The Nation Says ‘Farewell’

Mourners line up for a public viewing before the funeral service of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings at New Psalmist Baptist Church, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Baltimore. ***** ***** ***** Pallbearers lift the casket of Maryland...

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...

Harrison Moves Closer to Confirmation

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Last night (March 6), Michael Harrison, the Baltimore Police Department’s (BPD) acting commissioner moved one step closer to becoming the city’s full-time top cop and leading one of the most...

Carter Expected to Announce Run for the 7th

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Several sources close to Baltimore Sen. Jill Carter said she is a candidate to represent the 7th Congressional District of Maryland, in the aftermath of the sudden death of Rep....

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...

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...

Harrison Announces BPD Crime Plan

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] On July 24, Baltimore had reported 182 homicides, a grisly pace, which could lead to the eclipse of the record of 343 murders in 2017 and the fifth year in...

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...

Fitzgerald Faces Challenging Confirmation Process

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO The process of confirming a new police chief in Baltimore used to be routine; a perfunctory hearing followed by a vote that inevitably put the legislative stamp of approval...

Mosby: Hogan Initiative ‘Problematic’

By Stephen Janis Special to the AFRO A proposal from Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to beef up law enforcement in the city is coming under scrutiny Concerns are being raised after the governor announced a plan to...

McCray’s Upset of Longtime Del. McFadden Ushers in New Era

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Del. Cory McCray rode an aggressive, some would say insurgent, campaign to a decisive victory over Sen. Nathaniel McFadden, the venerable East Baltimore politician who has represented the 45th...

AFRO Exclusive: Mfume Mobilizes Several Prominent Women

By AFRO Staff Kweisi Mfume is garnering support from some of the region’s most prominent women in his bid to regain the 7th District Congressional seat he once held. “Women for Mfume,” are organizing on behalf...

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