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
By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, email@example.com 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
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
By Ebony JJ Cury / Michigan Chronicle, Word in Black The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Aug. 10 that 49,449 Americans died by suicide in 2022. The figure represents a 2.6% increase from the 48,183 suicides recorded in 2021, marking the highest tally ever documented, based on the CDC’s preliminary data.
By Alexa Spencer, Word in Black Just one week after the family of Henrietta Lacks reached an historic settlement with a biotech company over its use of Lacks’ cells in their products, the estate is suing a second company for unjustly profiting from her genes. The lawsuit, filed on Aug. 10 in the United States
By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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By Maria ShermanAP Music Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three years have passed since hip-hop superstar Megan Thee Stallion was shot multiple times by rapper Tory Lanez in Los Angeles following a pool party at the home of Kylie Jenner. On Aug. 7, Lanez is scheduled to be sentenced, following his December conviction on three
Attending colleges ‘in the middle of nowhere’ can present a struggle for Black students who need hair care products. (Black PR Wire) – When Rahya Kelley isn’t attending classes or practicing with her cheerleading squad at Olivet College, she styles the hair of Black students on campus. But it can be tough for Kelley to
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