Meet the Black House Democrats Who Will Be Running the Show

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party's most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power of...

Del. Curt Anderson Resigns as Baltimore Chair Amid Swirl of Allegations

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Why is veteran Baltimore City Del. Curt Anderson (D-43) stepping down as chair of the Baltimore delegation to the Maryland House of Delegates, a position he has held for 12...

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...

Meet the African American Candidates in Prince George’s County

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Prince George’s County has some major candidates running for election this year, including in the gubernatorial, delegates, senate, and county executive race.  With a low voting turnout in...

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. ...

Druid Hill Park Plays Host to 14th Annual Victim Fund Run

While violent crime statistics are falling in Baltimore in recent months, there are still victims of crimes every day. That is why the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is holding their 14th...

Why Are Some Top Democrats Supporting Hogan Over Jealous?

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Despite an unpopular President and being in a state with a majority of Democratic voters, political veterans say Ben Jealous is facing an uphill battle in his bid...

Fate of Medical Marijuana Legislation Down to the Wire

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Legislation to increase the number of minority vendors in Maryland’s medical marijuana industry is teetering on the brink of successful passage as the Maryland General Assembly races toward the...

Md. Equity Task Force Holds First Meeting

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The Maryland State Task Force on Reconciliation and Equity recently began its work.   The statewide effort,  authorized by Maryland Senate Bill 350, is charged with “promoting reconciliation and inclusionary...

Scott Ascends to Baltimore City Council President

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO East Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott earned unanimous support from his colleagues on May 6, to become president of the city’s legislative body. The vote came shortly after his...

Freshman Delegate Charles Preps for Challenges Ahead

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Nick Charles is one of Prince George's County's newest elected officials. He cannot wait to go to Annapolis as a delegate in January. Charles got 8,330 votes, enough to have...

Hyattsville Appoints First Black, First Woman and First LGBT as Chief of Police

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] There’s a new chief in town, and she’s spreading Black Girl Magic and a lot of firsts in Hyattsville, Md.  Amal Awad is the first Black, first woman and...

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