The situation changed for the better in 2022.
By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO Gov.-Elect Wes Moore has reached out to some incredibly talented individuals to become members of his front-line team. A couple of his top picks for leadership positions have strong ties to Baltimore City and have been a part of his inner circle for quite some time. Rhodes Scholar
By AFRO Staff 2022 was full of Black excellence, amazing feats and yes, some tragic moments. This year, Black women dominated the headlines as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first Black woman to be named to the U.S. Supreme Court, and Harvard named Claudine Gay as the first Black president in the institution’s 400
By Mark Sherman, The Associated Press A jury convicted Dayonta McClinton of robbing a CVS pharmacy but acquitted him of murder. A judge gave McClinton an extra 13 years in prison for the killing anyway. In courtrooms across America, defendants get additional prison time for crimes that juries found they didn’t commit. The Supreme Court
By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, email@example.com After serving the AFRO as editor for 10 years and managing editor for four years, Dorothy Boulware is stepping back from her role, leaving the reigns for Alexis Taylor, who currently serves as news editor. According to Boulware, Taylor’s attention to detail is
By Aubrey Bruce, For New Pittsburgh Courier The night before the game in which the “Immaculate Reception” occurred, the late Bill “Bubby” Nunn III, son of the Steelers super scout, Hall-of-Famer Bill Nunn Jr., gave the late John “Squirrel” Mosley (one of the original members of the Roy Ayers group “Ubiquity” and a former member
By Bianca Martin, Special to the AFRO Above It All Mental Health Program is doing tremendous things with youth in the Baltimore City area. Providing stout mental health support for young girls and women from the ages of 4 – 24, the organization helps participants face past, present, and future obstacles as they navigate their
By Ralph E. Moore Jr. The AFRO American Newspaper has blessed me with a column for over a year as of Oct. 2. The year before that, I was a freelance writer for the newspaper and AFRO.com. It has been my absolute pleasure to share my info and opinions with curious readers. And it is
By Akilah Bell, Special to the AFRO After months of hard work, practice, sweat, and dedication, the Poly-Western Marching Band from Baltimore traveled to the Peach Bowl in Atlanta this week. A band filled with some of Baltimore City’s best and brightest will perform in a parade, a field show competition, and a mass band
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