The Second Act: Launching a Business After Retirement

Photo: milkos via 123RF Traditionally, retirement is a time to relax and enjoy the fruits of one’s labor. However, with increased life expectancy, cost of living increases, and a desire for continued fulfillment, many retirees are considering starting their own ventures. The evolving landscape of business opportunities provides unique options for entrepreneurs in their golden years. 


Op-ed: It’s time to deliver Randallstown, Woodlawn, Pikesville, Owings Mills and all of Baltimore County from illegal commercial truck parking

By Ryan Coleman, Special to the AFRO The Randallstown NAACP receives about three weekly complaints for illegally parked commercial trucks. It’s obvious that a legislative response is necessary to address this issue.  The Randallstown NAACP 2022 survey found 98 percent of truck drivers regularly experience problems finding safe parking. According to the survey, there is


Towson- Morgan fight over program duplication continues

By Alexis Taylor, AFRO Managing Editor The Office of the Maryland Attorney General (AG) has advised the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to rethink their decision to allow Towson University (TU) to operate a doctoral business program.  MHEC officials admitted earlier this year that TU’s program had elements that were “similar” to the offering at


Black Futures Lab Conducts highest Census of Blacks in U.S. in history

By DaQuan LawrenceAFRO International Black Futures Lab (BFL) and Black leaders recently commemorated a significant milestone, the 2023 Black Census Project, an undertaking and monumental effort that collected survey responses from Black Americans across all 50 states regarding their views on public policy.  On Aug. 23, Angela Rye masterfully moderated a discussion that included


Vice President Kamala Harris announces new federal supports for Black entrepreneurs and small businesses

By Deborah Bailey, AFRO Contributing Editor Vice President Kamala Harris is leading the charge to support underserved Black business across America. From the Sycamore and Oak small business retail incubator in Southwest D.C., Harris recently announced the Capital Readiness Program, a new $125 million federal initiative designed to help underserved entrepreneurs launch and scale small