Marc Staggers – With Me

Thing is with old school soul is that it never (ever) gets old and that goes a long way to explain the enduring delight of smooth soul vocalist Marc Staggers. In fact Smooth Jazz Therapy first picked up on Staggers with ‘Bring Me Back’ the lead single from his 2015 project ‘Dream Catcher’. Stunningly good


Centering education in the reparations conversation

By Maya Pottiger, Word in Black We are in an era where the discourse on reparations travels along a number of crucial pathways.  It meanders through the history of housing discrimination and inequities in home loan approvals. It acknowledges the haunting reality of police brutality and violence towards Black bodies. “Those are clearly grounds and


Mayor Brandon Scott announces James Wallace, 33-year fire department veteran, as the new Baltimore City fire chief

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