Morgan Unveils a More Accurate Depiction of Civil Rights History

Morgan State University assumes its rightful place in this country’s civil rights history after university officials, joined by civil rights activist and U.S. Rep. John Lewis (Ga.), Rep. Elijah Cummings, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown...

The AFRO Salutes its Veterans

  The AFRO is proud of the staff members who have faithfully served in the military and protected this country on all fronts. They are Samuel Graham, circulation/distribution manager, Marines, 1968-1970; Cheryl Batts Cooper, circulation...

Survivors

Streets across America have become the sounding board for the majority that refuses to remain silent in such turbulent economic times. The cry is for jobs, for economic justice, for a...

Frostburg Community Mourns Death of Kortneigh McCoy

More than 500 Frostburg State University students gathered in the Lane University Center on Nov. 6, to mourn the brutal stabbing death of 19-year-old Kortneigh McCoy, a physics major in her sophomore year of...

Is a new generation of leadership needed in Baltimore?

Catalina Byrd is running for mayor in the general election on Nov. 8. The lesser known challenger will face incumbent Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and a 67-year stronghold by the democratic party on the highest elected...

The Anatomy of a “Hack”

Two women in hoodies and boots stood on the corner of Broadway and Eager Street in East Baltimore. One stuck out a hand and feverishly waved an extended index finger...

Legislative Weekend Conference Aims to Build African American Wealth

Leaders from across the country will gather in Annapolis, Md. today for the Maryland Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Weekend Conference to promote economic development, health, and education. Centered around “building wealth in the African...

Early Voting Numbers Forecast Dismal Election Turnout

Baltimore residents will head to the polls on Nov. 8 to select the city’s next mayor, city council president, comptroller and city council members. However, lackluster preliminary reports on early voting participation provided by...

City Children to Lose Rec Centers

Baltimore City recreational centers are facing drastic budget cuts that may force a large number of centers to close. For fiscal year 2012 the city faced a $60 million deficit for the cost to...

Kwame Kilpatrick Tells All to Empowerment Men

Dubbed the “hip hop Mayor” because of his taste in clothing, music, and extravagant parties, Kwame Kilpatrick held the audience captive, Oct. 19, as he recounted his journey from mayor of Detroit to inmate...

Proposed University of Maryland Merger Not Welcomed By All

During the last session of the General Assembly, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. proposed a merger between one of Maryland’s leading research institutions and the state’s only public academic, health, law and...

Baltimore Loses Icon, Edward Z. “Easy” Watson

The life of the party. Thoughtful. Funny. Compassionate. That is how family and friends will remember Edward Zarius Watson Jr. In an era when success and achievement for African Americans was an act of...

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