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Removal of Confederate Statues Prompts Md. Lawmakers to Consider Revising State Song

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers who support changing the official state song think the time is right to finally wipe away "Northern scum"...

New York City’s “Big Apple” Nickname Was Bestowed by Baltimore’s Native Son, Cab Calloway

The late Doris Rosenblum, former Manhattan Borough historian, concurred with my theory of New York’s "Big Apple” nickname, once telling me, “Personally, I do...

Baltimore Street Artist, Robert “Kaki” McQueen Dies at 72

Robert “Kaki” McQueen, a popular and prodigious artist and musician in West Baltimore’s grassroots community died Jan. 26. He was 72. McQueen was born in...

Scott Surprise Entry in Maryland Lt. Gov. Race

Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott, often a critic of Mayor Catherine Pugh’s administration and a vocal proponent for law enforcement reform, announced he is...

`Skeleton Crew’ Echoes Life of Black Workers in Baltimore

I’ve spent more than my fair share of early morning hours on the streets of Baltimore, typically either heading from the nightclub or headed...

Happy 20TH Anniversary To My “Rambling Rose” Column With The AFRO American Newspaper

Hello my dear friends, I am excited to share with you again a look back at the years I have spent with you in...

Baltimore Area Church News

2018 is moving fast.  We are already in the middle of Black History Month.  If you haven’t had a chance yet, make sure you...

Calls for Reform Follow Guilty Verdicts in Notorious Gun Trace Task Force Case

A lengthy trial that exposed one of the most brazen examples of police corruption in the history of American law enforcement ended in a...

Gov. Hogan’s $100M Offer to HBCU’s `A Slap in the Face’

Governor Larry Hogan’s recent letter to Legislative Black Caucus Chair, Del. Cheryl Glenn (D-45), offering to settle the 12-year long Maryland HBCU Equity lawsuit...

AFRO Names New Publisher, Board

The AFRO-American Newspapers on Monday named a new publisher and a new board of officers. Frances Murphy Draper, who served as president of the family-owned...

Gun Trace Task Force Cops Found Guilty in Racketeering Trial

(Updated 02/13/2018) A federal jury in Baltimore found two former Baltimore Police Department (BPD) officers, who were members of the now disbanded Gun Trace...

First `Ceasefire’ of 2018: Not Just Zero Murders

On Feb. 3, Erricka Bridgeford and the Baltimore Ceasefire crew decompressed, exhaled and celebrated all at once at Terra Cafe on E. 25th St.,...