Father Augustus Tolton, the first black Roman Catholic priest, is expected to become a saint

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Father Augustus Tolton, the Roman Catholic Church’s first black priest, who is slated to become a saint, was forced to attend seminary in Rome because no American school would admit him despite his intellect, special abilities (he spoke several languages) and his devotion to the church because of his race. Tolton, a former slave[Read More…]


Black German Pastor for Refugees Steps Down Due to Threats

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network ( –– Two members of the conservative party of Chancellor Angela Merkel were linked to a spate of verbal racist attacks against an African priest who ministered to refugees fleeing oppressive African regimes. The two resigned their posts but it didn’t end there for the Catholic priest from the[Read More…]

Professor suspended for comments about one God

  by Frederick H. Lowe St. Martin’s Episcopal Church parishioners formed a circle around Dr. Larycia Hawkins, a 43-year-old associate professor at Wheaton College, and prayed for her wellbeing five days after the school suspended her for writing on her Facebook page that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. Officials of the private, interdenominational, co-ed Christian college in Wheaton,[Read More…]

Black presiding bishop installed as head of the Episcopal Church

  by Frederick H. Lowe WASHINGTON — Michael B. Curry, installed on Sunday as the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, is the first African-American man to hold the post in what many argue is the nation’s most-influential church because of its wealthy members. Curry was installed during an All Saints Eucharist in Washington’s National Cathedral. After knocking[Read More…]


  Max Beauvoir Max Beauvoir, supreme chief of Voodoo, an amalgam of West African traditions and Catholicism, died Saturday of unknown causes in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. He was 79. Mr. Beauvoir, a biochemist, studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and Cornell University. He returned to Haiti in the 1970s. Back home, he had a life-changing experience at the deathbed of his[Read More…]

George Alexander McGuire, First Bishop of the African Orthodox Church

George Alexander McGuire, the first Bishop, Metropolitan Archbishop of the African Orthodox Church, was born in March 28, 1866, in Sweets, Antigua. McGuire, who was also a physician and surgeon at the Boston College of Physicians and Surgeons, was an Episcopal priest, who became involved  in a movement to establish a Black Anglican denomination. He was consecrated a Bishop on[Read More…]

AME Church Leaders Cite Black Economic Empowerment as 2015 Goal

  By Hazel Trice-Edney ( — When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, he and other protestors had won passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Given these victories, his agenda had turned toward the next major issue —economic empowerment for black people. On April 3, 1968, planning a march on[Read More…]

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