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    `Neighborhoods Need Hope’

    By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Staff Writer "Do not pick up anything on the street,” Isadore Hampton tells her great nephew. Hampton is worried about needles and other dangerous waste littering the sidewalks of Baltimore’s blighted communities....

    American Red Cross: Help Fight A Blood Shortage

    DRO Headquarters. Red Cross employee Bob Otwell prepares blood products including FFP, Whole Blood and Platelets for distribution to nearby hospitals. These blood products were a part of regularly scheduled transports to area hospitals. There's...

    Welcome Nephew Remembers Morgan Protests

    By E.R. Shipp, Special to the AFRO As Henry A. Welcome watched a gaggle of officials symbolically tear down a corner of a strip of pitiful storefronts near his home, he could not help remembering his...

    One Step Closer to Northwood Commons

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Signs of new life are stirring at Havenwood Road in Northeast Baltimore week. Developers for  Northwood Commons, Morgan State University, and the local community celebrated the groundbreaking, Nov. 1,...

    Baltimore Program to Steer ‘Squeegee Kids’ to Other Work

    By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Young "squeegee kids" who wash car windshields while darting in and out of Baltimore traffic could eventually go from street hustling to conventional employment under a privately-funded program...

    Arch Social Club Poised to Win Preservation Funding Community Support is Key

    As a participant of the 2018 Partners in Preservation campaign, Pennsylvania Avenue Main Street is encouraging the public to Vote Penn Ave (visit votepennave.com) to secure funding to help preserve the Arch Social Club. For nearly...

    Hate Crimes On the Rise in Maryland

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The age of Trump has ushered in a wave of vitriol in the American political discourse, perhaps unprecedented in the country’s history. And accompanying the nation’s increasingly poisonous political air...

    Baltimore ID Cards to “Build an Inclusive City,” Says Pugh

    By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — An identification card designed to help undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable people will soon be issued by Baltimore's Catholic archdiocese. Baltimore's mayor and Archbishop William Lori on Wednesday announced...

    T.J. Smith: ‘This is so far beyond policing’

    By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO A police department already embroiled in controversy suffered another blow Oct. 10, with the resignation of its primary spokesman T.J. Smith. Smith joined the department in 2015 with the arrival...

    Confronting the Horrific Legacy of Lynching in Maryland

    By AFRO Staff The last recorded lynching in the state of Maryland occurred Oct. 18, 1933, when George Armwood, a 23-year-old laborer was murdered in Princess Anne on the state’s Eastern Shore. The heinous details...

    Interim Commissioner Tuggle Won’t Seek Permanent Position

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Interim Baltimore Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle is not interested in removing the “interim” from his job title. According to a report by the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis told...

    New Doc `Charm City’ Examines Violence in Baltimore

    By AFRO Staff As Baltimore grapples with a spike in homicides with more than 30 murders in the month of September, a new documentary focused on the people and groups fighting against the city’s ubiquitous...

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