Balt. Co. Executive, Gubernatorial Candidate Kamenetz Dies Suddenly

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Kevin Kamenetz, the two-term Baltimore County Executive and gubernatorial candidate died early this morning of cardiac arrest, sending shockwaves across the state. He was 60. According to a press release by...

CEO of Public Schools Resigns Amid Scandals, School Board Wants a Voice in Replacement

By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO With three years left in his contract, Prince George’s County Chief Executive Officer of Public Schools, Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, will resign at the end of this school year,...

Small Business Legislation Highlighted at Prince George’s County Forum

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Maryland State Sens. Mike Miller (D-District 27), James Rosapepe (D-District 21) and Douglas Peters (D-District 23) in addition to Maryland Del. Jay Walker (D-District 26) talked about the recently...

Ex-PG Democrats Chair Strikes It Big in IT

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] While many Prince Georgians know Terry Speigner as the engaging, dedicated former chairman of the county's Democratic Central Committee, not many know he is a successful entrepreneur in information...

Harlem Park Body Camera Surveillance Another Dark Chapter in Davis Tenure

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Just days before he was terminated by Mayor Catherine Pugh, former Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis tried to make his case that the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), was emerging from...

Eastside Races Heating Up

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Two Maryland Senate races in East Baltimore have aligned two venerable Eastside politicians; Sen. Joan Carter Conway (D-43) and Sen. Nathaniel McFadden (D-45), against Del. Mary Washington (D-43) and Del....

Exclusive: Hogan Appoints Carter to 41st Dist. Senate Seat

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Jill P. Carter, director of Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights, has been appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan take over the 41st District Senate seat, recently vacated by Nathaniel Oaks....

From Slaveholding County To Tourist Attraction: Prince Georges County Celebrates 322nd Birthday

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO Founded on April 23, 1696, Prince George’s County has had a dramatic shift in its 322 years of existence from being the biggest slave owning county in Maryland,...

Rushern Baker Introduces Clean Energy Plan

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Rushern Baker, a Democratic candidate for governor, announced a plan for Maryland to become the first state to achieve 100 percent clean energy and zero waste called the Baker...

Congress and the President Must Respond to the Opioid Crisis

By Elijah Cummings, Special to the AFRO Recently, in front of a Baltimore restaurant, I watched as a young man was pushed out of a car, unconscious, and on to the sidewalk in front of...

Alston Wants to Serve District 24 as a Senator

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Tiffany Alston has served as a delegate representing the 24th Legislative District of Maryland and wants to go back to the General Assembly as a senator from the district. "There...

Williams Wants to take Skill Sets to Annapolis

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Donjuan "D.J." Williams has accumulated skills as a U.S. Army veteran, three-term mayor of Glenarden, and member of its city council. He wants to use those abilities to effectively...

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