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    The CIAA to Move to Baltimore

    By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff The country’s oldest African-American athletic conference announced it will be moving during an event at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Jan. 8. The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is coming...

    Baltimore Mayor Picks New Orleans Chief to Lead Police Force

    By DAVID McFADDEN ,  Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A day after her first choice withdrew his candidacy, Baltimore's mayor on Tuesday picked New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison as her nominee to lead the city's...

    DMV Leaders Call for End to Government Shutdown

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Residents from D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) are adversely being affected by the partial government shutdown, which President Donald Trump enforced after not receiving funding for his border wall. ...

    Cherry Hill Community Revived by New School

    By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Baltimore City School No. 159 opened in 1945 following World War II in the Cherry Hill community that was established for returning soldiers.  “At the time, there were two...

    RAMBLING ROSE

    By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone, Happy New Year to you all. I am hoping that this year will be much better than the last for us all. God has blessed us...

    Baltimore Trying To Stem Decades-Long Disappearing Act

    By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — LaShelle Rollins' rental house in West Baltimore is wedged between a line of derelict properties valued only by street gangs, drug addicts and firefighters conducting arson drills. And...

    Despite it All, Give Thanks 2018

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] This year, the annual holiday tradition of having Christmas dinner in Northwest Baltimore with my dear friend Lisa Respers-France and her family came a couple of days early. Nevertheless, Ms....

    Baltimore Blight by the Numbers

    By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff Just prior to the partial federal government shutdown, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) returned its few revisions to Baltimore’s plans and reporting for the city’s most devastated residences. The Housing...

    10,000 Pounds of Food Donations Delivered to Morgan State

    By J.K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff Morgan State University’s new Food Resource Center is reporting great success, as the season of giving continues. “We started with bare shelves, and now, they’re packed with stuff,” Dr. Stacey Patton...

    2 Baltimore ‘Squeegee Kids’ Arrested For Assaulting Driver

    By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Two of Baltimore's "squeegee kids" have been accused of throwing rocks and spraying Windex at a driver. The "squeegee kids" wash car windows for tips, often darting in and...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “I don’t know about tomorrow; I just live from day to day.I don’t borrow from its sunshine for its skies may turn to gray. I don’t worry o’er...

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