Del. Stephanie Smith’s path to Annapolis

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Report For America Corps Member, An avid community leader from the start, Del. Stephanie Smith, born in Virginia Beach, Va., is running for re-election in District 45 of Maryland. “My biggest inspiration was my grandmother,” said Smith. “I was blessed to have my grandmother and grandfather in my


Wakanda Forever: actors reflect on agency and representation for Black and Brown communities at D.C. film premiere

By Deborah Bailey, Contributing Editor For many, the much-anticipated Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, opening in movie theaters nation-wide on Nov. 11, is much more than the fictional next chapter in the journey of Wakanda’s fight for survival after the death of the King T’Challah.     T’Challah was portrayed by the late actor, Chadwick Boseman