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BCPS Students Select Dundalk High Junior for Student Member of the Board of Education

BCPS Students Select Dundalk High Junior for Student Member of the Board of Education Joshua Muhumuza’s name to be forwarded to Gov. Larry Hogan for appointment TOWSON, MD. – Students from across Baltimore County have selected Dundalk High School junior Joshua...

State Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Announces Retirement

By The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam is retiring. The Baltimore County Democrat made the announcement Sunday in a letter to Senate leadership. The 80-year-old lawmaker is citing health issues. She notes in her letter that...

First Black Woman CAO of Baltimore County

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Stacy L. Rodgers, was recently named County Administrative Officer (CAO) by County Executive Johnny Olszewski. She is the first Black woman and second female CAO for Baltimore County. Before this prestigious promotion, Rodgers, continuing...

Following Court Loss, Ervin Keeps Options Open

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO All options are still on the table for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Valerie Ervin as the days wind down before the start of early voting on June 14 and Maryland’s primary June 26.  Anne Arundel...

Earvin: `Maryland is ready for a woman of color at the top of the...

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Valerie Ervin, the former running mate of Kevin Kamenetz, the gubernatorial candidate who died suddenly last week, today decided she would pursue the governor’s mansion at the top of ticket. Ervin, a former Montgomery County Council...
Verletta White has been named interim superintendent of Baltimore County’s Public School System. (Courtesy Photo)

Amid Swirl of Controversy, Verletta White Fights to Lead Baltimore County Schools

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Maryland State Superintendent Karen Salmon recently made what some argue is a controversial decision to deny final approval of Verletta White’s appointment as permanent superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, despite an 8-4 affirmative...

Balt. Co. Executive, Gubernatorial Candidate Kamenetz Dies Suddenly

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Kevin Kamenetz, the two-term Baltimore County Executive and gubernatorial candidate died early this morning of cardiac arrest, sending shockwaves across the state. He was 60. According to a press release by Baltimore County Police, Kamenetz was...

Make Verletta White Permanent Balto. County School Superintendent

By AFRO Editorial Staff Verletta White and S. Dallas Dance are not the same person. While they both improperly failed to disclose side jobs with the Education Research & Development Institute while working for the Baltimore County Schools system, Dance as...
Verletta White has been named interim superintendent of Baltimore County’s Public School System. (Courtesy Photo)

Baltimore County’s Black Leaders Decry State’s Obstruction of Verletta White’s Permanent Appointment

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Baltimore County’s African-American leadership is responding to an unprecedented move by Maryland’s Secretary of Education to block the permanent appointment of Verletta White as Baltimore County superintendent. On May 2, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools...

Misconduct Allegations Continue to Dog BPD

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] More allegations of police misconduct are being aimed again at the beleaguered Baltimore Police Department (BPD). The latest charges are being leveled by Baltimore’s Civilian Review Board (CRB) in reference to the case of Keith...

Druid Hill Park Plays Host to 14th Annual Victim Fund Run

While violent crime statistics are falling in Baltimore in recent months, there are still victims of crimes every day. That is why the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is holding their 14th Annual Victims 5K Run-Walk and...

Mosby, Accusations of Baltimore Police Misconduct Will be Available at Trial

Charges of a Baltimore police officer’s past or present misconduct will now be available at trial, a State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO) press release announced Friday. If an Internal Affairs (IA) file of such charges exists, officers testifying in court must...

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