City Hall to Help Some Baltimore Residents Expunge Records

By The Associated Press Some Baltimore residents will soon get some help from City Hall in expunging their records from public inspection. Mayor Catherine Pugh says that because criminal records can prevent people from being called...

A President Without a Country

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The funerals for two towering American icons, The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin and American hero Arizona Sen. John McCain, happened within days of each other. Dignitaries from around the...

In Memoriam: Charlotte Marshall Perry

By AFRO Staff Charlotte M. Perry, a long time Baltimore educator, died September 5 at the age of 93. The cause of death was not disclosed. Born in 1923 to the late Cyrus W. Marshall, Sr....

Baltimore City Schools, Throwback to Jim Crow Era

Submitted to the AFRO by Karsonya Wise Whitehead I have been a Baltimore City resident for close to fifteen years. My husband and I are raising our sons here and teaching them how to navigate...

In Memoriam: Letitia Mae Short Maddox

By AFRO Staff Letitia Mae Short Maddox, a stay-at-home mom, died September 4 at the age of 95. The cause of death was undisclosed. Maddox, daughter of the late James Edward Short and Hattie Pauline Bundy...

RAMBLING ROSE

Hello everyone, how are you? Well, I hope. This week we are going to talk about our musical country. There are a few artists, singers and musicians who still remind us of the great...

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...

Kwame Alexander Credits Baltimore with Launching Writing Career

By Tilesha Brown, Special to the AFRO 22 years ago, New York Times Bestselling author, Kwame Alexander, started a publishing company in the basement of his mother’s home on St. Paul Street in North Central Baltimore....

Upcoming NAACP Election Roils Organization

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO The ongoing controversy engulfing the Baltimore branch of the NAACP continued this week as a fresh dispute erupted over the timing of an upcoming special election. A letter notifying members...

Baltimore’s Jess Hilarious Talks New Fox Comedy ‘Rel’

By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO Fox’s new sitcom “Rel” is a multi-camera comedy show based on comic Rel Howery’s life. In it he portrays a recently separated husband whose wife had an affair...

Jealous Blames Hogan for Lack of AC in Schools

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Almost one third of Baltimore City Public School (BCPS) students went home early on the first day of school and throughout most of the first week of the new...

Four Fatally Shot On Labor Day

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO A series of shootings in the city left four people dead after a violent Labor Day in Baltimore. While many people were enjoying a three-day weekend, Baltimore Homicide Detectives were...

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