Joyner to Speak at Morgan’s 142nd Commencement

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Nationally-syndicated radio show host and philanthropist Tom Joyner will deliver the commencement address for Morgan State University’s 142nd Spring Commencement Ceremony on May 19.  Joyner, host of the nationally...

Earvin: `Maryland is ready for a woman of color at the top of the...

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Valerie Ervin, the former running mate of Kevin Kamenetz, the gubernatorial candidate who died suddenly last week, today decided she would pursue the governor’s mansion at the top of ticket. Ervin,...

Centenarians Celebrated at Martin’s West

By AFRO Staff Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was the keynote speaker for the 26th annual Maryland Centenarians Recognition Luncheon, May 11 at Martin’s West in Woodlawn. Proclamations honoring the more than 100 centenarians gathered (including Beatrice...

Is There More to the De Sousa Exit Than Taxes?

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO On the surface, the resignation of Baltimore police commissioner Darryl De Sousa seems like just another chapter in the sullied history of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD); the city’s...

Bishop Michael Curry to Speak at Royal Wedding

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO A former Baltimore rector will speak at the royal wedding at Windsor Castle in England on Saturday. Michael Bruce Curry, Primate and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, served...

Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Race Heats Up

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Ivan Bates, the defense attorney, former prosecutor and candidate for Baltimore City State’s Attorney, has been on the campaign stump incessantly attacking State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and her record. Mosby...

`Ceasefire’s’ Bridgeford Laments De Sousa Resignation

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] After a little more than two months in the chair, Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa resigned this week in the wake of three federal misdemeanor charges of not filing...

Multiple Shootings Leave One Dead, Several Injured

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO One man is dead and several others were injured after multiple shootings in Baltimore May 15. According to the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), 48-year old Antonio Jones, of the 3700...

Britain’s Hidden Black Royalty

By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been making headlines as the big day approaches this Saturday, May 19. But May 19 is also special because it’s...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

“I see trees of green, red roses too, I see them bloom for me and you and I think to myself what a wonderful world. I see skies of blue and clouds of white...

De Sousa Out, Pugh Begins National Search for New Police Commissioner

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Just days after Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh suspended Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa, Pugh has accepted De Sousa’s resignation. "Today I received the resignation of Darryl De Sousa as Commissioner...

Mosby Announces Debate Schedule, Defends Record

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Veteran defense attorney Ivan Bates and former Maryland Deputy Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah, both vying to unseat Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, have both accused her of ducking them...

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