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    New Doc `Charm City’ Examines Violence in Baltimore

    By AFRO Staff As Baltimore grapples with a spike in homicides with more than 30 murders in the month of September, a new documentary focused on the people and groups fighting against the city’s ubiquitous...

    Juneteenth at Johns Hopkins

    By Jamesia Downer, AFRO Intern On June 19, 1865, the last group of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, were informed that the Union Army had won the Civil War and they were free. Since that day,...

    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...

    Legends & Pioneers 2012

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    Baltimore Community Calendar

    May 31-June 1 Spring Gospel Mime Conference Friendship Baptist Church, 6000 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore, Md. 6 p.m. The Potter’s Vessel Ministry of Friendship Baptist Church will host a 2-day mime conference featuring workshops and...

    Congregation Celebrates New Home

    The damage was monumental. In only a few hours, the First Mt. Olive Baptist Church was no more, displacing hundreds of members. Now, five years after their former church on Saratoga Avenue burned to the...

    Nielsen Awards Three Area Students Scholarships, Netbooks

    Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy, has named three Baltimore-area graduating high school seniors Nielsen Scholars. The students will receive a $2,500 scholarship award, as...

    Joyner to Speak at Morgan’s 142nd Commencement

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Nationally-syndicated radio show host and philanthropist Tom Joyner will deliver the commencement address for Morgan State University’s 142nd Spring Commencement Ceremony on May 19.  Joyner, host of the nationally...

    Black Fathers Turn to Facebook to Strengthen Bonds

    By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO Matt Prestbury says when he started gathering together groups of Black fathers, it was because he was a newly-single dad, looking for other people like him. “I began to look...

    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...

    Arch Social Club Poised to Win Preservation Funding Community Support is Key

    As a participant of the 2018 Partners in Preservation campaign, Pennsylvania Avenue Main Street is encouraging the public to Vote Penn Ave (visit votepennave.com) to secure funding to help preserve the Arch Social Club. For nearly...

    Baltimore Schools Test Scores Rise, Room for Improvement

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPSS) students are slowly but surely heading in the right direction with a higher percentage of students passing the current statewide 2017-2018 PARCC tests,...

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