Thursday, April 2, 2020

Baltimore Government

Don’t Sit This One Out!

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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 available during early voting and...

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 justice work toward achieving racial...

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

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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 Register of Wills from 1982-2012....

What Progressives Want From Annapolis In 2019

By Dayvon Love It is not enough to elect Black people to the Maryland General Assembly who stand up unapologetically for Black people. We must advocate that these legislators are placed in positions of power within the legislature. People have...

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 to defeat Maryland Republican Governor...

After Weeks of Uncertainty, Washington Declares Victory

By Matthew Ritchie,  Special to the AFRO The tightest contest of the Maryland State Senate has finally come to a close. On July 6, weeks after the official primary election voting ended, Del. Mary Washington claimed her victory over the incumbent,...

MVA Confident Voters Affected by Error Less than Announced

The Associated Press The head of Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration says she's confident the number of voters affected by a programming error will be less than the nearly 80,000 announced the day before the primary. The MVA and the State Board...

Mosby Rolls to Re-Election, But Faces Challenges Ahead

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By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby withstood the aggressive charge of two opponents in a highly contentious battle to win re-election by more than 20 points over her nearest rival. With nearly all precincts reporting (287...

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 District since 1995. With nearly...

Veteran Baltimore Senators Fall to Insurgent Challengers

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By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Three incumbent Baltimore City Senators, including two of the most powerful in the Senate, were defeated in the Democratic primary June 26, signaling for many a seismic shift in the landscape of Baltimore politics in...

Will Baker or Jealous Be Able to Defeat Hogan?

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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 Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in...

Baltimore’s Faith Leaders Urge Souls To The Polls

Churches and houses of worship from all over Baltimore will urge civic participation among their members with the Souls To The Polls rally June 17. Over 20 clergy members have participated in the non-partisan, grassroots initiative over the past few...

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