‘…Redefining What Justice Looks Like’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Even in a news cycle perpetually dominated by the maniacal political machinations of Donald Trump, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby was still be able to garner some national headlines...

Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman to Get Statues in MD State House

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Some of the most nationally recognized Marylanders happen to be Black, were slaves and made a huge impact on American history; yet they’re just now getting statues in the...

Maryland Bill Would Allow Unemployment Insurance in Shutdown

By The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers plan to submit legislation to allow federal employees who must work during a government shutdown without pay to collect unemployment insurance. Del. Jessica Feldmark, a Howard...

Gov. Hogan: ‘The Family….Deserves to Get Answers’

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO For months, the circumstances surrounding the death of Anton Black in police custody received little scrutiny.  The investigation as to why Black died during his encounter...

Black Caucus Seeks Meeting With Hogan on Desegregation Case

By The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland has asked to meet with Gov. Larry Hogan to discuss a long-running dispute over Maryland's treatment of its historically Black colleges. Del....

Young Advocates for a Black State Treasurer

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] As the Maryland General Assembly begins the 2019 session the Black delegates have an opportunity to make a statement that could affect the funding for their constituents.  With Governor...

FTA Approves $2million Grant For Purple Line Infrastructure Development

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has approved a $2 million grant for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) to begin infrastructure improvements along the Maryland Purple rail line that will...

New Maryland Gun Law Used In 5 Cases Involving Schools

By BRIAN WITTE , Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new Maryland law that allows courts to temporarily restrict firearms access for people at risk to themselves or others resulted in more than 300...

MD School System Raises Funds For Student Meals During Shutdown

By The Associated Press UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Maryland school district is raising money to help provide meals for students affected by the partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump's promised U.S.-Mexico border...

Maryland County Executives Back Drug Affordability Board

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Maryland lawmakers are taking action to manage prescription drug prices and gouging, by working to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board in the state. On Jan. 3 County executives from...

DMV Leaders Call for End to Government Shutdown

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Residents from D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) are adversely being affected by the partial government shutdown, which President Donald Trump enforced after not receiving funding for his border wall. ...

Fourth Circuit Orders Maryland to Negotiate With HBCUs

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered plaintiffs representing alumni and graduates of Maryland’s four HBCU’s to the negotiating table for a fourth time, Wednesday. The order is...
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