Baltimore-Area District Pushes Back Against Trump Comments

By JUANA SUMMERS and REGINA GARCIA CANO Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — As Latoya Peoples painted a mural with high school-age students Monday in Baltimore, she was determined not to let President Donald Trump's recent...

Trump Attacks Cummings, Calls Baltimore ‘Disgusting’

By AFRO Staff President Trump on July 27 launched the latest in a series of attacks against lawmakers of color. In a Saturday morning Twitter tirade, Trump called Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., who is African American,...

Harrison Announces BPD Crime Plan

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] On July 24, Baltimore had reported 182 homicides, a grisly pace, which could lead to the eclipse of the record of 343 murders in 2017 and the fifth year in...

Maryland State Budget Road Blocks for Baltimore City and Surrounding Counties

By Senator Cory V. McCray Over the holiday weekend, Governor Hogan informed the public that he would not be releasing important funds from the most recent Maryland State Budget. These funds total $245 million, and it...

Mosby Testifies on Marijuana Reform

By Brittney Johnson, AFRO Intern On July 7, Marilyn Mosby addressed the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security at the “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need” hearing at the...

Mayor Young, Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks®, Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore to Announce NeighborhoodLIFT® Program

BALTIMORE, Md.  — Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young (D-Md.) will be joined today by Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) to announce a new partnership and program to boost homeownership in Baltimore City. In collaboration...

McCray Takes Scott’s Former Seat

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] When she was a little girl Danielle McCray was part of what was once a ubiquitous Baltimore tradition. Her great grandmother lived at 1612 Gilmor Street in West Baltimore and McCray...

Proposed Bill Honors Parren Mitchell Legacy

By Afro Staff Last week Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) introduced the Parren Mitchell Minority Business Education and Empowerment Act of 2019. The Parren Mitchell Minority Business Education and Empowerment Act will facilitate federal partnerships between...

New Law Enables SAO to Pursue “Justice Over Convictions”

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO The State’s Attorney office of Baltimore City (SAO) is celebrating a victory with the passing of a “much needed” vacatur law earlier this week on Tuesday. “We are...

AFRO Exclusive: Speaker Adrienne Jones: ‘Only Through Him

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] During the days of Jim Crow in Southern states like Maryland, Black people were often forced to sit in the balcony or gallery of public gathering spaces like moviehouses, theatres,...

Scott Ascends to Baltimore City Council President

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO East Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott earned unanimous support from his colleagues on May 6, to become president of the city’s legislative body. The vote came shortly after his...

3 More Maryland Medical Board Members Resign Amid Scandal

By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Three members of the University of Maryland Medical System's board resigned, the system announced Tuesday, in the ongoing aftermath of a scandal involving financial arrangements that...
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