3 Maryland Men Exonerated After 36 Years In Prison

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Three men incarcerated for 36 years in Maryland were exonerated Monday in the slaying of a Baltimore teenager after a review of their case. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and...

NNPA NEWSWIRE EXCLUSIVE: Bill Cosby Speaks from Prison

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia November 24, 2019 — Bill Cosby breaks his silence, granting his first exclusive interview since beginning his sentence at SCI-Phoenix, a maximum-security Pennsylvania penetentiary near Philadelphia. Today, in...

Students Rally in Maryland’s Capital to Resolve Longstanding HBCU Lawsuit

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Students and alumni from Maryland’s four historically black colleges rallied near the state Capitol building in a call for a resolution to a 13-year-old federal lawsuit over...

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...

Kamala Harris ends Democratic Presidential Campaign

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. “I’ve taken stock and looked at this...

Black Business Spotlight: Home Maid Serves Meals With a Mission

By Micha Green, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When sitting down at Home Maid, 1400 Key Highway, diners are transported from an affluent Baltimore neighborhood, to the dining room of a loved one’s home in the South, where...

Black Women Speak Out: ‘Candidates Have to Work For Our Votes’

By Kirsten West Savali Essence Magazine Black women continue to have an impact on the political landscape, particularly within the Democratic Party. And this year the topics that matter the most to us have changed,...

A Virtual Tour Of D.C.’s Civil Rights History

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia Office of Planning and Historic Preservation Office (HPO) launched a web-based heritage trail last month to recognize and honor the history of the African American...

Black Men Taking Back the Night

For a several weeks various groups and individuals have organized “Peace Walks” bringing together hundreds of Black men from across the city to march through some of Baltimore’s most distressed communities. Individual brothers and...

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