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...

New Carrollton Mom Joins City Council, Vows Mayoral Run

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO For more than two decades Phelecia Nembhard has driven around New Carrollton and other communities in the country to drop off food and to raise money for school...

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....

Following Court Loss, Ervin Keeps Options Open

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO All options are still on the table for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Valerie Ervin as the days wind down before the start of early voting on June 14 and Maryland’s...

Larry Young Hosts Gubernatorial Debate

WOLB radio host Larry Young hosted a gubernatorial debate between Democrats on June 5. From left: Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, Jim Shea, Rich Madaleno, Alec Ross, Rushern Baker, Valerie Ervin and Ben Jealous (not pictured).

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...

Maryland Senate Hopefuls Appeal to Church Members

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] On May 24, eight candidates running to represent their districts in the Maryland Senate voiced their views during a forum at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden (FCG). The senatorial...

Candidates for Maryland Governor Debate Policing, Flooding

By The Associated Press Maryland's Democratic candidates for governor focused much of their second televised debate Wednesday on painful recent events in the state, including the death of a Baltimore County police officer and devastating...

Gubernatorial Candidates Try To Distinguish Themselves in Race

By Hamil Harris, Special to the AFRO Maryland Public Television hosted a Democratic gubernatorial debate in Baltimore where eight contenders on stage, and one on video. tried to distinguish themselves in a race where the current...

County Executive Race Shows Political Rift in the State

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks is accustomed to holding press conferences to announce who is being convicted or sentenced for engaging in criminal activities. But Alsobrooks, who...

Morgan State Confers More Than 230 Master’s and Doctoral Degrees During the University’s Second...

Family and friends packed the Gilliam Concert Hall in the Murphy Fine Arts building today for Morgan State University’s second annual Graduate School Commencement exercises. During the ceremony, 233 degrees were conferred, 27 doctoral...

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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