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    Baltimore After Freddie Gray, Official Book Signing

    By AFRO Staff The official book signing for Baltimore After Freddie Gray: Real Stories From One of America’s Great Imperiled Cities, a compilation of 50 commentaries from the AFRO’s “Race and Politics” column from 2015...

    Youth Fund Grant Winners Close to Being Named

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO A mandate spawned by the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent uprising in April 2015, is at the threshold of being delivered this month. Reviewers have just completed sifting...

    What Are They Doing To Baltimore’s Parks?

    By John Schmid, Special to the AFRO Hanlon Park looks like it was hit with a bomb. A great mound of dark brown earth sits in the park’s center. Jutting out of the heap are the bleaching...

    National Night Out, Park Heights

    By AFRO Staff Baltimore, like many American cities, continues to grapple with violence and crime. National Night Out, the annual community building campaign in cities and towns in all 50 states, which promotes police-community relations,...

    AFRAM Festival Goes Back to Being Big

    By Brandi Randolph, Special to the AFRO The AFRAM Festival smells of second chances, first performances and summer every year. With performances by Dru Hill, Ella Mai and more, this year’s festival is expected to be...

    Living For The Weekend

    By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever...

    Ceasefire Continues With Baltimore Parade

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The elders got things started Saturday afternoon on Park Heights Avenue as a diverse rainbow of community members and supporters prepared to march in celebration of Baltimore Ceasefire...

    One-Year Anniversary of Baltimore Ceasefire Approaches

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO When the architects of Baltimore Ceasefire 365 announced plans for the first ceasefire weekend in the hot, violent summer of 2017, some laughed, and others shrugged their shoulders in...

    Thomas Roberts, Baltimore Gospel Music Legend, Dies at 72

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO On July 19, the Baltimore church and gospel community lost an icon with the death of Thomas “Tommy” Randall Roberts, Sr. at the age of 72. Roberts, born October 10,...

    RAMBLING ROSE

    Hello everyone, how are you? Well, I hope. I just want to start off by saying I love God’s work, but a little bit of less rain would do me just great. Well, rain...

    More Than 100 Children Killed Since 2014

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] The death on July 19 of Taylor Hayes, the seven-year-old girl who courageously fought for her life for weeks after she was hit with bullets likely meant for somebody else...

    Baltimore Gets $30M Grant to Help Housing Redevelopment

    By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore has been awarded a $30 million federal grant that will support the city's $889 million plan to revitalize three neighborhoods. News outlets report the U.S. Department of Housing...

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