Republican Woman Runs for Mayor of Baltimore

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] This week, Catalina Byrd, a long-time political commentator and former mayoral candidate formally declared she will make another run for Mayor of Baltimore in the Republican primary. “Baltimore is at a...

Hometown Hero Gets Key to the City

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] In June, Andre DeShields, the legendary Broadway performer and Baltimore native, captured his first Tony award after 50 years in theater. This week, DeShields was back in Baltimore and got the...

Cardin, Van Hollen, and Cummings Announce $150,000 for Morgan State University

For Immediate Release August 14, 2019 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (all D-Md.) have announced $150,000 in federal funding for Morgan State University. The funding will create...

Cummings Urges Trump to ‘Come to Baltimore’

By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings took the high road in inviting President Donald Trump and other Americans to visit Baltimore but declining to respond in kind to...

Scott For Baltimore?

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO It was billed as a major policy shift for Baltimore, but could also be the opening salvo in the battle for the mayor’s office in 2020.  July 31, current City...

Baltimore-Area District Pushes Back Against Trump Comments

By JUANA SUMMERS and REGINA GARCIA CANO Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — As Latoya Peoples painted a mural with high school-age students Monday in Baltimore, she was determined not to let President Donald Trump's recent...

Trump Attacks Cummings, Calls Baltimore ‘Disgusting’

By AFRO Staff President Trump on July 27 launched the latest in a series of attacks against lawmakers of color. In a Saturday morning Twitter tirade, Trump called Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., who is African American,...

Harrison Announces BPD Crime Plan

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] On July 24, Baltimore had reported 182 homicides, a grisly pace, which could lead to the eclipse of the record of 343 murders in 2017 and the fifth year in...

Maryland State Budget Road Blocks for Baltimore City and Surrounding Counties

By Senator Cory V. McCray Over the holiday weekend, Governor Hogan informed the public that he would not be releasing important funds from the most recent Maryland State Budget. These funds total $245 million, and it...

Mosby Testifies on Marijuana Reform

By Brittney Johnson, AFRO Intern On July 7, Marilyn Mosby addressed the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security at the “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need” hearing at the...

Mayor Young, Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks®, Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore to Announce NeighborhoodLIFT® Program

BALTIMORE, Md.  — Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young (D-Md.) will be joined today by Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) to announce a new partnership and program to boost homeownership in Baltimore City. In collaboration...

McCray Takes Scott’s Former Seat

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] When she was a little girl Danielle McCray was part of what was once a ubiquitous Baltimore tradition. Her great grandmother lived at 1612 Gilmor Street in West Baltimore and McCray...

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