Baltimore Community

Meet the Judge Leading the Investigation into Baltimore’s Corrupt Police Department

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO A retired federal judge has been named as leader of a seven-member panel to investigate the broader background of the Baltimore Police Department’s (BPD) Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF) corruption scandal. Even with the...

Mary W. Conaway, Part of Conaway Political Dynasty, Dies at 75

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By AFRO Staff Rev. Mary W. Conaway, former Register of Wills for Baltimore City and member of the Conaway political dynasty died Aug. 30. She was 75. Mary Conaway (born January 26, 1943), served as Baltimore’s Register of Wills from 1982-2012....

Suiter Report Just Makes Things Worse

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By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, syoes@afro.com It has been about 300 days since Baltimore Homicide Det. Sean Suiter was gunned down in the Harlem Park community of West Baltimore Nov. 15 and despite last week’s publishing of the findings of a...

Dozens of Baltimore Schools Forced to Close Due to Extreme Heat

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By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, syoes@afro.com It was a short first day of school for children at dozens of Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) and about 10 public schools in Baltimore County never opened, because they have no air conditioning. Temperatures climbed...

Baltimore Schools Test Scores Rise, Room for Improvement

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPSS) students are slowly but surely heading in the right direction with a higher percentage of students passing the current statewide 2017-2018 PARCC tests, compared to previous years. Yet,...

Memorabilia at Reginald F. Lewis Museum Seeks to Reclaim Racist Imagery

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Childish Gambino AKA Donald Glover’s “This is America” video debuted May 5. Since then, it has accumulated almost 380 million views on YouTube. The video, opening with Glover’s strained unnatural pose reminiscent of...

$10.8MM Awarded to Baltimore 2018 Youth Fund

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The inaugural grantees for Baltimore’s Children and Youth Fund have been announced. 84 organizations have been selected to share the Fund’s first allocation of $10.8 million after several months of community-driven review. “After a...

RAMBLING ROSE

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By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone, I sure hope your weekend will be as great as mine. I am having a ball on vacation in Florida partying my butt off. My “Boo-Boo” and I drove down to...

Vegan Soulfest Held in Baltimore’s Clifton Park

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Baltimore’s fifth Annual Vegan Soulfest brought a peaceful weekend filled with messages of health, wellness and holistic living for the city’s Clifton Park community. “We felt we needed to bring something positive on this level...

Baltimore Grassroots Leader Facing Rape Allegations

By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO The AFRO has received a written statement from a woman who claims that Adam Jackson, CEO of the Baltimore-based grassroots think-tank Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS), raped her in 2015. The AFRO has also received...

Speak to My Heart Ministries Prepares For Community Day

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Many Baltimore communities are in need of additional resources to help make life better. Speak to My Heart Ministries, founded in 2007, recognizes this need and every year holds a Community Day to show the...

Another Baltimore Cop Out of Control…When Will It End?

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO A Baltimore police officer caught on cellphone video repeatedly punching an unarmed man is under indictment for felony assault by a Baltimore Grand Jury and turned himself in to authorities. The officer,...

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