Residents voice concerns over Southwest Baltimore food deserts at Associated Black Charities ‘Community Convo’ in Poppleton

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Southwest Baltimore residents gathered to voice their opinions about opportunities and obstacles in the Poppleton neighborhood during a community conversation hosted by Associated Black Charities (ABC) in Poppleton on July 26.  “Community Convos,” as ABC has dubbed them, were launched this year to engage residents around the assets


U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan to oversee former President Donald J. Trump’s election interference case

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire, @StacyBrownMedia Judge Tanya S. Chutkan will preside over the case of former President Donald Trump’s alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election. This decision comes after Chutkan’s previous involvement in key motions related to the January 6 committee’s investigation. Chutkan has a history with Trump. She denied his 2021


UN chief welcomes Kenya’s offer to ‘positively consider’ leading police force to combat Haiti gangs

By Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press The United Nations chief has welcomed Kenya’s offer to “positively consider” leading a multinational police force to help combat Haiti’s gangs and improve security in the violence-wracked Caribbean nation. Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry sent an urgent appeal last October for “the immediate deployment of a specialized armed


From paramedic to fire chief: meet James Wallace, the new head of the Baltimore City Fire Department

By Khira Moore, AFRO Intern Baltimore City Fire Department officials joined Mayor Brandon Scott as he nominated James Wallace, acting director of the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, as the new fire chief.  Wallace began his career as a medical paramedic before switching to firefighter-paramedics. He’s gained experience in several levels of leadership, even serving


I still believe Black women

By ReShonda Tate, The Defender Network Well, folks asked for it, so they got it. Authorities in Alabama have filed criminal charges against Carlee Russell, the woman who confessed to fabricating a story that she was kidnapped after stopping to check on a toddler she saw walking on the side of an interstate highway. Carlee