Baltimore City Council members discuss violence prevention initiatives and changing the landscape of Baltimore in quarterly public safety hearing

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Report For America Corps Member, The City Council’s Public Safety and Government Operations Committee recently held its quarterly crime statistics and violence prevention plan hearing. The Baltimore Police Department, the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (MONSE) and other collaborating partners provided their reports on their efforts


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The future of democracy worries some voters

By Kate Seltzer, Hunter Savery, Destiny Herbers and Nolan Clancy, Capital News Service Maryland voters participating in the first major election since the Jan. 6 insurrection are expressing concerns about the state of American democracy, but what Democrats and Republicans worry about differs significantly. “I do believe that democracy is at stake. I think we’re


D.C. City Council members discuss resources for senior citizens, women and the health of local waterways

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Report For America Corps Member, On Nov. 9, At-Large City Councilwoman Anita Bonds (D-DC) put four bills before the Committee on Housing and Executive Administration.  The D.C. City Council meeting was virtual, with only Chairman Phil Mendelson and Councilman Robert White attending in person.  A range of topics


Baltimore celebrates inaugural Emancipation Day Festival on grounds of former urban slave plantation

By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO Speaker of the House of Delegates of Maryland Adrienne Jones said “It is always a humbling experience to receive an award, but this was special.” Speaker Jones received the Inaugural Great Emancipator Award alongside University of Maryland, Baltimore County Professor Emeritus, and author Acklyn Lynch, at the inaugural


Zelensky Visits Kherson After Russia’s Retreat: Ukraine War Live Updates – The New York Times

Zelensky Visits Kherson After Russia’s Retreat: Ukraine War Live Updates  The New York Times Ukraine’s President Zelensky visits liberated Kherson – BBC News  BBC News Zelenskyy calls liberation of Kherson ‘beginning of the end’  Yahoo News A Conversation with Ukraine’s Special Operations Commander  War on the Rocks What is Russia’s next move after Kherson pullout? | DW News  DW News