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    Artscape Set to Showcase Diverse Creativity

    By Brandi Randolph, Special to the AFRO Nothing screams summer in Baltimore quite like Artscape. It is a perfect representation of the city, as Baltimore’s art scene is diverse and expansive. We have a microcosm of...

    McFadden’s Political Career Coming to an End

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Nathaniel McFadden, State Senator of Baltimore’s 45th District, Senate President Pro Tem and chair of Baltimore’s senate delegation leaves his post this year, having played a critical role in...

    New Legal Battle for Lacks Family

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Henrietta Lacks’ cells are credited with eradicating polio, creating the field of virology and advancing breakthrough treatments in HIV and cancer.  The cells from Lacks, the late housewife from...

    [Updated] Following Shooting of 7-Year Old, Southwest Baltimore Struggles to Organize Itself

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO (Updated July 19) - Taylor Hayes, the 7-year-old shot in Southwest Baltimore, died Thursday morning, according to the Baltimore Police Department. “Sad Update: Seven-year-old, Taylor Hayes passed away this morning. She was...

    Zion Hill Baptist Church Dives into Michigan Water Emergency

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO The Bible encourages us to take care of our fellow man.  Hebrews 13:16 (NIV) states “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with...

    Judge Casts Doubt on BPD Reform Efforts

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] The Baltimore Police Department (BPD), still mired in the aftermath of numerous misconduct scandals, four commissioners in three years and the mysterious death of Det. Sean Suiter, is federally mandated...

    USA Today: Did BPD Stop Fighting Crime After Freddie Gray?

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Less than six months after USA Today declared Baltimore “the nation’s most dangerous city,” the newspaper posted another front page story July 12 about the city’s pervasive violence. But, this...

    Verletta White Will Continue to Lead Baltimore County Schools

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Verletta White will continue to serve public school children in the Baltimore County community where she was born and raised for at least another year. The County school board...

    Will Renaissance Academy Survive?

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Nikkia Rowe, the indefatigable principal of the Renaissance Academy High School, was fired July 7; an action some community and education leaders fear portends the closure of the school,...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “Johnny Taylor, still the favorite and Bobby Blue Bland still the blues, 5 dollars you got to pay, just a jukebox and no DJ. The smaller the club,...

    Wine, Spirits and Soul Coming to Baltimore County

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO The Wine Spirits and Soul Festival comes to Towson, Maryland July 14. A fundraiser for Baltimore County’s Black youth, the festival funds scholarships that will be awarded during the...

    Baltimore City Council Plans Oversight of Police Overtime Payments

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] The members of the Baltimore Police Department’s (BPD), disbanded Gun Trace Task Force stole upwards of a million dollars in fraudulent overtime pay over the years before they were all...

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