Op-Ed: The Re-Birth of Shake and Bake Falls Short

By G.D. Baker, Special to the AFRO Recently, Mayor Catherine Pugh resigned, but she did keep one promise. She reopened the legendary Shake & Bake Family Fun Center. But, hold your applause; it seems more like...

A Conversation about Community Policing

By AFRO Staff On May 21, the Real News Network continued their series of “Real Talk Tho” conversations geared towards seeking solutions to Baltimore’s seemingly “intractable problems.” This week, the focus was the ubiquitous issue of...

Baltimore Blight: Is this your house?

1223 Cloverdale Rd. #isthisyourhouse #FightBlightBmore

The Rise and Fall of Rosenwald Schools

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO The Howard County Historical Society hosted a lecture on a disappearing history of Black education, earlier this month. “Lunch Date With History,” an ongoing lecture series at the Museum...

JHU Responds to AFRO’s 301 West Wednesdays

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO A representative of JHU Communications reached out to the AFRO last week following the publication of “301 West Wednesdays” on May 16 to raise questions and provide additional...

ShopTalk: Art & Sociodrama

By Joshua S. Lee, Special to the AFRO After the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent civil unrest in Baltimore, resulting in rioting, arsons and vandalism in many parts of the city in the Spring...

RAMBLING ROSE

Gone, But Never Forgotten Hello everyone! This is Memorial Day weekend and I just want to recognize just a few of your friends and family that have passed on, but we have not forgotten.My column...

Success, Diversity Took Center Stage at Morgan’s 143rd Commencement    

Congressman Elijah Cummings Called MSU Graduates to Action BALTIMORE, Md. – More than 700 bachelor’s candidates and 228 master’s and doctoral candidates received their degrees at Morgan State University’s (MSU’s) jubilant 143rd Spring Commencement Exercises, which included...

A Renaissance in Park Heights: ‘One Thing That We Can Call Our Own’

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Reporter The Park Heights Multi-Purpose Center is just how it sounds. It holds offices where Park Heights residents can access and attain state and city resources to make daily life in...

Legislatively Mandated Transit Fare Increase

Single-Trip Fares to Increase by 10 Cents on Local Bus, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink and MobilityLink BALTIMORE, MD (May 14, 2019) – As required by the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013, the Maryland...

301 West Wednesdays

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Two thousand-plus days; 301 weeks. Nearly 70 months. Almost six years. No matter how it’s quanitified-- rain or shine-- West Wednesday continues. Part vigil, part protest, Tawanda Jones...

Community Continues Fight for Anton Black

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO A small Eastern Shore town’s decision to ban public comment from council meetings has prompted pushback from a coalition of residents outraged over the death...

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