An Open Letter From Former Students of Baltimore City College High School

By Louis Williams, Nevan Edwards, Marie Mokuba and Deontrey Yeargin J.D. Merrill, is a former Baltimore City Public School teacher who has been upheld as the candidate for state Senate our city needs to revitalize...

Why Annapolis City Council Apologized for History of Lynching

By Matthew Ritchie, Special to the AFRO June 18 represented a step in the right direction in terms of race relations in Annapolis, as the Annapolis City Council passed a resolution apologizing for lynchings of Black...

Funeral For UM Football Player McNair Wednesday

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The viewing for Jordan McNair, whose promising collegiate football career at the University of Maryland was cut short when he collapsed suddenly during practice and later died, is today and...

Cyber Warrior Programs Come to Maryland HBCUs

By Matthew Ritchie, Special to the AFRO Senate Bill 615, which was signed back in early May by Governor Hogan, takes effect on July 1st. The bill establishes the Cyber Warrior Diversity Program (CWDP) at multiple...

Baltimore’s Faith Leaders Urge Souls To The Polls

Churches and houses of worship from all over Baltimore will urge civic participation among their members with the Souls To The Polls rally June 17. Over 20 clergy members have participated in the non-partisan, grassroots...

Pride Parade Returns to Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO With an expanded footprint, new parade route and new events, Baltimore Pride 2018 appears poised to repeat and expand on previous successes come kickoff June 15. “Last year,...

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...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

“Back when I was a child before life removed all the innocence, my father would lift me high and dance with my mother and me…And I knew for sure I was loved. If I...

Stellar Attorneys Step Up To Defend Dawnta Harris

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Dawnta Harris, 16, sits in the Baltimore County Detention Center awaiting trial as an adult for the killing of Baltimore County Police Officer First Class, Amy Caprio. On May 30,...

Final Televised Gubernatorial Debate

All nine candidates vying for the Democratic nomination and the opportunity to face Gov. Larry Hogan in the General Election in November, debated for the last time before early voting begins on June 14....

Dunbar Class of 1953 Celebrating 65 Years Together!

Members of the Dunbar Sr. High School Class of 1953 recently gathered for a reunion. They are (front row), Lenora McBride, Selena Redd, Joyce Dean, Olga Norris, Florence Rice and Betty Wilson, (standing), John...

Black Fathers Turn to Facebook to Strengthen Bonds

By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO Matt Prestbury says when he started gathering together groups of Black fathers, it was because he was a newly-single dad, looking for other people like him. “I began to look...

AFRO BRIEFS

MAKE A DONATION


Unlike many online publications, afro.com delivers content that's relevant to you at no cost. Help us keep it that way by making a generous donation as low as $2.

 

Donate Now

$
Personal Info

Donation Total: $2.00