By Special to the AFRO, JHU Hub Johns Hopkins University announced today that Vice President of Public Safety Branville Bard Jr. will serve as the inaugural chief of the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD) to closely oversee the development and implementation of a progressive law enforcement agency based in accountability, transparency and community engagement. Bard
By Dr. John E. Warren, Publisher, San Diego Voice & Viewpoint Newspaper The attitude of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas only adds to concerns about non reported gifts from wealthy donors. In addition, it adds to the ongoing discussion of his wife Ginny Thomas’ involvement with the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
By Andre Ash, Word in Black Miguel Cardona, secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, wrote an opinion column in the Tampa Bay Times, calling to “enrich public schools, not ban books and topics.” Secretary Cardona laid out a number of ideas for how to proceed with the evolution of public education as how and
By Aziah Siid, Word in Black Picture a space full of Brown and Black skin — tears flowing as teens and men embrace one another, heal from their past traumas and have a multi-generational conversation about who they are and who they want to be. That’s what both adults and students who participate in programming
By Leonardo Blair, Senior Features Reporter, The Christian Post In the last 34 years that he has operated his 800-member Friendship Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland, the Rev. Alvin Gwynn Sr. says his average monthly energy bill has hovered around “maybe $1,200.” About two months ago, however, Gwynn claimed in an interview with The Christian
By Frances “Toni” Draper, AFRO Publisher and CEO It was a colorful 3×5 card (more like a booklet) with patriotic symbols and slogans about money. Every day, I put a dime in one of its tiny slots. If I recall correctly, the card held about five dollars worth of dimes that I could take
By NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Stacy M. Brown The aftermath of George Floyd’s murder has led to several large corporations facing multiple lawsuits for failing to meet the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) commitments they made. The commitments were made following Floyd’s death in 2020, with businesses quickly issuing statements and pledging to adopt new
By A.R. Shaw, Executive Editor of Atlanta Daily World Ahmad Jamal passed at his home in Ashley Falls, MA at the age of 92. Born Frederick Russell Jones in Pittsburgh on July 2, 1930, Jamal began playing piano as a teenager and moved to Chicago following high school. He would eventually convert to Islam during
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“All we have seen are failed systems,” said Dr. Julius Garvey, conference honorary chairman. “Systems that have created perpetual war, pandemics and climate crises. We need a new system. African humanism is the only model that’s needed, and that’s the only thing that will allow us to live together in peace and prosperity.” (Photo by