`The Odds Were Stacked Against Us’

Former NAACP President Ben Jealous conceded defeat to Gov. Larry Hogan at the Hippodrome Theatre in Downtown Baltimore on Nov. 6. Hogan garnered 56.2 percent of the vote in Maryland, versus Jealous' 42.8 percent, with...

AFRO Exclusive: Rep. Cummings Comments on Pending New Role

By Baltimore AFRO Staff In the wake of the Democratic Party’s pending takeover of the House of Representatives after the midterm elections results, Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD.-7) is poised to become the Chairman of the...

A Check On Trump

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Unfortunately, I need to start with the bad news from the historic midterms of 2018. Three rising superstars of the Democratic Party all lost or are losing (at press time)...

Philly Cop Linked to Baltimore GTTF, Pleads Guilty

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO The guilty plea by Philadelphia police officer Eric Snell to charges of conspiracy to distribute narcotics may have ended the most recent installment in the series of courtroom dramas...

The Historic Arch Social Club Earns a Physical Upgrade

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Big changes are on the way for Baltimore’s Arch Social Club on Pennsylvania Avenue.  The oldest African-American men’s social club in the nation, will receive $118,000, for being named...

Let’s `Tear Some (Stuff) Down In Order to Get Free’

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead I am a Southern girl at heart. I spent my summers in Lexington County, South Carolina on a farm with an outhouse, miles of land, and...

Gethsemane Baptist Installs a New Pastor

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO 2018  has been a great year for Gethsemane Baptist Church on Francis St., in West Baltimore; it’s the year they elected their new pastor, Rev. Donald Wright. A native of...

Welcome Nephew Remembers Morgan Protests

By E.R. Shipp, Special to the AFRO As Henry A. Welcome watched a gaggle of officials symbolically tear down a corner of a strip of pitiful storefronts near his home, he could not help remembering his...

One Step Closer to Northwood Commons

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Signs of new life are stirring at Havenwood Road in Northeast Baltimore week. Developers for  Northwood Commons, Morgan State University, and the local community celebrated the groundbreaking, Nov. 1,...

RAMBLING ROSE

Hello my dear friends, I believe winter is at our door. We set our clock back an hour, meaning you get an extra hour sleep, but I suggest that you use that hour to...

If Ashburton is An Indicator, Trump is In Trouble

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Analysis: Despite an incessant rain on Election Day, Marylanders continued a vigorous voting pattern after record-breaking early voting and West Baltimore was not exempt from the electoral zeal. According to the State...

Forecasters: Tornado Hit Baltimore Amazon Center, Killing 2

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials confirm it was a tornado that ripped apart some of an Amazon distribution warehouse in Baltimore, killing two men who worked for outside employers. The National Weather Service...

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