Fate of Medical Marijuana Legislation Down to the Wire

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Legislation to increase the number of minority vendors in Maryland’s medical marijuana industry is teetering on the brink of successful passage as the Maryland General Assembly races toward the...

Why Are Some Top Democrats Supporting Hogan Over Jealous?

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Despite an unpopular President and being in a state with a majority of Democratic voters, political veterans say Ben Jealous is facing an uphill battle in his bid...

Druid Hill Park Plays Host to 14th Annual Victim Fund Run

While violent crime statistics are falling in Baltimore in recent months, there are still victims of crimes every day. That is why the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is holding their 14th...

Bill Pushes for Greater Racial Equity in Baltimore

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Baltimore is one small step closer to addressing generations of inequity inherent in how city government does business, thanks to legislation currently moving through City Council. The Equity Assessment Program...

Md. Equity Task Force Holds First Meeting

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The Maryland State Task Force on Reconciliation and Equity recently began its work.   The statewide effort,  authorized by Maryland Senate Bill 350, is charged with “promoting reconciliation and inclusionary...

Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Race Heats Up

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Ivan Bates, the defense attorney, former prosecutor and candidate for Baltimore City State’s Attorney, has been on the campaign stump incessantly attacking State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and her record. Mosby...

Mosby Picks Up Endorsements of Faith Leaders and Lawyers

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney, recently picked up the endorsements of prominent lawyers and faith leaders in her campaign to be re-elected. Mosby, her surrogates and an opponent in the...

Freshman Delegate Charles Preps for Challenges Ahead

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Nick Charles is one of Prince George's County's newest elected officials. He cannot wait to go to Annapolis as a delegate in January. Charles got 8,330 votes, enough to have...

Ex-PG Democrats Chair Strikes It Big in IT

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] While many Prince Georgians know Terry Speigner as the engaging, dedicated former chairman of the county's Democratic Central Committee, not many know he is a successful entrepreneur in information...

These are the African Americans Running in Maryland

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] There has never been a Black man or woman representing Maryland in the United States Senate. There are four men and women, Republican and Democrat, who want to change that...

Dr. Aminta Breaux Takes the Helm at Bowie State U.

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO AC Jordan Basketball Arena on the campus of Bowie State University was awash in in a sea of black and gold Thursday, with students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters...

What Progressives Want From Annapolis In 2019

By Dayvon Love It is not enough to elect Black people to the Maryland General Assembly who stand up unapologetically for Black people. We must advocate that these legislators are placed in positions of power...

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