National Night Out, Park Heights

By AFRO Staff Baltimore, like many American cities, continues to grapple with violence and crime. National Night Out, the annual community building campaign in cities and towns in all 50 states, which promotes police-community relations,...

Baltimore’s Waller Gallery Focuses on Black and Brown Artists

By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO Joy Davis, the woman behind the Waller Gallery (2420 North Calvert St., wallergallery.com) art museum which opened its doors this past April, says it was all her mother’s idea....

AFRAM Festival Goes Back to Being Big

By Brandi Randolph, Special to the AFRO The AFRAM Festival smells of second chances, first performances and summer every year. With performances by Dru Hill, Ella Mai and more, this year’s festival is expected to be...

More Chaos at Baltimore NAACP

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO The current president has been removed. Multiple board members have resigned.  And a previous leader who left amid accusations of mismanagement has come forward with a rebuke of how...

Living For The Weekend

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever...

Lewis Emerges as Face of Baltimore During Hall of Fame Speech

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO When the Baltimore Ravens needed a role model in their infancy, they drafted Jonathan Ogden and he became their first Hall of Famer. When the franchise needed a...

Ceasefire Weekend Ends With 2 Homicides, Multiple Shootings

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The first anniversary of the Baltimore Ceasefire movement ended tragically with two homicides and several non-fatal shootings. With just hours left before the goal of a 72 hour cessation of gun...

Ceasefire Continues With Baltimore Parade

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The elders got things started Saturday afternoon on Park Heights Avenue as a diverse rainbow of community members and supporters prepared to march in celebration of Baltimore Ceasefire...

Baltimore City, Others, File Federal Lawsuit Against Trump Over ACA

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore and several other cities are suing President Donald Trump's administration in federal court for allegedly sabotaging the Affordable Care Act. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in U.S. District...

One-Year Anniversary of Baltimore Ceasefire Approaches

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO When the architects of Baltimore Ceasefire 365 announced plans for the first ceasefire weekend in the hot, violent summer of 2017, some laughed, and others shrugged their shoulders in...

Baltimore’s Wendy Davis Shines in OWN’s ‘Love Is___’

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO It’s common for sci-fi shows to play around with time shifting. Characters show up in the past or the future or even in alternate versions of the present day....

From Foster Care to Park Heights Leader

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] As Pamela Curtis strides toward the front porch of the first group home she lived in during her childhood, much of which was spent in foster care, there does not...
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