Bearden in Baltimore City Public Schools

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The vast majority of people who pass through the Upton Metro station, the second busiest Metro stop (Penn-North is first) in the city, probably don’t realize that an American art...

Who Killed Det. Sean Suiter?

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Detective Sean Suiter was murdered November 15, 2017, in the 900 block of Baltimore’s Harlem Park. It has been over five months since his death. Baltimore City Police Department...

Why Aren’t More Black Baltimoreans Working?

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Black Baltimoreans remain dramatically behind Baltimore Whites across several key employment sectors, a new study reveals. The study, commissioned by Associated Black Charities (ABC), penetrated into traditionally generalized employment...

Meet the Black Candidates in the 40th District

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Large swaths of the 40th Legislative District of Baltimore City are plagued by poverty and violence (both epicenters of the 2015 uprising, Mondawmin and Penn North are in the 40th)....

Baltimore Public Schools Budget Fight Looms

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The battle for Baltimore City Public Schools System (BCPSS) is expected to heat up as the 2018-2019 FY budgeting process enters its final phase.  Sonja Santelises, City Schools CEO,...

Living For The Weekend

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “The years of imprisonment hardened me.... Perhaps if you have been given a moment to hold back and wait for the next blow, your emotions wouldn't be blunted...

65-Year-Old Woman Among Those Killed Over the Weekend

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO Over the weekend, Baltimore witnessed a rash of shootings that left five dead and more than a dozen people injured. Among the dead is a 65-year old woman, Pinky Louise...

Maryland Gubernatorial Forum Expands Potential Audience

By AFRO Staff The upcoming Maryland Gubernatorial Forum, hosted by Associated Black Charities and the Greater Baltimore Committee, is now open to anyone who wants to attend. Previously, the event was limited to employees of...

Gunmen Who Murdered Man In Front of Witnesses, Gets Life Plus 33

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] A man who brazenly gunned down his victim in front of witnesses in 2016, will serve life plus 33 years in prison. Carrington Sturgis and Frank Barnett were sentenced this week...

Misconduct Allegations Continue to Dog BPD

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] More allegations of police misconduct are being aimed again at the beleaguered Baltimore Police Department (BPD). The latest charges are being leveled by Baltimore’s Civilian Review Board (CRB) in reference...

Remaining Goon Squad Members Look Back on ’68 Riots

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO The Baltimore '68 Riot ended 50 years ago April 14. April 19 also marks the anniversary of the death of Freddie Gray in 2015. The AFRO reached out to a...

The Black Press and the Baltimore ’68 Riot

By E. R. Shipp, Special to the AFRO Part 2 This is the second and final part of a series documenting how the AFRO and other news publications covered the Baltimore ’68 Riot. In some cities, civil disorders...

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