Commentary: Justice 40…for the greater good

By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO The passage of national legislation like the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the Chips and Science Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law call attention to President Biden’s Justice 40 Executive Order.  They raise the question: how aware are state and local governments when


Shop small this holiday season

By Stephen D. Umberger, District Director, SBA Baltimore Leaves are turning, temperatures are falling, and to-do lists are growing. Our thoughts turn to family gatherings and holiday traditions. It’s time to give thanks and celebrate one another and it’s the perfect opportunity to show appreciation for local entrepreneurs. Small businesses need our support more than


#Faithworks: Monthly news

Please sign up here for our #Faithworks newsletter which is filled with inspirational Faith Content that highlights religious leaders in Black communities, faith-based articles, inspirational quotes of the month, and a monthly faith-based poll where readers can express their thoughts. Our Faith leader of the month, November 2022 – Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper Dr. Frances


Local officials join students and staff of City Schools for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” screening

By Reginald Williams, Special to the AFRO The youthful energy inside of Baltimore’s famed Senator Theatre was infectious.  Applause, “ooohs,” “ahhhs” and occasional laughter rang out inside the the building. More than 300 students and staff from Baltimore City Public Schools and historically Black college institutions filled the historic theater for a private screening of