Cleveland

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Fr Charles D. Burns, SVD dead at 90

A newsmaking African-American priest and cousin to Thea Bowman who made waves in the Civil Rights and Black Catholic Movements passed away this month in Los Angeles.

First Black Catholic parish in Cleveland celebrates centennial

An African-American Catholic church closed by a bishop—and reopened on a Vatican appeal two years later—celebrated its history late last month.

Fr Robert Pittman, SSS, communal farm founder and Eucharistic devotee, dies in Ohio at 93

An early Black priest in the US, known for his devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and education of children preparing for First Communion, died in Ohio this week.

Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice this weekend to feature prominent Black Catholics

The nation's largest Catholic social justice conference will run Saturday through Monday, and some of the nation's premier Black Catholic activists will be teaching-in.

'We're engaged in a battle': Part 3 of interview with Keith 'Bomani Shakur' Lamar, scheduled for execution in 2023

A death row inmate in Cleveland explains how supporters can help him advocate for his life and prevent the cycle of desperation in the community.

'There was a plan set in motion to re-enslave': Part 2 of interview with death row inmate-activist Keith Lamar

Keith 'Bomani Shakur' Lamar imparts wisdom on mass incarceration, the War on Drugs, and literacy in the Black community—prisons included.

'It can be devastating, if you stop moving': Interview with Keith 'Bomani' Lamar, death row inmate sentenced for 1993 prison riot (part 1)

Keith Lamar, a Black Clevelander sentenced to death for a prison riot he says he had nothing to do with, tells his story to Alessandra Harris.
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