DMV 48 Men of Power honor boxing great Rahman Ali

By Deborah Bailey, Contributing Editor Black History Month ends with a rousing knock out as the DMV 48 Men of Power honored boxing great Rahman Ali, only brother of Muhammed Ali at a festive and spirited ceremony Feb. 24. Program host, Dr. Renee Allen, welcomed DMV luminaries and fans from the corporate, philanthropic, sports, entertainment


Bowie State University awarded $1.5 million to increase the pipeline of Black male educators

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, The U.S. Department of Education’s Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence Program recently awarded more than $1.5 million to Bowie State University (BSU) to support the school’s Black Male Educators Project. The initiative strives to increase the number of Black male teachers in early childhood, elementary, secondary and


Addressing the issues around public safety and policing

By Congressman James E. Clyburn, Black Press USA Following the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd in 2020 at the hands of law enforcement—two, in a long line of avoidable tragedies—Democrats reaffirmed our commitment to ensuring that law enforcement truly protects the communities they serve.  House Democrats passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing


Wells Fargo awards $50 million to NAACP

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Wells Fargo recently awarded the NAACP a $50 million grant to help the civil rights organization develop a new national headquarters in Washington D.C. and bolster local NAACP branches across the country.  The grant marks the single-largest donation that the NAACP has ever received from a corporation.  “We’re