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Maryland AG Criticizes Governor’s Plan to Conduct Election

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By Brian Witte The Associated Press Maryland's attorney general warned July 10 of "devastating consequences" if all eligible voters are not directly sent ballots to mail in for November's election due to safety concerns about the coronavirus, instead of Gov. Larry...

Trump Lags Biden on People of Color in Top Campaign Ranks

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By Darlene Superville The Associated Press Amid a summer of racial unrest and calls for more diversity in leadership, President Donald Trump lags Democratic rival Joe Biden in the percentage of people of color on their campaign staffs, according to data...

THE RUN DOWN – YEEZY for PREEZY

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By AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Host Micha Green talks Kanye for president and trending stories in this weeks AFRO American Newspaper.

CBCF Welcomes Tonya Veasey as President and CEO

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CBCF Welcomes Public Affairs Strategist and Marketing Leader as New President and CEO WASHINGTON — The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) announced today that Tonya Veasey, communications and marketing agency founder and CEO will lead the organization as its...

Brown Promotes Removal of Confederate Names, Military Diversity

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Maryland Congressman and former Lt. Governor Anthony Brown has become more vocal about racism and diversity as the Black Lives Matter movement continues to make its presence felt on Capitol Hill.  Brown, a 30-year...

Removing Police Memorial

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Statement from Anthony McCarthy Regarding Removal of the Downtown Police Memorial! "The need for changes in the Baltimore City Police Department culture is unquestionable. The people of Baltimore are demanding accountability and have grown weary of racist and bigoted police...

Exclusive: Commissioner Harrison Talks to the AFRO: `We Have Been Asked to Be All...

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison spoke exclusively to the AFRO about budget cuts to his department that went into effect on July 1, and the role of  law enforcement in Baltimore. Part one of two. The...

Race and Politics: With Trump, The Worst is Yet to Come

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com It is the consensus of many historians, veteran political observers and everyday people that Donald John Trump is the worst president in the history of the United States. However, the one area where he excels far...

Letter To The Editor: We need expanded vote-by-mail. Our democracy depends on it.

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By Kathi Kramer To the Editor: The impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on all of our lives is clear. Even as some states begin to recover or even reopen, many of us are still worried for the health and...

Comprehensive Services Key In Deterring Violence, Crime and Negative Interactions With Police

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By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO Lamont Crooks could be anywhere when the call comes.  Somewhere in his West Baltimore community a conflict will reach a boiling point; a conflict with the potential to turn deadly, like hundreds of conflicts do...

Fauci: US ‘Going In Wrong Direction’ In Coronavirus Outbreak

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By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer The U.S. is “going in the wrong direction” with the coronavirus surging badly enough that Dr. Anthony Fauci told senators Tuesday some regions are putting the entire country at risk — just as schools...

States Reverse Openings, Require Masks Amid Virus Resurgence

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By TAMARA LUSH and EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press Arizona's Republican governor shut down bars, movie theaters, gyms and water parks Monday and leaders in several states ordered residents to wear masks in public in a dramatic course reversal amid an...

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