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...

Prosecutors Seek Nearly 5 Years for Former Baltimore Mayor

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors want the disgraced former mayor of Baltimore to be sentenced to nearly five years in prison for the scheme involving sales of her self-published “Healthy Holly”...

OP-ED: A Call for an Early Voting Site at Mondawmin

By Marvin “Doc” Cheatham and Owen Silverman West Baltimore has the greatest civil rights legacy of anywhere in America. When it comes to leaders, legislation, and litigation, few other places come close, and none surpass...

Mfume, Klacik Win Party Primaries for Elijah Cummings’ Seat

By BRIAN WITTE and REGINA GARCIA CANO, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Kweisi Mfume and Republican Kimberly Klacik won the special primaries Tuesday for the Maryland congressional seat that was held by the late...

Mfume for the 7th Congressional District

By AFRO Staff The death of Maryland’s venerable 7th District Congressman Elijah E. Cummings in October created a void many argue will never be adequately filled. His political career, which began in the Maryland House...

Stokes Enters Council President Race

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] A veteran Baltimore City politician and educator was a last minute entry into the race for the powerful Baltimore City Council President seat. Carl Stokes, a former member of the Council...

Police Overtime Controversy Continues

By Stephen Janis Special to the AFRO The AFRO has filed a formal public information act request to obtain the findings of a controversial audit of Baltimore Police Department (BPD) overtime spending that has yet to...

Mosby Threatened in Violent Voicemail after St. Louis Visit

By AFRO Staff Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been in the national spotlight since she indicted six officers connected to the death of Freddie Gray in May 2015, shortly after the Uprising on...

OP-Ed: ‘On Saturday I Endorsed Jill Carter for Congress’

The following is the opinion of Ben Jealous, it is not an endorsement by the AFRO. We invite others to submit Op-eds of 700 words or less. The AFRO reserves the right to edit...

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