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Five Years Later – Five Years Too Late: Reflections on Broken Baltimore 5 years...

By Bishop Douglas Miles As I look at Baltimore five years after the Freddie Gray uprising the saying “Three strikes you are out” keeps coming to mind. The nation once again in chaos because another Black man has been killed...

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, Baltimore City Health Department, Johns Hopkins Medicine, University of...

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, Baltimore City Health Department, Johns Hopkins Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center, BUILD Announce Mobile, On-Demand Testing Partnership Effort will increase availability of mobile, on-demand testing for City residents BALTIMORE, MD. — Today, Mayor Bernard C....

Letter To The Editor: We need expanded vote-by-mail. Our democracy depends on it.

By Kathi Kramer To the Editor: The impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on all of our lives is clear. Even as some states begin to recover or even reopen, many of us are still worried for the health and...

Wide Angle Youth Media and WYPR 88.1FM Presents: Virtual Graduation 2020

By AFRO Staff Wide Angle Youth Media and WYPR 88.1FM partnered to host the first-ever virtual graduation for its seniors on June 25. Graduation featured a keynote address by Baltimore born actress Tiffany Boone, as well as guest speakers Erricka...

Scott’s City Council Reports $1 Million Under Budget for Fiscal Year 2020

By AFRO Staff Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott has reported that under his presidency, the City Council has come in $1 million under budget for fiscal year 2020.  “After an unexpected transition, ransomware attack, and other unforeseen circumstances, I’m proud...

Comprehensive Services Key In Deterring Violence, Crime and Negative Interactions With Police

By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO Lamont Crooks could be anywhere when the call comes.  Somewhere in his West Baltimore community a conflict will reach a boiling point; a conflict with the potential to turn deadly, like hundreds of conflicts do...

Black Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19

The AFRO spoke with F.T. Burden, president and CEO of Soringboard Community Services, formerly known as Family and Children Services of Central Maryland. By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com Black Americans and other people of color continue to suffer more in the...

Baltimore’s Only Summer Camp for Children Experiencing Homelessness Adapts Services Due to Pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD. (June 30, 2020) - Since 1907 the nationally recognized Camp St. Vincent program has been a valuable resource for local children experiencing poverty and homelessness in our community. Through wars, the Great Depression, civil unrest, and more...

Bea Gaddy: Supporting East Baltimore During COVID-19

By Cynthia Brooks, Special to the AFRO For nearly 30 years, the Bea Gaddy Family Centers have stood side-by-side with Baltimore’s families to provide healthy, quality food to those most in need. Even when not facing a global pandemic and...

Balto’s Northeast Market Reopens Mon June 29

BALTIMORE’S NORTHEAST MARKET REOPENS TO CUSTOMERS MONDAY, JUNE 29 Fresh seafood, meats, produce as well as popular specialty dishes now available indoors BALTIMORE, MD (June 26, 2020) – Northeast Market, the City’s Public Market serving Eastside residents and workers from The...

BBQ 4 Good: Merrick Pet Care & Blue Pit BBQ Team Up to Support...

MERRICK PET CARE ASKS AMERICANS TO ORDER BBQ TO HELP SUPPORT SHELTER DOGS Natural Pet Food Leader Partners with DoorDash and Top BBQ Restaurants Nationwide to Donate More Than $50,000 to Animal Shelters AMARILLO, TEXAS (June 26, 2020) – Merrick Pet Care,...

AFRO Exclusive: Catherine Pugh Prepares to Leave Home

By Frances “Toni” Draper AFRO Publisher “Who do we hold responsible for what we become in our lifetimes…dope addicts or doctors, robbers or reporters, rapists or radiologists, church leaders or child abusers?  And who created the myth that permits us to...

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