Cutting Edges

By Imani Wj Wright, Baltimore Resident “The Barbershop Series” exhibition features the work of renowned Baltimore artist, puppeteer and museum educator Schroeder Cherry, Ed.D. The series pays homage to one of the most enduring African American...

‘Jobs Are Not Easy to Come By’

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO Last week Mayor Jack Young re-ignited the controversy over squeegee kids, the mostly African-American teens who work busy intersections seeking to wash car windows for cash. But,...

Numbers Don’t Lie, Ceasefire Saves Lives

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] August 2017, Erricka Bridgeford, Letrice Gant, Ogun Gordy, Darnyle Wharton, Jakia Jason and Michelle Shellers, launched the first “Nobody Kill Anybody” Baltimore Ceasefire weekend. It was two short years after the Uprising...

On the Road Again

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood, an organization that does exactly what it describes in its name, is hitting the road again. The organization, which has been operating for...

`Mod Squad’ Bank Robbers at Large

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO Two men and two women are wanted in 12 bank robberies across the Baltimore area since March. According to the FBI, the crew has hit banks in Catonsville, Essex, Severn,...

Uppercut Boxing Opens in Park Heights

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Recently, the Uppercut Boxing Gym of Maryland, opened at 4408 Park Heights in northwest Baltimore, and will serve as a vital resource for young people far beyond the boxing ring....

RAMBLING ROSE

Celebrations in Baltimore Hello my dear friends of “Rambling Rose!” I want to first thank you for continuing on reading my column here in the AFRO for the past 23 years. Believe me I...

AFRO Community Calendar

SEFEL Pyramid Model Leadership Training of Trainers. June 20-21, 2019. The Maryland SEFEL Pyramid Model Leadership Team, with MSDE sponsorship, is seeking applications from individuals who meet the criteria outlined below and are interested in becoming...

Wilson Moves From Sagamore to Hopkins

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Alicia Wilson, the ascending attorney and civic leader rooted firmly in the East Baltimore community where she grew up, has been tapped for a new position of leadership at Johns...

McCray Takes Scott’s Former Seat

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] When she was a little girl Danielle McCray was part of what was once a ubiquitous Baltimore tradition. Her great grandmother lived at 1612 Gilmor Street in West Baltimore and McCray...

Community Leader’s Death Ripples Across City

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO Baltimore is on pace to break three hundred homicides for a fifth consecutive year. But, the execution style slaying last week of Gerald Brown II, a local basketball legend and...

Advocating For Mothers of Color

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Business Name: Mompreneur and Me Owner: Christine Michel Carter What: “Mompreneur and Me,” is an advocacy network that hosts events primarily for mothers of color, founded by Christine Michel Carter, a writer,...

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