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Blackout Poetry Celebrate National Poetry Month.  Create your own poem! No writing required. Instead of starting with a blank page, start with a page full of words and cross out the ones you don't want. Visit the library anytime...

Overseer Leah White Celebrates 25 Years in Ministry

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO March is Women’s History Month. What a fitting month for Overseer Leah White to celebrate 25 years of pastoring Greater Faith Baptist Church of Baltimore. A wonderful celebration banquet has been planned to commemorate...

Baltimore Blight: Is this your house?

2344 McCulloh Street #isthisyourhouse #FlightBlightBmore

Harrison Moves Closer to Confirmation

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, Last night (March 6), Michael Harrison, the Baltimore Police Department’s (BPD) acting commissioner moved one step closer to becoming the city’s full-time top cop and leading one of the most beleaguered police departments in the...

Baltimore Blight: Is this your house?

514 S. Smallwood St. #isthisyourhouse #FlightBlightBmore

Victims of GTTF Still Reeling

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO It’s been nearly a year since Baltimore resident Ivan Potts was freed from prison for a crime he didn’t commit, and for him, nothing has changed. “it’s really been a struggle,” Potts told the AFRO. His...

They Can’t Kill Us All

By Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Special to the AFRO There are neighborhoods in Baltimore City that feel like they are remote, cut off from the rest of the city, distant. I have spent the last seven months visiting some of...

United Baptist Missionary Convention: `Rebuilding Community’

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO The United Baptist Missionary Convention and Auxiliaries of the State of Maryland (UBMC), is gearing up for its annual statewide institute, March 4-8.  This year’s theme is “Rebuilding Community, Advancing the Kingdom.”  Classes and...

RAMBLING ROSE: Gospel Coming to the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello my friends, my goodness so much has gone on since I talked to you last. I will only mention a few. First I want to publically and personally thank Greg Hatza and...

Baltimore Blight: Is this your house?

222 N. Payson St. #isthisyourhouse #FlightBlightBmore

New Commissioner Meets Residents of Northwest Baltimore

By Stephan Janis, Special to the AFRO In a city reeling from consecutive years of record violence, the police commissioner designate Michael Harrison’s first encounter with Baltimore residents had a sense of urgency. Despite a wintry mix of rain and ice, the...