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Bea Gaddy: Supporting East Baltimore During COVID-19

By Cynthia Brooks, Special to the AFRO For nearly 30 years, the Bea Gaddy Family Centers have stood side-by-side with Baltimore’s families to provide healthy, quality food to those most in need. Even when not facing a global pandemic and...

HS Senior Letter to Editor After Officer’s Arrest in Murder of George Floyd

STOP THE KILLING OF BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE!! By Rachel Barrows-Russell This insidious hatred towards people of color that has lurked deep in the roots of the foundation of this country must end! We have politicians, activist and other leaders who stand...

LTE: SNAP Delivery Saves Lives

Dear Editor, I am a Single Mom and SNAP recipient, and I am currently driving 25 miles to the nearest SuperWalmart to be able to use my EBT card for curbside pickup. In Maryland, Instacart, Giant, Amazon Prime or NO...

Editorial Commentary: Trump Cheers on Governors, Ignores WH Guidelines

By Toluse Olorunnipa, Griff Witte and Lenny Bernstein Special to the AFRO States across the country are moving swiftly to reopen their economies despite failing to achieve benchmarks laid out by the White House for when social distancing restrictions could be...

Editorial Commentary: Level Up With Year Up

By Ariel Chrysann Special to AFRO Have you ever wondered if you’re in the right place doing the right thing? I know I have, a few times to be exact, especially when I look back and see that I haven’t accomplished...

Letter to the Editor from Maryland Health Connection

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To the Editor: Between the holidays and the new year, things are busy. And sometimes, signing up for a health plan during open enrollment doesn’t make it to the top of the list. Or, maybe there have been some changes...

Editorial Commentary: Thank You, Kobe

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By Arthur Cribbs Special to the AFRO When I heard of the passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, along with seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, I had an initial feeling of shock, disbelief and numbness....

Editorial Commentary: ‘Thank You’ Baltimore Ravens!

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By N. D. B. Special to AFRO If you ever watch The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, then you know that he does a segment where he writes random thank you cards about any and everything. This is my personal list...

Letter to the Editor: Royalty of The ‘Elders’

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Submitted by Dr. Dennis Walter Smith Sr. Reminiscent about those Saturday mornings on the lake telling the old guy, in a seven-year-old voice, “You have to put the worm on first Grandpa before you throw the line in the water.” Pause...

Despite Misleading Attacks, the Choice is Clear: Re-elect Mosby

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By AFRO Editorial Staff Early voting in Maryland begins June 14 and Baltimore is faced with one of its most critical elections in many years, especially when it comes to issues of law enforcement and criminal justice. Baltimore City State’s Attorney...
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Reporting on African Americans During Times of War

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The AFRO is marking Black History Month by highlighting African Americans during times of war. Since its founding in 1892, the AFRO has strived to present all facets of African American life. From the reign of terror that were lynchings...

St. Luke 2:1-20

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“Every American has the right to be treated as a person. He should be able to find a job, educate his children, vote in the elections and be judged on his merits as a person. This is the fixed...

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