Mosby Receives Lukewarm Annapolis Reception

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO The reception in Annapolis for Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s proposal that would give prosecutors more leeway in vacating wrongful convictions was chilly, to say the...

Mosby Continues to Make Her Case

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO The war on drugs escalated since its inception in 1968 during the administration of Richard Nixon and the Nixon ideology spread to the state and city level through...

Victims of GTTF Still Reeling

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO It’s been nearly a year since Baltimore resident Ivan Potts was freed from prison for a crime he didn’t commit, and for him, nothing has changed. “it’s really been a...

Baltimore Officer Dies of Drug Overdose

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO Baltimore City Police have confirmed the death of one of their own, Monday morning. According to Baltimore Police, 25-year-old Jospeh Banks Jr of the 4000 block of Moravia Road, died...

New Commissioner Meets Residents of Northwest Baltimore

By Stephan Janis, Special to the AFRO In a city reeling from consecutive years of record violence, the police commissioner designate Michael Harrison’s first encounter with Baltimore residents had a sense of urgency. Despite a wintry mix...

Breaking News: Harrison to Meet With Mosby About Marijuana Policy

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor,  [email protected] This morning (Feb. 11) during the official introduction press conference of Michael Harrison, the man selected by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to be the city’s next police commissioner, the acting...

‘…Redefining What Justice Looks Like’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Even in a news cycle perpetually dominated by the maniacal political machinations of Donald Trump, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby was still be able to garner some national headlines...

Mosby to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Baltimore City State’s Attorney announced her office will no longer be prosecuting marijuana possession cases, Tuesday. “We need to get serious about prioritizing what actually makes us safe,”...

Maryland Bill Would Allow Unemployment Insurance in Shutdown

By The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers plan to submit legislation to allow federal employees who must work during a government shutdown without pay to collect unemployment insurance. Del. Jessica Feldmark, a Howard...

Young Advocates for a Black State Treasurer

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] As the Maryland General Assembly begins the 2019 session the Black delegates have an opportunity to make a statement that could affect the funding for their constituents.  With Governor...

New Maryland Gun Law Used In 5 Cases Involving Schools

By BRIAN WITTE , Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new Maryland law that allows courts to temporarily restrict firearms access for people at risk to themselves or others resulted in more than 300...

Pugh’s New Pick for Baltimore’s Top Cop

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO Roughly 48 hours after Mayor Catherine Pugh’s initial pick to be Baltimore’s next top cop withdrew his name from consideration, City Hall announced current New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael...

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