Rushern Baker Introduces Clean Energy Plan

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Rushern Baker, a Democratic candidate for governor, announced a plan for Maryland to become the first state to achieve 100 percent clean energy and zero waste called the Baker...

Congress and the President Must Respond to the Opioid Crisis

By Elijah Cummings, Special to the AFRO Recently, in front of a Baltimore restaurant, I watched as a young man was pushed out of a car, unconscious, and on to the sidewalk in front of...

Alston Wants to Serve District 24 as a Senator

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Tiffany Alston has served as a delegate representing the 24th Legislative District of Maryland and wants to go back to the General Assembly as a senator from the district. "There...

Williams Wants to take Skill Sets to Annapolis

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Donjuan "D.J." Williams has accumulated skills as a U.S. Army veteran, three-term mayor of Glenarden, and member of its city council. He wants to use those abilities to effectively...

Meet the Black Candidates for the 40th, 41st and 44th Districts

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Three compelling Maryland Senate races are shaping up in West Baltimore in the 40th, 41st and 44th districts. Here are the candidates vying for the West Baltimore Senate chairs.   40th Antonio Hayes...

Despite Trump, Hogan Holds Steady in Maryland

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Donald Trump, the leader of the Republican Party, has left a trail of incompetence and a phalanx of scandal that grows almost daily, that is unrivaled in the history of...

As County Executive, Muse will Elevate Inner-Beltway Areas

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Maryland Sen. C. Anthony Muse said that he will work to bring development to all parts of Prince George's County as the next county executive and not just to...

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...

Baltimore Public Schools Budget Fight Looms

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The battle for Baltimore City Public Schools System (BCPSS) is expected to heat up as the 2018-2019 FY budgeting process enters its final phase.  Sonja Santelises, City Schools CEO,...

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...

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