The Trumpster Fire Rises

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] After a particularly virulent, mania fueled 72 hours of social media rants by Donald John Trump, George Conway, a well-respected…..in mainstream Conservative Republican circles offered a succinct, cogent assessment of...

Bozeman Won’t Return as Morgan’s Basketball Coach

By AFRO Staff The Morgan State University men’s basketball team will have a new coach next season. Morgan’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Edward Scott announced today his decision to not renew Todd Bozeman’s contract as head...

Mother Shot with Son at Playground, Released From Hospital

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO A 34-year-old woman who was shot in the head at a playground as she played with her son has been released from the hospital this week according to the...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “Women now make up approximately half of the workforce - very positive. Two-thirds of all families are either headed by a single-head of household or two working parents,...

Baltimore Blight: Is this your house?

1216 Whitelock Street #isthisyourhouse #FlightBlightBmore

Spiritual Activist Johnnie Colemon’s Legacy Thrives

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO The late Rev. Dr. Johnnie Colemon is widely regarded as the “first lady of New Thought Christianity” and paved the way for women of color to enter ministry and...

First Black Woman CAO of Baltimore County

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Stacy L. Rodgers, was recently named County Administrative Officer (CAO) by County Executive Johnny Olszewski. She is the first Black woman and second female CAO for Baltimore County. Before...

Mfume, Cummings Testify For JHU Police

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Chair of the House Oversight Committee, delivered powerful personal “surprise” testimony before the Maryland House of Delegates, March 12.. “I am not telling you do...

Thirty Years Later, Was Kurt Schmoke Right?

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Sept. 30, 1988, 38-year old Mayor of Baltimore Kurt Schmoke testified before the House Select Committee on Narcotics regarding the impact and efficacy of the so-called “War on Drugs.” Schmoke,...

Overseer Leah White Celebrates 25 Years in Ministry

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO March is Women’s History Month. What a fitting month for Overseer Leah White to celebrate 25 years of pastoring Greater Faith Baptist Church of Baltimore. A wonderful celebration banquet...

Mother Charged In Death of 3-Year-Old Son

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO A mother has been found guilty of manslaughter and child abuse stemming from the 2014 death of her eight-year-old son. According to the Baltimore States Attorney’s Office, Tamekia Martin struck...

‘White People Hate Us Because We’re Black’

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead Baltimore is a small town and it is officially divided into nine geographical regions, with over 200 different neighborhoods that are as individual as they are...

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