Baltimore Community

    Fall Concert Celebrates 100 Years of Scholarship

    By Special to AFRO More than two thousand music lovers from the Baltimore and Washington Metropolitan Areas will fill Gilliam Concert Hall at Morgan State University’s Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center on Nov. 17...

    Former Police Spokesman Makes Mayoral Bid

    By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO The race to be Baltimore’s next mayor added another entrant this week, albeit a less conventional aspirant whose background is policing, not politics. T.J Smith, the former spokesperson for the...

    Young Makes It Official: He’s Running

    By The Associated Press and AFRO Staff Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young has officially started campaigning to secure a full four-year term as the city's top elected official. On Oct. 26, Young tearfully told supporters...

    Baltimore’s Ferguson Takes the Senate’s Big Chair

    By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] William C. “Bill” Ferguson, IV, was born April 15, 1983. That’s the same year I graduated from Walbrook High School. Ironically, it was tax day. Now, at 36, he is poised...

    Yoes To Interview Bridgeford During Balt. Book Festival

    By Rev. Dorothy Boulware AFRO Managing Editor [email protected] Erricka Bridgeford, co-founder of the Baltimore Ceasefire Movement has emerged as a powerful advocate against violence and homicide in our city and beyond; Ceasefire weekends have been a welcome...

    Op-Ed: After 66 Years, Arena Players Still Steals the Show

    By Tabb Bishop and Larry Young Special to the AFRO Baltimore natives celebrate the accomplished entertainers who lived in their city, like Oprah Winfrey, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Jada Pickett Smith, and Charles Dutton. In a similar...

    Red Cross Seeks Blood Donors During Flu Season

    By AFRO Staff The American Red Cross has put out the call for blood donors this Fall. Anticipating a drop in eligible donors as flu season approaches, the Red Cross is seeking to “ensure a strong...

    Black Baptist Church Shaped Cummings’ Commitment

    By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — To many Black clergy, Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings was more than a formidable orator, civil rights champion and passionate public servant, he was also one of...

    Baltimore Says Goodbye to Its Greatest Champion

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Thousands made the pilgrimage to New Psalmist Baptist Church in Northwest Baltimore to bid farewell to the man President Barack Obama described as, “the very honorable Elijah E. Cummings.” It was...

    ‘It Is Well With My Soul’

    Morgan State University Chairman Kwiesi Mfume speaks during funeral services for Rep. Elijah Cummings, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Baltimore. ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** Maya Rockeymoore Cummings gestures while entering the sanctuary during funeral services...

    Mourners Pay Tribute To Rep. Cummings 

    By Regina Garcia Cano and Julio Cortez, The Associated Press The final farewells to the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings began in Baltimore, where constituents, family members, elected officials and others remembered the Maryland congressman for...

    Baltimore’s ‘Goodbye’ to a Beloved Leader

    By Samantha Hawkins, Capital News Service Marking the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings last week, community leaders, elected officials and friends gathered together on the evening of Oct. 23 to honor the former congressman at Morgan...
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