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    Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO In January, we pause and take a moment to reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  His birthday is January 15th, and we celebrate the national...

    RAMBLING ROSE

    By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone; I hope all is well with you. I try very hard to bring you a smile, laughter, joy and fun things for you to do and...

    ‘Won’t quit’

    Student government representatives from Monarch Academy Baltimore rally outside Baltimore City Hall on Jan. 3. The school board recently voted to close Monarch Academy, Gilmor Elementary, Northwood Appold Community Academy and Roots and Branches...

    Pugh’s New Pick for Baltimore’s Top Cop

    By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO Roughly 48 hours after Mayor Catherine Pugh’s initial pick to be Baltimore’s next top cop withdrew his name from consideration, City Hall announced current New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael...

    Baltimore’s Nancy D Has Trump’s Number

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] “I’ve watched every State of the Union Address since I graduated high school in 1983. But, not this year,” is what I wrote in this column Feb. 3, 2018. And...

    Baltimore Blight: Is this your house?

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    The CIAA to Move to Baltimore

    By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff The country’s oldest African-American athletic conference announced it will be moving during an event at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Jan. 8. The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is coming...

    Baltimore Mayor Picks New Orleans Chief to Lead Police Force

    By DAVID McFADDEN ,  Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A day after her first choice withdrew his candidacy, Baltimore's mayor on Tuesday picked New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison as her nominee to lead the city's...

    DMV Leaders Call for End to Government Shutdown

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Residents from D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) are adversely being affected by the partial government shutdown, which President Donald Trump enforced after not receiving funding for his border wall. ...

    Cherry Hill Community Revived by New School

    By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Baltimore City School No. 159 opened in 1945 following World War II in the Cherry Hill community that was established for returning soldiers.  “At the time, there were two...

    RAMBLING ROSE

    By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone, Happy New Year to you all. I am hoping that this year will be much better than the last for us all. God has blessed us...

    Baltimore Trying To Stem Decades-Long Disappearing Act

    By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — LaShelle Rollins' rental house in West Baltimore is wedged between a line of derelict properties valued only by street gangs, drug addicts and firefighters conducting arson drills. And...

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