10 Best Eddie Vedder Songs of All Time

Eddie Vedder is an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and one of the primary songwriters of the rock band Pearl Jam. Born in 1964 in Illinois, Vedder rose to fame in the early 1990s as part of the grunge movement, crafting classic hits such as “Alive,” “Jeremy,” and “Black.” Vedder’s music is


10 Best John Fogerty Songs of All Time

John Fogerty is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR). Born in 1945 in California, Fogerty rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with CCR, crafting classic hits such as “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” and


A closer look: inside the plan to expand eligibility for early child care subsidies in the District

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, msayles@afro.com Mayor Muriel Bowser announced new investments in her proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Fair Shot Budget to support high-quality, early child care and early childhood education in D.C. on March 27.  The District’s Child Care Subsidy Program could expand eligibility to more D.C. families, raising the income cap


Meet the organization fighting hunger in the District after termination of emergency SNAP benefits

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, msayles@afro.com When the COVID-19 pandemic created and increased financial hardship for families across the country, the federal government stepped in to temporarily increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with emergency allotments. In March, the extra benefits came to an end with the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act.


Prince George’s County to pay family of Demonte Ward-Blake $7.5 million in settlement for civil rights lawsuit

By Deborah Bailey, Contributing Editor Prince George’s County will pay Rena Ward, mother of Demonte Ward-Blake, a $7.5 million  settlement in connection with a 2019 police traffic stop that left Ward-Blake paralyzed in 2019. At Greenbelt Federal Courthouse on March 31, Rena Ward, along with attorney’s Billy Murphy and Malcolm Ruff, announced the settlement. The


Angel Reese and why we don’t go high anymore

By Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead There are always moments that serve as reminders that for all of the talking that America has done about racism and sexism, it still exists.  We host conferences on race and lead workshops on anti-racism. We write articles and publish books about sexism; still, there are moments when it feels