Hollywood Comes Back to Baltimore: Charm City Kings

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] In the wake of the recent Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood, a new film about the pleasures and perils of life in Baltimore through the lens of the young men...

Black History Month With Gayle and Snoop

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] To be clear, the situation between Gayle King and Snoop Dogg is no laughing matter; it is tragic. Yet, it seems so emblematic of the 21st century media-social media fueled...

AFRO Exclusive:  ‘Updates From Quarantine in China’

Devika Koppikar, the former press secretary for the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, is chronicling her experience being quarantined in China due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  As a precaution, the local authorities are...

OP-ED: Protect Voting for Incarcerated Marylanders

By Nicole Hanson and Qiana Johnson The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment that guaranteed and protected most women's constitutional right to vote.  Importantly, it also marks 150...

OP-ED: A Call for an Early Voting Site at Mondawmin

By Marvin “Doc” Cheatham and Owen Silverman West Baltimore has the greatest civil rights legacy of anywhere in America. When it comes to leaders, legislation, and litigation, few other places come close, and none surpass...

From the Jackson/Mitchell Files – More about Our Fight for Freedom

By Lisa Mitchell Sennaar Special to the AFRO The Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones, May 13, 1926- January 26, 2020.  “Being a lawyer was my calling, and that calling is the work for equal opportunity and justice for...

CareFirst Names Destiny-Simone Ramjohn to Lead Community Health and Social Impact Efforts

Baltimore and Washington, D.C. — CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) has tapped former Kaiser executive Destiny-Simone Ramjohn as the organization’s new Vice President of Community Health and Social impact. CareFirst’s Community Health and Social Impact team...

THE RUN DOWN – Black History Month

By AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Happy Black History Month! THE RUNDOWN host, Micha Green, talks on legendary Journalist GWEN IFILL being honored by her selection to be the face of the 43rd stamp...

Hundreds Come for Healing Conference at Morgan State University

By Jasmine Johnson Special to the AFRO Excitement and anticipation filled the ballroom at Morgan State University as over 300 students from across the city attended the Feb. 7 Healing Baltimore Conference. Healing City Baltimore and...

‘The Moment was Now’

By Rafael Alvarez Special to the AFRO “The question is … who is to be included in your dream of the future? Isaac Myers, “The Moment Was Now” Late on a Sunday afternoon, the voices of Frederick Douglass...

‘Adorned’ Exhibition Brings Identity and Diversity to Baltimore Museum of Art.

By Danielle Smith Special to the AFRO Located among traditional masks, spiritual figurines, and tribal cloths you will find an exhibition that tells the untold stories of African women through cultural garments and pieces. Currently on display...

Homegrown Actor Makes Moves From Baltimore to Broadway

By Candyce Burke Special to the AFRO It is always refreshing to hear news about people from Baltimore engaging in positive activities and chasing their dreams. East Baltimore native Kevin Curtis is doing just that. Curtis...

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