Dispatches From Baltimore: A City at War

Submitted to the AFRO by Wise Whitehead Reading about Baltimore City through the lens of a Black mother offers the outside world an analytical framework for trying to interpret and understand the intricacies of what...

Endangered Firehouses Call for Community Support

Fire department captains of companies facing closure are calling on community support in hopes that citizen outcries will help their life-saving services from the chopping block. Announced in the mayor’s budget last month, three...

Empowerment Temple AME Church Appoints Interim Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Ann Lightner Fuller will serve as interim pastor of Empowerment Temple AME Church for 30 days, beginning Dec. 9, while a permanent replacement is identified for the Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison...

Why Do Some White Kids Dress Up Like `Ni–ers’ For Halloween?

For me, growing up in the 1970’s Halloween was a really big deal. We actually went trick or treating for days (not just on Oct. 31), often hauling away trash bags full of candy....

Tonight: AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Wednesday, December 30.

Listen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3u With the all-important primary election in Baltimore coming in April, we continue our conversations with candidates for Baltimore City Council. Tonight we speak with Jason Pyeron, candidate for the...

Police Arrest Baltimore’s Public Enemy #1

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say they've arrested a 19-year-old man recently announced as Public Enemy #1, wanted in the fatal stabbing of 73-year-old man. Police indicated in a statement that Christopher Straham was arrested...

Proposed Law Closes Loopholes in Missing Child Cases, Remembers Phylicia Barnes

Phylicia Barnes could never have known that she would play an instrumental part in changing Maryland legislature when she disappeared from her sister’s northwest Baltimore home in 2010. Now, more than a year later,...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who...

Mayor Rawlings-Blake’s Proposed Reforms vs. Police Union Pushback

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called for changes to the law enforcement officers bill of rights (LEOBR) that would grant police commissioners greater power to discipline officers guilty of misconduct, and create a new felony that...

Baltimore on Edge after Arrestee’s Fatal Spine Injury

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have...

Sizzling Temperatures Greet Artscape Fans

Neither soaring temperatures nor sizzling sidewalks could stay Artscape devotees from their appointed rounds stage to stage, booth to booth to take in the sights and sounds of the nation’s only free art event...

A Great Shout at Carter Memorial

Dr. Tony Torain served as worship leader at the gathering to celebrate the new home of Carter Memorial Church of God in Christ, March 15, at what used to be St. Peter’s, the city’s...
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