Therapy Puppies In Maryland Juvenile Centers

By Hannah Gaskill, Capital News Service LAUREL, Maryland––When visitors and staff members walk through the front door of Thomas JS Waxter Children’s Center, they’re greeted by sign-in sheets, hand-held metal detectors and, now, a bouncing, fluffy...

Md. Governor Offers Final Settlement to State’s HBCUs

By WI Web Staff via BlackPressUSA.com To the ire of his state’s lawmakers, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has offered a final proposal of $200 million to settle a 13-year-old lawsuit over inequitable funding of...

Kirwan Group to Propose Funding Formulas for Md. Schools Next Month

By William J. Ford via BlackPressUSA.com ANNAPOLIS — The chair of a group commissioned to provide policy and funding recommendations for Maryland’s public education system announced Thursday that a final decision on its funding formulas...

Harriet Tubman, A Maryland Story

By WMAR 2 News

Seafarers: Historic Black Yacht Club

By Jessica Dortch, AFRO Staff, [email protected]  Being Black in America is hard.  In the 50s and 60s, it was even harder.  A group of Blacks in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area were interested in boating on the...

The AFRO in Africa: The Journey to Beautiful Lake Bunyonyi

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected]  The road to Lake Bunyonyi is a journey of paradox much like the beautiful East African nation of Uganda. The phalanx of towns dotting the landscape from the capital city of...

AKA’s Make Health And Wealth Priority

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO Unstoppable.  That sums up the Upsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated- Baltimore County’s only graduate chapter of the first Black greek sorority.  On Oct. 5, the chapter...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO “Local Musicians and Community Leaders Being Recognized”  Hello everyone, how are you? I am doing so much better since the last time I talk to you. I am feeling...

City Gets $9.7 Million For Lead Paint Crisis

By AFRO Staff On Sept. 26, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes announced $9.7 million in federal funding to address lead-based paint...

AFRO Exclusive: Legendary Coach Nat Frazier Passes at 84

By Jessica Dortch and Mark Gray, AFRO Staff Passionate, courageous, and inspiring are just a few words to describe Nathaniel “Nat” Frazier, former collegiate and professional basketball coach, who passed away on Sept. 22 at Howard...

The AFRO in Africa: An East African View of Trump Circus

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] In January, Donald John Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations in general as “sh*thole countries,” during a closed-door meeting of a bi-partisan group of congressional leaders and...

Give Squeegee Kids A Job

By Antonio Moore, Special to the AFRO In the richest state in the richest nation in this world, it would be ideal that Baltimore’s young people have the much needed accessibility, opportunity and exposure to help...

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