Empowerment Temple AME Church Appoints Interim Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Ann Lightner Fuller will serve as interim pastor of Empowerment Temple AME Church for 30 days, beginning Dec. 9, while a permanent replacement is identified for the Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison...

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Honor Dr. Anne O. Emery

Dr. Anne O. Emery, an educator and force of nature in the Baltimore community for decades was honored last weekend during an event at the Forum Caterers in Baltimore. Sponsored by the National Coalition...

Save Monarch Academy Baltimore, Save Baltimore Families

Submitted to the AFRO by Terry Jones If Monarch Academy Baltimore, a Baltimore City public charter school, is closed, Baltimore students will lose a safe, beautiful place to learn. Monarch educates nearly 1,000 students from some...

Baltimore’s Christmas Gift to Atlanta

Submitted to the AFRO by Rev. Dr. Kevin A. Slayton, Sr. Although the times have changed many of the conditions that impact black folk have not, thus the role of the black preacher has not...

Services Announced for Jacquelyn Smith

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff Funeral services have been announced for Jacquelyn Smith. The 54-year-old Harford County woman was stabbed in an alleged robbery shortly after midnight, Saturday, December 1. Smith, an electrical engineer and resident...

Dr. Emery Deserves All the Flowers While She Can Smell Them

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] My plan this week was to write an objective news story about the celebration over the weekend of the life and storied career of Dr. Anne O. Emery, the venerated...

Conviction That Led to Chief’s Firing Overturned

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO In December of 2015, Pocomoke city resident Gerry Fitch was summoned from her jail cell in the Worcester County Detention Center by investigators for Maryland State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt. Fitch...

Filmmaker Wharton-Rigby Wins With `Stay’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] The opening of the romantic drama Stay, ripples with the energy of Tokyo street life. But, the length of the critically acclaimed film pulsates with an eclectic soundtrack with a...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone! I truly hope you had a good week. If not, just remember this is the week God has made and it will get better. I believe the...

Greater Harvest Baptist Church Blesses the Community for Christmas

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Christmas time is finally here, the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and everyone is getting ready for the holiday. Time is spent in stores and...

2 Suspects Sought in Restaurant Depot Shooting in Baltimore

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police are looking for two suspects in an early morning warehouse shooting stemming from an attempted robbery. A Baltimore police release that says one employee was shot around...

Baltimore Organization Helping Fathers, Families with Sustainable Employment, Life Skills

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Twenty years ago, Christy Lee Shockley was a single mother living in a shelter and unable to keep a job. The trauma she had experienced in her childhood caught...

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