Proposed Bill Honors Parren Mitchell Legacy

By Afro Staff Last week Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) introduced the Parren Mitchell Minority Business Education and Empowerment Act of 2019. The Parren Mitchell Minority Business Education and Empowerment Act will facilitate federal partnerships between...

New Law Enables SAO to Pursue “Justice Over Convictions”

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO The State’s Attorney office of Baltimore City (SAO) is celebrating a victory with the passing of a “much needed” vacatur law earlier this week on Tuesday. “We are...

AFRO Exclusive: Speaker Adrienne Jones: ‘Only Through Him

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] During the days of Jim Crow in Southern states like Maryland, Black people were often forced to sit in the balcony or gallery of public gathering spaces like moviehouses, theatres,...

Scott Ascends to Baltimore City Council President

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO East Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott earned unanimous support from his colleagues on May 6, to become president of the city’s legislative body. The vote came shortly after his...

3 More Maryland Medical Board Members Resign Amid Scandal

By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Three members of the University of Maryland Medical System's board resigned, the system announced Tuesday, in the ongoing aftermath of a scandal involving financial arrangements that...

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Expresses Ongoing Commitment to Baltimore City, Mayor Jack Young

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger and John P. Sarbanes released the following joint statement following the resignation of Mayor Catherine E. Pugh. “As...

Cummings Statement on Resignation of Baltimore Mayor Pugh

Baltimore, MD (May 2, 2019)—Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) issued the following statement on the resignation of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh: “I wish Mayor Pugh the best as she continues to restore her health. ...

Mayor Young Releases Statement of Catherine Pugh’s Resignation

I was informed today at 3:35 p.m. by City Solicitor Andre Davis of Catherine Pugh’s resignation as Mayor of Baltimore. The resignation is effective immediately. I believe this action is in the best interest of...

Council Moves to Diminish Mayor’s Power

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO With mayor Catherine Pugh still on leave and questions surrounding a series of book deals she made with a variety of institutions subject to criminal investigation,...

A Hallowed Baltimore Prepares for Census

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO The US Census Bureau released troubling population estimates for Baltimore City, Thursday. Figures gathered through July 1, 2018 reveal that Baltimore’s population now hovers just above 600,000 citizens....

FBI, IRS Agents Search Baltimore Mayor’s Homes, City Hall

By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — FBI and IRS agents raided the homes and offices of Baltimore's embattled mayor on Thursday amid widening probes to determine whether she used sales of her children's...

Acting Baltimore Mayor Settles in as Pugh Stays Out of Sight

By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — When Bernard "Jack" Young automatically became Baltimore's acting mayor earlier this month, he emphasized that he'd act only as a "placeholder" for the elected mayor as she...

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