Gov. Wes Moore to speak at AFSCME job fair in Baltimore 

Reginald Williams Special to the AFRO America’s public service sector is suffering from retention and a chronic shortage in staffing that undermines the effective delivery of public services to its citizens.  Nationwide, there are more than 970,000 available jobs. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) launched the Staff the Front Lines


Baltimore Rhythm Festival set to return Sept. 9 

By Ericka Alston Buck Special to the AFRO  It’s back and bringing peace through music! The Baltimore Rhythm Festival is an end of summer international healing musical event held in Greenmount West. The Outdoor festival features free performances by local and international artists, free music, workshops and a large vendor marketplace.  This year, the beats will


Maryland’s Parole System Is Failing Us—And Has Been for A Long Time

By Shekhinah Braveheart, Special to the AFRO Maryland leaders wanting to address community concerns about rising crime should reform the state’s  parole system. For too long, instead of providing incentives for good behavior and rehabilitation that  would make our neighborhoods safer, Maryland parole has been associated with hopelessness and  recidivism. Comprehensive parole reform, combined with