The Black Press and the Baltimore ’68 Riot

By E.R. Shipp, Special to the AFRO Part 1 of 2 Perhaps, as with the assessment of Martin Luther King Jr., an appreciation of the significance of the riot – or civil disturbance – of 1968 grows...

Following Outcry, State Says `No’ To Hopkins Police Force

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO A plan to allow Johns Hopkins University to start its own police department, staffed by officers with arrest powers, has been temporarily shelved by the Maryland General...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind… And He's allowed me...

Remembering the Baltimore Riot of ‘68

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO “My God, there’s going to be some action this summer,” the AFRO reported April 6, 1968. The quote is from an unnamed youth on Pennsylvania Avenue. The AFRO reporting of the...

Using City Money to Put Baltimore’s Youth First

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The final community design sessions, organized to help craft the framework for the distribution of the $12 million Baltimore Children and Youth Fund, took place this week. The sixth and...

Following Oaks’ Sudden Resignation, 41st District Senate Seat Up For Grabs

The State Senate seat in Baltimore’s 41st legislative district of Baltimore City left vacant by Nathaniel Oaks resignation last month won’t be filled before the current session of the Maryland General Assembly ends April...

Easter Shooting Leaves Five-Year-Old Boy Injured

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO Police have arrested a man accused of shooting a family of three, including a five -year- old boy, on Easter Sunday. Devron Paul Goodwyn, of the 3800 block of Coronado...

Gilman Senior Accepted to Every Ivy League School

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Anxiety is pervasive in the hearts and minds of millions of high school seniors across the nation, as college acceptance and rejection letters are being mailed out, carrying the hopes...

Man Indicted for Murder of Phylicia Barnes Acquitted For Third Time

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO Michael Johnson, 34, the Baltimore man charged with killing North Carolina teen Phylicia Barnes in 2010, has been acquitted for a third time. Barnes, 16 at the time of her...

Black Victim of St. Mary’s School Shooting Called 911

By Sean Yoes Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Desmond Barnes, one of the victims of the Great Mills High School shooting in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, called 911 after he was shot in the right thigh. “I...

Legislative Black Caucus Names New Leadership

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland announced its new leadership in a press release Thursday. Elections, held the same day, announced essentially a reshuffle of extant leadership. Delegate Darryl Barnes...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone, how was your week? I have been a little under the weather for the last week or so. I had stomach surgery last week, they called...

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