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Former Detroit Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, re-enters public eye months after release from prison

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Kwame Kilpatrick is re-entering the public eye months after he was released from prison, yet the former Detroit Mayor hasn’t lost his ability to preach.

“I want to thank you for praying for me."

The congregation at the historic Little Rock Baptist Church in Detroit’s North End was clearly receptive to Kilpatrick’s sermon. He spoke about his faith carrying him during his time in prison and alluded to his corruption convictions.

“I ain’t trying to trick nobody manipulate nobody. I ain't trying to cheat nobody. I ain't trying to do none of that. The light is on.”

It’s not clear if Kilpatrick’s post-prison career will keep him in the pulpit.