Why Are Some Top Democrats Supporting Hogan Over Jealous?

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Despite an unpopular President and being in a state with a majority of Democratic voters, political veterans say Ben Jealous is facing an uphill battle in his bid...

Freshman Delegate Charles Preps for Challenges Ahead

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Nick Charles is one of Prince George's County's newest elected officials. He cannot wait to go to Annapolis as a delegate in January. Charles got 8,330 votes, enough to have...

After Weeks of Uncertainty, Washington Declares Victory

By Matthew Ritchie,  Special to the AFRO The tightest contest of the Maryland State Senate has finally come to a close. On July 6, weeks after the official primary election voting ended, Del. Mary Washington claimed...

Edwards Was Outwitted; P.G. Contests Unresolved

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A decade ago on June 19, Donna Edwards was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives as the first Black woman to represent Maryland. Last week, Edwards was defeated...

MVA Confident Voters Affected by Error Less than Announced

The Associated Press The head of Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration says she's confident the number of voters affected by a programming error will be less than the nearly 80,000 announced the day before the primary. The...

Surprising Primaries Results May Change Political Landscape

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Prince George’s County residents are poised to elect a new generation of lawmakers who  political analysts and community leaders say represent a partial rebuke of the country’s old...

Alsobrooks Makes History with Democratic Nomination for County Executive

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks made history on June 26 when county Democratic voters made her their choice to be the next county executive. As a result of...

Following Defeat, Baker Graciously Concedes to Jealous

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III lost to former NAACP president Ben Jealous to secure the Democratic nomination to challenge Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) in the November...

The Day (and Night) Ben Jealous Won the Democratic Gov. Primary

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO What follows is an intimate account of Ben Jealous' final day of campaigning before his decisive primary win. Polls are open at Barack Obama Elementary School June 26 at...

Mosby Rolls to Re-Election, But Faces Challenges Ahead

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby withstood the aggressive charge of two opponents in a highly contentious battle to win re-election by more than 20 points over her nearest rival. With...

McCray’s Upset of Longtime Del. McFadden Ushers in New Era

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Del. Cory McCray rode an aggressive, some would say insurgent, campaign to a decisive victory over Sen. Nathaniel McFadden, the venerable East Baltimore politician who has represented the 45th...

GOP Scheming Under Obama Led to Travel Ban

By Ben Cardin The following is taken from a statement from U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) on the Supreme Court upholding the Trump administration ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries. It has been...

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