Woman Killed While Helping Panhandler Was Known For Kindness

By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Relatives of a Maryland woman who was knifed to death in front of her family while trying to help a panhandler said Monday that she died the way...

Maryland Democrats Pick Rockeymoore Cummings as Chair

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Democrats have picked a former gubernatorial hopeful and wife of a powerful congressman as chair of the state party. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings thanked party officials for electing her Saturday and...

UMd Says 22 Confirmed Cases of Adenovirus

By The Associated Press COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — More cases of a respiratory virus have been confirmed at the University of Maryland, College Park, where a freshman died of complications from the virus last...

AFRO Exclusive: First Daughter is First Woman to Pastor Historic Mt. Ararat Baptist Church

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, AFRO Managing Editor With one movement, history is made in myriad ways with the announced retirement of current pastor, the Rev. Dr. Charles E. Coger and the appointment of his daughter,...

Civilian Review Board Backlog Triggers Turmoil

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO Waiting for a bus after school last year in Howard County, 18-year-old Jawone Nicholson said he was confused when a stranger approached him and a friend...

The Curious Rollout of Joel Fitzgerald

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] ‘Baltimore is brutal.’ That was the succinct, cogent analysis of the state of our city by one of my media colleagues, following the official introduction of Ft. Worth, Texas Police Chief...

Community Leader Calls For Transparency in Confirmation Process

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore staff True to her word, Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh named the successor to interim Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Commissioner Gary Tuggle, shortly before the Thanksgiving holiday. Dr. Joel Fitzgerald,...

`Stay’ Film Directed by W. Balt. Native

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] "Stay," a romantic drama recently won "Best International Feature Film" at the Baltimore International Film Festival. The film, which examines addiction also won the "Audience Choice Award" at the Royal Starr Film...

`Tell Them That We Matter’

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead For the past five months. I have spent my days driving around and visiting the Black Butterfly neighborhoods of Baltimore City. I visited the schools, the...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the...

NAACP’s Tiffany Dena Loftin Honored at Black Girls Vote Ball

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia BALTIMORE, MD – National Director of the NAACP Youth and College Division, Tiffany Dena Loftin was awarded the Rising Star Award on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the 2nd Annual Black...

Oral Arguments Scheduled for HBCU-Maryland Inequality Case

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia A coalition of HBCU students, alumni and others from Maryland are planning to pack the Fourth District Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia next month for...

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