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    Will Renaissance Academy Survive?

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Nikkia Rowe, the indefatigable principal of the Renaissance Academy High School, was fired July 7; an action some community and education leaders fear portends the closure of the school,...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “Johnny Taylor, still the favorite and Bobby Blue Bland still the blues, 5 dollars you got to pay, just a jukebox and no DJ. The smaller the club,...

    Wine, Spirits and Soul Coming to Baltimore County

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO The Wine Spirits and Soul Festival comes to Towson, Maryland July 14. A fundraiser for Baltimore County’s Black youth, the festival funds scholarships that will be awarded during the...

    Baltimore City Council Plans Oversight of Police Overtime Payments

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] The members of the Baltimore Police Department’s (BPD), disbanded Gun Trace Task Force stole upwards of a million dollars in fraudulent overtime pay over the years before they were all...

    After Being Unjustly Incarcerated, Johnson Walks Free For the First Time in 30 Years

    By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO When Judge William Peters declared Jerome Johnson a free man July 2, the circuit court jurist said little to the man who had just spent 30...

    Inaugural Class of Mayor’s Scholars Program at BCCC Begins

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Summer 2018 marks the beginning of a new academic opportunity for Baltimore City Public School (BCPS) graduates. More than 500 high school graduates comprise the inaugural class of the...

    Black Male Yoga Initiative Helps Heal Young Brothers One at a Time

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] I spent most of my birthday (July 1) weekend at a “no tech Yoga retreat” at the Bar-T Mountainside Summer Camp, in Urbana, Maryland. For those who know me well, the...

    84th Annual AFRO Clean Block Kick Off

    On June 28, the AFRO Newspapers held the kick off for the 2018 Clean Block campaign where leaders and members of community organizations gathered to continue an 84 year tradition for the city and...

    Set The Captives Free Outreach Center is Relocating

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO June 25 was a landmark day in the history of Set the Captives Free Outreach Center, of Baltimore County. It was the day the church purchased the building formerly...

    Former NFL Player Aaron Maybin Uses His Platform To Advocate For Better Schools

    By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO Last week, when primary voting at Patapsco Elementary was moved due to fears that the building was infested with fleas and mice, former NFL linebacker, artist and Baltimore...

    RAMBLING ROSE

    By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello my dear fans and readers. How are you? I am doing well, thank you for asking. Honey Child! Have I got something for you that will keep...

    Following Death of Pioneering Founder of Flair Studio, Willia Montague Carries On Legacy

    By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO When Willia Bland decided to start a school to teach Baltimore girls etiquette and self-esteem back in 1968, she was 43 and the nation was in turmoil. “She started her...
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