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...

Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Race Heats Up

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Ivan Bates, the defense attorney, former prosecutor and candidate for Baltimore City State’s Attorney, has been on the campaign stump incessantly attacking State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and her record. Mosby...

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...

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...

Gibson: `I Know What the Hell Happened’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Less than 24 hours after Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings announced her intention to seek the 7th District Congressional seat of her late husband Rep. Elijah Cummings, accusations of lying are...

Mayor Young, Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks®, Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore to Announce NeighborhoodLIFT® Program

BALTIMORE, Md.  — Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young (D-Md.) will be joined today by Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) to announce a new partnership and program to boost homeownership in Baltimore City. In collaboration...

Mfume to Make Major Announcement Nov. 4

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Kweisi Mfume, the person who preceded the late Rep. Elijah Cummings representing the 7th Congressional District of Baltimore, is poised to make a major announcement about his future and the...

Sneed Considers Council President

By Stephan Janis and Taya Graham The Baltimore City Council may be touted as a more progressive body than its predecessors, but from a gender perspective it is predominantly male. While that imbalance seems far...

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...

Proposed Bill Honors Parren Mitchell Legacy

By Afro Staff Last week Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) introduced the Parren Mitchell Minority Business Education and Empowerment Act of 2019. The Parren Mitchell Minority Business Education and Empowerment Act will facilitate federal partnerships between...

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...

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...

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