Kyron Aikens, 13 Dies: 1 of 4 Boys Who Fell into Icy Maryland Pond

LANSDOWNE, Md. (AP) — One of four boys who fell into an icy pond outside Baltimore over the weekend has died, authorities said Tuesday. Kyron Aikens, 13, died sometime Monday night or early Tuesday morning...

Two Suspects Arrested in Patterson Park Area with Assault Weapons, Narcotics

Officers from the Baltimore Police Special Enforcement Section arrested and charged two suspects May 21 with multiple weapons and narcotics violations after a cache of weapons, suspected marijuana and almost $20,000 in cash were...

First Day Of School at Excel Academy, Reflects BCPS Challenges

After a school year plagued with budget problems, declining enrollment, school closures and an unprecedented level of gun violence in Baltimore City last year, Mayor Catherine Pugh joined Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Sonya...

Fugitives Offered a Safe Surrender

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, U.S. Marshal Johnny Hughes, and faith leaders are bating fugitives in Baltimore City out of their hiding places. The officials announced on Tuesday that the Fugitive Safe Surrender program will be...

AFRO Community Calendar

Third Annual Juneteenth Celebration Hosanna School Museum will hold its third annual Juneteenth celebration festival on Saturday, June 22, from noon to 6 p.m. at the museum, 2424 Castleton Road in Darlington, Md. The festival...

Women’s History Month Celebration

Celebrate Women’s History Month at Hemingway Temple AME Church on March 8 at 11 a.m. Monica Watkins, president of the Baltimore Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, will be the guest speaker. The church...

Local Entrepreneurs Turn Part-Time Jobs into Full-Time Profit

As part of a four-part series, the AFRO is profiling up-and-coming entrepreneurs who are growing popular businesses while juggling traditional nine-to-five careers, spouses and children. This month, the AFRO is profiling motivational speaker and...

Dr. Elijah Saunders, Prominent Baltimore Cardiologist, Dies at 80

Dr. Elijah Saunders, a prominent Baltimore cardiologist and an advocate for African American health has died, the University of Maryland School of Medicine announced April 8. He was 80. Saunders graduated from Morgan State University...

Uncle Ben Plays the Fool

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com When I think of Ben Carson, Donald Trump’s dupe who runs the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), I think of one of the many incendiary and hilarious...

An Open Letter From Former Students of Baltimore City College High School

By Louis Williams, Nevan Edwards, Marie Mokuba and Deontrey Yeargin J.D. Merrill, is a former Baltimore City Public School teacher who has been upheld as the candidate for state Senate our city needs to revitalize...

NAACP Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

(Washington, DC) – The NAACP has released the following statement regarding the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. From Cornell William Brooks, NAACP President & CEO: “Today as we celebrate the 50th...

Tonight: AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Tuesday, July 25.

Listen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3u We’ll get a live report from the 108th NAACP National Convention from AFRO reporter Alexis Taylor and WEAA’s Mykel Hunter. Also, there were clashes between protesters and Baltimore Police...
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