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....

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...

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...

Baltimore Mayor Goes on Leave as Book Scandal Intensifies

By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's embattled mayor announced Monday she is taking an indefinite leave of absence, just as a political scandal intensifies over what critics call a "self-dealing" book-sales arrangement,...

Victims of GTTF Still Reeling

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO It’s been nearly a year since Baltimore resident Ivan Potts was freed from prison for a crime he didn’t commit, and for him, nothing has changed. “it’s really been a...

Will Higher Turnout Favor Jealous?

By Brian Witte, The Associated Press Maryland's popular Republican governor is earning enough support from Democrats and Black voters in the state's largest jurisdictions to narrow the pathway to an upset sought by a challenger who led...

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...

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...

Mosby Rolls to Re-Election, But Faces Challenges Ahead

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...

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...

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...

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...

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