Will Baker or Jealous Be Able to Defeat Hogan?

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] With less than a week before the Democratic primary on June 26, there are still eight candidates left who are vying for the nomination and the opportunity to take on...

Millennials Celebrate Their Power to Vote at Morgan State

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Encouraging Black millennials to participate in the early voting process, organizations including Black Girls Vote,” “Planned Parenthood,” “1199SEIU” and “Young Gets It Done”—an organization dedicated to revolutionizing the...

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...

If Ashburton is An Indicator, Trump is In Trouble

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Analysis: Despite an incessant rain on Election Day, Marylanders continued a vigorous voting pattern after record-breaking early voting and West Baltimore was not exempt from the electoral zeal. According to the State...

Race For the 41st Unearths Old Political Grudges

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO A series of legal maneuvers to keep a controversial candidate on the ballot in a key state senate race is raising questions. The 41st District showdown pits former State Del....

Baltimore State’s Attorney Race Bitter to the End

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Baltimore State’s Attorney three Democratic candidates argued their cases on the WOLB’s “The Larry Young Show” June 13, the eve of early voting in Baltimore. Young, who has questioned...

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...

Bill Pushes for Greater Racial Equity in Baltimore

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Baltimore is one small step closer to addressing generations of inequity inherent in how city government does business, thanks to legislation currently moving through City Council. The Equity Assessment Program...

`The Odds Were Stacked Against Us’

Former NAACP President Ben Jealous conceded defeat to Gov. Larry Hogan at the Hippodrome Theatre in Downtown Baltimore on Nov. 6. Hogan garnered 56.2 percent of the vote in Maryland, versus Jealous' 42.8 percent, with...

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...

Balt. Co. Executive, Gubernatorial Candidate Kamenetz Dies Suddenly

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Kevin Kamenetz, the two-term Baltimore County Executive and gubernatorial candidate died early this morning of cardiac arrest, sending shockwaves across the state. He was 60. According to a press release by...

Ben Jealous for Governor

By AFRO Staff It is a well worn refrain heard during almost every election cycle: `This is the most consequential election of our lifetime.’ But, this time we side with former President Barack Obama, who...

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