Baltimore police release video seeking identities of multiple persons of interest in MSU shooting

Baltimore Police Department officials are still seeking suspects responsible for the Oct. 3 shooting of five people on the campus of Morgan State University in Northeast Baltimore. Authorities have released a video showing multiple persons of interest and are asking for help with identifications. The post Baltimore police release video seeking identities of multiple persons

Morgan State University officials cancel 2023 MSU Homecoming Parade, postpone football match and 39th Annual MSU Gala

By AFRO Staff Morgan State University (MSU) officials have decided to cancel or postpone all events related to the 2023 homecoming season.  In a message to the MSU community on Oct. 4, David K. Wilson, Ed.D., president of the institution explained the decision. “Today, we unfortunately find ourselves navigating this tragic event during a time

52nd CBCF Annual Legislative Conference: State policymaker discusses efforts to advance reparative justice for Black Americans

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Reparations for descendants of Africans enslaved in the Americas has long been a topic of public discourse.  But discourse has yet to lead to action. The topic, again, was among those addressed during the recent Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Moderated by Julia

Poverty just jumped— and it was no accident

By Lakeisha McVey I’ve lived and studied poverty most of my life. But you don’t have to be an expert to see why it’s spiking after lawmakers let antipoverty programs expire. After hitting a record low of 7.8 percent in 2021, new data shows the government’s Supplemental Poverty Measure jumped to 12.4 percent last year.

Residents protest as Baltimore City Council confirms Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley and Baltimore Fire Chief James Wallace were officially confirmed by the Baltimore City Council on Oct. 2. Worley and Wallace were nominated for their respective roles in July by Mayor Brandon M. Scott.  Former Police Commissioner Michael Harrison stepped down on June 8

Commentary: For local minority contractors to thrive in Prince George’s County lawmakers must embrace project labor agreements

By Stephanie Sweet, Special to the AFRO As minority contractors seek viable opportunities to not only expand our individual footprints, but to also foster diversity throughout the entire construction industry, we often encounter a common misconception that project labor agreements (PLAs) are somehow bad for our businesses. In fact, in opposing a PLA being implemented