Michael J Thomas – Outside The Door

Sax-man Michael J Thomas has been releasing songs one at a time since December of 2021. It started with the original Holiday song ‘It’s Christmas’ that featured two-time Grammy-nominated vocalist Maysa and was followed by ‘The OG Bounce’, a brass driven spectacular that really had a Parliament, Funkadelic, Tower Of Power thing going on. Then


Baltimore squeegee worker on trial for murder acted in self-defense in motorist’s death, lawyer says

By LEA SKENE, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore teenager acted in self-defense when he allegedly shot and killed a baseball bat-wielding driver who approached youths washing windshields at a busy downtown intersection last summer, attorneys for the teen argued as his murder trial got underway Tuesday. The high-profile tragedy reignited longstanding debate about Baltimore’s


White House announces 2023 HBCU Scholars

By Ashleigh Fields, AFRO Assistant Editor, afields@afro.com The White House recently selected 102 students to join the ninth cohort of HBCU scholars, the largest cohort since its inception in 2014. Undergraduate, graduate and professional leaders were identified through the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Opportunity.  “Our Eagles chosen to represent


Ubiquitous Women’s Expo commences in D.C.

By Ashleigh Fields, AFRO Assistant Editor, afields@afro.com High achieving leaders and ambitious executives are set to cross paths at the ninth annual Ubiquitous Women’s Expo taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from July 21 to July 23. Their theme, “The Power of Us,” is dedicated to helping women reach the next level