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Former AME Zion Bishop Staccato Powell Charged with Fraud in $14 Million Scheme

Former AME Zion Bishop Staccato Powell Charged with Fraud in $14 Million Scheme

Staccato Powell, the former president of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church’s board of bishops, has been federally charged with fraud and conspiracy connected to allegations of his mishandling the properties of congregations in California and fraudulently gaining millions of dollars for personal use.

AME Church Finally Allows Female Pastor Inside Building after Locking Her Out for Being a Woman

AME Church Finally Allows Female Pastor Inside Building after Locking Her Out for Being a Woman

A female AME pastor has finally been let into her church after congregants locked her out of the building for months because of her gender.

Justice Department to Pay $88 Million to Families, Survivors of 2015 AME Church Shooting

Justice Department to Pay $88 Million to Families, Survivors of 2015 AME Church Shooting

The U.S. Justice Department has agreed to pay $88 million to the families and survivors of the 2015 shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, that left nine churchgoers dead.

AME Church Bishops Address COVID-19, Critical Race Theory as Major Meeting Opens

AME Church Bishops Address COVID-19, Critical Race Theory as Major Meeting Opens

The bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church are set to discuss COVID-19, Critical Race Theory, and same-sex marriage, among other things, in their denomination’s major meeting this week.