Pugh Taps Ft. Worth Chief to be Next Baltimore Commissioner

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO One of the most highly anticipated personnel moves by Mayor Catherine Pugh finally reached a conclusion as Pugh announced the hiring of current Fort Worth, Tx. police chief Joel...

`The Odds Were Stacked Against Us’

Former NAACP President Ben Jealous conceded defeat to Gov. Larry Hogan at the Hippodrome Theatre in Downtown Baltimore on Nov. 6. Hogan garnered 56.2 percent of the vote in Maryland, versus Jealous' 42.8 percent, with...

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...

Will Higher Turnout Favor Jealous?

By Brian Witte, The Associated Press Maryland's popular Republican governor is earning enough support from Democrats and Black voters in the state's largest jurisdictions to narrow the pathway to an upset sought by a challenger who led...

Jealous Running Hard in Final Days of the Campaign, Even as Polls Point to...

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO It is the bell lap of the Maryland Governor’s race and Democrat Ben Jealous is working hard to mobilize college students and young adult voters in Prince George’s...

Millennials Celebrate Their Power to Vote at Morgan State

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Encouraging Black millennials to participate in the early voting process, organizations including Black Girls Vote,” “Planned Parenthood,” “1199SEIU” and “Young Gets It Done”—an organization dedicated to revolutionizing the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mary W. Conaway, Part of Conaway Political Dynasty, Dies at 75

By AFRO Staff Rev. Mary W. Conaway, former Register of Wills for Baltimore City and member of the Conaway political dynasty died Aug. 30. She was 75. Mary Conaway (born January 26, 1943), served as Baltimore’s...

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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