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Philanthropy Tank Baltimore: Eight student projects receive $90K at finals

By AFRO Staff Philanthropy Tank Baltimore, an initiative that empowers Baltimore’s next generation of CHANGEmakers, wrapped up its first annual finals event virtually on Nov. 19 by announcing $90K to student projects that address gun violence, financial literacy, human trafficking,...

GOP rejected, Democrats promise change in Baltimore

By Devin Walker Special to the AFRO Some Baltimore voters expressed interest in pursuing change in their political representation, however, the results of the Nov. 3 election showed otherwise. Democratic candidate Brandon Scott scored 153,707 votes or nearly 91%, becoming the 52nd...

AFRO Exclusive: Gambling license distribution ‘has to be fair’

By Stephen Janis Special to the AFRO With voters approving the ballot initiative, legalizing sports betting in Maryland earlier this month, business owners are raising concerns over how the licenses to offer legal wagering will be awarded.  Former State Delegate and City...

300 murders before Thanksgiving, again

By Sean Yoes AFRO Senior Reporter On Nov. 21, Lezzette Jackson, 48, was discovered in her home in the 1200 block of Woodyear Street in West Baltimore. Jackson had been shot to death and she represents the 300th homicide of 2020...

McCray elected chairman of Senate delegation

By Sean Yoes AFRO Senior Reporter East Baltimore Sen. Cory McCray has been elected chairman of the Baltimore City Senate Delegation. The vote took place during the six-member Delegation’s  pre-2021 Legislative Session Organizing meeting, in Annapolis, on Nov. 20. “I want to...

Kennedy Krieger’s ‘Festival Of Trees’ goes virtual

By Michelle Richardson Special to the AFRO “The festival is virtual but the magic is still real.”  ‘Tis the season! and for Marylanders that means Kennedy Krieger “Festival of Trees’ is finally here!  Kennedy Krieger Institute’s first Festival of Trees was on Dec....
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From the Jackson/Mitchell Files: More About Our Fight for Freedom

By Lisa Mitchell Sennaar In this season of national and local elections, we continue our fight for justice even through a pandemic. It’s critical that we recall some of our past leaders that sustained our young people’s spirits and helped...

BCPL mobile hotspot and Chromebooks available to borrow

By AFRO Staff Baltimore County Public Library now has hotspots and Chromebooks available to borrow from their Library of Things.  You can search their catalog for Chromebooks, that will allow you to create and edit documents, access the internet and much...

Supreme Court orders Mckesson case back to lower court

By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO As police brutality protests continue across the country this month, the Supreme Court of the United States made a major move in protecting protest organizers and participants from liability for injuries and property damage. In...

Will Biden pick Santelises for education secretary?

By Sean Yoes AFRO Senior Reporter Despite the chaos being sown by Donald Trump who has refused to concede the presidential election he lost three weeks ago, President-Elect Joe Biden is moving forward with the presidential transition and naming choices to...

Baltimore leadership weighs in on Thanksgiving during pandemic

By Marnita Coleman Special to the AFRO When the year began, it boasted to be “The Year of 20/20 Vision.” Folks became excited, embracing the premise that 20/20 vision is a perfect lens. Many made their resolutions, and this time, were...

Food Bank provides for holidays and beyond

By Ryan Hogan Special to the AFRO The Maryland Food Bank continues to work toward ending hunger this holiday season as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. The food bank has been providing assistance throughout the course of the pandemic with the...


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