Maryland Becomes Sixth State to Approve $15 Minimum Wage

By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland became the sixth state in the nation on Thursday to approve a gradual minimum wage increase to $15 an hour. The Maryland General Assembly, which has...

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Maryland, North Carolina Redistrict Challenges

By CAROLINA VELLOSO, Capital News Service WASHINGTON - For the second time in as many years, the Supreme Court heard arguments on partisan redistricting cases from Maryland and North Carolina Tuesday, but it remains unclear whether...

House Committee Approves Legislation to Create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board To Curb Drug...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2019 Contact: Vincent DeMarco, 410-591-9162 House Committee Approves Legislation to Create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board To Curb Drug Costs for Local and State Government Md. Citizens’ Health Initiative Launching Television Ad...

$15 Minimum Wage Bill Advances

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO A $15 minimum wage bill left Maryland’s general assembly conference committee Tuesday. The bill is a reconciliation of measures that passed both houses by veto-proof margins this session. The senate...

First Black Woman CAO of Baltimore County

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Stacy L. Rodgers, was recently named County Administrative Officer (CAO) by County Executive Johnny Olszewski. She is the first Black woman and second female CAO for Baltimore County. Before...

Teachers Set to March in Maryland’s Capital

By The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's largest union says it is expecting thousands of teachers to march on the state capital in a call for increased school funding. The Maryland State Education Association...

Congressman Brown Leads Charge For Transgender Military Service

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Maryland Congressman Anthony Brown has joined a group of bi-partisan representatives who are vigorously challenging President Donald J. Trump’s ban on transgender soldiers serving in the military.  Sources close...

Mosby Receives Lukewarm Annapolis Reception

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO The reception in Annapolis for Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s proposal that would give prosecutors more leeway in vacating wrongful convictions was chilly, to say the...

Mosby Continues to Make Her Case

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO The war on drugs escalated since its inception in 1968 during the administration of Richard Nixon and the Nixon ideology spread to the state and city level through...

Maryland House Censures Lawmaker for Racial Slur

By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A White Maryland lawmaker was censured by the state's House of Delegates on Thursday for making a racial slur about a legislative district in a majority-Black...

Brown Questions Deployment of Troops to Mexican Border

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Maryland Congressman Anthony Brown (D) continues hold The Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security accountable for combatting extremism in the military and demanding a strategy and justification...

Maryland Delegate Loses Leadership Post For Racial Slur

By BRIAN WITTE , Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A white Maryland lawmaker lost her leadership position Tuesday after using a racial slur for black people at an after-hours gathering at a cigar store...
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