Hayes to Expand Opportunities in the 40th District

Six months before he officially takes office, Antonio Hayes, the presumptive delegate of the 40th District has begun working on behalf of his district. He is assisting Violetville residents in their attempts to revitalize...

Yvonne Bonnie Butler

Yvonne “Bonnie” Matthews Butler passed away Feb. 22 after a lengthy illness she would not let dampen her enthusiastic enjoyment of life. The third child of Robert and Vashti Matthews, Bonnie was a fourth generation...

Who is Boyd Rutherford?

In January, Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan named former colleague Boyd Rutherford as his running mate. If Hogan wins, Rutherford stands to become the state’s third African-American lieutenant governor. The pair, who both served as...

Howard County Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association invites the Howard County community to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Sept. 26 (rain or shine) at Centennial Park in Columbia, Md. With over 500 people expected, the walk...

Baltimore Music Legend Sent Home on a High Note

For as long as any of his loved ones can remember, Scott Taylor loved music. So after he died at age 55 recently following a long illness, they sent him home with a band...

Freddie Gray Jurors Deadlocked, Judge Says Keep Deliberating

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jurors in the manslaughter trial of a police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray said Tuesday they were deadlocked, but the judge overseeing the case told them to keep...

Maryland Live! Casino Honors NAACP’s Tessa Hill-Aston

Baltimore City NAACP President Tessa Hill-Aston was among those honored, Feb. 25, by the Maryland Live! Casino and the MD-Washington Minority Companies Association for Black History Month. She was joined by Adrian Muldrow, third vice...

What’s The What: Small Businesses Struggle In Wake Of Riots

Last week I attended the Maryland Business Recovery Workshop on Morgan State University's campus. The event was ostensibly about connecting small businesses damaged by the riots with state and federal agencies who could help...

United Way of Central Maryland Funds Programs Throughout Baltimore

The United Way of Central Maryland announced $8.27 million in funding of grants and other community investment. The funding will be used to help families in Baltimore County, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties and...

Youth-Led Think Tank Seeks Community Support in their Efforts

For the past four years, officers of the youth-led, Baltimore-area think tank Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS) have sought to train young people to become effective advocates in the fight against structural racism....

Series of Shootings Leaves 5 Dead

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) is investigating a rash of shootings over the weekend and into this week that have left five people dead. On Aug. 20, homicide detectives responded...

Daddy and Me Tea

The Women’s Challenge are presenting a Daddy and Me Tea on June 21, from 11 am to 3pm at the Eubie Blake Center. Tickets are $40 for a father and daughter and $15 to...

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