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...

Following Court Loss, Ervin Keeps Options Open

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO All options are still on the table for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Valerie Ervin as the days wind down before the start of early voting on June 14 and Maryland’s...

`The Odds Were Stacked Against Us’

Former NAACP President Ben Jealous conceded defeat to Gov. Larry Hogan at the Hippodrome Theatre in Downtown Baltimore on Nov. 6. Hogan garnered 56.2 percent of the vote in Maryland, versus Jealous' 42.8 percent, with...

City Skirts Liability for GTTF

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO William James was driving on Hillen Road with his girlfriend in April 2016 when a trio of Baltimore police officers pulled him over. They ordered him...

Young Makes It Official: He’s Running

By The Associated Press and AFRO Staff Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young has officially started campaigning to secure a full four-year term as the city's top elected official. On Oct. 26, Young tearfully told supporters...

Baltimore Mayor Says her $500K Book Deal was a ‘Mistake’

By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor on Thursday described a lucrative arrangement to sell her self-published children's books to a university-based health care system as a "regrettable mistake" and offered apologies...

FBI, IRS Agents Search Baltimore Mayor’s Homes, City Hall

By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — FBI and IRS agents raided the homes and offices of Baltimore's embattled mayor on Thursday amid widening probes to determine whether she used sales of her children's...

City Council, Residents Want Pugh to Resign

By Taya Graham and Stephen Janis, Specials to the AFRO At Baltimore’s annual taxpayer’s night Tuesday, where residents have a chance to voice their concerns about how the city is governed, Jacques Thompson was adamant it...

Baltimore Says Goodbye to Its Greatest Champion

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Thousands made the pilgrimage to New Psalmist Baptist Church in Northwest Baltimore to bid farewell to the man President Barack Obama described as, “the very honorable Elijah E. Cummings.” It was...

Harrison Moves Closer to Confirmation

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Last night (March 6), Michael Harrison, the Baltimore Police Department’s (BPD) acting commissioner moved one step closer to becoming the city’s full-time top cop and leading one of the most...

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....

‘…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...

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