UMD Hires Darryll Pines As New President

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Despite a national search, the University of Maryland looked to its engineering building to find its next president. It was recently announced that Darryll J. Pines was chosen to...

The Black Press: Protecting the Franchise

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] “On next Tuesday morning at 12 o’clock, in old Bethel church, a grand mass meeting of extra-ordinary and far-reaching importance will be held,” read an editorial in the Afro-American Ledger,...

The Ascension of Harry Sythe Cummings

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] According to historians, about 1,500 Black men, in a  tattered country just a few precious years out of the so-called, “peculiar institution” of American slavery, were elected to political office...

Douglass: ‘Build On For Those Who Come After You’

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] On May 19, 1870, more than 10,000 Black men, women and children marched through the streets of Baltimore to celebrate the ratification of the 15th Amendment, the largest celebration of...

The Brotherhood of Liberty: Protecting the Franchise

Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] The United Mutual Brotherhood of Liberty “As slavery grew to a system and the Cotton Kingdom began to expand into imperial white domination, a free Negro was a contradiction, a threat and...

Maryland House Approves $2.2 Billion for School Construction

By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — School construction funding in Maryland would increase by $2.2 billion over five years, under a measure approved by the House of Delegates on Friday. The House approved...

AFRO Exclusive: Dru Hill Talks Legacy, New Music

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] The Washington Wizards weren’t the only group of men wowing audiences at the Capital One Arena on Feb. 7.  After a nail-biting victory by the Wizards, who won by one-point...

Black History Month: Did You Know?

By AFRO Staff Provident Hospital Did you know that Provident Hospital was one of the first medical facilities for Blacks in Baltimore? The hospital opened in 1894 with 10 beds in a small private dwelling in...

HBCU Experience: The Impact of Seasoned Faculty

This article was written by a cohort from Morgan State University’s Urban Ed. Leadership doctoral program. I was born and raised in New York...and learned early on how it felt to have a "double consciousness"--...

AFRO Photographs on Display At BSU

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Bowie State kicked off the celebration of Black History Month by launching an exhibition of photographs from the AFRO chronicling the local civil rights movement through the lens of former...

AFRO Exclusive: Updates From China Quarantine Days 2 – 6

Quarantine Days 2 and 3:  Snow Day/Silent Retreat The reality of the quarantine is beginning to hit me. All in one day, I experience a snow day and play the roles of Henry David Thoreau...

Students Get Schooled in Oral Health

By AFRO Staff Dental hygiene students and dental professionals from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) will help sixth graders from three West Baltimore schools prevent cavities by applying sealants to their teeth...

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