Conservation groups, joined by former President Carter, had sued to reopen the case after a March ruling upheld an Interior Department deal for a road through a national wildlife refuge.
At climate talks in Egypt, President Biden apologized for his predecessor’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement.
After months of Russian occupation, residents said the moment recalled being liberated from the Nazis in World War II. But there was also fear about further Russian attacks.
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 Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO The ballroom at the Waterfront Marriott hotel in downtown Baltimore could not have been more jovial on Nov. 8. It was teeming with campaign volunteers, well-wishers, people who wanted to be a part of history and those who made the trek just to get a glimpse of Gov.-Elect
Op-ed: Howard Raised $122 Million for Research. Here’s What That Means for Black Communities (and the World)
By Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D. & Bruce Jones, Ph.D. Vice President for Research Dr. Charles R. Drew changed the world. Starting in the 1930s, while on faculty of Howard College of Medicine, Drew discovered a method for long-term storage of blood plasma, which led to the first large-scale blood banks, an innovation that
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 Marc H. Morial, President and CEO National Urban League “Reverend Butts worked more effectively than any other leader at the intersection of power, politics, and faith in New York. He understood the role of faith in our lives, especially in the Black community. But he also understood power and how to wield it and
By Hamil R. Harris Barbara Hatcher was a registered nurse working on her nursing doctorate at George Mason University when she learned that the 115th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital of the D.C. National Guard was being mobilized for duty in the Persian Gulf. “When we were called up, I thought it would backfill and support the
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