Young Talks of Council Presidency

Bernard “Jack” Young has served on or chaired almost every Baltimore City Council committee over his tenure as a councilman. Now, he is pleased to use his experience as Baltimore City’s new City Council...

Recreating Residential Magic at the Maryland Home and Garden Show

Following the success of televised programs featuring residence improvement and self-help programming, home and garden expos have developed a cult-like following among Americans looking to save precious dollars during the recession. While a buckling...

The AFRO American Newspaper Presents: Economic Empowerment; Oyin Handmade

Oyin Handmade, is a fast growing business owned and operated by two dynamic African American entrepreneurs. As co-owners of Oyin Handmade -an all-natural body and hair care product line, husband and wife team Pierre and...

Maryland’s Hungry Population Grows

BALTIMORE - Stacked pallets of food, drinks and condiments line the aisles of an 87,000-square-foot warehouse —bread loaves and dinner rolls, frozen goods, dented and disfigured cakes. It may look like a Costco Wholesale store,...

Historic Blizzard Covers Baltimore City

The faster the snowflakes fell, the slower Baltimore moved over the past week. Streets and cars were buried in over 4 feet of snow, holding residents hostage as the city’s worst blizzard since 1922...

Church Members Don Red for Heart Disease

On Sunday, Feb. 14, women across Maryland will fill churches, synagogues and other places of worship in a sea of red hues. However, these women will not don the color in honor of Valentine’s...

Massive Blizzard Hits Mid-Atlantic Region

A massive winter storm blanketed the Mid-Atlantic region on Feb. 5 and 6, dumping more than 2 feet of snow on the Baltimore-Washington area. Snow accumulated at an estimated rate of 2 inches per hour...

Baltimore’s New Mayor

" ... for such a time as this." Those words offered by the Rev. Bruce Haskins during the welcome and opening prayer at the swearing in of Baltimore City's new mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, echoed the...

Dr. John L. Wright

Dr. John L. Wright was what could be called a persistent advocate; he seized every opportunity to make his voice heard. He even turned his AFRO church directory ad into a personal billboard, decrying...

City Prepares for 2010 Census

Elected officials and local leaders in Baltimore City say they are working diligently to get the word out about the April 1 census distribution. They don’t want a reoccurrence of the poor participation rate...

Summer Jobs Put Youth to Work

Over 5,000 kids will be off the streets this summer. Multiply that by 35 years and you’ll get the approximate number of high school and college students YouthWorks has employed since it first began...

Farewell Sheila Dixon

Friends, family and city leaders gathered at The Milan, Baltimore’s newest Italian restaurant and lounge, to bid farewell to former mayor Sheila Dixon.

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