhelmingly voted to expel churches accused of racial discrimination and mishandling cases of sexual abuse.  At the conclusion of the largest Protestant denomination’s annual meeting, held June 11-12 in Birmingham, Alabama, messengers…

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First Black priest in US, ex-slave, positioned for sainthood

June 21, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: This undated photo Courtesy of the Diocese of Springfield in Springfield, Ill., shows Quincy’s Father Augustine Tolton. Pope Francis has positioned for sainthood a former slave and the first known Black priest in America. On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the pontiff declared the Rev. Augustine Tolton of Quincy “venerable.” The Diocese of Springfield…

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Rep. Johnson-Harrell to hold first Wear Orange event June 7

June 7, 2019

Rally aims to raise awareness about gun violence in Philadelphia HARRISBURG — State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, (D-190th Dist.) announced she will host a Wear Orange Rally Against Gun Violence from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 on the north side of City Hall. Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Attorney General Josh Shapiro are expected to…

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Obituary: Hope Councill McFadden

May 31, 2019

Funeral services for Hope Councill McFadden were held May 9, 2019 at Zion Baptist Church, 3600 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140.  She was called home to be with her Lord and Savior early Thursday morning of May 2, 2019.   Hope was born on September 22, 1951 to the late Issac P. Councill, Jr….

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Mother Bethel AME Mass Choir presents spring concert “Musical Moments”

May 17, 2019

All are welcome to share in what promises to be a spirit-filled, harmonic journey.   The Mother Bethel AME Mass Choir, under the direction of Jonas Crenshaw, Jr., will present its Spring Concert entitled “Musical Moments” on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 6:00 pm, at Mother Bethel AME Church, located at 419 South 6th Street in…

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