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...

Remembering the ‘Lady In The Lake’ 52 Years Later

He was just 9-years old when his mother went missing in April 1969. Two months later, long after his grandmother reported her daughter missing, her body was found in Baltimore's Druid Hill Park.   David Parker,...

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...

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...

‘White People Hate Us Because We’re Black’

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Kaye 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...

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...

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,...

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...

AFRO Exclusive: Pugh Resigns

By Tiffany C. Ginyard, AFRO Managing Editor In a one-on-one conversation with AFRO Publisher and CEO the Rev. Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper on Wednesday, May 1, Mayor Catherine E. Pugh said she will resign as mayor of...

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...
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