Democrats Failures Reflected in Maryland’s Broken Machine

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] There has been much wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth within the Democratic Party since U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement. The imminent departure of...

After Weeks of Uncertainty, Washington Declares Victory

By Matthew Ritchie,  Special to the AFRO The tightest contest of the Maryland State Senate has finally come to a close. On July 6, weeks after the official primary election voting ended, Del. Mary Washington claimed...

Dr. Reginald Lawrence, St. Mark’s Pastor, Dies at 74

By AFRO Staff Rev. Dr. Reginald Lawrence, Pastor of St. Mark’s Institutional Baptist Church died on July 1. He was 74. Dr. Lawrence was installed as Pastor of St. Mark’s, located at 655 N. Bentalou...

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,...

Baltimore’s Dara Renee Stars in Disney’s Latest ‘Freaky Friday’ Remake

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO When Dara Renee first moved to Baltimore as a young girl, it was a rough transition.  She tells the AFRO, “It was hard at first because I like had...

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...

AFRO’s Sean Yoes Pens New Book Chronicling Influential “Race and Politics” Column

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO In his “Race and Politics” column, Sean Yoes, has chronicled many of the difficult challenges and tragedies over the last three years in Baltimore since the death of Freddie...

Taylor Hayes Fighting for Life After Being Shot in Back

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A 7-year-old Baltimore girl was fighting for her life a day after being shot in the back amid a spray of gunfire, police said Friday. Acting Police Commissioner Gary...

After Being Unjustly Incarcerated, Johnson Walks Free For the First Time in 30 Years

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO When Judge William Peters declared Jerome Johnson a free man July 2, the circuit court jurist said little to the man who had just spent 30...

Meet the AFRO Interns

By Ty’rique Sims, Special to the AFRO The AFRO Newspaper in Baltimore has brought aboard two interns for the summer months to help them on their journey towards their careers in journalism. This reporter is the...

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