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, email@example.com 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
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.
By Claude Cummings, Jr. As this was being written, I was proudly representing Communications Workers of America’s members during the 52nd Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference. Since its inception, the CBC has passionately supported the interests of the Black community and worked to ensure that we have an equal voice in public policy.
By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
By Adriana Navarro, Special to the AFRO Maisie Hughes was born in Washington, D.C., as was her mother. But, while her mom and uncles walked a street flanked by corridors of trees as kids, all that changed by the time Hughes was born. Over the course of her mother’s lifetime, the tree canopy in their
By Chrisleen Herard, Special to the AFRO Family and friends are mourning the brutal death of Patricia Johnson, who police say was fatally shot inside her home during the early morning of Oct. 1. Officers from the Seventh District Metropolitan Police Department responded to a call regarding a shooting in the 4000 block of 13th
Mayor Bowser is continuing to put the issue of Black maternal health front and center, with initiatives like the Annual National Maternal and Infant Health Summit. (Credit: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin); (Sonography photo courtesy of Unsplash / Amr Taha); (Pregnant photo courtesy of Unsplash / Omurden Cengiz) By April Quevedo, Special to the AFRO D.C. Mayor
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