Elected officials and community leaders react to release of video showing Tyre Nichols death at the hands of Memphis police

By Mylika Scatliffe, AFRO Women’s Health Writer Elected officials and community leaders are joining citizens around the country in mourning the brutal death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of police. The 29-year-old Memphis, Tenn. man succumbed to injuries three days after a violent Jan. 7 attack by multiple officers at the same time. Body

Single in the city: he found me

By Ericka Alston Buck, Special to the AFRO This week we’ll discuss how you transition from online dating, to a phone conversation to meeting in person and signing on the dotted line that takes you off the market!  As we recently discussed last week, it all begins with your profile. What are you saying? What

Upcoming meetings and community forums in the Baltimore area

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, tmcqueen@afro.com Baltimore City Council – Public Safety and Government Operations Committee  The Baltimore City Council Public Safety and Government Operations Committee will hold a hearing on Feb. 1 at one p.m. The topic of discussion for the hearing is “Human Trafficking Investigations and Prosecutions.” According to information disclosed by

Baltimore County Public School superintendent declines to renew contract, Randallstown NAACP calls for national search to find replacement

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, msayles@afro.com Baltimore County Public Schools’ (BCPS) superintendent Darryl Williams announced on Jan. 23 that he would not renew his contract with the school district. Williams has oversaw the system’s educational program since May 2019.  The Randallstown National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is asking the Baltimore