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Dear Black Man: God Loves You! | My Muddy Walk With Christ

Carmen Byrd, My Muddy Walk With Christ a late-night conversation a few years ago, a friend of mine asked me if I could do one thing for the black community what would it be. My response was I would wrap my arms around the world and give every person of color a hug. I would love on my community especially the men in a way that could only be second to the love of Christ. In a world of colonization and oppression; where dollars are more important than souls it seems as if there is no love for people of […]

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West African religions are on the rise in Maryland as practitioners connect with roots | The Washington Post

Jonathan M. Pitts, The Washington Post Iyanifa Oyadele Ogunsina, known as Olori, tosses shells in a divination ceremony on the banks of the Scotts Level Branch in Pikes­ville, Md. She is a practitioner of Ifa, an ancient West African faith. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun), Featured Image County — They gathered in a clearing by a stream in Baltimore County one chilly early-spring day, some in the colorful African head ties known as geles, others wearing bracelets trimmed in shells or carved in wood. names. One by one, they stepped forward to toss offerings into the Gwynns Falls — a pineapple, four […]

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