Meet Tonee Lawson, founder of local STEM program: TheBe. Org

By Aria Brent, AFRO Staff Writer, Tonee Lawson is the founder and executive director of TheBe. Org, a local nonprofit organization that focuses on encouraging and nurturing youth to live above their socially-imposed limitations to develop their character, talents and leadership skills allowing them to go beyond a dream and achieve remarkable excellence. TheBe.


MHEC officials overturn internal decision to block new doctoral business program at Towson University, initially deemed “unreasonably duplicative” of Morgan State University offering

By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO Two years ago Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) settled a 15-year lawsuit that sought to rectify unfair funding of institutions in comparison to other universities in the state. The same lawsuit addressed the trend of predominantly White institutions (PWIs) duplicating HBCU programs, ultimately causing a loss


Biden-Harris Administration launches $2.2 billion relief initiative to support Black farmers

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire, @StacyBrownMedia The Biden-Harris Administration has unveiled a $2.2 billion relief initiative aimed at providing support to Black farmers and other individuals who have faced discrimination within federal government lending programs. The Inflation Reduction Act, part of Biden’s commitment to addressing historical injustices, includes a total of $5.3 billion dedicated