The prime minister has met with more than a dozen world leaders in recent days, including President Biden, who tested negative on Tuesday.
“This war took the best heroes of our country,” President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine said during an unannounced visit to the newly recaptured city of Kherson.
By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO On the evening of Nov. 6, a group of diverse women gathered around the dining room table of Quianna Cooke. Present that night in the Hoes Heights neighborhood were Betsy Heeney, Hana Morford, Jennifer Jarvis, Joanne Kent and Eleanor Matthews. They were not angry women. They seemed frustrated–more
Baltimore City Council members discuss violence prevention initiatives and changing the landscape of Baltimore in quarterly public safety hearing
By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Report For America Corps Member, email@example.com The City Council’s Public Safety and Government Operations Committee recently held its quarterly crime statistics and violence prevention plan hearing. The Baltimore Police Department, the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (MONSE) and other collaborating partners provided their reports on their efforts
By Kate Seltzer, Hunter Savery, Destiny Herbers and Nolan Clancy, Capital News Service Maryland voters participating in the first major election since the Jan. 6 insurrection are expressing concerns about the state of American democracy, but what Democrats and Republicans worry about differs significantly. “I do believe that democracy is at stake. I think we’re
By Mark Sherman, The Associated Press The Supreme Court is wrestling with a challenge to a federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings of Native children. The justices heard several hours of arguments on Nov. 9, over the Indian Child Welfare Act, enacted in 1978 to address
D.C. City Council members discuss resources for senior citizens, women and the health of local waterways
By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Report For America Corps Member, firstname.lastname@example.org On Nov. 9, At-Large City Councilwoman Anita Bonds (D-DC) put four bills before the Committee on Housing and Executive Administration. The D.C. City Council meeting was virtual, with only Chairman Phil Mendelson and Councilman Robert White attending in person. A range of topics
By Ashraf Khalil, The Associated Press Mayor Muriel Bowser secured a third term on Nov. 8 after a campaign focused on her leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and on her history as one of the faces of Washington’s ongoing quest for statehood. In June, Bowser, 50, defeated a pair of challengers from the District of
Baltimore celebrates inaugural Emancipation Day Festival on grounds of former urban slave plantation
By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO Speaker of the House of Delegates of Maryland Adrienne Jones said “It is always a humbling experience to receive an award, but this was special.” Speaker Jones received the Inaugural Great Emancipator Award alongside University of Maryland, Baltimore County Professor Emeritus, and author Acklyn Lynch, at the inaugural
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