Spotlight On Jason Jackson

Jason Jackson burst onto the scene in 2021 with his debut EP, ‘Movin’ On’. Produced by the ubiquitous Adam Hawley it included the feisty ‘Groove All Night’ that featured Tim Bowman and a year later Jason was back with his first full-length album, the excellent ‘All In’ from where the single ‘Through the Night’ can


Henrietta Lacks’ 103rd birthday marked by court settlement for use of HeLa cells, Ben Crump and descendants celebrate

Attorney Ben Crump, second from left, walks with Ron Lacks, left, Alfred Lacks Carter, third from left, both grandsons of Henrietta Lacks, and other descendants of Lacks, outside the federal courthouse in Baltimore, Oct. 4, 2021. The family of Henrietta Lacks settled a lawsuit against the biotechnology company, Thermo Fisher Scientific, for an undisclosed amount


Congressional Black Caucus leaders highlight ‘eroding’ Black rights, inequality in federal contracting process

By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Steven Horsford (D-NV-04) held a press conference on July 27 to call attention to the recent attacks on the fundamental rights of Black Americans, which he said are being “eroded.”  Horsford expressed concern about how gains made over decades by Black Americans


Baltimore native assumes command of USS Nebraska

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Reynolds, Commander, Submarine Group Nine NAVAL BASE KITSAP – BANGOR, Wash. – The blue crew of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) held a change of command ceremony at the Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor Chapel at Silverdale, Washington, July 27, 2023. During the ceremony


New report outlines social interventions to end mass incarceration and improve public safety

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia As the United States commemorates 50 years of mass incarceration, researchers and experts call for a comprehensive reimagining of the public safety infrastructure to prevent another 50 years of this troubling trend.The Sentencing Project, a leading criminal justice reform organization, has released a groundbreaking report


AFRO inside look: meet Jamye Wooten, founder of CLLCTIVLY, the Black philanthropy network 

By Megan SaylesAFRO Business Southwest Baltimore native Jamye Wooten is the creator of CLLCTIVLY, which brings together Black-led social change organizations in Greater Baltimore to spur collaboration and maximize impact.  The organization maintains an online directory of existing organizations in the area to prevent the fragmentation and duplication of services. It also engages the