CultureCon, a Black creative’s paradise

By Ariyana Griffin, Special to the AFRO The Creative Collective NYC’s highly anticipated conference, CultureCon, is making its way to New York Oct. 7-8. The two-day event is the last to close out the year; in previous months it was hosted in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Billed as the “Biggest Creative Homecoming,” the annual event

Parasite detected in Baltimore drinking water

By Tashi McQueenAFRO Political The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) announced on Sept. 28 their discovery of Cryptosporidium (Crypto), a microscopic parasite, in the Druid Lake Reservoir. This discovery has impacted parts of Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County. “Monthly, DPW collects samples both at Ashburton and Druid Lake Reservoirs and

PRESS ROOM: Pepco and Exelon’s Racial Equity Capital Fund announces $2.7 million in investments to four local, minority-owned businesses in the District and Maryland

In 2022, Exelon, Pepco’s parent company, launched the RECF in partnership with RockCreek, one of the largest diverse-owned global-operated investment firms. This initiative aims to enhance financial opportunities for diverse businesses so they can create more jobs, grow their companies and reinvest in their neighborhoods and communities. The fund, totaling $36 million, offers affordable capital

Raising awareness and reducing stigma about ADHD

By Mylika ScatliffeAFRO Women’s Health Writer Peyton Cain, 14, of Glen Burnie, Md., was in second grade, when her teacher noticed she was having trouble staying focused in class.  “She mentioned it was really hard for Peyton to stay on task,” said Teri Cain, Peyton’s mother. “She would easily distract herself. If she saw another

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Addressing this public health crisis with a holistic and family focused approach

By Mylika Scatliffe, AFRO Women’s Health Writer What is obesity?  According to the Oxford English dictionary obesity is “the condition in which excess fat has accumulated in the body, mostly in the subcutaneous tissues.”   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines obesity as an adult with a body mass index (BMI) of 30