Inaugural Maryland Emancipation Day Festival to Acknowledge Maryland’s Early Abolition of Slavery and Honor African American History and Contributions to the State

The inaugural MDEmancipationFest: A Maryland Emancipation Day Celebration, presented by Baltimore’s Mount Clare at Carroll Park Commission in partnership with The National Center for the Improvisational Arts, will take place on November 5, 2022. It is a community gathering that will feature live music from regional, national, and internationally recognized musical artists, poets, speakers, and


Affirmative action debate sparked again as U.S. Supreme Court Justices hear arguments

By Gloria Browne-Marshall, AFRO U.S. Supreme Court Correspondent The courtroom where the U.S. Supreme Court justices recently heard arguments on affirmative action was filled with tension and irony. The judges heard about opposition to affirmative action programs at Harvard College and the University of North Carolina.  Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, a Harvard graduate, ascended to