3 Rising Rappers Reppin’ the DMV

By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO 2018 has been a year of women taking control of their narratives, of their sexualities and of the rap game. With female heavy hitters like Cardi B, Nicki...

Father’s Day Fun Day Celebrates Fathers in Kenilworth Gardens

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO The swimming pool at the Kenilworth Recreation Center was filled with parents and children splashing and having a good time. This included Sheldon Robinson and his seven children....

String of Baltimore Women Murdered

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO The consequences of Baltimore’s ongoing struggle with violence usually falls squarely on the shoulders of men, and in most cases men that are young and African- American. But, the...

RAMBLING ROSE

Hello everyone and thank God! The rain is finally giving us a break to have our outdoor activities. I have a feeling we will not have the city or county tell us we can’t...

An Open Letter From Former Students of Baltimore City College High School

By Louis Williams, Nevan Edwards, Marie Mokuba and Deontrey Yeargin J.D. Merrill, is a former Baltimore City Public School teacher who has been upheld as the candidate for state Senate our city needs to revitalize...

An Open Letter From Former Students of Baltimore City College High School

By Louis Williams, Nevan Edwards, Marie Mokuba and Deontrey Yeargin J.D. Merrill, is a former Baltimore City Public School teacher who has been upheld as the candidate for state Senate our city needs to revitalize...

Attorney Faults Parole Process for MOVE Members Still Jailed

By The Associated Press A defense attorney for three members of the radical group MOVE said June 19 he's confused why one was paroled and two others were denied parole despite having similar records and...

Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Recognized as a National Treasure

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO In honor of African American Music Appreciation Month, The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced June 19 that the childhood home of civil rights icon, musician and singer, Nina...

Why Annapolis City Council Apologized for History of Lynching

By Matthew Ritchie, Special to the AFRO June 18 represented a step in the right direction in terms of race relations in Annapolis, as the Annapolis City Council passed a resolution apologizing for lynchings of Black...

Trotz Leaving Caps After Stanley Cup Not A Good Look For DC

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO By any measure, this is not a good look for the Washington Capitals.  It’s not unprecedented for a coach to ride off into the sunset after leading a...

Women Clergy Stand Up for Children and Immigration Reform

By Hamil Harris, Special to the AFRO Chanting “let the children go….let the children go,” female pastors from across the country stood in the shadow of the United States Border Patrol to call for President Trump...

Wizards Willing to Move Back in Draft, Botch Another Season

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO On the heels of the Washington Capitals bringing home the Stanley Cup Trophy to the streets of Washington D.C., the Washington Wizards are on the clock. The 2018 NBA...

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