Commentary: For local minority contractors to thrive in Prince George’s County lawmakers must embrace project labor agreements

By Stephanie Sweet, Special to the AFRO As minority contractors seek viable opportunities to not only expand our individual footprints, but to also foster diversity throughout the entire construction industry, we often encounter a common misconception that project labor agreements (PLAs) are somehow bad for our businesses. In fact, in opposing a PLA being implemented

Durant Family Foundation completes renovations to basketball arena at Bowie State University

By Deborah Bailey, AFRO Contributing Editor, Thanks to the Durant Family Foundation, the standout player at Bowie State University’s A.C. Jordan Arena this basketball season is the facility itself.  Wanda Durant joined Bowie State University President Aminta H. Breaux and members of the university’s men’s and women’s basketball teams at a ribbon cutting to

James Baldwin: The life story you may not know

Written by Taneasha White-Gibson James Baldwin: The life story you may not know James Baldwin was a prolific writer, poet, essayist, and civil rights activist. Though he spent much of his life abroad, he is undoubtedly an American writer, whose works serve as a prism through which to view Black American life. Apart from being

The effects of a potential government shutdown

By Ashleigh Fields, AFRO Assistant Editor, Government officials are tracking a potential shutdown in less than 48 hours if Congress does not pass the 12 necessary appropriations bill to fund federal operations. Democrats and Republicans have struggled to reach common ground on spending levels ahead of the 11:59 p.m. deadline on Sept. 30 ahead