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Comprehensive Services Key In Deterring Violence, Crime and Negative Interactions With Police

By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO Lamont Crooks could be anywhere when the call comes.  Somewhere in his West Baltimore community a conflict will reach a boiling point; a conflict with the potential to turn deadly, like hundreds of conflicts do...

AFRO Exclusive: Catherine Pugh Prepares to Leave Home

By Frances “Toni” Draper AFRO Publisher “Who do we hold responsible for what we become in our lifetimes…dope addicts or doctors, robbers or reporters, rapists or radiologists, church leaders or child abusers?  And who created the myth that permits us to...

Baltimore Sees Steady Progress in COVID-19 Battle

By Stephen Janis Special to the AFRO As Baltimore moves forward taking gradual steps to reopen after a citywide lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19, one theme that has emerged is caution.   While the city has seen a significant decline in...

City Council Responds to Protests with $22 Million in Cuts to Baltimore Police Department

By Alexis Taylor, Special to the AFRO Days after Baltimore residents painted “defund police” on Gay Street across from City Hall, an answer. The Baltimore City Council responded loud and clear June 15, presenting a $3.8 billion dollar budget for the...

Speaker Jones, Maryland House Democratic Caucus, Call On Governor To Immediately Implement Police Reform...

SPEAKER JONES, MARYLAND HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS, CALL ON GOVERNOR TO IMMEDIATELY IMPLEMENT POLICE REFORM MEASURES  Annapolis, MD – Today, House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones, joined by all 98 Democratic delegates, sent a letter to Governor Lawrence J. Hogan asking him to...

Thank you, Baltimore

Dear Baltimore, Today, I conclude my campaign the same way I began by saying—Thank you, Baltimore. Throughout this entire process I have made it clear that it is in God’s hands and not solely in mine. I am at peace with...

Mayor Young Announces Extension of Grocery Access Pilot Program in West and South Baltimore...

PRESS RELEASE Mayor Young Announces Extension of Grocery Access Pilot Program in West and South Baltimore Through August BALTIMORE, MD. — Today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced that the Grocery Access Pilot Program in West and South Baltimore, which provides...

Calls to Defund BPD Grow Louder

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham Special to the AFRO For the past two decades the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) has garnered a growing share of the city’s discretionary spending. Even after a Department of Justice investigation determined the BPD had employed...

A First for Baltimore

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott is claiming victory in the race for Baltimore mayor, after the Associated Press declared him the winner on June 9. At AFRO press time Scott led former Baltimore Mayor Sheila...

Baltimore City Comptroller: Henry Upsets Pratt

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com Baltimore City Comptroller Joan Pratt has held the office as the City’s independent fiscal executive since 1994. But, this week her run as Comptroller has come to an end. Pratt has been defeated in her bid...

Baltimore County Announces COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program

Baltimore County Announces COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program Funds will provide financial support to help cover the cost of rent for residents at risk of eviction TOWSON, MD — Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski today announced a new initiative to assist county residents...

AFRO First to Call It: Nick Mosby Wins City Council President

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com Baltimore City Del. Nick Mosby handily defeated his Democratic Primary opponents to take the next step to becoming Baltimore City Council President. Mosby, who currently represents the 40th District of Baltimore City, has captured 40.7 percent...

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