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T.I. angrily articulated that he felt “accosted and basically exploited” by New Birth Missionary Baptist Church’s repeated calls for money during Kanye West’s Sunday service there recently. Clifford “Tip” Harris Jr., 38, was speaking on his “ExpediTIously” podcast with fellow rapper and activist Killer Mike about the subject. The pastor of the megachurch, Jamal Bryant,…

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Since the death of Bishop Eddie Long in January 2017, Atlanta-area megachurch New Birth  Missionary Baptist Church has struggled to find a leader that can match the vigor of its late leader. The first replacement was Bishop Steven A. Davis, who ran a successful satellite church tied to New Birth in Birmingham, Alabama. Davis resigned from New…

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Dr. Jamal Bryant with Derrel Johnson (Photo by Shanti Dixon-Gramby for Steed Media Service)

Rolling out spoke exclusively to philanthropist, author, motivational speaker and entrepreneur Dr. Jamal Bryant, the pastor and founder of Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, at the African American Festival in Baltimore on Sunday, July 3. Below is an excerpt from the conversation, as well as video of the interview. Ironic that we had this conversation…

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A battle of popular giants is underway in Baltimore. It has been announced that Pastor Jamal Bryant, well known for his advocacy and appearance on major news programs, is challenging Rep. Elijah Cummings for his congressional seat. Bryant is the pastor of Empowerment Temple in Baltimore and played a key role in calming the streets…

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