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Comprehensive Services Key In Deterring Violence, Crime and Negative Interactions With Police

By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO Lamont Crooks could be anywhere when the call comes.  Somewhere in his West Baltimore community a conflict will reach a boiling point; a conflict with the potential to turn deadly, like hundreds of conflicts do...

Black Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19

The AFRO spoke with F.T. Burden, president and CEO of Springboard Community Services, formerly known as Family and Children Services of Central Maryland. By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com Black Americans and other people of color continue to suffer more in the...

Baltimore’s Only Summer Camp for Children Experiencing Homelessness Adapts Services Due to Pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD. (June 30, 2020) - Since 1907 the nationally recognized Camp St. Vincent program has been a valuable resource for local children experiencing poverty and homelessness in our community. Through wars, the Great Depression, civil unrest, and more...

Bea Gaddy: Supporting East Baltimore During COVID-19

By Cynthia Brooks, Special to the AFRO For nearly 30 years, the Bea Gaddy Family Centers have stood side-by-side with Baltimore’s families to provide healthy, quality food to those most in need. Even when not facing a global pandemic and...

Balto’s Northeast Market Reopens Mon June 29

BALTIMORE’S NORTHEAST MARKET REOPENS TO CUSTOMERS MONDAY, JUNE 29 Fresh seafood, meats, produce as well as popular specialty dishes now available indoors BALTIMORE, MD (June 26, 2020) – Northeast Market, the City’s Public Market serving Eastside residents and workers from The...

BBQ 4 Good: Merrick Pet Care & Blue Pit BBQ Team Up to Support...

MERRICK PET CARE ASKS AMERICANS TO ORDER BBQ TO HELP SUPPORT SHELTER DOGS Natural Pet Food Leader Partners with DoorDash and Top BBQ Restaurants Nationwide to Donate More Than $50,000 to Animal Shelters AMARILLO, TEXAS (June 26, 2020) – Merrick Pet Care,...

AFRO Exclusive: Catherine Pugh Prepares to Leave Home

By Frances “Toni” Draper AFRO Publisher “Who do we hold responsible for what we become in our lifetimes…dope addicts or doctors, robbers or reporters, rapists or radiologists, church leaders or child abusers?  And who created the myth that permits us to...

Baltimore Sees Steady Progress in COVID-19 Battle

By Stephen Janis Special to the AFRO As Baltimore moves forward taking gradual steps to reopen after a citywide lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19, one theme that has emerged is caution.   While the city has seen a significant decline in...

Save The Date!

Since 2015, the BCSAO has hosted weekly events in the summer for Baltimore's youth The BCSAO is taking their Bmore Pop Up series virtual to continue to provide this welcome distraction for Baltimore City Youth while adapting to COVID-19 social...

`Qualified Immunity’ and the Baltimore Police Strike of 1974

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com “Qualified immunity,” is the modern day legal doctrine that has shielded law enforcement officers and other government officials for decades against lawsuits over their conduct. According to National Public Radio’s Nina Totenberg, the Supreme Court...

Erricka Bridgeford named Executive Director of Baltimore Community Mediation Center

Baltimore Community Mediation Center (BCMC) has named Erricka Bridgeford as its new Executive Director.  Erricka has a long history with BCMC, having worked as a mediation coordinator with the organization beginning in 2001 before later moving to Community Mediation Maryland (CMM), where she...

BCPS news release – Baltimore County Public Schools Recognized Again as a Common Sense...

Baltimore County Public Schools Recognized Again as a Common Sense District Designation acknowledges commitment to digital citizenship TOWSON, MD. – Common Sense, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping children and families thrive in a world of media and technology, has recognized Baltimore...

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