Mario Arrested for Assault on Mom

Singer Mario has made headlines since 2002 when he initially stormed R&B radio waves with a catchy pop tune “Just a Friend.” But on Sept. 30, the entertainer, born Mario Denwar Barrett in Baltimore,...

Bus Driver Charged with Assaulting Autistic Child

Daniel Harris Sr. hopes the second defendant in his son’s assault case doesn’t get off as easy as the first one. After agreeing with the prosecutor that a surveillance video shows Susan Nelson hitting...

American Legion Builds Young Male Leaders, Struggles to Recruit from Inner City

Each June, a free, week-long residential camp run by the American Legion gathers young men from around the state of Maryland for an exercise in civics in which they simulate the processes of democratic...

Fifteen Baltimore Men Awarded $200,000 for Cultivating Their Communities

Fifteen Black men working to impact their Baltimore communities will be honored May 18 at Coppin State University with grants totaling $200,000 from BMe, an organization working to create a nationwide network of Black...

Dr. Keiffer J. Mitchell Sr., Member of Famed Baltimore Family, Dies at 73

Dr. Keiffer J. Mitchell Sr., a Baltimore physician, died on August 18 at the age of 73. According to his son, Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr., he passed surrounded by family at Medstar Good Samaritan...

MSU Student Receives James H. Ashby Jr. Award of Excellence

Temitope Owoeye is the recent recipient of the James H. Ashby Jr. Award of Excellence, an award established this year in memory of James (Jim) Hubert Ashby Jr., a devoted husband, father, brother, son...

Michael Cryor Tapped to Head Mayor’s OneBaltimore

In the wake of the riots that followed the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake named Michael Cryor, a well-respected civic leader, to lead the OneBaltimore effort. Rawlings-Blake announced the...

Tonight: AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Wednesday, March 23.

Listen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3u The latest on Baltimore politics and law enforcement with "The Mod Squad," Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network. Graham and Janis preside over both hours...

Arresting Officer in Freddie Gray Case Chooses Bench Trial

A police officer charged in the Freddie Gray case chose on May 10 to stand trial before a judge rather than a jury, eliminating a potential wild card in the divisive and emotionally charged...

Baltimore Streets Once Rocked by Riots Quiet after Curfew

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore streets previously rocked by riots were quiet Wednesday morning at the lifting of a nighttime curfew that was enforced by 3,000 police and National Guardsmen. The curfew ended at 5 a.m....

Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland Installs New Executive Leadership

Annapolis, MD: The members of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (LBCM) voted to elect an Executive Board featuring Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn (Economic Matters) as Chair, Delegate Darryl Barnes (Ways and Means) as...

Baltimore Jazz Fest to Take Listeners from the 1920’s to Now

Jazz has a special place in the heart of Baltimore, and the music’s moving improvisation, soulful singers, and skilled musicians will captive the city this weekend, at the Baltimore Jazz Fest. Featuring a line-up...
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