Joan Carter Conway: `She is Unmatched’

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] For the first time in more than 20 years, Joan Carter Conway will not be a member of the Senate during the upcoming 2019 legislative session of the Maryland General...

Thomas Roberts, Baltimore Gospel Music Legend, Dies at 72

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO On July 19, the Baltimore church and gospel community lost an icon with the death of Thomas “Tommy” Randall Roberts, Sr. at the age of 72. Roberts, born October 10,...

RAMBLING ROSE

Hello everyone, how are you? Well, I hope. I just want to start off by saying I love God’s work, but a little bit of less rain would do me just great. Well, rain...

Amid Reform Efforts, Another Baltimore Cop Accused of Being Dirty

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO If the Baltimore Police Department’s (BPD) efforts to implement systemic reform and the actual behavior of its officers seem perpetually out of sync, this week’s developments only added to...

Baltimore’s Abdu Ali Readies New Album

By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO Musician Abdu Ali, who was born and raised in Baltimore (and goes by the nonbinary pronoun they), makes music that has roots in Baltimore club but then extrapolates into...

East Baltimore Church Saving Black Men One Screening at a Time

By Alexis Taylor, Special to the AFRO Long before he fought his own Goliath-sized battle, Pastor Marshall Prentice knew the effects of prostate cancer on the Black men in his community. The East Baltimore pastor had...

7-Year-Old Gun Victim Taylor Hayes Memorialized

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Hugs Don’t Shoot volunteers stood at the entrance to Empowerment Temple in bright yellow tee shirts offering encouragement.   The sanctuary was awash in bright white, purple and pink balloons...

Nigerian Royal Makes First Stop in Baltimore at National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

By Matthew Ritchie, Special to the AFRO  A member of Nigerian royalty is making his way through the DMV area. Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the traditional ruler of the Yoruba kingdom of Ife-Ife, made his first stop...

Meet Josiah Henson, the Former Slave Who May Have a Maryland School Named After...

By Kamau High, AFRO Managing Editor, [email protected] The president of the Montgomery Council is trying to change the name of a school in North Bethesda to that of a former slave, who was the basis for the...

I Came Home for Jealous, So Should Black Dems for Hogan

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] I voted for Larry Hogan in 2014. However, I won’t be voting for him in 2018, because I am voting for Ben Jealous in November. Here’s why. I voted for Hogan over...

More Than 100 Children Killed Since 2014

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] The death on July 19 of Taylor Hayes, the seven-year-old girl who courageously fought for her life for weeks after she was hit with bullets likely meant for somebody else...

Funeral Arrangements For Taylor Hayes

By AFRO Staff The following are the viewing and funeral arrangements for Taylor Hayes, the seven-year old little girl who died July 19, after clinging to life for weeks before she succumbed to injuries she...
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