Maryland Early Voting Over Double 2014 Totals so Far

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — So far more than double the number of people has voted early in Maryland compared to the midterms four years ago. State election officials told The Baltimore Sun nearly...

Hogan Keeps Fundraising Edge Over Jealous

By The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is maintaining a large fundraising advantage over Democrat Ben Jealous. Hogan has raised about $2.4 million in the latest fundraising period, and his opponent...

Ben Jealous for Governor

By AFRO Staff It is a well worn refrain heard during almost every election cycle: `This is the most consequential election of our lifetime.’ But, this time we side with former President Barack Obama, who...

Baltimore ID Cards to “Build an Inclusive City,” Says Pugh

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — An identification card designed to help undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable people will soon be issued by Baltimore's Catholic archdiocese. Baltimore's mayor and Archbishop William Lori on Wednesday announced...

Maryland Democrats: Trump Health Care Curbs Could Affect 260,000 in State

By The Capital News Service BALTIMORE – As many as 260,000 Maryland residents could see higher premiums or lose their health care coverage altogether because of pre-existing medical conditions, age or gender under a new...

Md. Equity Task Force Holds First Meeting

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The Maryland State Task Force on Reconciliation and Equity recently began its work.   The statewide effort,  authorized by Maryland Senate Bill 350, is charged with “promoting reconciliation and inclusionary...

“More Capital Out to Minority Enterprises,” Among Many Business Solutions, Cardin Panel

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Maryland Senator Ben Cardin stated strengthening access to capital for minority-owned businesses can unite a Congress divided by party lines; as the US looks toward midterm elections this...

Black Governor Nominees Become Stars in Bid for History

By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a raucous scene that could have been backstage at a rock concert: camera flashes, fans clamoring for autographs, scowling bodyguards, reporters hungry for a...

Frank Talk as Campaign Enters Final Lap

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO It was  just supposed to be a pre-Labor Day pep rally to open “ coordinated  Democratic campaign,” office in Largo. But Rep. Anthony Brown acknowledged that he didn’t...

Powerful Democrats Rally Behind Jealous

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous was surrounded by many of the party’s top lawmakers last week as he passionately preached that it is he, and not Republican Governor...

PG Republicans Claim ‘No Relationship’ to Trump

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Prince George's County Republican Party may be small in terms of number but it plans to have a major impact on the upcoming 2018 elections and the county's...

What Progressives Want From Annapolis In 2019

By Dayvon Love It is not enough to elect Black people to the Maryland General Assembly who stand up unapologetically for Black people. We must advocate that these legislators are placed in positions of power...

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