Talmadge Branch for Congress: Here’s Why

By Andy Pierre  The last time the 7th Congressional District suffered such a void in leadership was when former Congressman Mfume stepped down after a great run to go work in the private sector. There...

IMA Endorses Mfume for the 7th

By AFRO Staff The historic Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Baltimore (IMA), a federation of clergy activists from across the Baltimore metro area, has endorsed Kweisi Mfume for the 7th Congressional District special election being held...

Brown Denounces Trump’s Attack on Iran

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] Maryland Congressman Anthony Brown (D-4th District), Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Committee and 30-year combat veteran, denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to engage Iran in a potentially major...

Gaines Sentenced To Six Months

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] Former Prince George’s County delegate Tawana Gaines was sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to federal charges of misusing campaign donations.   State prosecutors were asking for...

Maryland General Assembly 2020

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] The 2020 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly officially began on Jan. 8, amidst what many would characterize as catastrophic changes. Last year, the longtime Speaker of the House,...

Maryland Governor Proposes Ethics Bill After Indictments

By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — After repeated public corruption cases in recent years, stronger ethics laws should be a priority of the upcoming legislative session, Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday. At a...

Former State Senator Currie Passes Away at 82

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] Former Prince George’s County Senator Ulysses Currie, a former educator who became one of the most prominent members of the Maryland State Assembly before getting tangled in a 2010 ethics...

Brown Joins Democrats Voting To Impeach Trump

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] Maryland’s Congressman Anthony Brown (D- 4th District) remained true to his party and joined the Democrats in the United States House of Representatives by voting to impeach President Donald J....

Climate Plans for the 2020 Session

By Ian Round and Elliot Davis Capital News Service/Howard Center for Investigative Journalism When the Maryland legislature reconvenes in January, legislators of both parties say they will continue the battle against climate change.  Some of their plans...

Hogan Declares Christmas Eve State Holiday

By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] Maryland Governor Larry Hogan might not be Santa Claus, but he shared a special gift for state government employees: time off. On Dec. 20, Hogan announced that Maryland state offices and agencies...

Steny Hoyer Sees Experience As His Advantage

By Horus Alas Capital News Service House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Mechanicsville) doesn’t seem especially concerned about his reelection next year. “My strategy for reelection is to continue to do a job everyday that people will see...

Mosby: Hogan Initiative ‘Problematic’

By Stephen Janis Special to the AFRO A proposal from Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to beef up law enforcement in the city is coming under scrutiny Concerns are being raised after the governor announced a plan to...

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