5 Years After Brother’s Death, Tawanda Jones Still Fights For Justice

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] When I first met Tawanda Jones and her family in December 2013, it had been 155 days since Tyrone West, her brother and their loved one had been killed while...

RAMBLING ROSE

Hello my friends, this has been a great week for outdoor events, for traveling or just sitting on your porch. The weather has been good. I wish you all joy, happiness and good health. This...

Artscape Set to Showcase Diverse Creativity

By Brandi Randolph, Special to the AFRO Nothing screams summer in Baltimore quite like Artscape. It is a perfect representation of the city, as Baltimore’s art scene is diverse and expansive. We have a microcosm of...

McFadden’s Political Career Coming to an End

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Nathaniel McFadden, State Senator of Baltimore’s 45th District, Senate President Pro Tem and chair of Baltimore’s senate delegation leaves his post this year, having played a critical role in...

New Legal Battle for Lacks Family

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Henrietta Lacks’ cells are credited with eradicating polio, creating the field of virology and advancing breakthrough treatments in HIV and cancer.  The cells from Lacks, the late housewife from...

AFRO Cartoonist Accepts Top Award

Kofi Tyus, the AFRO’s long-time cartoonist, receives his first place award in the NNPA’s Annual Merit Awards for Best Editorial Cartoon, at the AFRO’s Baltimore office with his friends and family July 12.

Why Are Some Top Democrats Supporting Hogan Over Jealous?

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Despite an unpopular President and being in a state with a majority of Democratic voters, political veterans say Ben Jealous is facing an uphill battle in his bid...

[Updated] Following Shooting of 7-Year Old, Southwest Baltimore Struggles to Organize Itself

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO (Updated July 19) - Taylor Hayes, the 7-year-old shot in Southwest Baltimore, died Thursday morning, according to the Baltimore Police Department. “Sad Update: Seven-year-old, Taylor Hayes passed away this morning. She was...

Heidi M. Anderson Named President of UMES

By Matthew Ritchie, AFRO Intern Dr. Heidi M. Anderson is the next president of University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the school announced July 17. The move quickly filled the void left after former president Dr. Juliette Bell...

Zion Hill Baptist Church Dives into Michigan Water Emergency

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO The Bible encourages us to take care of our fellow man.  Hebrews 13:16 (NIV) states “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with...

Damonte Dodd, Former UMD Basketball Player, Yields Passport Following Rape Allegations

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Damonte Dodd, former University of Maryland (UMD) basketball player, had to surrender his passport but is free on his own recognizance after a bail hearing on July 12, following...

Judge Casts Doubt on BPD Reform Efforts

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] The Baltimore Police Department (BPD), still mired in the aftermath of numerous misconduct scandals, four commissioners in three years and the mysterious death of Det. Sean Suiter, is federally mandated...
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