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...

Roberts Wants Excellence in Prince George’s County Clerks’ Office

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Denise Roberts has been a customer of the Prince George's County's Clerk of the Courts office. She thinks there should be improvements there and she is the one who...

Race For the 41st Unearths Old Political Grudges

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO A series of legal maneuvers to keep a controversial candidate on the ballot in a key state senate race is raising questions. The 41st District showdown pits former State Del....

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...

Top Candidates Debate as Finish Line Approaches

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO The sanctuary of Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church in Fort Washington, Maryland, was filled with as the four top candidates for County Executive  participated  in a debate...

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...

Maryland HBCU Students, Alumni Demand Billions in Damages

“A billion is not enough,” said Senator Joan Carter Conway (D) District 43 at HBCU Night, a convening of legislators and students, presidents and alumni of Maryland’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Approximately...

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,...

Exclusive: Hogan Appoints Carter to 41st Dist. Senate Seat

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Jill P. Carter, director of Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights, has been appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan take over the 41st District Senate seat, recently vacated by Nathaniel Oaks....

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...

Baker, Jealous Emerge from Pack of Candidates

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Just a couple of weeks before the Democratic primary June 26, Rushern Baker, Prince George’s County Executive and Ben Jealous, former President and CEO of the NAACP have both emerged...

Earvin: `Maryland is ready for a woman of color at the top of the...

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Valerie Ervin, the former running mate of Kevin Kamenetz, the gubernatorial candidate who died suddenly last week, today decided she would pursue the governor’s mansion at the top of ticket. Ervin,...
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