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Maryland AG Criticizes Governor’s Plan to Conduct Election

By Brian Witte The Associated Press Maryland's attorney general warned July 10 of "devastating consequences" if all eligible voters are not directly sent ballots to mail in for November's election due to safety concerns about the coronavirus, instead of Gov. Larry...

Maryland Gov. Says GOP Needs ‘Bigger Tent’ after Trump

By The Associated Press A Republican governor rumored to be eyeing a run for the White House in 2024 said July 12 that the GOP needs to be a "bigger tent party" after President Donald Trump leaves office. Maryland's Larry Hogan,...

NEWS RELEASE: Harford County Earns Two National Association of Counties Awards for Innovation

Harford County Earns Two National Association of Counties Awards for Innovation BEL AIR, Md., (June 17, 2020) - The National Association of Counties (NACo) has recognized Harford County in 2020 with two awards for innovative and effective county government programs. The...

BCPS News Release – Board of Education Unanimously Endorses Black Lives Matter Resolution

Board of Education unanimously endorses Black Lives Matter resolution Resolution proposed by Student Member of the Board Omer Reshid TOWSON, MD. – The Board of Education of Baltimore County unanimously approved the following Black Lives Matter resolution, after it was proposed by...

Speaker Jones, Maryland House Democratic Caucus, Call On Governor To Immediately Implement Police Reform...

SPEAKER JONES, MARYLAND HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS, CALL ON GOVERNOR TO IMMEDIATELY IMPLEMENT POLICE REFORM MEASURES  Annapolis, MD – Today, House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones, joined by all 98 Democratic delegates, sent a letter to Governor Lawrence J. Hogan asking him to...

Baltimore County Earns Seven National Awards Recognizing Government Innovation

Baltimore County Earns Seven National Awards Recognizing Government Innovation County’s “Balancing Act” budget platform named one of nation’s best programs as National Association of Counties highlights five County Departments for effective leadership TOWSON, MD — Baltimore County earned seven awards from the...

Bishop’s Statement on the Current Crisis in Our Nation

A Message from Bishop Sutton about the Current Crisis Dear Sisters and Brothers, We are enduring a spring of the deadly outbreaks of three viruses: Covid-19, racism and violence. We’re suffering from over 100,000 deaths of the coronavirus as of today,...

Baltimore City Mail-in Ballots

By AFRO Staff Are you waiting for your ballot? If so, try not to panic, ballots are on the way! The State Board of Elections will mail ballots to all eligible active voters. The Maryland State Board of Elections confirmed with the...

Today is the LAST DAY to Register to Vote!

Hey Baltimore, it's Voter Education Week! With just over a week to go before the Primary Election, Baltimore Votes is on a mission to make sure that every voter feels ready to head to the ballot box. But first, an important...

MEDIA RELEASE: Maryland Democrats Endorse Biden – Watch the Media Event!

MORE THAN 200 MARYLAND DEMOCRATIC LEADERS ENDORSE JOE BIDEN FOR PRESIDENT MARYLAND LEADERS DRAW STARK CONTRAST BETWEEN BIDEN AND TRUMP; PRAISE BIDEN’S ABILITY TO RESTORE AMERICA’S STANDING IN THE WORLD, AND GUIDE WORKING FAMILIES THROUGH ECONOMIC CRISIS Watch the media event...

Data Reveals Lack of Minority Investors in Maryland Cannabis Industry

By Meghan Thompson Capital News Service Only 10 percent of investors in Maryland’s cannabis industry are people of color, according to data from the Mayland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC). This figure illustrates the extent to which minorities are excluded from participation in...

Census 2020: You Count, So Be in That Number

By Ralph E. Moore Jr. Special to the AFRO Every 10 years every person in the United States and its territories must be counted; that’s the law. The counting has been done since the year 1790 or 24 times up to...

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