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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Terrell Wants to Bring Competence, Justice to Orphans’ Court

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Julius Terrell is a practicing attorney in Prince George's County and like many in his profession, he would like to become a judge. Unlike many of his colleagues, he...

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,...

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