Taylor Hayes Fighting for Life After Being Shot in Back

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A 7-year-old Baltimore girl was fighting for her life a day after being shot in the back amid a spray of gunfire, police said Friday. Acting Police Commissioner Gary...

After Being Unjustly Incarcerated, Johnson Walks Free For the First Time in 30 Years

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO When Judge William Peters declared Jerome Johnson a free man July 2, the circuit court jurist said little to the man who had just spent 30...

Meet the AFRO Interns

By Ty’rique Sims, Special to the AFRO The AFRO Newspaper in Baltimore has brought aboard two interns for the summer months to help them on their journey towards their careers in journalism. This reporter is the...

Inaugural Class of Mayor’s Scholars Program at BCCC Begins

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Summer 2018 marks the beginning of a new academic opportunity for Baltimore City Public School (BCPS) graduates. More than 500 high school graduates comprise the inaugural class of the...

Black Male Yoga Initiative Helps Heal Young Brothers One at a Time

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] I spent most of my birthday (July 1) weekend at a “no tech Yoga retreat” at the Bar-T Mountainside Summer Camp, in Urbana, Maryland. For those who know me well, the...

84th Annual AFRO Clean Block Kick Off

On June 28, the AFRO Newspapers held the kick off for the 2018 Clean Block campaign where leaders and members of community organizations gathered to continue an 84 year tradition for the city and...

Set The Captives Free Outreach Center is Relocating

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO June 25 was a landmark day in the history of Set the Captives Free Outreach Center, of Baltimore County. It was the day the church purchased the building formerly...

Baltimore County Police Involved Shooting Leaves One Wounded

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO A car chase by Baltimore County Police ended with the shooting of a suspect in the early hours of July 3. According to Baltimore County Police Public Information Officer (PIO),...

Former NFL Player Aaron Maybin Uses His Platform To Advocate For Better Schools

By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO Last week, when primary voting at Patapsco Elementary was moved due to fears that the building was infested with fleas and mice, former NFL linebacker, artist and Baltimore...

Laura Murphy Helps Online Organizations Fight Discrimination and Bias

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Civil Rights activist, crisis management expert and AFRO board member Laura Murphy has come to the rescue of online organizations who need a healthy dose of #BlackGirlMagic to...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello my dear fans and readers. How are you? I am doing well, thank you for asking. Honey Child! Have I got something for you that will keep...

MVA Confident Voters Affected by Error Less than Announced

The Associated Press The head of Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration says she's confident the number of voters affected by a programming error will be less than the nearly 80,000 announced the day before the primary. The...

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