By Deborah Bailey, Contributing Editor Maryland voters responded positively to a ballot measure on Nov. 8 that legalized recreational use of marijuana for residents 21 and over. The law reform will go into effect across the state starting July 1, 2023. The fourth Maryland ballot question was approved by slightly more than 65 percent of
By Maya Pottiger, Word in Black Last year, an elementary school principal in rural Mississippi wanted to get her students excited about science. So, after receiving grant funding, she bought robots for third and fourth graders to assemble and then held a white coat ceremony for them, complete with their names embroidered on the jackets.
By Ralph E. Moore Jr., Special to the AFRO All Souls Day is observed on November 2 of each year in the Catholic and other Christian traditions. It is a day of remembrance with prayer, meals and visits to cemeteries. Those who have gone before us are honored fondly for the lives they led; they
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By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Democrat Wes Moore was elected Maryland’s first Black governor Tuesday, defeating Republican Dan Cox in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1. Moore’s victory flips a governor’s office from Republican to Democratic. Of the 36 governor’s races this year, Maryland and Massachusetts represented the best chances
BY EMMETT GARTNER, ABBY ZIMMARDI, SHANNON CLARK AND TIMOTHY DASHIELLCapital News Service SILVER SPRING, Md.—The line of voters inside the Silver Spring Civic Building snaked around the lobby on Election Day Tuesday morning but never got long enough to spill into the brisk fall day. The wait time, around 20 minutes, was a little longer
By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Report For America Corps Member, firstname.lastname@example.org Nov. 8 will be remembered as more than election day in the middle of President Joe Biden’s first term as many Baltimoreans exercised the voting franchise to elect the state’s first Black governorand consider a range of ballot initiatives, including legalizing recreational marijuana.
By Dr. Zekeh S. Gbotokuma On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, the American eligible voters, 40 million of whom have already voted early, will cast their votes to express their preferences in the Decision 2022. Like in every election year, there are no shortages of issues. According to the CNN POLL conducted by SSRS on October
Baltimore residents cast their ballots at polling locations across the city on Nov. 8. Charm city voters are weighing in on everything from questions about term limits to marijuana law reform. Polls will be open between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Photos by James Fields Reginald Flowers was among the Charm city residents to vote
By Reginald Williams, Special to the AFRO Tyree Colion Moorehead, known for his anti-gun violence activism, died in a hail of violent gunfire on Nov. 6 around 3:40 p.m. Moorehead was fatally shot, by some accounts, roughly 13 times by law enforcement officers. Responding to a 911 call, multiple members of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD)