‘An African-American Experience’

By AFRO Staff  Decades before the first celebration of Black History Month in 1970, Baltimore-based and world-renowned artist Joseph Sheppard was painting and exhibiting art that depicted the life of African Americans. From his first...

A ‘Life and Death Crisis’: Hogan Redesignates Crime Bills

By Jeff Barnes Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Calling it a “life and death crisis,” — particularly in Baltimore — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R, announced Thursday he will redesignate his violent-crime bill package as...

DCIA Graduates Share Stories Through Photos

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] The first graduating class from the D.C. Infrastructure Academy (DCIA). Pepco Utility Training School program has a lot to celebrate.  Not only have they completed training and accomplished goals of...

HU Pays Tribute to Unsung Feminist

By Donna Lewis Johnson Special to the AFRO Raise your hand if you’ve heard of Douglass Day or know who Anna Julia Cooper was. Chances are your hand is down, but on Feb. 14, Howard University’s...

Roosevelt and Dunbar Win DCIAA Basketball Titles

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] It was a tale of two sagas on the final day of the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association Championship Tournament. The girls of Dunbar left no doubt who was the...

Defenders Win Over New York

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Despite taking the field with heavy hearts, the DC Defenders found their will and imposed it on the New York Guardians to become the first 2-0 in the XFL...

Bmore CoLab

By Imani Wj Wright  On Feb. 13, The T. Rowe Price Foundation, and CASH Campaign of Maryland celebrated the opening of Bmore Colab, a space for local businesses and entrepreneurs to collaborate, share ideas and...

300 Cops Added to `Do Not Call’ List

By Stephen Janis Special to the AFRO A conflict over the ability of a wide swath of Baltimore police officers to testify in court is raising more questions about the effectiveness of the beleaguered department that...

Is the City Criminalizing ‘Squeegee Kids?’

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] Two burly young men armed with squeegees and windex approached my vehicle the morning of Feb. 17, near the traffic light at Conway, as I prepared to turn on to...

Former Police Commissioner Released from Prison

By Michelle Richardson Special to the AFRO Recently, former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa was released from a federal prison and was transferred to a transitional facility for inmates preparing to reenter society.  Known as “community...

Baltimore Editor Sits Down With National Action Network

By AFRO Staff On Feb. 18, the AFRO’s Baltimore Editor, Sean Yoes sat down with several members of the Baltimore Chapter of the National Action Network (NAN), to discuss the plight of the city. Yoes was...

Baltimore Gears Up for Spring Cleaning

By AFRO Staff Community groups, civic organizations and resident volunteers in Baltimore can now sign up to participate in a citywide spring cleanup effort, and in exchange, earn credits toward their stormwater fee. The city’s Department...

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