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...

Ervin Sues to Get on the Ballot

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Maryland gubernatorial candidate Valerie Ervin has filed a lawsuit against the Maryland State Board of Elections to get the ticket of her and running mate Marisol Johnson on the ballot...

Is There More to the De Sousa Exit Than Taxes?

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO On the surface, the resignation of Baltimore police commissioner Darryl De Sousa seems like just another chapter in the sullied history of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD); the city’s...

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...

`Ceasefire’s’ Bridgeford Laments De Sousa Resignation

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] After a little more than two months in the chair, Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa resigned this week in the wake of three federal misdemeanor charges of not filing...

Mosby Announces Debate Schedule, Defends Record

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Veteran defense attorney Ivan Bates and former Maryland Deputy Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah, both vying to unseat Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, have both accused her of ducking them...

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...

Eastside Races Heating Up

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Two Maryland Senate races in East Baltimore have aligned two venerable Eastside politicians; Sen. Joan Carter Conway (D-43) and Sen. Nathaniel McFadden (D-45), against Del. Mary Washington (D-43) and Del....

Exclusive: Hogan Appoints Carter to 41st Dist. Senate Seat

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Jill P. Carter, director of Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights, has been appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan take over the 41st District Senate seat, recently vacated by Nathaniel Oaks....

Congress and the President Must Respond to the Opioid Crisis

By Elijah Cummings, Special to the AFRO Recently, in front of a Baltimore restaurant, I watched as a young man was pushed out of a car, unconscious, and on to the sidewalk in front of...

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