Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO In January, we pause and take a moment to reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  His birthday is January 15th, and we celebrate the national...

JHU Police Force May Be Imminent

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff "With the continuing violence in this city, too much is at stake for us not to try a new approach,” Johns Hopkins University (JHU) concludes in its “Interim Study...

`The Show’ Is a Showcase For Home Grown Talent

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Megan Rochon, an actress and producer is all too familiar with one of Baltimore’s essential rules; if you didn’t graduate from high school here there are certain customary “restrictions” placed...

Continuing King’s Legacy: From the Treasury Dept. to the Pulpit and Classroom, Still...

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] At 74, the Rev. John S. Barckley, is a foot soldier in the continued fight for justice, educating the masses and keeping the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone; I hope all is well with you. I try very hard to bring you a smile, laughter, joy and fun things for you to do and...

Baltimore Church Leaders Handing Over Files Amid Abuse Probe

By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — The Catholic archdiocese in Baltimore has delivered over 50,000 internal files to Maryland's top law enforcement official amid an investigation into child sex abuse and are in the...

New Maryland Gun Law Used In 5 Cases Involving Schools

By BRIAN WITTE , Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new Maryland law that allows courts to temporarily restrict firearms access for people at risk to themselves or others resulted in more than 300...

Delta Flight Turns Around After Mechanical Issue

BALTIMORE (AP) — Delta Air Lines says a plane had to return to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport because of a mechanical issue shortly after takeoff. Delta said Flight 2033 bound for Atlanta with 145...

‘Won’t quit’

Student government representatives from Monarch Academy Baltimore rally outside Baltimore City Hall on Jan. 3. The school board recently voted to close Monarch Academy, Gilmor Elementary, Northwood Appold Community Academy and Roots and Branches...

Pugh’s New Pick for Baltimore’s Top Cop

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO Roughly 48 hours after Mayor Catherine Pugh’s initial pick to be Baltimore’s next top cop withdrew his name from consideration, City Hall announced current New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael...

Baltimore’s Nancy D Has Trump’s Number

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] “I’ve watched every State of the Union Address since I graduated high school in 1983. But, not this year,” is what I wrote in this column Feb. 3, 2018. And...

Today, I Am a (Black) Man (Kofi Elijah Whitehead)

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead Written by Kofi Elijah Whitehead I have spent the last four years trying to find answers to the questions that were posed to me by my mother...

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