De Sousa Sentenced to 10 Months In Federal Prison

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO Another corruption scandal inside the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) came to partial resolution with the sentencing of former Baltimore top cop Darryl DeSousa to ten months in prison for...

New Black-Owned Vegan Restaurant, The Grub Factory, Opens in Baltimore

There aren’t many places in Baltimore where you can order a vegan cheesesteak, but now there’s one more. The Grub Factory, a Black-owned vegan restaurant, officially opened its doors on Sunday, May 14 at...

First Black-Owned Movie Theater Opens In Baltimore

By Nakia Brown, Special to the AFRO What began as a hobby of perfecting the audio and cinematic experience, evolved a 7-seat home theater in a townhouse basement into a 85-seat luxurious and independent multiplex movie...

In Wake of Mounting Scandals, BPD Searches for Way Forward

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO As the mayor conducts a national search for a new police commissioner, the damage done to the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), by a series of ongoing scandals has prompted...

Baltimore Grassroots Leader Facing Rape Allegations

By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO The AFRO has received a written statement from a woman who claims that Adam Jackson, CEO of the Baltimore-based grassroots think-tank Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS), raped her...

Relatives of Indicted Gang Member Among Baltimore’s Latest Homicide Victims

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) has confirmed two women killed this week in West Baltimore are mother and daughter and relatives of an indicted Black Guerilla Family member. Chanette Neal,...

Ciera Brookins, Morgan Student, Dies at 25

(Updated 12/22/2016) Ciera Brookins, a 25-year-old Morgan University student, died from complications from Lupus at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore on Dec. 19. Brookins, who was a student at the School of Social...

An Open Letter From Former Students of Baltimore City College High School

By Louis Williams, Nevan Edwards, Marie Mokuba and Deontrey Yeargin J.D. Merrill, is a former Baltimore City Public School teacher who has been upheld as the candidate for state Senate our city needs to revitalize...

‘White People Hate Us Because We’re Black’

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead Baltimore is a small town and it is officially divided into nine geographical regions, with over 200 different neighborhoods that are as individual as they are...

Britain’s Hidden Black Royalty

By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been making headlines as the big day approaches this Saturday, May 19. But May 19 is also special because it’s...

12 Gang Members Indicted on Multiple Charges

The U.S. States Attorney’s Office, Baltimore Police and the FBI announced Tuesday morning the indictment of 12 members of a dangerous Baltimore gang. The TTG gang or "Trained To Go" gang, according to police and...

Corrogan Vaughn, Frequent Republican Candidate and Son of Prominent Baltimore Pastor Dies Suddenly

(Updated 8/19/2017) Corrogan R. Vaughn, a Republican candidate for multiple offices over the years and the son of Dr. Lillian Purnell Bowser Vaughn and Rev. Dr. Alfred C.D. Vaughn, the long time Pastor of...
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