RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone, how are you? This week I just want to profile some of my friends and yours to acknowledge their contributions. You may recognize a few of...

Four Teens Indicted For Baltimore Area Carjackings

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO Four Baltimore teens have been indicted in what Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh called “a violent, organized carjacking ring” that extended from Baltimore City to Baltimore County. Dalante Graham,...

Baltimore After Freddie Gray, Official Book Signing

By AFRO Staff The official book signing for Baltimore After Freddie Gray: Real Stories From One of America’s Great Imperiled Cities, a compilation of 50 commentaries from the AFRO’s “Race and Politics” column from 2015...

Speak to My Heart Ministries Prepares For Community Day

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Many Baltimore communities are in need of additional resources to help make life better. Speak to My Heart Ministries, founded in 2007, recognizes this need and every year holds a...

Baltimore Community Searches for Son of Community Leader

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Update: August 15 Niamke Nnamdi, the 21-year-old man reported missing on Aug. 11, was found alive last night (Aug. 14), near the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Nnamdi was...

Questions Surround Baltimore Cop Caught on Video Assaulting Unarmed Man

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO https://www.instagram.com/p/BmWWZ7IgkMt/?utm_source=ig_embed A Baltimore police officer caught on cellphone video repeatedly punching a man, resigned from the department, Interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle confirmed Monday. The announcement came amid...

Dru Hill Adds Members of Playa to Form Supergroup

By AFRO Staff Fans over the world have sung along to the lyrics of their hit songs such as “Tell Me,” “Sleeping in My Bed,” “Never Make a Promise” and “We’re Not Making Love.” And, this...

More Alleged Police Brutality in East Baltimore Captured on Video

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] As the Baltimore Police Department continues to grapple with various instances of misconduct, yet another incident of alleged police brutality captured on video is going viral. Baltimore Sun The Baltimore Police...

Man, 19, Charged with Bludgeoning of Homeless Man

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO A 19-year-old Baltimore man has been charged with murder in the beating death of a homeless man on Aug. 7. Dion Dixon, 19, of the 1600 block of East Eager...

What is Going on with the Civilian Review Board?

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Last month, Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis paid a visit to the members of the Civilian Review Board (CRB), which investigates citizen complaints of police misconduct, among other tasks. Davis...

Youth Fund Grant Winners Close to Being Named

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO A mandate spawned by the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent uprising in April 2015, is at the threshold of being delivered this month. Reviewers have just completed sifting...

What Are They Doing To Baltimore’s Parks?

By John Schmid, Special to the AFRO Hanlon Park looks like it was hit with a bomb. A great mound of dark brown earth sits in the park’s center. Jutting out of the heap are the bleaching...

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