Conaway Admits Oversight, Drops Lawsuit

It was a slip of the pen, an “oversight,” that caused her to claim a Baltimore County property as her primary residence in a 2006 document, claimed City Councilwoman Belinda Conaway this week. “In...

Community Prepares to Celebrate Communications Pioneer

Yes, this is the same Dorothy Brunson who in 1979 bought WEBB radio station in “the Junction” of West Baltimore, preserving the story of James Brown – its first Black owner – Rocking Robin...

‘Hands Off Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid’

Horns honked in support of over 100 federal employees and community leaders gathered the evening of July 25 outside of the Social Security Administration’s Woodlawn headquarters in protest. The message was heard loudly, and...

County Residents, Councilman Buck at Redistricting Plan

Several Baltimore County residents are up in arms about a new councilmanic redistricting plan that would shift Woodlawn’s Social Security Complex and thousands of residents out of the only Black lawmaker’s district. Represented by Councilman...

Judge Holland: Advocate, Role Model, Woman of Many Firsts

Circuit Court Judge Marcella A. Holland has been a pioneer since she was 12-years-old. As one of the first Black students to integrate the junior high school in her rural hometown of Cooksville, in Maryland’s...

Baltimore High School Students Compete in 2011 NAACP ACT-SO

A group of gifted and talented Baltimore high school students recently competed in the NAACP's 33rd Annual National ACT-SO Competition. The event was part of the 102nd Annual NAACP Convention, held July 20-24 at...

Congressman Elijah Cummings Introduces 2011 Witness Protection Act

More than a month after his nephew was murdered following an attempt to chase down a would-be robber, Congressman Elijah Cummings wants to ensure that other witnesses implicated in violent crimes are kept safe....

Mayoral Candidates Vow to Slash Property Taxes

Over the last few weeks, Baltimore’s mayoral candidates are firming up their stances on one of the election’s most hot-button issues – the city’s property tax rate. The city’s rate is more than double...

Missing Baltimore Baby Found in Northeast DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say a 7-month-old baby and his teenager baby sitter who disappeared from Baltimore have been found in northeast Washington. D.C. police spokesman Officer Anthony Clay says the baby, Ki'Yauhn Birch, and...

Helen Holton: ‘I’m Glad It’s Behind Me’

Baltimore City Councilwoman Helen Holton recently expressed her relief after Maryland’s highest court upheld a judge’s decision to dismiss her criminal charges on bribery and perjury. “I am overjoyed and glad that it’s finally over,...

Public Sounds off on Issues Mayoral Contenders Should Address

Baltimore City residents are widely perceived as apathetic to the city’s political process, but many have a lot to say about the city’s upcoming mayoral election. The AFRO took to the city’s streets, schools,...

Sizzling Temperatures Greet Artscape Fans

Neither soaring temperatures nor sizzling sidewalks could stay Artscape devotees from their appointed rounds stage to stage, booth to booth to take in the sights and sounds of the nation’s only free art event...

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