Guide to Essential Financial Resources in Times of Crisis

Photo: Sergey Nivens via 123RF In times of crisis, whether it’s a global economic downturn, a natural disaster, or a personal financial emergency, having access to financial resources becomes crucial. These resources not only provide stability during difficult times but also offer opportunities for recovery and resilience. Here are some essential financial resources that individuals and


Companies manufacturing products with ‘forever chemicals’ expected to face repercussions in 2024

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, In recent years, Americans have been raising concerns about toxic chemicals found in drinking water within firefighters protective gear, which largely include PFAS, a “forever chemical” found in polyfluoroalkyl substances which feature particles that slowly break down over time. Since the 1950s, products made with these chemicals have


New Carrollton celebrates National Night Out with Maryland’s first couple

By Deborah BaileyAFRO Contributing Editor  New Carrollton, Md., a Prince George’s County community, hosted its 40th National Night Out celebration recently with special guests from the top of Maryland’s state government.  Gov. Wes Moore, first lady Dawn Moore and Attorney General Anthony Brown made surprise appearances at the mid-county community’s Beckett Field, enhancing a local tradition


BWI Launch Pad program welcomes five Black-owned businesses to airport

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Five, local Black-owned small businesses will venture into the airport retail space as part of the Launch Pad program initiative at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Launched in 2017, the program provides minority business owners with an internship in BWI’s concession’s space and to attract customers from


Baltimore residents, community leaders and law enforcement join together for National Night Out

By Edoghogho Joy Ugiagbe, AFRO Intern On August 1 Baltimore City Mayor Brandon M. Scott, along with city and state leaders, led a city-wide tour of National Night Out events, a nationwide initiative aimed at strengthening community relations with law enforcement. Throughout the day Scott Administration officials  and law enforcement partners actively attended multiple events