Luwanda Jenkins Named First Black Director of Executive Alliance

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Luwanda Jenkins is transferring years of civic service for the State of Maryland to a new role in advancing women’s leadership.  Jenkins, the first Black Executive Director for...

Maryland Early Voting Over Double 2014 Totals so Far

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — So far more than double the number of people has voted early in Maryland compared to the midterms four years ago. State election officials told The Baltimore Sun nearly...

Toby’s Dinner Theater a Local Treat for DMV Residents; ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ Musical Keeps Fats...

By Timothy Cox, Special to The Afro COLUMBIA, MD -- Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller was just 39 when he died in 1943. From Sept. 14 thru Nov 4, Toby’s Dinner Theater in Columbia, Maryland has featured a...

Hogan Keeps Fundraising Edge Over Jealous

By The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is maintaining a large fundraising advantage over Democrat Ben Jealous. Hogan has raised about $2.4 million in the latest fundraising period, and his opponent...

Morgan State University and AFRO-American Newspaper Release Preliminary Results of Maryland African-American Opinion Poll

For Immediate Release October 26, 2018 Contact: Larry Jones 443-885-3022 Majority of Black Voters in Maryland Plan to Choose the Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Despite Approving of the Job Being Done by the Republican Incumbent; Overwhelming Lack of Faith...

Ben Jealous for Governor

By AFRO Staff It is a well worn refrain heard during almost every election cycle: `This is the most consequential election of our lifetime.’ But, this time we side with former President Barack Obama, who...

Baltimorean Serves with Versatile Navy Helicopter Squadron, ‘Dragon Whales’

By Ricky Burke, Navy Office of Community Outreach NORFOLK, Va. - A 2005 Edmondson West High School graduate and Baltimore native is serving with the U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 in Norfolk, Virginia. Navy...

Search For Police Chief Stirs Controversy

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO Tensions over the thus-far secretive process for selecting a new police commissioner for the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) boiled over recently. The controversy was ignited after a random tweet was...

Omar Epps Talks to the Baltimore Grassroots about `Fatherhood’

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] I was part of an event in the heart of West Baltimore last weekend that fuels my optimism about my city and my people, despite the murder and mayhem that...

They Tried to Bury Us, They Didn’t Know We Are Seeds

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead I believe that it is now fair to say that despite our best intentions—our marches and our calls for peace, our prayers, sage burning, and our...

Rev. Dr. Walter Bronson Remembered As a Friend to Preachers

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO New Christian Memorial Church in Southwest Baltimore, is mourning the loss of their pastor, the Rev. Dr. Walter Bronson, who died Oct. 8. He was a beacon light in...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello dear friends of mine; hope your last weekend was as fun and adventurous as mine was. I did go to the Arch Social Club event on Pennsylvania...

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