Black Man’s Death in Police Custody Roils Rural Town

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press GREENSBORO, Md. (AP) — Inside the home Anton Black shared with his mother, a collage of photographs pays homage to a gifted athlete and aspiring model on the verge of...

Champion Boxer Accused of Assault at DC-area Shopping Mall

By The Associated Press MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — A Baltimore boxer who's the World Boxing Association champion in the 130-pound (58.9-kilogram) category is accused of assaulting someone at a shopping mall near Washington. News outlets report...

Father and Daughter Await Extradition in Murder of Jacquelyn Smith

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO The alleged murder of a woman known as a “good samaritan,” by a panhandler shocked many in Baltimore, a city sometimes numb to violence. This week, in a gruesome...

Husband, Step-Daughter Charged In Slaying To Be Extradited

By The Associated Press OLMITO, Texas (AP) — A man charged with killing his wife after blaming her death on a Baltimore panhandler is being held without bail in Texas. Cameron County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt....

Black Writers Share Stories and Experiences in Maryland

By KATE MASTERS, The Frederick News-Post FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Neither Valerie Jean nor Elayne Bond Hyman spent their entire lives in Frederick County, but both have deep roots in the area, roots that extend...

Maryland House Censures Lawmaker for Racial Slur

By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A White Maryland lawmaker was censured by the state's House of Delegates on Thursday for making a racial slur about a legislative district in a majority-Black...

N-Word Slur in Annapolis is the American Way

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] The “revelation” that Del. Mary Ann Lisanti from Harford County (who is White), referred to an area in predominantly Black Prince George’s County as a “nigger district,” has taken Annapolis...

Victims of GTTF Still Reeling

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO It’s been nearly a year since Baltimore resident Ivan Potts was freed from prison for a crime he didn’t commit, and for him, nothing has changed. “it’s really been a...

They Can’t Kill Us All

By Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Special to the AFRO There are neighborhoods in Baltimore City that feel like they are remote, cut off from the rest of the city, distant. I have spent the last...

Baltimore Officer Dies of Drug Overdose

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO Baltimore City Police have confirmed the death of one of their own, Monday morning. According to Baltimore Police, 25-year-old Jospeh Banks Jr of the 4000 block of Moravia Road, died...

United Baptist Missionary Convention: `Rebuilding Community’

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO The United Baptist Missionary Convention and Auxiliaries of the State of Maryland (UBMC), is gearing up for its annual statewide institute, March 4-8.  This year’s theme is “Rebuilding Community,...

RAMBLING ROSE: Gospel Coming to the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello my friends, my goodness so much has gone on since I talked to you last. I will only mention a few. First I want to publically and...

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