Founding Member of Celebrated Go-Go Band Rare Essence Remembered

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] About 2 a.m. on April 20, Rory Felton, better known as “DC”, founding member of the famed go-go band Rare Essence, was found dead of stab wounds in...

Bishop Walter Thomas Celebrates 43 Years as Pastor

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Baltimore is known for its vibrant church community.  On any given day of the week, there is something exciting happening.  New Psalmist Baptist Church celebrated the pastoral anniversary of...

Meet the Black Candidates for the 40th, 41st and 44th Districts

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Three compelling Maryland Senate races are shaping up in West Baltimore in the 40th, 41st and 44th districts. Here are the candidates vying for the West Baltimore Senate chairs.   40th Antonio Hayes...

Turning the Memphis Sanitation Strike into Art

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Angela Wilson, playwright and founder and president of the AngelWing Project, wrote and directed a play about the 1968 Memphis sanitation worker’s strike that will debut this weekend...

Despite Trump, Hogan Holds Steady in Maryland

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Donald Trump, the leader of the Republican Party, has left a trail of incompetence and a phalanx of scandal that grows almost daily, that is unrivaled in the history of...

Four Teens Charged in Carjacking of Pregnant Teacher

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO  Four Baltimore teens have been charged in the assault and kidnapping of a pregnant teacher in Baltimore County. Sixteen year-old Tyana Holmes has been charged as an adult in the...

Dance Sentenced to Six Months

Former Baltimore County School Superintendent, S. Dallas Dance will serve six months in jail, for failing to disclose almost $147,000 he earned in part-time consulting jobs when he was superintendent. He was sentenced to...

Jack Whitten, Artist as Sojourner and Refugee, on Display at BMA

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Jack Whitten, the distinguished contemporary Black artist, premieres at the the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) this weekend. “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017” features 40 works of an artist...

Chadwick Boseman of ‘Black Panther’ to Deliver Howard’s Commencement Address

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The “Black Panther” is taking over Howard University, delivering the Washington, D.C. school’s commencement address on May 12. Chadwick Boseman, an actor and Howard alum, will also receive an...

Unlicensed Bail Bond Companies Prey Upon Baltimore’s Most Needy

By Myesha Braden and Veryl Pow, Special to the AFRO Each day, about 4,000 people are held in Baltimore City jails on pretrial detention, many because they cannot afford to make bail.  In theory, judges set...

DC Police Are Now Required to Learn Black History

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] While statistics prove that for years people of color have died at the hands of police at a disproportionate rate than Whites, the resurgence of Black activism and “staying...

Black DC Residents Fight for Climate Change Bill

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] African Americans in the District of Columbia are concerned about the quality of the environment and are taking steps to become more active. On April 13, a handful of Black...

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