Police: Baltimore Police Commander on Administrative Duty after Shooting

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say a Baltimore district commander will be placed on routine administrative duty after shooting a man who refused commands to show his hands. In a statement released Tuesday, a department spokesman...

Laura Murphy Helps Online Organizations Fight Discrimination and Bias

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Civil Rights activist, crisis management expert and AFRO board member Laura Murphy has come to the rescue of online organizations who need a healthy dose of #BlackGirlMagic to...

School Police Officer to Challenge Sheriff Anderson

(Updated 08/15/2013) The post of Baltimore City Sheriff, the city's only elected law enforcement position, is up for grabs next June and a city school police officer wants the job. Donoven Brooks, 47, a school...

`Safe Streets’ Seeks Funds to Expand

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO After another year of record breaking violence in Baltimore, the annual legislative session in Annapolis is awash in competing ideas on how to address the problem. In lockstep with the...

Maryland ACLU Highlights Over 100 Police-Involved Killings in State Between 2010 and 2014

At least 109 people died in Maryland during police encounters between 2010 and 2014, 69 percent of whom were Black, according to a new briefing paper by the ACLU Maryland.  The group also found that...

Fundraiser for The Children’s Home

Renowned jazz sensation, Maysa, will perform at FACES 2013, the major fundraiser for The Children’s Home in Catonsville, will be held Oct. 25 at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. The Children's Home in...

Baltimore Blight: Is this your house?

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Baltimore Eclipses 300 Murders Before Thanksgiving

By Michelle Richardson Special to the AFRO On Nov. 14, Baltimore registered a grisly milestone; 300 homicides for the fifth year in a row according to the Baltimore Police Department (BPD). The 300th and 301st victims were...

Farmer Nell & Doc Cheatham: Freedom Fighters for Food Sovereignty

By Tiffany C. Ginyard, Special to the Afro “We are concerned about the constant use of federal funds to support this most notorious expression of segregation. Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is...

Black Teen Killed by Police Triggers Tensions on E. Shore

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO Sitting in the living room of her modest trailer off a dirt road in the small Eastern Shore town of Greensboro, Md., Jennell Black recalls the...

Tonight: AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Wednesday, January 27.

Listen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3u I'll sit down with U.S. Senate candidate, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Prince George's County). In the latest polling on the race between her and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Montgomery County),...

Blight Rips at the Heart and Soul of the City

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] I spent some time over the weekend with one of my favorite people in the activist community, Nneka Nnamdi, founder of Fight Blight Bmore. Nnamdi is brilliant and tough as...

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