Mayor Young Releases Statement of Catherine Pugh’s Resignation

I was informed today at 3:35 p.m. by City Solicitor Andre Davis of Catherine Pugh’s resignation as Mayor of Baltimore. The resignation is effective immediately. I believe this action is in the best interest of...

AFRO Exclusive: Pugh Resigns

By Tiffany C. Ginyard, AFRO Managing Editor In a one-on-one conversation with AFRO Publisher and CEO the Rev. Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper on Wednesday, May 1, Mayor Catherine E. Pugh said she will resign as mayor of...

Bridgeford Talks to AFRO About ‘Sage’ Film

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] The torrent of violence and homicides that has gripped Baltimore since the murder of Freddie Gray while in police custody and the subsequent Uprising of April 2015, has garnered national...

Despite the Madness, Baltimore is an Incredible Place, But…

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] On the morning of April 25, agents of the FBI and IRS raided the Ashburton home of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. On May 1, there was a prayer vigil outside of...

Council Moves to Diminish Mayor’s Power

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO With mayor Catherine Pugh still on leave and questions surrounding a series of book deals she made with a variety of institutions subject to criminal investigation,...

No Arrests in Cookout Shooting That Injured 8, Killed 1

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) has made no arrests in a West Baltimore mass shooting at a cookout on Sunday where eight people were injured and one killed. The...

Baltimore Blight: Is this your house?

303 N. Carrollton Avenue #isthisyourhouse #FightBlightBmore

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself. They come through you, but not from you. And though they...

Local Pastors Celebrate 40 years in Ministry

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO When Karen Stanley was only 17, she was called to preach. But she first felt the pull of God when she saw the face of sadness at...

BPD Officer Convicted of Assault of 16-Year-Old

John Schmid, Special to the AFRO A Baltimore Police Department (BPD) officer was convicted of second degree assault and misconduct, the Baltimore’s State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO) announced Tuesday. The officer, Carlos Rivera-Martinez, with other officers, was ordered...

`It Was Meant to Be’

By AFRO Staff On April 27, Del. Adrienne Jones was prepared to concede her bid to become the first woman, and first Black person to be elected Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates. In...

Baltimore Teen Found Guilty of Slaying Police Officer

By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore teenager was convicted of felony murder Wednesday, about a year after he accelerated a stolen Jeep and hit a Maryland police officer, killing her on...

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