New Black-Owned Vegan Restaurant, The Grub Factory, Opens in Baltimore

There aren’t many places in Baltimore where you can order a vegan cheesesteak, but now there’s one more. The Grub Factory, a Black-owned vegan restaurant, officially opened its doors on Sunday, May 14 at...

In Wake of Mounting Scandals, BPD Searches for Way Forward

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO As the mayor conducts a national search for a new police commissioner, the damage done to the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), by a series of ongoing scandals has prompted...

Relatives of Indicted Gang Member Among Baltimore’s Latest Homicide Victims

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) has confirmed two women killed this week in West Baltimore are mother and daughter and relatives of an indicted Black Guerilla Family member. Chanette Neal,...

Ciera Brookins, Morgan Student, Dies at 25

(Updated 12/22/2016) Ciera Brookins, a 25-year-old Morgan University student, died from complications from Lupus at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore on Dec. 19. Brookins, who was a student at the School of Social...

Baltimore Grassroots Leader Facing Rape Allegations

By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO The AFRO has received a written statement from a woman who claims that Adam Jackson, CEO of the Baltimore-based grassroots think-tank Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS), raped her...

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...

Corrogan Vaughn, Frequent Republican Candidate and Son of Prominent Baltimore Pastor Dies Suddenly

(Updated 8/19/2017) Corrogan R. Vaughn, a Republican candidate for multiple offices over the years and the son of Dr. Lillian Purnell Bowser Vaughn and Rev. Dr. Alfred C.D. Vaughn, the long time Pastor of...

Amid Losses, Mosby Receives Threats and Calls to Step Down

Following two acquittals and one mistrial in the Freddie Gray case the Baltimore City State's Attorney has been on the receiving end of death threats, harassment and racists comments through e-mail, according to reports. In...

AFRO’s 2018 Endorsement Guide List of Candidates

By AFRO Staff Below are the names of candidates the AFRO endorses in the upcoming primaries in Maryland. To read the full endorsement issue, which includes why we chose the candidates we did, go here. AFRO...

Baltimore Funeral Director Recalls Laying to Rest ‘A Queen’

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Carlton C. Douglass knew he was going to be a part of Aretha Franklin’s August 31 funeral immediately. “Almost the day that she passed away,” the Baltimore radio personality...

Details on 2017 African American Festival in Baltimore Still Unclear

One year after its star-studded 40th anniversary celebration, Baltimore is gearing up for another installment of the African American festival, better known as AFRAM, but details about the event remain sketchy. The 2017 AFRAM Festival...

12 Gang Members Indicted on Multiple Charges

The U.S. States Attorney’s Office, Baltimore Police and the FBI announced Tuesday morning the indictment of 12 members of a dangerous Baltimore gang. The TTG gang or "Trained To Go" gang, according to police and...

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