Saturday, March 28, 2020

Five Years Later, Mosby Still a Reform Leader

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] Next month, April 12, will mark five years since we watched the infamous camera phone images of 25-year old Freddie Carlos Gray, severely hobbled, his face contorted in pain being...

Baltimore Bus Driver Positive for Coronavirus

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] According to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), a Baltimore MTA bus driver has tested positive for the COVID-19. In response, the MTA has closed the Eastern Bus Division on Oldham...

Coronavirus Crisis: Baltimore Organizations Feed Thousands

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] City agencies have provided free food (see for a list of agencies providing food) for thousands of city residents in need during the coronavirus pandemic crisis. But, several private...

Commentary: Dismantle the Bigotry of Low Expectations

By Richard Rowe There are many places in our city that have been allowed to decline into areas of hopelessness — many of them Black neighborhoods. There are many reasons why this has happened. For one,...

Tonight at 6:15PM – City Council President Telephone Town Hall on COVID-19

Council President to Hold COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall Meeting with Special Guest Dr. Joshua Sharfstein Dial (855) 756 7520. Pin: 57975# BALTIMORE, MD (March 25, 2020) ⁠— Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott will hold an interactive...

A Complete Count in the Community

By Beverly Richards Special to the AFRO In an effort to mobilize and ensure Black communities are counted in the 2020 Decennial Census, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Unity Diaspora Coalition, National Urban League’s Black Census...

MD BEST FOOD TRUCKS Helping to Feed the Public Safely During COVID-19

MARYLAND BEST FOOD TRUCKS Helping to feed the public safely during COVID-19 News provided by MD Best Food Trucks, LLC Baltimore, March 26, 2020 – As restaurants close and communities are urged to avoid public spaces or...

Mayor Releases Emergency Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness

Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young released his COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young released his COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness. This plan is an effort to...

Please Protect Pipes: Don’t Flush Wipes

By Baltimore City Department of Public Works Acting Baltimore City Department of Public Works Director, Matthew W. Garbark, today reminded citizens not to flush items down the toilet that do not belong there. "I realize...

Newsmaker Speaker Series: The Novel COVID-19 Outbreak

By Imani Wj Wright Special to AFRO Amid the pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the global community has been put on halt. Severe safety precautions, federal regulated distancing and the closing of public entities have all...

Youth Town Hall: ‘My Mayor Must’

By Antonio Moore The beginning of this decade brought the most critical election cycle in recent history. While the presidential race is hot with topics about foreign relations, gun control and climate change, Baltimore’s mayoral...

‘Sewing From the Soul’ With Catherine Wooten

By Jessica Dortch Production Editor [email protected] What makes Catherine Wooten so incredible isn’t the accolades and head nods from fashion and textile industry professionals; it is the fact that every quilt she creates is a special piece...

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