Steve Cole Album ‘Without a Doubt’ Out October 6

Having grown up digesting bebop blended with pop radio hits, critically acclaimed saxophonist Steve Cole has become one of the most celebrated and popular artists in contemporary jazz. With his new album, Without a Doubt, Cole partners with producer/songwriter Adam Hawley for a collection of original burners that showcase the saxophonist’s signature high-energy punch and can easily stand


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