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December 28, 1995
REP. KWEISI MFUME's surprise decision to leave the U.S. House of Representatives has produced an unusually hotly contested election race in the Seventh District, which includes much of Baltimore's inner city and western Baltimore County from Catonsville to parts of Reisterstown and Randallstown. Twenty-eight Democrats and four Republicans form the biggest congressional field Maryland has ever seen.The beauty of the American political system is that just about anyone can hope to win. Yet the reality of the situation favors people with name recognition, access to cash and a solid political base.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2012
Of all the city's neighborhoods, Upton/Druid Heights ranks lowest in life expectancy, with AIDS as the fourth-leading cause of death. The Rev. Frank M. Reid III, pastor of Bethel AME Church in the heart of the neighborhood, is well aware of the alarming statistics and is resolved to combat them. He is launching a three-night conference for singles, starting Monday, that will focus on sexual healing and health. No subject is off-limits, he said. "It is time to begin a conversation about sex, a conversation in a church, in a sanctuary that is a safe place," he said.
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By Ginger Thompson and Ginger Thompson,SUN STAFF | February 27, 1996
Each day this week, an article on some of the 32 candidates competing in the March 5 primary election for the seat vacated by Kweisi Mfume in the 7th Congressional District will appear on this page. Today's article is on the minister candidates. Tomorrow: The Officeholders.Doug Wilson, president of a community association called Pastors in Unity for Park Heights, will not say which of the 32 candidates he will vote for next Tuesday in the 7th District race for Congress. But, he says, it will not be a candidate who works to meet only constituents' physical needs.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 11, 2011
Irene Bennett Reid, a retired social worker who was the mother of former Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, died of lung cancer Tuesday at Sinai Hospital. She was 78 and lived in Northwest Baltimore. Mrs. Reid was also the stepmother of the Rev. Frank M. Reid III, pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. "You watched your grammar when you spoke to her," said Mr. Schmoke, who is dean of the Howard University School of Law. "She was an old-fashioned school marm, but was also an inspiring person.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2012
Of all the city's neighborhoods, Upton/Druid Heights ranks lowest in life expectancy, with AIDS as the fourth-leading cause of death. The Rev. Frank M. Reid III, pastor of Bethel AME Church in the heart of the neighborhood, is well aware of the alarming statistics and is resolved to combat them. He is launching a three-night conference for singles, starting Monday, that will focus on sexual healing and health. No subject is off-limits, he said. "It is time to begin a conversation about sex, a conversation in a church, in a sanctuary that is a safe place," he said.
NEWS
January 16, 2000
AS THE nation marks civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth in commemorative services tomorrow, questions will be raised in churches, schools and other venues about who's striving for peace and social justice. We asked some local people to identify such people and to tell why they admire them. Helen F. London is executive director of the nonprofit Central Scholarship Bureau, a provider of financial aid to college students in metropolitan Baltimore. Freeman Hrabowski III, the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County has the same charisma as Dr. King and the same belief in the power of education.
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By David Zurawik | October 15, 2006
Each Sunday throughout the HBO drama's 13-week season, TV critic David Zurawik will highlight a must-see character or story element appearing in the current episode. The gospel choir is rocking, and the call of the drummer's backbeat is impossible to resist in the opening of tonight's episode of The Wire, titled "Margin of Error." It all is a prelude to powerful words coming from the pulpit of one of Baltimore's most widely known real-life clergymen, the Rev. Frank M. Reid III, pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
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By DIANE WINSTON | June 30, 1991
There was no way Frank M. Reid III was going to be a preacher.No way.His daddy was a preacher. So was his granddaddy, his great-granddaddy and his great-great granddaddy before him. For generations, the Reid men were preachers, and everyone expected Frank would follow suit.He had other plans.It was 1969. Race riots and the slaying of Martin Luther King had rocked the nation. Predominantly white colleges were seeking black students, and Frank was wooed by the best. Harvard came courting, but he chose Yale and, a year later, his plans had taken shape.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 11, 2011
Irene Bennett Reid, a retired social worker who was the mother of former Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, died of lung cancer Tuesday at Sinai Hospital. She was 78 and lived in Northwest Baltimore. Mrs. Reid was also the stepmother of the Rev. Frank M. Reid III, pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. "You watched your grammar when you spoke to her," said Mr. Schmoke, who is dean of the Howard University School of Law. "She was an old-fashioned school marm, but was also an inspiring person.
