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Africans, African Americans must discuss shared history, says African-born pastor




By Charles Hallman
Staff Writer



African Americans and African immigrants are forever linked, says the pastor of St. Philip and St. Thomas Episcopal Church, St. Paul. “A mass movement of Africans from Central Africa to West Africa” in the 16th century eventually caused “a breakdown of the core African values of love, respect…and cohesiveness,” explains Father James Wilson as he spoke during a combined worship service of the congregations of his church and St. Continue Reading →

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