“Visionary” Artist at Reginald F. Lewis

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff A rare exhibit of of one of a “Visionary” American artist  is on display at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Over 70 pieces of Romare Bearden’s work, largely gathered locally,...

The CIAA to Move to Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff The country’s oldest African-American athletic conference announced it will be moving during an event at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Jan. 8. The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is coming...

Baltimore Mayor Picks New Orleans Chief to Lead Police Force

By DAVID McFADDEN ,  Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A day after her first choice withdrew his candidacy, Baltimore's mayor on Tuesday picked New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison as her nominee to lead the city's...

Maryland County Executives Back Drug Affordability Board

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Maryland lawmakers are taking action to manage prescription drug prices and gouging, by working to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board in the state. On Jan. 3 County executives from...

Jackson Not All to Blame as Ravens Season Ends in NFL Playoffs

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] Before Lamar Jackson becomes the face of the NFL’s next generation of quarterbacks, he had to endure games like his first start in the playoffs. That Jackson was able to...

DMV Leaders Call for End to Government Shutdown

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Residents from D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) are adversely being affected by the partial government shutdown, which President Donald Trump enforced after not receiving funding for his border wall. ...

Fitzgerald Ends Effort to Become Baltimore’s Next Police Commissioner

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO The continuing turmoil plaguing the city’s efforts to select a new police commissioner hit a major snag today, when Mayor Catherine Pugh’s pick Ft. Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald...

Fourth Circuit Orders Maryland to Negotiate With HBCUs

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered plaintiffs representing alumni and graduates of Maryland’s four HBCU’s to the negotiating table for a fourth time, Wednesday. The order is...

Cherry Hill Community Revived by New School

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Baltimore City School No. 159 opened in 1945 following World War II in the Cherry Hill community that was established for returning soldiers.  “At the time, there were two...

Fitzgerald Faces Challenging Confirmation Process

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO The process of confirming a new police chief in Baltimore used to be routine; a perfunctory hearing followed by a vote that inevitably put the legislative stamp of approval...

What About the `Squeegee Kids?’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] On Dec. 28, I made my way down the West Baltimore gauntlet of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., on the rainy last Friday of 2018 and witnessed a familiar scene;...

`Keep Your Hustle, But Change Your Product’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Author Lamont Carey’s latest book, The Transition: From One Hellhole to Another, continues his searing narrative about the perils of mass incarceration, which impacts millions of Americans on both sides...

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