Maryland Gubernatorial Forum Expands Potential Audience

By AFRO Staff The upcoming Maryland Gubernatorial Forum, hosted by Associated Black Charities and the Greater Baltimore Committee, is now open to anyone who wants to attend. Previously, the event was limited to employees of...

New Maryland Black Legislative Caucus Chair Lays Out Vision

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO With the March 29 election of Maryland Delegate Darryl Barnes (District 25) to chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Prince George’s County now has two...

Dr. Aminta Breaux Takes the Helm at Bowie State U.

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO AC Jordan Basketball Arena on the campus of Bowie State University was awash in in a sea of black and gold Thursday, with students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters...

Time to End the Prince George’s County Pay Gap

By Donna Edwards, Special to the AFRO This week, our nation marked the 22nd observance of Equal Pay Day -- the day when women will make the same amount of money their male counterparts made...

Jones Wants to Make Prince George’s County Safer

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Sylvester Jones, a seasoned law enforcement professional, wants to make Prince George's County safer by serving as its next sheriff. "I ran for sheriff against Melvin High in 2014...

Misconduct Allegations Continue to Dog BPD

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] More allegations of police misconduct are being aimed again at the beleaguered Baltimore Police Department (BPD). The latest charges are being leveled by Baltimore’s Civilian Review Board (CRB) in reference...

These are the African Americans Running in Maryland

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] There has never been a Black man or woman representing Maryland in the United States Senate. There are four men and women, Republican and Democrat, who want to change that...

Marijuana Initiative Part of Mixed Legacy of 2018 Legislative Session

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The 2018 Session of the Maryland General Assembly ended this week with a mixed report on legislation impactful particularly in Maryland’s Black community. Minority Access to Medical Marijuana Industry Caucus...

Del. Anderson Status Unclear Following Baltimore Delegation Vote

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] This is the last day of the Maryland General Assembly 2018 legislative session, otherwise known as sine die. And several legislative matters of interest to the Black community in particular...

Prince George’s County Keeps Funding Shelter Despite Complaints

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Despite reports of rodents, moldy food and poor living conditions, Prince George’s County has decided to continue funding the Family Crisis Center, the non-profit organization that runs the county’s...

Fate of Medical Marijuana Legislation Down to the Wire

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Legislation to increase the number of minority vendors in Maryland’s medical marijuana industry is teetering on the brink of successful passage as the Maryland General Assembly races toward the...

Del. Curt Anderson Resigns as Baltimore Chair Amid Swirl of Allegations

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Why is veteran Baltimore City Del. Curt Anderson (D-43) stepping down as chair of the Baltimore delegation to the Maryland House of Delegates, a position he has held for 12...

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