Local Leaders Rally in Support of Sewell

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO In the wake of a decision by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals to overturn the conviction of Pocomoke’s first Black police chief Kelvin Sewell for misconduct, political leaders and civil rights...

Former Commissioner Hamm: `The Black and the Blue’

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff “In this city, in the department, it was a war,” former Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) Commissioner Leonard Hamm said of his service. “I had to go in as...

The `Cruel Reality’ of Baltimore’s Water Rate Increase

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff It’s a grim picture Baltimore City’s Department of Public Works (DPW) is painting as a possible future for the city’s water. Rudolph “Rudy” S. Chow, professional engineer and DPW Director,...

Facebook Offers Hope for `Team Deandre’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] When I entered the gates of the massive Montgomery Park complex on Monroe Street a couple of weeks ago I didn’t know what to expect. I hadn’t been there since a...

HBCUs ‘One Step Closer to Victory’

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Bowie State University graduate student Elijah Bell Clarke sensed history was looming as he and a classmate drove to Richmond, Dec. 11, to listen to oral arguments before the...

`I’m From Baltimore, I’m Already Dead’

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead At any given moment, there are about a half a million stories that need to be told about the reality of growing up and trying to...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “How can I say thanks for the things you have done for me. Things so undeserved yet you give to prove your love for me. The voices of...

Ex-Pharmacist Sentenced To Prison For Trading Pills For Sex

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Maryland pharmacist has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for illegally dispensing thousands of oxycodone pills in exchange for sex with women...

Police: Stolen Car Crashed After Chase Ended, Killing Teen

By The Associated Press REISTERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a stolen car crashed after a police pursuit in Maryland, killing a teen passenger. Citing a Baltimore County police release, news outlets report that a patrol...

Hogan Announces $3.5B for Maryland School Construction Funds

By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan announced plans on Tuesday to create a $3.5 billion fund for school construction over five years. Much of the money will be available as the...

Gazette Staff Among Time Magazine Honorees

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Many anticipated Time Magazine would name the current occupant of the White House their 2018 “Person of the Year.” Instead the venerable publication honored the entity Donald Trump has declared...

Towson University Student, 20, Killed in Hit-and-Run

By The Associated Press TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a Towson University student was killed in a hit-and-run in Maryland. News outlets report 20-year-old Mzimazisi Ncube was struck by a truck while crossing the street...

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