Turning the Memphis Sanitation Strike into Art

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Angela Wilson, playwright and founder and president of the AngelWing Project, wrote and directed a play about the 1968 Memphis sanitation worker’s strike that will debut this weekend...

Despite Trump, Hogan Holds Steady in Maryland

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Donald Trump, the leader of the Republican Party, has left a trail of incompetence and a phalanx of scandal that grows almost daily, that is unrivaled in the history of...

Four Teens Charged in Carjacking of Pregnant Teacher

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO  Four Baltimore teens have been charged in the assault and kidnapping of a pregnant teacher in Baltimore County. Sixteen year-old Tyana Holmes has been charged as an adult in the...

Dance Sentenced to Six Months

Former Baltimore County School Superintendent, S. Dallas Dance will serve six months in jail, for failing to disclose almost $147,000 he earned in part-time consulting jobs when he was superintendent. He was sentenced to...

Jack Whitten, Artist as Sojourner and Refugee, on Display at BMA

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Jack Whitten, the distinguished contemporary Black artist, premieres at the the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) this weekend. “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017” features 40 works of an artist...

Unlicensed Bail Bond Companies Prey Upon Baltimore’s Most Needy

By Myesha Braden and Veryl Pow, Special to the AFRO Each day, about 4,000 people are held in Baltimore City jails on pretrial detention, many because they cannot afford to make bail.  In theory, judges set...

Cardrienne Perrin Griffin, Well-Loved Baltimore Teacher, Dies

By AFRO Staff Cardrienne Perrin Griffin was born on September 18, 1933, in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia State University in Elementary Education, in 1954, and later served...

Bearden in Baltimore City Public Schools

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The vast majority of people who pass through the Upton Metro station, the second busiest Metro stop (Penn-North is first) in the city, probably don’t realize that an American art...

Who Killed Det. Sean Suiter?

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Detective Sean Suiter was murdered November 15, 2017, in the 900 block of Baltimore’s Harlem Park. It has been over five months since his death. Baltimore City Police Department...

Why Aren’t More Black Baltimoreans Working?

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Black Baltimoreans remain dramatically behind Baltimore Whites across several key employment sectors, a new study reveals. The study, commissioned by Associated Black Charities (ABC), penetrated into traditionally generalized employment...

Meet the Black Candidates in the 40th District

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Large swaths of the 40th Legislative District of Baltimore City are plagued by poverty and violence (both epicenters of the 2015 uprising, Mondawmin and Penn North are in the 40th)....

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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