Baltimore Community

    The Tools for Community Activism

    By Jamesia Downer, AFRO Intern Many people talk about change in their communities, but what does that look like? Where do they start? Is it a better school, lower crime rates, or adequate housing? The answer...

    Water With No Pressure at Poe Homes

    By Jamesia Downer, AFRO Intern Summer has just started, and the temperatures around the city are rising. In a West Baltimore community, Poe Homes, the residents lived in their homes for up to eight days without...

    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,...

    Community Pays Tribute to Brown

    By AFRO Staff Recently, hundreds dressed in white filled the Empowerment Temple in Northwest Baltimore not just to mourn, but to celebrate the life and legacy of Gerald Brown, who was gunned down on Forest...

    Faith Community Launches Census Campaign

    By Maria Morales, Special to the AFRO Faith leaders from Baltimore and around the country are gearing up for the 2020 U.S. Census with the #EveryoneCounts campaign.  A coalition of clergies and activists representing the African American,...

    Mayor Young, Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks®, Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore to Announce NeighborhoodLIFT® Program

    BALTIMORE, Md.  — Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young (D-Md.) will be joined today by Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) to announce a new partnership and program to boost homeownership in Baltimore City. In collaboration...

    Historic Club Wins ‘Heritage Award’

    By AFRO Staff The historic Arch Social Club of Baltimore has been an anchor of the Penn-North community (literally at the corner of Pennsylvania and North) of West Baltimore since 1905. Earlier this month the Arch...

    Cutting Edges

    By Imani Wj Wright, Baltimore Resident “The Barbershop Series” exhibition features the work of renowned Baltimore artist, puppeteer and museum educator Schroeder Cherry, Ed.D. The series pays homage to one of the most enduring African American...

    On the Road Again

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood, an organization that does exactly what it describes in its name, is hitting the road again. The organization, which has been operating for...

    Uppercut Boxing Opens in Park Heights

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Recently, the Uppercut Boxing Gym of Maryland, opened at 4408 Park Heights in northwest Baltimore, and will serve as a vital resource for young people far beyond the boxing ring....

    RAMBLING ROSE

    Celebrations in Baltimore Hello my dear friends of “Rambling Rose!” I want to first thank you for continuing on reading my column here in the AFRO for the past 23 years. Believe me I...

    McCray Takes Scott’s Former Seat

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] When she was a little girl Danielle McCray was part of what was once a ubiquitous Baltimore tradition. Her great grandmother lived at 1612 Gilmor Street in West Baltimore and McCray...

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