New Commissioner Meets Residents of Northwest Baltimore

By Stephan Janis, Special to the AFRO In a city reeling from consecutive years of record violence, the police commissioner designate Michael Harrison’s first encounter with Baltimore residents had a sense of urgency. Despite a wintry mix...

Breaking News: Harrison to Meet With Mosby About Marijuana Policy

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor,  [email protected] This morning (Feb. 11) during the official introduction press conference of Michael Harrison, the man selected by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to be the city’s next police commissioner, the acting...

‘…Redefining What Justice Looks Like’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Even in a news cycle perpetually dominated by the maniacal political machinations of Donald Trump, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby was still be able to garner some national headlines...

Mosby to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Baltimore City State’s Attorney announced her office will no longer be prosecuting marijuana possession cases, Tuesday. “We need to get serious about prioritizing what actually makes us safe,”...

Maryland Bill Would Allow Unemployment Insurance in Shutdown

By The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers plan to submit legislation to allow federal employees who must work during a government shutdown without pay to collect unemployment insurance. Del. Jessica Feldmark, a Howard...

Young Advocates for a Black State Treasurer

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] As the Maryland General Assembly begins the 2019 session the Black delegates have an opportunity to make a statement that could affect the funding for their constituents.  With Governor...

New Maryland Gun Law Used In 5 Cases Involving Schools

By BRIAN WITTE , Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new Maryland law that allows courts to temporarily restrict firearms access for people at risk to themselves or others resulted in more than 300...

Pugh’s New Pick for Baltimore’s Top Cop

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO Roughly 48 hours after Mayor Catherine Pugh’s initial pick to be Baltimore’s next top cop withdrew his name from consideration, City Hall announced current New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael...

Baltimore Mayor Picks New Orleans Chief to Lead Police Force

By DAVID McFADDEN ,  Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A day after her first choice withdrew his candidacy, Baltimore's mayor on Tuesday picked New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison as her nominee to lead the city's...

Black American National Security & Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders

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DMV Leaders Call for End to Government Shutdown

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Residents from D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) are adversely being affected by the partial government shutdown, which President Donald Trump enforced after not receiving funding for his border wall. ...

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...

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