Jealous Running Hard in Final Days of the Campaign, Even as Polls Point to...

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO It is the bell lap of the Maryland Governor’s race and Democrat Ben Jealous is working hard to mobilize college students and young adult voters in Prince George’s...

Baltimore Mayor Goes on Leave as Book Scandal Intensifies

By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's embattled mayor announced Monday she is taking an indefinite leave of absence, just as a political scandal intensifies over what critics call a "self-dealing" book-sales arrangement,...

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Expresses Ongoing Commitment to Baltimore City, Mayor Jack Young

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger and John P. Sarbanes released the following joint statement following the resignation of Mayor Catherine E. Pugh. “As...

Mosby Receives Lukewarm Annapolis Reception

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO The reception in Annapolis for Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s proposal that would give prosecutors more leeway in vacating wrongful convictions was chilly, to say the...

Harrison Unanimously Confirmed: ‘A Path to Reform’

By Stephan Janis, Special to the AFRO The official confirmation of a new police commissioner marks a watershed moment for a city that has been without a permanent top cop for almost a year. The Council unanimously...

Maryland Bill Would Allow Unemployment Insurance in Shutdown

By The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers plan to submit legislation to allow federal employees who must work during a government shutdown without pay to collect unemployment insurance. Del. Jessica Feldmark, a Howard...

Following Court Loss, Ervin Keeps Options Open

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO All options are still on the table for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Valerie Ervin as the days wind down before the start of early voting on June 14 and Maryland’s...

`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...

Baltimore Mayor Says her $500K Book Deal was a ‘Mistake’

By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor on Thursday described a lucrative arrangement to sell her self-published children's books to a university-based health care system as a "regrettable mistake" and offered apologies...

Baltimore Trying To Stem Decades-Long Disappearing Act

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — LaShelle Rollins' rental house in West Baltimore is wedged between a line of derelict properties valued only by street gangs, drug addicts and firefighters conducting arson drills. And...

Don’t Sit This One Out!

If you haven’t registered to vote in Maryland, today, Oct. 16, is the last day to do so online or by mail. The same is true for the District of Columbia. However, registration is...
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