OP-ed: Washington Outlines Crime Plan

The following is the opinion of Sen. Mary Washington, candidate for Mayor of Baltimore; it is not an endorsement by the AFRO. We invite other candidates for Baltimore Mayor to submit OP-eds of 700 words...

City Solicitor Davis Resigns

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham Special to the AFRO The abrupt departure of the city’s top legal advisor is prompting speculation about both the timing and motive of his resignation. Recently, Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis...

Pugh’s Latest Charge Could Add 10 years

By Brian White Associated Press Baltimore’s disgraced ex-mayor has been charged with perjury for failing to disclose her business interests in a self-published children’s book, Maryland’s state prosecutor announced on Dec. 18. Catherine Pugh, a Democrat who...

Mosby: Hogan Initiative ‘Problematic’

By Stephen Janis Special to the AFRO A proposal from Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to beef up law enforcement in the city is coming under scrutiny Concerns are being raised after the governor announced a plan to...

AFRO Exclusive: Mfume Mobilizes Several Prominent Women

By AFRO Staff Kweisi Mfume is garnering support from some of the region’s most prominent women in his bid to regain the 7th District Congressional seat he once held. “Women for Mfume,” are organizing on behalf...

What Does $2.4M buy?

By J. K. Schmid Special to AFRO Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott and City Councilman Zeke Cohen hosted a hearing on the city’s response to the Kirwan Commission Report on Dec. 3. The commission, named for...

Washington: ’I Lead With Integrity’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor Sen. Mary Washington, who recently declared her candidacy for Mayor of Baltimore, concedes she took a slightly circuitous route to finally settle in the city she now wants to lead. “I...

Rep. Cummings’ Daughters Back Aide in Race Against His Wife

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Elijah Cummings’ daughters are supporting one of his longtime aides in the race for his seat, which is being sought by the late congressman’s widow. News outlets report 37-year-old...

It’s Official: Carter Launches Campaign for the Seventh

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] Last week, Sen. Jill P. Carter confided to the AFRO that she had already made the decision to run for the seat once held by the late Rep. Elijah E....

Pettit: ‘She’s In Big Trouble’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Former Baltimore Mayor faces the possibility of more than 125 years in prison. A Dwight Pettit, the formidable Baltimore defense attorney, has also been a go- to legal analyst for decades....

Gibson: `I Know What the Hell Happened’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Less than 24 hours after Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings announced her intention to seek the 7th District Congressional seat of her late husband Rep. Elijah Cummings, accusations of lying are...

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings Seeks Husband’s Seat in Congress

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — The widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has resigned as Maryland's Democratic Party chair to run for her late husband's congressional seat. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, 48, is expected to...

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