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    Four Shot Overnight in Baltimore, Three in Less Than an Hour

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Over the last week, 10 people have been gunned down on Baltimore streets and that violent trend continued Wednesday night with three more non-fatal shootings in less than an hour,...

    Update: 4 Dead, Including Suspect, After Maryland Warehouse Shooting

    Updated Sept. 21 By The Associated Press Workers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland fired on colleagues with a...

    The Search for Solutions to School-to-Prison Pipeline

    By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL 24th District) has a mission - pull young Black boys out of the school-to-prison pipeline. She hopes her 5,000 Role Models of Excellence...

    Manhunt for Baltimore Homicide Suspect Ends in Louisiana

    By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO The man suspected of killing two people last month in Baltimore County was found and arrested in Louisiana Tuesday morning, according to Baltimore County Police Spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Peach. Gabrielle...

    U. of Maryland Slammed For ‘Safe Spaces’ For White Students

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The University of Maryland (UMD), is being hit with a social media backlash after the school’s decision to provide a “safe space” for White students to talk about issues of...

    Toppled Trees, Swift Water, Have Killed Many During Florence

    By The Associated Press Florence — which was once a hurricane and now is a tropical depression — is being blamed for at least 32 deaths in the Carolinas and Virginia. 25 were in North...

    New DC Housing Complex Caters to Grandfamilies

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] As gentrification continues in the District, a new affordable housing complex is offering units to a very specific kind of family- grandfamilies- households headed by grandparents rearing grandchildren. Located in...

    Was It Disrespectful for Vontae Davis to Retire Mid Game?

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis, younger brother to Washington NFL star tight end Vernon Davis, shocked his entire team Sunday when he quit during halftime of the Bills’ matchup against...

    Trial For `Trained To Go’ Gang Begins

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The federal murder and racketeering trial for eight men who allegedly terrorized the Sandtown-Winchester community of West Baltimore as far back as 2010 began today. The group of drug dealers...

    Man Sued Over Deadly Fire in Secret Tunnels Under his Home

    By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A wealthy stock trader's negligence led to a deadly fire that killed a young man who was helping him build a network of tunnels for...

    Black Women Urged to Get Involved Politically

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Black women political and social justice leaders encouraged Black Americans to stay engaged in the political process and continue the fight for positive change, at a DC town...

    Louisiana City Mayor Backtracks on Citywide Nike Ban After Facing Criticism

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor A Louisiana city mayor who banned the purchase and use of all Nike products after Colin Kaepernick was signed to a Nike endorsement deal retracted his order after facing widespread...

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