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By Jill Hudson and David Folkenflik and Jill Hudson and David Folkenflik,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Eric Siegel contributed to this article | June 22, 1997
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church stands ready to break with tradition by establishing a base outside Baltimore City, and the Rev. Frank M. Reid III says the times demand that he lead the 212-year-old congregation into a new era.He will challenge critics who believe he might desert Baltimore City and its poor. He will battle Baltimore County opposition to his plans for building a huge religious complex on 37 acres in Owings Mills."No one was supposed to be able to follow Bishop Bryant at Bethel, but I did," Reid says forcefully, referring to his legendary predecessor, the Rev. John R. Bryant, who increased the congregation tenfold.
NEWS
By David Zurawik | October 15, 2006
Each Sunday throughout the HBO drama's 13-week season, TV critic David Zurawik will highlight a must-see character or story element appearing in the current episode. The gospel choir is rocking, and the call of the drummer's backbeat is impossible to resist in the opening of tonight's episode of The Wire, titled "Margin of Error." It all is a prelude to powerful words coming from the pulpit of one of Baltimore's most widely known real-life clergymen, the Rev. Frank M. Reid III, pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
NEWS
January 16, 2000
AS THE nation marks civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth in commemorative services tomorrow, questions will be raised in churches, schools and other venues about who's striving for peace and social justice. We asked some local people to identify such people and to tell why they admire them. Helen F. London is executive director of the nonprofit Central Scholarship Bureau, a provider of financial aid to college students in metropolitan Baltimore. Freeman Hrabowski III, the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County has the same charisma as Dr. King and the same belief in the power of education.
NEWS
By Jill Hudson and David Folkenflik and Jill Hudson and David Folkenflik,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Eric Siegel contributed to this article | June 22, 1997
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church stands ready to break with tradition by establishing a base outside Baltimore City, and the Rev. Frank M. Reid III says the times demand that he lead the 212-year-old congregation into a new era.He will challenge critics who believe he might desert Baltimore City and its poor. He will battle Baltimore County opposition to his plans for building a huge religious complex on 37 acres in Owings Mills."No one was supposed to be able to follow Bishop Bryant at Bethel, but I did," Reid says forcefully, referring to his legendary predecessor, the Rev. John R. Bryant, who increased the congregation tenfold.
NEWS
By Ginger Thompson and Ginger Thompson,SUN STAFF | February 27, 1996
Each day this week, an article on some of the 32 candidates competing in the March 5 primary election for the seat vacated by Kweisi Mfume in the 7th Congressional District will appear on this page. Today's article is on the minister candidates. Tomorrow: The Officeholders.Doug Wilson, president of a community association called Pastors in Unity for Park Heights, will not say which of the 32 candidates he will vote for next Tuesday in the 7th District race for Congress. But, he says, it will not be a candidate who works to meet only constituents' physical needs.
NEWS
December 28, 1995
REP. KWEISI MFUME's surprise decision to leave the U.S. House of Representatives has produced an unusually hotly contested election race in the Seventh District, which includes much of Baltimore's inner city and western Baltimore County from Catonsville to parts of Reisterstown and Randallstown. Twenty-eight Democrats and four Republicans form the biggest congressional field Maryland has ever seen.The beauty of the American political system is that just about anyone can hope to win. Yet the reality of the situation favors people with name recognition, access to cash and a solid political base.
FEATURES
By DIANE WINSTON | June 30, 1991
There was no way Frank M. Reid III was going to be a preacher.No way.His daddy was a preacher. So was his granddaddy, his great-granddaddy and his great-great granddaddy before him. For generations, the Reid men were preachers, and everyone expected Frank would follow suit.He had other plans.It was 1969. Race riots and the slaying of Martin Luther King had rocked the nation. Predominantly white colleges were seeking black students, and Frank was wooed by the best. Harvard came courting, but he chose Yale and, a year later, his plans had taken shape.
NEWS
February 16, 2009
Baltimore native, Army Sgt. Demond A. Johnson A memorial service will be held at Bethel AME Church, where he was a long time member. The funeral service was held with full military honors on Friday, February 13, in St. Luke AME Church. Fayetteville. Graveside services followed in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake. A memorial service will be held at Bethel AME Church, where he was a long time member, Tuesday, February 17th family hour at 10:30 A.M. followed by memorial at 11 A.M. Dr. Frank M. Reid, III is the pastor.
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