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Amplify Baltimore Returns for Second Installment

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On March 12, Civic Frame, a national nonprofit organization, will roll out the second installment of their community discussion series “Amplify Baltimore.” The quarterly forum was launched in January and combines local leaders with residents of the community to...

The Murder of Destiny Harrison

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] “In all reality when I die I want people to be like, “She was a legend at that hair s**t.” And I want my daughter to be like, “My mother was that on the hair...

Baltimore Grassroots Leader Facing Rape Allegations

By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO The AFRO has received a written statement from a woman who claims that Adam Jackson, CEO of the Baltimore-based grassroots think-tank Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS), raped her in 2015. The AFRO has also received...

Bill Pushes for Greater Racial Equity in Baltimore

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Baltimore is one small step closer to addressing generations of inequity inherent in how city government does business, thanks to legislation currently moving through City Council. The Equity Assessment Program (CCB #18-0223) was unanimously approved...

Empowerment Temple AME Church Appoints Interim Pastor

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The Rev. Dr. Ann Lightner Fuller will serve as interim pastor of Empowerment Temple AME Church for 30 days, beginning Dec. 9, while a permanent replacement is identified for the Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant who begins his pastorate,...

AFRAM Festival Goes Back to Being Big

By Brandi Randolph, Special to the AFRO The AFRAM Festival smells of second chances, first performances and summer every year. With performances by Dru Hill, Ella Mai and more, this year’s festival is expected to be big. AFRAM is Baltimore’s African...

An Open Letter From Former Students of Baltimore City College High School

By Louis Williams, Nevan Edwards, Marie Mokuba and Deontrey Yeargin J.D. Merrill, is a former Baltimore City Public School teacher who has been upheld as the candidate for state Senate our city needs to revitalize the Baltimore City Public Schools...

Baltimore Funeral Director Recalls Laying to Rest ‘A Queen’

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Carlton C. Douglass knew he was going to be a part of Aretha Franklin’s August 31 funeral immediately. “Almost the day that she passed away,” the Baltimore radio personality and owner of Carlton C....

AFRO Exclusive: First Daughter is First Woman to Pastor Historic Mt. Ararat Baptist Church

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By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, AFRO Managing Editor With one movement, history is made in myriad ways with the announced retirement of current pastor, the Rev. Dr. Charles E. Coger and the appointment of his daughter, the Rev. Myeskia Coger Watson...

Black Men Taking Back the Night

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For a several weeks various groups and individuals have organized “Peace Walks” bringing together hundreds of Black men from across the city to march through some of Baltimore’s most distressed communities. Individual brothers and groups have offered support, resources, love...

String of Baltimore Women Murdered

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO The consequences of Baltimore’s ongoing struggle with violence usually falls squarely on the shoulders of men, and in most cases men that are young and African- American. But, the latest rash of killings include...

Vignarajah Apparently Thinks We’re Stupid

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] Erricka Bridgeford, leader of the Baltimore Ceasefire Movement is one of the smartest and most insightful people I know. And she can be incredibly slick with the mouth, as most of us from West Baltimore tend...

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