Tag: Baltimore Government

Northeast / Washington DC - 3 months ago

Candidates React as City Erupts in Violence

By Michelle Richardson Special to the AFRO A violent Memorial Day weekend left at least eight dead in Baltimore City. Eleven have been killed since May 21.  “This weekend we experienced an incomprehensible and unconscionable level of violence in the...

Northeast / Washington DC - 4 months ago

Defying Order, Baltimore Pastor Holds Services

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A prominent Baltimore pastor said he would continue to hold two services each Sunday for up to 250 people, defying an executive order from the city’s mayor that extended stay-at-home directives. “About 2...

Northeast / Washington DC - 4 months ago

Mayor’s Race Heats Up in Final Stretch

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com During a mayoral debate broadcast live on Facebook, May 11, six mayoral candidates, former Mayor Sheila Dixon, former Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith, former Obama administration official Mary M...

Northeast / Washington DC - 4 months ago

From Mervo to Mayoral Candidate

By Laura Phillips Byrd The opinions expressed are those of the author and not an endorsement by the AFRO. I taught at MERVO for 24 years and in Baltimore City Public Schools for a total of 36 years. I know a thing or two about promising students.  So...