Baltimore Community

New Legal Battle for Lacks Family

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Henrietta Lacks’ cells are credited with eradicating polio, creating the field of virology and advancing breakthrough treatments in HIV and cancer.  The cells from Lacks, the late housewife from the Turner Station community in...

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 cop was shot in the...

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

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, pgreen@afro.com 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’ football team this upcoming season...

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 and Commissioner Harrison: I am writing...

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 known as Seoul Plaza in...

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 and 206 master’s, including the...

Thomas Roberts, Baltimore Gospel Music Legend, Dies at 72

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO On July 19, the Baltimore church and gospel community lost an icon with the death of Thomas “Tommy” Randall Roberts, Sr. at the age of 72. Roberts, born October 10, 1945, attended Dunbar High School...

Bryant Leaving to Pastor Atlanta Megachurch

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By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com The rumors swirling about the imminent departure of Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant from the influential Empowerment Temple Church in Northwest Baltimore were confirmed by Bryant himself during a conversation with the AFRO on Nov....

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 roots of barely buried stumps....

Goldman Sachs 10kSBP at Morgan State

By Imani Wj Wright Special to AFRO Recently, Morgan State University hosted Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Business Program Graduation. Goldman Sachs was proud to announce that the 2019 graduating class included 110 entrepreneurs in the Baltimore area. "Fulfilling its commitment to small...

Lenny Moore Mourns Beloved Wife

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com According to those close to him, Baltimore Colt legend Lenny Moore is struggling mightily with the loss of his beloved wife of nearly 44 years, Edith A. Moore, who was buried on March 27.  She...

Following Death of Pioneering Founder of Flair Studio, Willia Montague Carries On Legacy

By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO When Willia Bland decided to start a school to teach Baltimore girls etiquette and self-esteem back in 1968, she was 43 and the nation was in turmoil. “She started her business after Martin Luther King,...

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