Hate Crimes On the Rise in Maryland

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The age of Trump has ushered in a wave of vitriol in the American political discourse, perhaps unprecedented in the country’s history. And accompanying the nation’s increasingly poisonous political air...

Fighting Domestic Violence in the Era of #MeToo

By Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO The meteoric rise of the #metoo movement. A controversial and agonizing supreme court confirmation process. And the continued stigma endured by survivors of domestic violence. These are just a...

What Are We Going to Do About Violence?

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Like a veteran NFL quarterback, I had to call an audible as I was writing my column this week and I did it with two minutes left in the fourth...

Police Spokesman Steps Down, As Chaos Continues

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO T.J.Smith, the primary face of the beleaguered Baltimore Police Department (BPD) since he joined it in 2015, recently announced his resignation after three of the most tumultuous years in...

Expunging Cannabis Offenses

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO In the wave of marijuana legalization, the war on drugs is left in its wake.  Thousands of people remain incarcerated for cannabis convictions while non-offenders are profiting from cultivating,...

Shooting Spree Leaves Several Injured, Three Dead

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) is investigating five separate shootings, Oct. 16 that left several people injured and three men dead. The shooting violence started a little before 2 a.m....

Ben Jealous: ‘Maryland Has Reneged’

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Maryland HBCU advocates are bracing for another round in court in the twelve-year legal battle to dismantle the state’s dual system of higher education.  HBCU Advocates, represented by The...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

“You taught me everything. Everything you’ve given me I’ll always keep it inside. You’re the driving force in my life, yeah. There isn’t anything or anyone that I could be and it just wouldn’t...

Don’t Sit This One Out!

If you haven’t registered to vote in Maryland, today, Oct. 16, is the last day to do so online or by mail. The same is true for the District of Columbia. However, registration is...

SNL Spoofs Baltimore Police

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] A series of Baltimore Police Department (BPD) scandals since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody and the subsequent uprising, have garnered national headlines. But, over the weekend the...

A Community Remembers Slaves Who Sought Freedom

By Delonte Harrod, Special to the AFRO At the end of the War of 1812, Levin Ballard, a slave master in Calvert County, Maryland sent a letter to Congress asking for money for the loss of...

Services to be Held for Baltimore Minister, 83

New Christian Memorial’s senior pastor, Rev. Dr. Walter Bronson, Jr., died October, 8. He was 83. Born August 24, 1935, in Walkula, North Carolina, Rev. Dr. Bronson moved to Baltimore in 1961. Prior to his arrival...

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