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Local Leaders, National Celebrities to Be Spotlighted at ‘Heart & Soul’ Awards

Hollywood will arrive in Charm City on June 17 as Baltimore-based {Heart & Soul Magazine kicks off its "Heart & Soul Awards" weekend. The two-day event will spotlight notable African-American women in the community and will feature a bevy...

Wanted: 1,000 Young Men to Help Heal Baltimore

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] I spent part of a recent Saturday morning in Druid Hill Park, sipping coffee and staring in disbelief at the mangled remnant of what once was the ethereal Druid Lake Reservoir. I remember as a kid...

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 sight of me at a...

NeighborhoodLIFT Program

By Brittney Johnson, AFRO Intern Wells Fargo hosted a community conversation with leaders in the city of Baltimore on June 26. The conversation included a plan to advance homeownership in the city of Baltimore through their new NeighborhoodLIFT program. The LIFT program...

Maryland Gubernatorial Forum Expands Potential Audience

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By AFRO Staff The upcoming Maryland Gubernatorial Forum, hosted by Associated Black Charities and the Greater Baltimore Committee, is now open to anyone who wants to attend. Previously, the event was limited to employees of Greater Baltimore Committee member organizations...

Baltimore’s Top Cop Announces New Use-of-Force Policy

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By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison says his department has implemented a new use-of-force policy. Harrison said Tuesday that reducing and resolving conflict is a main component of the policy, which went into effect Sunday. The...

Councilmembers Cohen, Burnett and a Coalition of Community Organizations Launch the Baltimore Neighbors Network

Trained volunteers will help provide support, social solidarity and clinical assistance BALTIMORE, MD (April 1, 2020) -- Councilmembers Zeke Cohen, Kristerfer Burnett and a coalition of community organizations are announcing the April 1 launch of the Baltimore Neighbors Network (BNN). ...

Mfume, Klacik Win Party Primaries for Elijah Cummings’ Seat

By BRIAN WITTE and REGINA GARCIA CANO, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Kweisi Mfume and Republican Kimberly Klacik won the special primaries Tuesday for the Maryland congressional seat that was held by the late Elijah Cummings. Twenty-four Democrats and eight...

$102M Subsidy Sought for Maryland City Redevelopment Project

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Mayor Catherine E. Pugh is seeking a $102 million subsidy for a nearly $890 million redevelopment project that will include overhauling a public housing complex. The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that the Pugh administration...

How Morning Star Baptist Church is Celebrating 122 Years

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO If you have driven along Woodlawn Drive in the past four months, you may have noticed a beautiful, new church building that recently opened.  That building is the home of Morning Star Baptist Church...

Baltimore Gives Back for Thanksgiving

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Bea Gaddy Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Although Baltimore civic icon Bea Gaddy died in 2001 of breast cancer, her mission has not been lost with time. On Thanksgiving Day, thousands gathered at the Patterson Park Recreation Center for the annual Bea Gaddy...

RELEASE: Mayor Orders Freeze on Hiring and Spending

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2020 Mayor Orders Freeze on Hiring and Spending Mayor's freeze applies to all positions (full-time, contractual, and part-time) and all sources of funds. BALTIMORE, MD. — As the City works to slow the the spread of COVID-19, Mayor...

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