Baltimore Community

    The Weight of Poverty

    By Antonio Moore Special to the AFRO You would think that it would be easy to get a decent meal in Baltimore, since the city has always been a “foodie” destination. All the best restaurants that...

    Baltimore Foundation in Line for Pepsi Grant

    For families battling a child’s critical illness, the crashing surf and sandy shores of area beaches offer a port in a storm. And Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation is one step closer to opening...

    Baltimore County Deltas Sponsor Financial Workshop Series

    With difficult financial times affecting millions of Americans, fighting the economic downturn has become increasingly difficult. Credit card debt, foreclosures, furloughs, unemployment and layoffs have hit the Baltimore region hard as well, but the...

    Maryland Recognizes National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Month

    The problem seems almost insurmountable: 430,000 Marylanders, and more than 1 out of 5 resident between the ages of 18 and 25 are dependent on or abused alcohol illicit drugs in the past year,...

    Baltimore Blight: Is this your house?

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    Centenarians Celebrated at Martin’s West

    By AFRO Staff Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was the keynote speaker for the 26th annual Maryland Centenarians Recognition Luncheon, May 11 at Martin’s West in Woodlawn. Proclamations honoring the more than 100 centenarians gathered (including Beatrice...

    Baltimore Mayor: Boxing Matches May Help End Street Beefs

    By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — The new mayor of Baltimore says boxing matches could help reduce the city's rampant street violence. The Baltimore Sun reports Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young suggested the unconventional approach Sunday, saying...

    Hollywood Comes Back to Baltimore: Charm City Kings

    By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] In the wake of the recent Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood, a new film about the pleasures and perils of life in Baltimore through the lens of the young men...

    An Open Letter From Former Students of Baltimore City College High School

    By Louis Williams, Nevan Edwards, Marie Mokuba and Deontrey Yeargin J.D. Merrill, is a former Baltimore City Public School teacher who has been upheld as the candidate for state Senate our city needs to revitalize...

    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...

    Students Seek Funding to Further Transform Mt. Auburn Cemetery

    The rejuvenation of Cherry Hill’s Mt. Auburn Cemetery is nothing short of a pure miracle. Combined efforts of area college students, civic organizations, inmates, and local and state leaders helped push to clean and...

    ‘The Bake’ Will Use Late Skate to Honor Dr. King’s Legacy

    Late Skate at ‘The Bake’ Honoring King’s Legacy of Compassion and Cooperation   By Tiffany Ginyard, Special to the AFRO (Updated 01/29/2019) - When skaters gather, 11 p.m., Jan. 19 (due to inclement weather the date was postponed to...

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