PRESS ROOM: The SANS Institute Reopens HBCU Cyber Academy Application Window to Address Growing Need for Cybersecurity Professionals

By BlackPressUSA Bethesda, MD – The SANS Institute is proud to announce the reopening of the HBCU Cyber Academy application window from February 1, 2023 to March 1, 2023. The HBCU Cyber Academy is a unique opportunity for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to gain hands-on cybersecurity training and real-world experience, free of charge. The


V-Tech Solutions works to inform District residents on how to maximize Medicaid benefits

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, D.C.-based V-Tech Solutions is working with all of the District’s managed care organizations (MCO) to help residents understand how to use their Medicaid benefits.  The veteran-owned information technology and professional services company is especially focused on educating young residents from birth through the age of 21 to ensure


TD Charitable Foundation opens applications for annual ‘Housing for Everyone’ grant competition

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Applications for the TD Charitable Foundation Housing for Everyone grant competition close on Feb. 14.  This year’s theme for the program is the preservation of affordable rental housing, with a focus on supporting nonprofit organizations that provide rental assistance, renovate affordable housing projects and address long-term resident sustainability. 


ASALH celebrates Black resistance with Black History Month Festival, month long calendar of special events

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) returned this February with its Black History Month Festival.  This year’s theme is “Black Resistance,” and the organization has a month-long line up of events celebrating Black changemakers, civil rights leaders, the African diaspora, Black press


Updates that may affect your tax season

By Donald Williams, Special to the AFRO It is officially tax season, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which declared that this year’s tax season started on Monday, Jan. 23. It’s that special time of year when people collect their documents to either rush over to their tax preparer or enter in themselves so


Upcoming meetings and events in the D.C. area

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, D.C. Council Committee – human resources and employee performance oversight hearings  On Feb. 15 at 9:30 a.m. the D.C. Council’s Committee on Executive Administration and Labor will hold a performance oversight hearing.  The Department of Human Resources, Office of Employee Appeals, Public Employees Relations Board, Office of Labor