Joyner to Speak at Morgan’s 142nd Commencement

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Nationally-syndicated radio show host and philanthropist Tom Joyner will deliver the commencement address for Morgan State University’s 142nd Spring Commencement Ceremony on May 19.  Joyner, host of the nationally...

Plan for Obama Presidential Center Advances over Protests

The Associated Press Construction of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago took a major step forward May 17 with a city commission's decision to sign off on the project after hours of testimony from both...

Congo’s Ebola Risk ‘Very High’ as Confirmed Virus Cases Rise

By Saleh Mwanamilongo, The Associated Press Congo's latest Ebola outbreak now has 14 confirmed cases as health officials rush to contain the often deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. The World Health Organization...

Ballou High School Student Shot and Killed

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Southeast, D.C. after 15-year-old, Jaylyn Wheeler, a Ballou High School student, was shot and killed around the 600 block Alabama Avenue. It all...

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,...

D.C. Resurrection “Soul Tent” To Be On Display in Four D.C. Public Libraries

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO 1968 was a monumental year for Black people in America. This year marks the 50th anniversary of many events such as the death of Dr. Martin Luther King...

Will Ervin Take Up the Mantle of the Kamenetz Campaign?

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO In the wake of the death of Maryland gubernatorial candidate Kevin Kamenetz, his running mate, Valerie Ervin, is being urged to take his place on the ballot and...

Lee Seeks Fourth Term as Prince George’s Register of Wills

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] One of the most obscure elected positions in Prince George's County is also one of the most important. Cereta Lee, the Register of Wills, wants to make sure residents...

Who is Valerie Ervin?

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] As Valerie Ervin is being encouraged by Prince George's County leaders to run for governor, others are wondering who she is. Ervin, a former Montgomery County Council member, was running...

Centenarians Celebrated at Martin’s West

By AFRO Staff Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was the keynote speaker for the 26th annual Maryland Centenarians Recognition Luncheon, May 11 at Martin’s West in Woodlawn. Proclamations honoring the more than 100 centenarians gathered (including Beatrice...

Is There More to the De Sousa Exit Than Taxes?

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO On the surface, the resignation of Baltimore police commissioner Darryl De Sousa seems like just another chapter in the sullied history of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD); the city’s...

Bishop Michael Curry to Speak at Royal Wedding

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO A former Baltimore rector will speak at the royal wedding at Windsor Castle in England on Saturday. Michael Bruce Curry, Primate and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, served...

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