Should You Delay Your Child Starting Kindergarten?

Delaying the start of kindergarten has proven short-term benefits. But is it harmful in the long run? by Maya Pottiger. August 29, 2023 As the 2023-2024 school year starts across the country, not all kindergarten-aged children will be starting their academic careers. This is due to academic redshirting.  Redshirting is a common practice in college sports


UNCF to host fundraising gala Sept. 9

By AFRO Staff The United Negro College Fund is bringing one of its famed masked balls to Baltimore, partnering with Mayor Brandon Scott to present the event on Sept. 9, 2023, at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor. The inaugural UNCF Baltimore Mayor’s Masked Ball, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., is


Maryland Public Service Commission: residents to decide where regulators are located

By DaQuan Lawrence, AFRO International Writer, After a summer of contested disputes and disagreements between Baltimore citizens and Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) recently ruled that service shut-offs for customers refusing exterior regulators are not justified.  The PSC also approved an arrangement between BGE, a group of affected


New COVID-19 variant ‘Pirola’ raises concerns amidst ongoing crises

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia (NNPA NEWSWIRE) – Amidst a news cycle that now routinely features wildfires, a former president’s indictments, and extreme weather events, the world is grappling with the resurgence of COVID-19 as a new and concerning variant, BA.2.86, emerges. This variant, informally dubbed “Pirola,” has ignited alarm among public