Thursday, July 2, 2020

Baltimore Community

Baltimore Gets $30M Grant to Help Housing Redevelopment

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore has been awarded a $30 million federal grant that will support the city's $889 million plan to revitalize three neighborhoods. News outlets report the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant is...

Sen. Nathaniel Oaks Sentenced to 3 1/2 Years in Federal Prison

By Stephen Janis and J.K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Storm clouds descended on Baltimore, Tuesday around 2 p.m. A black haze reached down to obscure the topmost floors of the World Trade Center. Lightning flashed and thunder louder than the...

5 Years After Brother’s Death, Tawanda Jones Still Fights For Justice

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By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com When I first met Tawanda Jones and her family in December 2013, it had been 155 days since Tyrone West, her brother and their loved one had been killed while in police custody July 18,...

RAMBLING ROSE

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Hello my friends, this has been a great week for outdoor events, for traveling or just sitting on your porch. The weather has been good. I wish you all joy, happiness and good health. This week I want to give...

Artscape Set to Showcase Diverse Creativity

By Brandi Randolph, Special to the AFRO Nothing screams summer in Baltimore quite like Artscape. It is a perfect representation of the city, as Baltimore’s art scene is diverse and expansive. We have a microcosm of creativity that other cities are...

McFadden’s Political Career Coming to an End

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Nathaniel McFadden, State Senator of Baltimore’s 45th District, Senate President Pro Tem and chair of Baltimore’s senate delegation leaves his post this year, having played a critical role in providing representation and using every...

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...

[Updated] Following Shooting of 7-Year Old, Southwest Baltimore Struggles to Organize Itself

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO (Updated July 19) - Taylor Hayes, the 7-year-old shot in Southwest Baltimore, died Thursday morning, according to the Baltimore Police Department. “Sad Update: Seven-year-old, Taylor Hayes passed away this morning. She was shot while sitting in a...

Zion Hill Baptist Church Dives into Michigan Water Emergency

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO The Bible encourages us to take care of our fellow man.  Hebrews 13:16 (NIV) states “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” ...

Judge Casts Doubt on BPD Reform Efforts

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By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com The Baltimore Police Department (BPD), still mired in the aftermath of numerous misconduct scandals, four commissioners in three years and the mysterious death of Det. Sean Suiter, is federally mandated to implement sweeping reforms. However, the...

USA Today: Did BPD Stop Fighting Crime After Freddie Gray?

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By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com Less than six months after USA Today declared Baltimore “the nation’s most dangerous city,” the newspaper posted another front page story July 12 about the city’s pervasive violence. But, this article links Baltimore’s ongoing struggle...

Verletta White Will Continue to Lead Baltimore County Schools

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Verletta White will continue to serve public school children in the Baltimore County community where she was born and raised for at least another year. The County school board voted this week on a...

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