Black Cannabis Weeks begins with focus on educating African Americans on opportunities in the cannabis industry

By Megan Sayles AFRO Business Monday through Thursday, virtual programs will be held to inform people about topics ranging from the history of the plant to health and wellness benefits to business-building. The week will culminate with in-person programming at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa.  On Sept. 22, Black Cannabis Week will host a


Teen wounded in Southeast, D.C. shooting 

By Chrisleen HerardSpecial to the AFRO The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that left a teenager wounded on Sept. 17. Authorities were called to the 5000 block of Ivory Lane on Sunday afternoon around 3 p.m. where they discovered a 13-year-old boy on the scene, suffering from a gunshot wound. According


Mother of teen killed in Brooklyn Homes mass shooting demands change as council members press BPD on response

Krystal Gonzalez (left) hugs daughter, Aaliyah Gonzalez, who died on July 2 in a mass shooting at Brooklyn Homes just months after turning 18. Her mother attended a city council hearing on Sept. 13, to urge city leaders to stop the violence throughout Baltimore. (Photo credit Krystal Gonzalez/Instagram) By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer,