Alsobrooks Takes Her Place in History

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Calling her home and the place she now governs “Maryland’s Crown Jewel,” Angela M. Alsobrooks became the first female county executive in the history of Prince George’s County during...

Bidding Baker Farewell

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] While Prince George’s County is celebrating the historicity of Angela Alsobrooks taking the helm as the first woman to serve as County Executive, the area is also doing diligence...

Maryland Democrats Pick Rockeymoore Cummings as Chair

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Democrats have picked a former gubernatorial hopeful and wife of a powerful congressman as chair of the state party. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings thanked party officials for electing her Saturday and...

Baker and Democrats Call Out Trump for Personal Investment in FBI Headquarters Location

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] As Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker approaches the end of his second term, he shared his extreme disappointment in the decision to not move the FBI headquarters to...

Meet the Black House Democrats Who Will Be Running the Show

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party's most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power of...

Cummings Statement Commemorating Veterans Day

Baltimore, MD (November 11, 2018) -- Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), today released the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day. “On Veterans Day, as on every other day, we must never forget that human freedom remains...

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...

Maryland Early Voting Over Double 2014 Totals so Far

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — So far more than double the number of people has voted early in Maryland compared to the midterms four years ago. State election officials told The Baltimore Sun nearly...

Hogan Keeps Fundraising Edge Over Jealous

By The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is maintaining a large fundraising advantage over Democrat Ben Jealous. Hogan has raised about $2.4 million in the latest fundraising period, and his opponent...

Ben Jealous for Governor

By AFRO Staff It is a well worn refrain heard during almost every election cycle: `This is the most consequential election of our lifetime.’ But, this time we side with former President Barack Obama, who...

Baltimore ID Cards to “Build an Inclusive City,” Says Pugh

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — An identification card designed to help undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable people will soon be issued by Baltimore's Catholic archdiocese. Baltimore's mayor and Archbishop William Lori on Wednesday announced...

Maryland Democrats: Trump Health Care Curbs Could Affect 260,000 in State

By The Capital News Service BALTIMORE – As many as 260,000 Maryland residents could see higher premiums or lose their health care coverage altogether because of pre-existing medical conditions, age or gender under a new...

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