THE RUN DOWN



Juneteenth at Johns Hopkins

By Jamesia Downer, AFRO Intern On June 19, 1865, the last group of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, were informed that the Union Army had won the Civil War and they were free. Since that day,...

Community Pays Tribute to Brown

By AFRO Staff Recently, hundreds dressed in white filled the Empowerment Temple in Northwest Baltimore not just to mourn, but to celebrate the life and legacy of Gerald Brown, who was gunned down on Forest...

AFRO Reporter Wins Emmy

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] AFRO crime reporter Michelle “Shell” Richardson, wears a couple of hats as a journalist; she is also an assignment editor for news station ABC—WJLA in Washington, D.C. Recently, she was...

Soulful Symphony Coming to Columbia

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Venerable Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia will be the home of the world-renowned Soulful Symphony for the summer. Over the years the Soulful Symphony has re-energized American music through the...

Being Black in Baltimore, A History

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] July 1 is my birthday, and it also marks the exact midpoint of the year. Tragically, as we approach the halfway point of 2019 we are once again on pace to...

Suspect Arrested in Homicide of Annapolis Rapper

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO According to investigators a neighborhood fight led to the alleged murder of Annapolis rapper Tre Da Kid. Now a suspect in that homicide has been arrested and charged. James Esau...

Faith Community Launches Census Campaign

By Maria Morales, Special to the AFRO Faith leaders from Baltimore and around the country are gearing up for the 2020 U.S. Census with the #EveryoneCounts campaign.  A coalition of clergies and activists representing the African American,...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat;...

Baltimore City and County to Initiate Review of Water Delivery System

By AFRO Staff Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young (D-Md.) today announced that the City and County will jointly initiate a comprehensive review of the business processes that govern the...

Mayor Young, Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks®, Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore to Announce NeighborhoodLIFT® Program

BALTIMORE, Md.  — Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young (D-Md.) will be joined today by Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) to announce a new partnership and program to boost homeownership in Baltimore City. In collaboration...

Historic Club Wins ‘Heritage Award’

By AFRO Staff The historic Arch Social Club of Baltimore has been an anchor of the Penn-North community (literally at the corner of Pennsylvania and North) of West Baltimore since 1905. Earlier this month the Arch...
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