Meet the African American Candidates in Prince George’s County

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Prince George’s County has some major candidates running for election this year, including in the gubernatorial, delegates, senate, and county executive race.  With a low voting turnout in...

Druid Hill Park Plays Host to 14th Annual Victim Fund Run

While violent crime statistics are falling in Baltimore in recent months, there are still victims of crimes every day. That is why the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is holding their 14th...

Bill Pushes for Greater Racial Equity in Baltimore

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Baltimore is one small step closer to addressing generations of inequity inherent in how city government does business, thanks to legislation currently moving through City Council. The Equity Assessment Program...

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...

Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Race Heats Up

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Ivan Bates, the defense attorney, former prosecutor and candidate for Baltimore City State’s Attorney, has been on the campaign stump incessantly attacking State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and her record. Mosby...

Ex-PG Democrats Chair Strikes It Big in IT

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] While many Prince Georgians know Terry Speigner as the engaging, dedicated former chairman of the county's Democratic Central Committee, not many know he is a successful entrepreneur in information...

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...

Mosby Picks Up Endorsements of Faith Leaders and Lawyers

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney, recently picked up the endorsements of prominent lawyers and faith leaders in her campaign to be re-elected. Mosby, her surrogates and an opponent in the...

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...

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...

Gubernatorial Candidate Launches Criminal Justice Reform Plan

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO In a state where there is a crowded field of Democratic contenders challenging a popular Republican incumbent, Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous is calling for sweeping reforms...

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