The Race War Will Not Be Televised

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] “You will not be able to stay home, brother You will not be able to plug in, turn on and drop out You will not be able to lose yourself on skag...

Black American National Security & Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders

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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...

DMV Leaders Call for End to Government Shutdown

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Residents from D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) are adversely being affected by the partial government shutdown, which President Donald Trump enforced after not receiving funding for his border wall. ...

Why Are Some Top Democrats Supporting Hogan Over Jealous?

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Despite an unpopular President and being in a state with a majority of Democratic voters, political veterans say Ben Jealous is facing an uphill battle in his bid...

Md. Equity Task Force Holds First Meeting

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The Maryland State Task Force on Reconciliation and Equity recently began its work.   The statewide effort,  authorized by Maryland Senate Bill 350, is charged with “promoting reconciliation and inclusionary...

Republican Woman Runs for Mayor of Baltimore

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] This week, Catalina Byrd, a long-time political commentator and former mayoral candidate formally declared she will make another run for Mayor of Baltimore in the Republican primary. “Baltimore is at a...

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...

Mary W. Conaway, Part of Conaway Political Dynasty, Dies at 75

By AFRO Staff Rev. Mary W. Conaway, former Register of Wills for Baltimore City and member of the Conaway political dynasty died Aug. 30. She was 75. Mary Conaway (born January 26, 1943), served as Baltimore’s...

Baltimore Officer Dies of Drug Overdose

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO Baltimore City Police have confirmed the death of one of their own, Monday morning. According to Baltimore Police, 25-year-old Jospeh Banks Jr of the 4000 block of Moravia Road, died...

Mosby Picks Up Endorsements of Faith Leaders and Lawyers

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney, recently picked up the endorsements of prominent lawyers and faith leaders in her campaign to be re-elected. Mosby, her surrogates and an opponent in the...

A `Champion of Peace’ to Step Down

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor There are thousands of people in Baltimore, many of them among the most disenfranchised communities of the city, who dread this week because they will have to bid farewell to...

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