`That Man Didn’t Kill Himself…’

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO The Bennett Place alley where Detective Sean Suiter was found shot in the head with his own gun in November 2017 has been stripped of the collection of American...

Meet the Judge Leading the Investigation into Baltimore’s Corrupt Police Department

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO A retired federal judge has been named as leader of a seven-member panel to investigate the broader background of the Baltimore Police Department’s (BPD) Gun Trace Task Force...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

“Try to remember the kind of September when life was slow and oh so mellow. Try to remember the kind of September when grass was green and grain so yellow. Try to remember the...

Newsman Imparts Half Century of Wisdom at HBCU

By Curtis Knowles, Morgan State University Student                                                  As a child, Ron...

Mary W. Conaway, Part of Conaway Political Dynasty, Dies at 75

By AFRO Staff Rev. Mary W. Conaway, former Register of Wills for Baltimore City and member of the Conaway political dynasty died Aug. 30. She was 75. Mary Conaway (born January 26, 1943), served as Baltimore’s...

Suiter Report Just Makes Things Worse

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] It has been about 300 days since Baltimore Homicide Det. Sean Suiter was gunned down in the Harlem Park community of West Baltimore Nov. 15 and despite last week’s publishing...

Dozens of Baltimore Schools Forced to Close Due to Extreme Heat

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] It was a short first day of school for children at dozens of Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) and about 10 public schools in Baltimore County never opened, because they...

Jones Plans To Run In Hopes of Rebuilding Morgan Football

BY MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Morgan State’s interim head coach Ernest Jones plans to run into the challenge of rebuilding the football program.  In an era of run pass option (RPO) offense Jones...

Baltimore Schools Test Scores Rise, Room for Improvement

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPSS) students are slowly but surely heading in the right direction with a higher percentage of students passing the current statewide 2017-2018 PARCC tests,...

Memorabilia at Reginald F. Lewis Museum Seeks to Reclaim Racist Imagery

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Childish Gambino AKA Donald Glover’s “This is America” video debuted May 5. Since then, it has accumulated almost 380 million views on YouTube. The video, opening with Glover’s...

Judge to Lead Panel Examining Corrupt Baltimore Police Unit

BALTIMORE (AP) — A retired U.S. judge will lead a commission tasked with examining how a group of corrupt Baltimore cops were allowed to run rampant for years before federal investigators brought them down. Maryland...

Baltimore Ex-School Superintendent Leaves Jail, Says Writing a Book

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A disgraced former superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools says he got what he deserved for lying to school officials. Shaun Dallas Dance spoke with WBAL-TV on Friday after...

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