Dayton church holds service raising race relations

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A local awareness initiative has a Dayton church preaching “Black Lives Matter.”

The service follows as tens of thousands across the nation are marching against police killings.

The African Methodist Episcopal Church had a service Sunday with members wearing all black and offering special prayer for victims of violence.

The church staff said there needs to be more discussions about race relations in the community. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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