RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone, Happy New Year to you all. I am hoping that this year will be much better than the last for us all. God has blessed us...

In 2019 Plan for Success!

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO 2019 is here and you are alive to see it. Taking time to look over the successes and failures of the old year and planning to be productive in...

2 Fatal Shootings Mark Baltimore’s First Homicides of 2019

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Two men have been fatally shot in Baltimore, marking the city's first homicides of 2019. News outlets quote Baltimore police as saying officers responded to a reported shooting Tuesday...

Ravens Enter Playoffs As One Of The League’s Hottest Teams

By TODD KARPOVICH , Associated Press OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — John Harbaugh was still fired up one day after the Baltimore Ravens finally ended a three-year NFL playoff drought. Over the course of this whirlwind...

`The Show’ Is a Showcase For Home Grown Talent

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Megan Rochon, an actress and producer is all too familiar with one of Baltimore’s essential rules; if you didn’t graduate from high school here there are certain customary “restrictions” placed...

Group Run by Black Men Donates More Than 30,000 Books to Children

By AFRO Staff B.L.A.C.K. 2 Life, a nonprofit run by six Black men, has donated 30,000 books to children worldwide and is now seeking both financial support and more volunteers with an eye to spreading...

Baltimore Trying To Stem Decades-Long Disappearing Act

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — LaShelle Rollins' rental house in West Baltimore is wedged between a line of derelict properties valued only by street gangs, drug addicts and firefighters conducting arson drills. And...

Best Gift Given, Received for Christmas

Rev. Dorothy Boulware Managing Editor: “I was able to purchase a girl’s year of schooling, a goat and a safely fortified house through International Rescue Committee and Heifer International, respectively, in the names of my granddaughters and great grandsons.”       Sean Yoes Baltimore Editor: This...

Man Wrongly Convicted Released After 26 Years

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO It has become a frequent yet still remarkable ritual outside Baltimore’s Mitchell Courthouse; an African-American man wrongly convicted and jailed for murder released after new evidence...

Despite it All, Give Thanks 2018

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] This year, the annual holiday tradition of having Christmas dinner in Northwest Baltimore with my dear friend Lisa Respers-France and her family came a couple of days early. Nevertheless, Ms....

Baltimore Blight by the Numbers

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff Just prior to the partial federal government shutdown, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) returned its few revisions to Baltimore’s plans and reporting for the city’s most devastated residences. The Housing...

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