Friday, December 4, 2020

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McCray elected chairman of Senate delegation

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Senior Reporter syoes@afro.com East Baltimore Sen. Cory McCray has been elected chairman of the Baltimore City Senate Delegation. The vote took place during the six-member Delegation’s  pre-2021 Legislative Session Organizing meeting, in Annapolis, on Nov. 20. “I want to...

Kennedy Krieger’s ‘Festival Of Trees’ goes virtual

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By Michelle Richardson Special to the AFRO “The festival is virtual but the magic is still real.”  ‘Tis the season! and for Marylanders that means Kennedy Krieger “Festival of Trees’ is finally here!  Kennedy Krieger Institute’s first Festival of Trees was on Dec....
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From the Jackson/Mitchell Files: More About Our Fight for Freedom

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By Lisa Mitchell Sennaar In this season of national and local elections, we continue our fight for justice even through a pandemic. It’s critical that we recall some of our past leaders that sustained our young people’s spirits and helped...

BCPL mobile hotspot and Chromebooks available to borrow

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By AFRO Staff Baltimore County Public Library now has hotspots and Chromebooks available to borrow from their Library of Things.  You can search their catalog for Chromebooks, that will allow you to create and edit documents, access the internet and much...

Supreme Court orders Mckesson case back to lower court

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By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO As police brutality protests continue across the country this month, the Supreme Court of the United States made a major move in protecting protest organizers and participants from liability for injuries and property damage. In...

Will Biden pick Santelises for education secretary?

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Senior Reporter syoes@afro.com Despite the chaos being sown by Donald Trump who has refused to concede the presidential election he lost three weeks ago, President-Elect Joe Biden is moving forward with the presidential transition and naming choices to...

Baltimore leadership weighs in on Thanksgiving during pandemic

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By Marnita Coleman Special to the AFRO When the year began, it boasted to be “The Year of 20/20 Vision.” Folks became excited, embracing the premise that 20/20 vision is a perfect lens. Many made their resolutions, and this time, were...

Food Bank provides for holidays and beyond

By Ryan Hogan Special to the AFRO The Maryland Food Bank continues to work toward ending hunger this holiday season as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. The food bank has been providing assistance throughout the course of the pandemic with the...

Some question Baltimore NAACP elections

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  By Sean Yoes AFRO Senior Reporter syoes@afro.com Although some question the timing of the vote, on Nov. 24, the Rev. Kobi Little, the current president of the Baltimore branch of the NAACP was re-elected in a landslide.  “I’m grateful to the members of...

Beating holiday loneliness during the global pandemic

By Charnyse Burton Special to the AFRO Now that health experts strongly encourage individuals across America to cancel their traditional plans and only gather with their immediate households, the grim reality of eating alone is facing many. Judi Breiterman, 73, of Waldorf,...

Families give virtual learning a passing grade

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By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO Public school students and their families are roughly halfway through an unprecedented semester of virtual learning due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Praise and critique have abounded as districts across the State of Maryland work to...

The BMA to Temporarily Close Starting Wednesday at 5 p.m.

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With COVID-19 cases on the rise across the country and the holidays upon us, The Baltimore Museum of Art has made the decision to temporarily close our galleries beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25. We plan to...

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