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...

Baltimore Mayor Picks New Orleans Chief to Lead Police Force

By DAVID McFADDEN ,  Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A day after her first choice withdrew his candidacy, Baltimore's mayor on Tuesday picked New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison as her nominee to lead the city's...

Black American National Security & Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders

News Release                                                                 ...

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. ...

Fitzgerald Faces Challenging Confirmation Process

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO The process of confirming a new police chief in Baltimore used to be routine; a perfunctory hearing followed by a vote that inevitably put the legislative stamp of approval...

Baltimore Trying To Stem Decades-Long Disappearing Act

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — LaShelle Rollins' rental house in West Baltimore is wedged between a line of derelict properties valued only by street gangs, drug addicts and firefighters conducting arson drills. And...

Former Commissioner Hamm: `The Black and the Blue’

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff “In this city, in the department, it was a war,” former Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) Commissioner Leonard Hamm said of his service. “I had to go in as...

Maryland Democrats Pick Rockeymoore Cummings as Chair

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Democrats have picked a former gubernatorial hopeful and wife of a powerful congressman as chair of the state party. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings thanked party officials for electing her Saturday and...

Community Leader Calls For Transparency in Confirmation Process

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore staff True to her word, Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh named the successor to interim Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Commissioner Gary Tuggle, shortly before the Thanksgiving holiday. Dr. Joel Fitzgerald,...

Pugh Taps Ft. Worth Chief to be Next Baltimore Commissioner

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO One of the most highly anticipated personnel moves by Mayor Catherine Pugh finally reached a conclusion as Pugh announced the hiring of current Fort Worth, Tx. police chief Joel...

`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...

If Ashburton is An Indicator, Trump is In Trouble

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Analysis: Despite an incessant rain on Election Day, Marylanders continued a vigorous voting pattern after record-breaking early voting and West Baltimore was not exempt from the electoral zeal. According to the State...

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