Following Outcry, State Says `No’ To Hopkins Police Force

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO A plan to allow Johns Hopkins University to start its own police department, staffed by officers with arrest powers, has been temporarily shelved by the Maryland General...

Prince George’s County Primary Election Corrections

Last week the AFRO ran a roundup of African American candidates running in the Prince George’s County primary election and neglected to include Everette Browning Sr. and Tim Tim Adams. Maryland State Senate District 24 Everette Browning...

Howard Students Vow to Occupy Administration Building Until President Frederick Resigns

By Autumn Dalton and Jazmin Goodwin, Howard University News Service Members of HU Resist, a student protest group at Howard University are still maintaining their demand that school president Wayne A.I. Frederick resign; they say that...

Legislative Black Caucus Names New Leadership

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland announced its new leadership in a press release Thursday. Elections, held the same day, announced essentially a reshuffle of extant leadership. Delegate Darryl Barnes...

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...

Prince George’s County Event Highlights Female Candidates

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Closing out Women’s History Month, Prince George’s County residents had the opportunity to “Meet and Greet” the female candidates running for political seats in the area. Karen McConnell-Jones, CEO...

Maldon Seeks Mayoralty of Capitol Heights

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Capitol Heights is known throughout the Washington metropolitan area as a gateway for the District of Columbia into Maryland and for Marylanders wanting to enter the nation's...

Sources: Sen. Oaks Stepping Down, Taking Plea Deal

According to two sources familiar with the situation, embattled Sen. Nathaniel Oaks (D-41), will resign from his West Baltimore State Senate seat at the end of the day and take a plea deal connected...

NAACP Files Lawsuit to Force Accurate Minority Census Count

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The NAACP on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against President Trump, the Census Bureau and the secretary of commerce demanding a more accurate count of minority populations, such as those...

Mosby’s Office Attempts to Comfort Victims of Crime

Last month, USA Today proclaimed Baltimore, “the nation’s most dangerous city.” It seems clear city leaders, including Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby want to relinquish that toxic title. Additionally, Mosby’s office says it...

Oriadha Wants to Be Citizen-Activist on P.G. County Council

Krystal Oriadha wants to represent District 7 on the Prince George’s County Council as a proactive leader and a voice for her neighbors and not just one who will “goalong-to-get-along” in Upper Marlboro. “I am...

Will Maryland HBCUs Receive Justice This Legislative Session?

While Maryland HBCU Coalition plaintiffs are in formal settlement negotiations with the state, the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (LBCM), is following through on a promise made at the start of the 2018 session...

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