Key job sectors drive September employment surge of 336,000

 Job gains occurred in several sectors, including leisure and hospitality, government, health care, professional, scientific, technical services, and social assistance. By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent (NNPA NEWSWIRE) – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Oct. 6 that American employers added 336,000 jobs last month while the unemployment rate remained at


African Diaspora Development Institute honors activist Haki Ammi at Afro United Festival Awards

By Helen Bezuneh, Special to the AFRO The African Diaspora Development Institute (ADDI) held the extravagant, well-attended ADDI Afro United Festival Award Ceremony on Sept. 29 at Howard University’s Armour J. Blackburn University Center. On Sept. 29 the African Diaspora Development Institute honors President of the Teaching Artist Institute, Haki Ammi, with an Arikana Excellence


Police make arrest in killing of Ryan Demby, off-duty Howard County sheriff’s deputy shot in Federal Hill bar

By Chrisleen Herard, Special to the AFRO Ryan Demby, a Howard County sheriff’s deputy, was off-duty when he was shot and killed inside a Baltimore bar on Sept. 29.  Shortly after midnight, authorities were called to a South Charles Street bar located in Baltimore’s Federal Hill neighborhood, where they found Demby suffering from multiple gunshot