Amplify Baltimore Returns for Second Installment

On March 12, Civic Frame, a national nonprofit organization, will roll out the second installment of their community discussion series “Amplify Baltimore.” The quarterly forum was launched in January and combines local leaders with...

Amid Losses, Mosby Receives Threats and Calls to Step Down

Following two acquittals and one mistrial in the Freddie Gray case the Baltimore City State's Attorney has been on the receiving end of death threats, harassment and racists comments through e-mail, according to reports. In...

Corrogan Vaughn, Frequent Republican Candidate and Son of Prominent Baltimore Pastor Dies Suddenly

(Updated 8/19/2017) Corrogan R. Vaughn, a Republican candidate for multiple offices over the years and the son of Dr. Lillian Purnell Bowser Vaughn and Rev. Dr. Alfred C.D. Vaughn, the long time Pastor of...

Details on 2017 African American Festival in Baltimore Still Unclear

One year after its star-studded 40th anniversary celebration, Baltimore is gearing up for another installment of the African American festival, better known as AFRAM, but details about the event remain sketchy. The 2017 AFRAM Festival...

Baltimore Rapper Lor Scoota Gunned Down After Anti-Violence Event

One of Baltimore’s hottest up and coming local artists, Lor Scoota, was gunned down on June 25 following a charity basketball game, according to police. Born Tyriece Travon Watson, Scoota quickly rose to fame with...

Cascade of Scandals at Gun Trace Task Force Trial

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO Recently Mayor Catherine Pugh cited a lack of creativity within the Baltimore Police Department as one of her reasons for firing Commissioner Kevin Davis and replacing him with Darryl...

12 Gang Members Indicted on Multiple Charges

The U.S. States Attorney’s Office, Baltimore Police and the FBI announced Tuesday morning the indictment of 12 members of a dangerous Baltimore gang. The TTG gang or "Trained To Go" gang, according to police and...

Baltimore Funeral Director Dottie Hector Memorialized

Doretha “Dottie” Hector, a leader in Maryland’s funeral industry, was laid to rest July 2 at the Druid Ridge Cemetery following funeral services at the Carter Memorial Baptist Church in Baltimore, Md.  The West...

What Happened to the Suspect in Det. Sean Suiter’s Death?

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO The ongoing speculation over the circumstances surrounding the death of Baltimore homicide detective Sean Suiter have continued to stir doubt and mistrust across many communities in the city. The veteran...

Morgan State Confers More Than 230 Master’s and Doctoral Degrees During the University’s Second...

Family and friends packed the Gilliam Concert Hall in the Murphy Fine Arts building today for Morgan State University’s second annual Graduate School Commencement exercises. During the ceremony, 233 degrees were conferred, 27 doctoral...

WEAA Hit By Massive Changes

On Sept. 5, Morgan State University’s radio station WEAA, 88.9 FM, known as, “the Voice of the Community,” announced major changes, which essentially forced several of WEAA’s long-time radio personalities to sign off abruptly...

Open Air Drug Markets Flourish in West Baltimore

It’s early afternoon on the corner of Baker and McKean in West Baltimore and although it is not officially summer, the hot weather feels like the middle of July.  The corner and alley just...

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