DMV Leaders Call for End to Government Shutdown

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Residents from D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) are adversely being affected by the partial government shutdown, which President Donald Trump enforced after not receiving funding for his border wall. ...

MVA Confident Voters Affected by Error Less than Announced

The Associated Press The head of Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration says she's confident the number of voters affected by a programming error will be less than the nearly 80,000 announced the day before the primary. The...

What Progressives Want From Annapolis In 2019

By Dayvon Love It is not enough to elect Black people to the Maryland General Assembly who stand up unapologetically for Black people. We must advocate that these legislators are placed in positions of power...

Mosby Rolls to Re-Election, But Faces Challenges Ahead

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby withstood the aggressive charge of two opponents in a highly contentious battle to win re-election by more than 20 points over her nearest rival. With...

Harrison Unanimously Confirmed: ‘A Path to Reform’

By Stephan Janis, Special to the AFRO The official confirmation of a new police commissioner marks a watershed moment for a city that has been without a permanent top cop for almost a year. The Council unanimously...

‘…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...

`The Odds Were Stacked Against Us’

Former NAACP President Ben Jealous conceded defeat to Gov. Larry Hogan at the Hippodrome Theatre in Downtown Baltimore on Nov. 6. Hogan garnered 56.2 percent of the vote in Maryland, versus Jealous' 42.8 percent, with...

Ben Jealous for Governor

By AFRO Staff It is a well worn refrain heard during almost every election cycle: `This is the most consequential election of our lifetime.’ But, this time we side with former President Barack Obama, who...

Mosby Picks Up Endorsements of Faith Leaders and Lawyers

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney, recently picked up the endorsements of prominent lawyers and faith leaders in her campaign to be re-elected. Mosby, her surrogates and an opponent in the...

Will Baker or Jealous Be Able to Defeat Hogan?

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] With less than a week before the Democratic primary on June 26, there are still eight candidates left who are vying for the nomination and the opportunity to take on...

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...

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