By AFRO Staff

AFRO Managing Editor Kamau High is stepping down from the position effective September 27. He will be joining the Baltimore Sun as a content editor in the features department.

High started as freelance writer for the AFRO in 2014, after moving to Baltimore from New York. In New York he wrote for publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Billboard, and others.

Kamau High is leaving the AFRO American Newspaper. (Photo by Kamau High)

High became managing editor in 2015. He oversaw the AFRO’s 125th Anniversary issue, the AFRO’s Tribute to President Obama and numerous prize winning stories and editorial cartoons.

Frances “Toni” Draper, AFRO CEO and Publisher, said, “Kamau’s leaving is bittersweet. On the one hand we celebrate his new position and certainly wish him much success. On the other hand, his will be big shoes to fill. We have valued the four years he spent at the AFRO. He is a consummate journalist of great skill and integrity.”

While the AFRO is searching for a replacement, Rev. Dorothy Boulware will serve as interim editor. Boulware previously worked for the AFRO as an editor for nearly two decades.