City Gives $2 Million in Grants to 35 Groups

Submitted to the AFRO by Mayor Catherine Pugh On March 7 at the Baltimore City Community College I entered a room full of community advocates and associations.  These were groups from across the city that have...

MARREE Responds to Kirwan Commission’s ‘Blueprint’

Submitted to the AFRO by Sharnice Barnett Recently, the long-awaited “Kirwan” legislation was introduced, The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future (“The Blueprint”) - Senate Bill 1030 and House Bill 1413, intended to “transform Maryland’s early childhood,...

OPINION: Let’s Clamp Down on Tobacco and Vaping Product Access for Young People

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Contributor Nearly half a million people die every year from complications from smoking. About a tenth of them never put a cigarette to their lips – they die from exposure...

OPINION: America Benefits from an Imperfect Man in the Perfect Role

By Armstrong Williams, NNPA Newswire Contributor Former Trump attorney and disgraced convicted felon Michael Cohen recently gave testimony before Congress focused upon negative allegations against his former boss. Those who spent their time watching the...

Preakness Belongs in Baltimore

Submitted to the AFRO by Mayor Catherine Pugh The Preakness has been synonymous with Baltimore and a part of our history since 1873. It is a time when Baltimore takes the world stage. It is steeped...

And Who is Supposed to Protect Us Now?

Submitted to the AFRO by Elijah Etheridge A long-awaited decision on the fate of Baltimore City School Police being armed has finally been made. On January 22, 2019 Baltimore City School Commissioners voted unanimously to...

Why Georgia Is The Place For Black Migration and Politics

Submitted to the AFRO by Roger House Georgia has symbolized freedom in the black imagination since the arrival of enslaved Africans in the 1700s. Its dense forest and coastal islands gave safe haven to thousands...

COMMENTARY: ‘Leaving Neverland’ is Michael Jackson’s Pandora’s Box

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia “Leaving Neverland and the Twisted Cult of Michael Jackson Truthers.”— The Daily Beast “The Music Stops: Leaving Neverland and the awful truth about Michael Jackson.” — NY Daily News “Leaving Neverland...

COMMENTARY: The Congressional Black Caucus: Not Always in Headlines, but Never on the Sidelines

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Contributor What does the Congressional Black Caucus do? It takes Majority Whip James Clyburn to make it understandable. “It’s not only what we make happen, but what we stop from...

Hopkins, City MOU

Submitted to the AFRO by Mayor Catherine Pugh Nearly 70% of U.S. colleges and universities, both public and private, with 2500 or more students – which comes to more than 4000 schools -- have sworn,...

A History Lesson For Our Time

Submitted to the AFRO by Congressman Elijah Cummings One Family’s Black History During Black History Month this year, our nation recalled the “Great Migrations” of the last century in which millions of African Americans voted with...

BUILD Supports Community Safety and Strengthening Act

Submitted to the AFRO by BUILD Over the years, BUILD has listened to residents of Baltimore City, going door to door, neighborhood to neighborhood, congregation to congregation. We have heard the cries of mothers and...

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