D.C. advocates celebrate Black Maternal Health Week

By Deborah Bailey, AFRO Contributing Editor Yes…Black Maternal Health Week is a “thing.” In fact, 2023 marks the sixth Annual Recognition of Black Maternal Health week, with workshops, events and support sessions across 13 states and the District of Columbia.  Beginning on April 11, Black women, mothers, fathers and men of all ages will reflect


Op-Ed: Repair our communities, or else

By Sean Yoes, Special to the AFRO Many residents of Poppleton and Harlem Park who live in the shadow of the Highway to Nowhere, the infamous 1.4 mile truncated stretch of roadway that cut West Baltimore in half, have been experiencing trepidation in its interactions with city hall recently.  It is an all too familiar