AFRO Exclusive: Interview With Dr. Jamal Bryant

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, AFRO Managing Editor While the Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant is going to be the new pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Georgia, Baltimore will always be home. “This...

Food Resource Center Opens at Morgan State

By Morgan State University Newsroom Morgan State University announced the upcoming December 7 opening of a Food Resource Center (FRC), via press release. The new center is intended to address food insecurity within its student population. The...

After 2 Painful Years, Elijah Cummings Will Be More Powerful

By BEN TERRIS, The Washington Post WASHINGTON (AP) — When the word of the Lord came to Elijah, it arrived on a slip of paper tucked in a stranger's bra. In 2017, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings...

Maryland Ranks No. 4 in the Country for Cooking Fires

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Since 2016 Maryland became 4th ranked state in the country for cooking fires; and with the upcoming holiday season approaching there is an increased risk of being involved in a...

Pugh Taps Ft. Worth Chief to be Next Baltimore Commissioner

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO One of the most highly anticipated personnel moves by Mayor Catherine Pugh finally reached a conclusion as Pugh announced the hiring of current Fort Worth, Tx. police chief Joel...

Blight Rips at the Heart and Soul of the City

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] I spent some time over the weekend with one of my favorite people in the activist community, Nneka Nnamdi, founder of Fight Blight Bmore. Nnamdi is brilliant and tough as...

Genesta Lane, 97, AFRO Founder’s Great Granddaughter

Genesta Elizabeth Lane passed away peacefully in her sleep at Augsburg Lutheran Village, Nov. 12 at the age of 97.  She was born on March 28, 1921 in Baltimore, MD to Harry Gilbert Jr....

Area Churches Step Up During Thanksgiving

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO The holiday season is upon us as 2018 winds down. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year for many who celebrate with traditions that are near...

Challenges and Opportunities Face Towson Professor

By John K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff With the last day of the semester only one-month away, Dr. Aminata “Amina” Sillah, an assistant professor at Towson University, has settled into her tenure-track position at the school. Sillah...

Housing Crisis Documentary Centers on Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Staff A documentary on Baltimore’s housing crisis has entered the final stages of negotiating its distribution deal. “Owned: A Tale of Two Americas,” produced and directed by Giorgio Angelini, delves into...

RAMBLING ROSE

Happy Birthday November Babies! Hello everyone and happy birthday to all those born in November. May God continue to bless you for another year, while we mourn those who have passed on and celebrate in...

Steep Challenges Face Baltimore’s Next Police Leader

By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's next police leader faces formidable challenges: Reduce the highest homicide rate of any large U.S. city, rebuild trust between officers and deeply skeptical residents, and win the...
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