Questions Swirl Following DeSousa Suspension

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO In an abrupt turnaround, Mayor Catherine Pugh suspended Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa with pay. Federal charges that the veteran top cop failed to file tax returns-and his personal...

Funeral Set for Star Student Athlete Gunned Down

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO The funeral services for Ray Antwone Glasgow, III, the 17-year old standout student athlete for Baltimore City College High School, will be handled by Vaughn Greene at Perfecting Prayer...

With Violence Spiking, Mother’s Day `Ceasefire’ Right On Time

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Even as Baltimore was tagged as, “the nation’s most dangerous city,” by USA Today back in February, what the nation wasn’t aware of was our city was in the midst...
Verletta White has been named interim superintendent of Baltimore County’s Public School System. (Courtesy Photo)

Amid Swirl of Controversy, Verletta White Fights to Lead Baltimore County Schools

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Maryland State Superintendent Karen Salmon recently made what some argue is a controversial decision to deny final approval of Verletta White’s appointment as permanent superintendent of Baltimore County Public...

LaQuisha Hall First Black BCPS `Teacher of the Year’ in Five Years

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO LaQuisha Hall, English language arts teacher at Carver Vocational Technical High School has been named Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS), Teacher of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year....

Church Organization Fights For Food Equity in the Black Community

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO In 2018, it is important to find ways to empower our communities with resources, education and economic opportunity.  Many churches and Pastors have various community programs that  meet these...

Balt. Co. Executive, Gubernatorial Candidate Kamenetz Dies Suddenly

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Kevin Kamenetz, the two-term Baltimore County Executive and gubernatorial candidate died early this morning of cardiac arrest, sending shockwaves across the state. He was 60. According to a press release by...

‘Motherhood is a 24-hour-a-Day Job’

By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO With Mother’s Day rapidly approaching it is important to honor those who took a less conventional approach to motherhood, namely foster parents. As of 2017 there were 4,363...

RAMBLING ROSE

Hello everyone, how are you doing? I am doing great thank you for asking. As you know this week is Mother’s Day weekend and for the first time, I want to salute the moms,...

Defamation Lawsuit Against Mosby Blocked

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] It’s been almost three years since the six Baltimore Police Department (BPD) officers charged in the homicide of Freddie Gray were officially indicted by a grand jury. This week, a court...
Verletta White has been named interim superintendent of Baltimore County’s Public School System. (Courtesy Photo)

Baltimore County’s Black Leaders Decry State’s Obstruction of Verletta White’s Permanent Appointment

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Baltimore County’s African-American leadership is responding to an unprecedented move by Maryland’s Secretary of Education to block the permanent appointment of Verletta White as Baltimore County superintendent. On May 2,...

‘Black Mother’ Explores the Underbelly of Jamaica

By Jannah Johnson, Special to the AFRO Starting May 2nd the Maryland Film Festival will be taking place in Baltimore’s North Station, showcasing over 40 films and 10 short programs. One film that stands out is...

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