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...

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...

De Sousa Sentenced to 10 Months In Federal Prison

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO Another corruption scandal inside the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) came to partial resolution with the sentencing of former Baltimore top cop Darryl DeSousa to ten months in prison for...

Pugh Taps Ft. Worth Chief to be Next Baltimore Commissioner

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO One of the most highly anticipated personnel moves by Mayor Catherine Pugh finally reached a conclusion as Pugh announced the hiring of current Fort Worth, Tx. police chief Joel...

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...

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...

First Black Woman CAO of Baltimore County

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Stacy L. Rodgers, was recently named County Administrative Officer (CAO) by County Executive Johnny Olszewski. She is the first Black woman and second female CAO for Baltimore County. Before...

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-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...

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...

Cardin, Van Hollen, and Cummings Announce $150,000 for Morgan State University

For Immediate Release August 14, 2019 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (all D-Md.) have announced $150,000 in federal funding for Morgan State University. The funding will create...

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