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    AFRO Exclusive: Settlement With Ex-Cadet Ends Battle With City

    By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO For former Maryland University police cadet Raymond Gray, every day is a struggle. Roughly half a dozen surgeries and six years of intense therapy have failed to...

    Baltimore Needs More `Ceasefire’ Moments

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] I love Erricka Bridgeford. And I know I’m not the only one. Bridgeford and the Baltimore Ceasefire crew have been on the streets of our city engaged in the grimiest, most...

    Convicted and Suspected Dirty Cops, Hundreds of Tainted Cases and Hundreds of Police Officers...

    By Nisa Islam Muhammad, Staff Writer, The Final Call @nisaislam Crooked cops are what Baltimore States Attorney Marilyn Mosby has come fact-to-face with. She recently asked courts to throw out nearly 800 criminal cases handled by...

    Former NAACP Leader Mfume to Run for Congressional Seat

    By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A former leader of the NAACP says he will run for the Maryland congressional seat that became vacant with the death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings. Kweisi Mfume announced...

    Fall Concert Celebrates 100 Years of Scholarship

    By Special to AFRO More than two thousand music lovers from the Baltimore and Washington Metropolitan Areas will fill Gilliam Concert Hall at Morgan State University’s Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center on Nov. 17...

    Former Police Spokesman Makes Mayoral Bid

    By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO The race to be Baltimore’s next mayor added another entrant this week, albeit a less conventional aspirant whose background is policing, not politics. T.J Smith, the former spokesperson for the...

    Young Makes It Official: He’s Running

    By The Associated Press and AFRO Staff Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young has officially started campaigning to secure a full four-year term as the city's top elected official. On Oct. 26, Young tearfully told supporters...

    Baltimore’s Ferguson Takes the Senate’s Big Chair

    By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] William C. “Bill” Ferguson, IV, was born April 15, 1983. That’s the same year I graduated from Walbrook High School. Ironically, it was tax day. Now, at 36, he is poised...

    Yoes To Interview Bridgeford During Balt. Book Festival

    By Rev. Dorothy Boulware AFRO Managing Editor [email protected] Erricka Bridgeford, co-founder of the Baltimore Ceasefire Movement has emerged as a powerful advocate against violence and homicide in our city and beyond; Ceasefire weekends have been a welcome...

    Op-Ed: After 66 Years, Arena Players Still Steals the Show

    By Tabb Bishop and Larry Young Special to the AFRO Baltimore natives celebrate the accomplished entertainers who lived in their city, like Oprah Winfrey, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Jada Pickett Smith, and Charles Dutton. In a similar...

    Red Cross Seeks Blood Donors During Flu Season

    By AFRO Staff The American Red Cross has put out the call for blood donors this Fall. Anticipating a drop in eligible donors as flu season approaches, the Red Cross is seeking to “ensure a strong...

    Black Baptist Church Shaped Cummings’ Commitment

    By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — To many Black clergy, Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings was more than a formidable orator, civil rights champion and passionate public servant, he was also one of...

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