Man Pleads Guilty in Racketeering Case, Admits Killing Girl

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man pleading guilty in a racketeering case has admitted killing a 3-year-old Baltimore girl struck by a stray bullet on her front porch in...

Jealous Running Hard in Final Days of the Campaign, Even as Polls Point to...

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO It is the bell lap of the Maryland Governor’s race and Democrat Ben Jealous is working hard to mobilize college students and young adult voters in Prince George’s...

Baltimore Blight: Is this your house?

This is the back of 2300 E. ColdSpring Lane. It’s just one of the many abandoned houses in Baltimore City? If there’s one in your neighborhood, please send a photo with the address of the house included...

Millennials Celebrate Their Power to Vote at Morgan State

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Encouraging Black millennials to participate in the early voting process, organizations including Black Girls Vote,” “Planned Parenthood,” “1199SEIU” and “Young Gets It Done”—an organization dedicated to revolutionizing the...

The White Nationalist President

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] On Oct. 25, Gregory Bush, a 51-year-old White man walked into a Kroger grocery store in Louisville, Kentucky and gunned down Maurice Stallard, a 69-year-old Black man and then walked...

Police Overtime Balloons to Almost $50M

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO A police department seemingly overwhelmed by charges of misconduct was hit with a new controversy, after a scathing audit of overtime spending was released to the public. The report recounts...

Students Rally Support for Next Phase of HBCU Lawsuit

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The Maryland HBCU Matters Coalition teamed up with Morgan State University student leaders a week before the midterm elections, to send a message to candidates running in Maryland. “We can...

UM Reverses Course, Fires Durkin

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Two weeks after Jordan McNair, a sophomore offensive tackle for the University of Maryland collapsed during a team workout in May, he died after suffering a heatstroke. Nothing can bring back...

Why a Vote For Hogan is a Vote For Trump

Submitted to the AFRO by Larry S. Gibson This election is not mainly about Larry Hogan, or even Ben Jealous. It is about which political party will control Maryland’s state government for the next four...

Baltimore Cop In Trouble Again

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] A Baltimore police officer who was cleared earlier this month of assault and misconduct charges during a violent arrest last year, is back in trouble. Officer Kevin Battipaglia was caught on...

Baltimore Civil Rights Demonstrator and Magnate, Ackneil Muldrow, 84

By J. K. Schmid Special to the AFRO A Baltimore civil rights leader and business magnate died last Thursday, October 25. Ackneil “Neil” Muldrow, II had served in the business and larger Baltimore community in the...
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