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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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,...

    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...

    What Happened to the Suspect in Det. Sean Suiter’s Death?

    By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO The ongoing speculation over the circumstances surrounding the death of Baltimore homicide detective Sean Suiter have continued to stir doubt and mistrust across many communities in the city. The veteran...

    St. Frances Football Team Calls Racial Foul Play as Three Different Schools Refuse to...

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] The principal of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore has accused its fellow neighboring private schools of racism after at least three schools recently announced their refusal to play St. Frances’...

    Morgan State Confers More Than 230 Master’s and Doctoral Degrees During the University’s Second...

    Family and friends packed the Gilliam Concert Hall in the Murphy Fine Arts building today for Morgan State University’s second annual Graduate School Commencement exercises. During the ceremony, 233 degrees were conferred, 27 doctoral...

    VIOLENCE AROUND THE MORGAN CAMPUS: A REQUEST FOR A SUMMIT

    Office of the President July 12, 2019 The Honorable Bernard C. "Jack" Young Mayor, City of Baltimore 250 City Hall, 100 N. Holliday Street Baltimore, MD 21202 Commissioner Michael Harrison Baltimore City Police Department 601 E. Fayette Street Baltimore, MD 21202   Dear Mayor Young...

    What Are They Doing To Baltimore’s Parks?

    By John Schmid, Special to the AFRO Hanlon Park looks like it was hit with a bomb. A great mound of dark brown earth sits in the park’s center. Jutting out of the heap are the bleaching...

    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...

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