Howell Wants to Be Next Clerk of Prince George’s Courts

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] One of the most important jobs in Prince George's County government is also considered one of the least glamorous, but that is fine with Adrion Howell. Howell, a resident of...

Is There More to the De Sousa Exit Than Taxes?

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO On the surface, the resignation of Baltimore police commissioner Darryl De Sousa seems like just another chapter in the sullied history of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD); the city’s...

Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Race Heats Up

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Ivan Bates, the defense attorney, former prosecutor and candidate for Baltimore City State’s Attorney, has been on the campaign stump incessantly attacking State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and her record. Mosby...

`Ceasefire’s’ Bridgeford Laments De Sousa Resignation

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] After a little more than two months in the chair, Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa resigned this week in the wake of three federal misdemeanor charges of not filing...

Judge Says Ex-Lawmaker ‘Squandered’ Life, Faces Prison

By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge Thursday handed former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds a six-month prison sentence for not filing tax returns for income on consulting work from...

Mosby Announces Debate Schedule, Defends Record

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Veteran defense attorney Ivan Bates and former Maryland Deputy Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah, both vying to unseat Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, have both accused her of ducking them...

Maldon Wins Mayorship in Capitol Heights With Historic Council

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Shawn Maldon, a businessman, was elected as the mayor of Capitol Heights on May 7. Maldon defeated former Capitol Heights mayor Darrell Miller and Town Council member Linda Monroe for...

Balt. Co. Executive, Gubernatorial Candidate Kamenetz Dies Suddenly

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Kevin Kamenetz, the two-term Baltimore County Executive and gubernatorial candidate died early this morning of cardiac arrest, sending shockwaves across the state. He was 60. According to a press release by...

Eastside Races Heating Up

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Two Maryland Senate races in East Baltimore have aligned two venerable Eastside politicians; Sen. Joan Carter Conway (D-43) and Sen. Nathaniel McFadden (D-45), against Del. Mary Washington (D-43) and Del....

Exclusive: Hogan Appoints Carter to 41st Dist. Senate Seat

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Jill P. Carter, director of Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights, has been appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan take over the 41st District Senate seat, recently vacated by Nathaniel Oaks....

Rushern Baker Introduces Clean Energy Plan

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Rushern Baker, a Democratic candidate for governor, announced a plan for Maryland to become the first state to achieve 100 percent clean energy and zero waste called the Baker...

Congress and the President Must Respond to the Opioid Crisis

By Elijah Cummings, Special to the AFRO Recently, in front of a Baltimore restaurant, I watched as a young man was pushed out of a car, unconscious, and on to the sidewalk in front of...

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