Hamil R. Harris

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Civil Rights leaders lift up prayers marking March on Washington

They stood side by side in Mount Airy Baptist Church in Northwest Wednesday night, the aging Civil Rights leaders and … Continued

After Trayvon Martin, African American pastors vow to be more than worship leaders

Hamil Harris Normally when Bishop Samuel Kelsey talks about sodas and candy in July it is in the context of … Continued

Black pastors take gun control into their own hands

In the wake of Congress’ inability to pass a gun-control bill, a broad coalition of African American pastors has announced … Continued

Pastors weigh in on gay-marriage court cases

On Tuesday, Supreme Court justices questioned whether same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry. On Wednesday, the court will … Continued

Obamas attend church prior to White House swearing-in

A boisterous chant of “forward” rolled from the pews of a District church Sunday , echoing the sermon and a … Continued

Area residents focus on music as a source of healing following shooting

Hamil R. Harris The Washington Post Young people at University Park Church of Christ singing during “Teen Worship Away,” a … Continued

Md. pastors were searching for solutions even before mass shooting

GETTY IMAGES Law enforcement officials monitor the scene outside of an apartment at 1313 Grand Street, believed to be connected … Continued

Redskins legends, local businesses feed thousands for Thanksgiving

Hamil R. Harris/ The Washington Post Tanya Snyder, wife of Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, gives out food during the … Continued

Farrakhan inspires crowd at Bowie State

Hamil R. Harris The Washington Post Minister Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam leader, speaking at Bowie State University, on Oct. … Continued

Obama’s debate performance surprises, disappoints local supporters

GETTY IMAGES President Obama speaks during the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver on Oct. 3, 2012 in Denver. … Continued