By Aria Brent, AFRO Staff Wr1iter, email@example.com Maryland Public Television (MPT) is hosting their fourth annual HBCU week from Sept. 4 to Sept. 10. The week-long series of special broadcasts is dedicated to recognizing the importance and impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). MPT’s HBCU centered programming for the upcoming week is a
By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Acting Baltimore City Police Commissioner Richard Worley say the investigation into the Brooklyn mass shooting that took place on July 2 is ongoing and more arrests will be made. The Brooklyn Homes mass shooting After Action Report (AAR) was released on Aug. 30.
District officials promote prevention and harm reduction tools on International Overdose Awareness Day
By AFRO Staff Access to resources was a key focus on Aug. 31 as organizations and agencies across the country worked to promote International Overdose Awareness Day. In the nation’s capital, Mayor Muriel Bowser stressed the importance of access to care, education and harm reduction tools to curb opioid overdoses in the District. “We want
The repeal of Affirmative Action: Implications for Black college women and rates of domestic violence
Authors Tenaj Moody, Isabelle Bisio, Myanna Johnson Introduction Affirmative action policies were introduced with the noble intention of redressing historical and systemic discrimination against marginalized communities, including Black women. While the effects of affirmative action policies have been felt across various marginalized communities, the repeal of such measures can disproportionately impact Black women and exacerbate
By DaQuan Lawrence, AFRO International Writer, DLawrence@afro.com The United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) recently released the preliminary conclusions and recommendations from the Second Session of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent (PFPAD). Held at the UN headquarters in New York City, from May 30 to June
The textbooks, which cover Russian history from 1945 to present, also reimagine the brutality of Joseph Stalin’s policies.
The pontiff arrived Friday on a trip that the Vatican said was meant to encourage the fewer than 1,500 Catholics there. But it also brings him close to two great powers that have vexed him.
The pope arrived at what he called the “heart of Asia” for a four-day trip.
Such visits could help convey Beijing’s interest in stabilizing ties with Washington. But China has been noncommittal.
The deaths of dozens of people in a fire in South Africa.