Fall Concert Celebrates 100 Years of Scholarship

By Special to AFRO More than two thousand music lovers from the Baltimore and Washington Metropolitan Areas will fill Gilliam Concert Hall at Morgan State University’s Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center on Nov. 17...

Former Police Spokesman Makes Mayoral Bid

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO The race to be Baltimore’s next mayor added another entrant this week, albeit a less conventional aspirant whose background is policing, not politics. T.J Smith, the former spokesperson for the...

Mfume to Make Major Announcement Nov. 4

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Kweisi Mfume, the person who preceded the late Rep. Elijah Cummings representing the 7th Congressional District of Baltimore, is poised to make a major announcement about his future and the...

Young Makes It Official: He’s Running

By The Associated Press and AFRO Staff Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young has officially started campaigning to secure a full four-year term as the city's top elected official. On Oct. 26, Young tearfully told supporters...

Whiteness: A Longtime Demonic Spiritual Presence in the World

By Ralph Moore Special to the AFRO “Whiteness” was word for the Oct. 20 rainy morning at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Northeast Baltimore. After the sound of African drums sounded attention, the Rev. Heber Brown...

Baltimore’s Ferguson Takes the Senate’s Big Chair

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] William C. “Bill” Ferguson, IV, was born April 15, 1983. That’s the same year I graduated from Walbrook High School. Ironically, it was tax day. Now, at 36, he is poised...

Yoes To Interview Bridgeford During Balt. Book Festival

By Rev. Dorothy Boulware AFRO Managing Editor [email protected] Erricka Bridgeford, co-founder of the Baltimore Ceasefire Movement has emerged as a powerful advocate against violence and homicide in our city and beyond; Ceasefire weekends have been a welcome...

Op-Ed: After 66 Years, Arena Players Still Steals the Show

By Tabb Bishop and Larry Young Special to the AFRO Baltimore natives celebrate the accomplished entertainers who lived in their city, like Oprah Winfrey, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Jada Pickett Smith, and Charles Dutton. In a similar...

Capital Gazette Shooter Enters Guilty Plea

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO The man accused of killing five staffers at the Capital Gazette Newspaper in Annapolis has pleaded guilty for the June 2018 mass shooting. Jarrod Ramos, 39, is asking for a...

Bill Ferguson, Next Senate President 

By Brian White , The Associated Press Maryland’s longtime Senate president is stepping down from his leadership post as he deals with his cancer diagnosis, and a Baltimore lawmaker is being nominated to take his place. Senate...

Md. Senate President Miller to Step Down as Chamber Leader

By Capital News Service,  Elliott Davis Maryland Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr. announced Oct. 24 that he is stepping down from the position he’s held for more than three decades as he continues...

Red Cross Seeks Blood Donors During Flu Season

By AFRO Staff The American Red Cross has put out the call for blood donors this Fall. Anticipating a drop in eligible donors as flu season approaches, the Red Cross is seeking to “ensure a strong...

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