CLLCTIVLY honors five Baltimore residents as ‘changemakers’

By Megan SaylesAFRO Business Baltimore-based CLLCTIVLY is set to honor five community leaders during its annual Changemaker Awards on Aug. 4. The ceremony is a part of the organization’s larger CLLCTIVGIVE campaign, a 24-hour fundraiser for local Black-led social change nonprofits. The Changemaker awardees include, Darlene Cain, president and founder of Mothers on the


AFRO spotlight on Black excellence: March Funeral Homes upholds legacy of top-notch service and care

By Megan SaylesAFRO Business What was once a small funeral parlor inside of a Baltimore home is now a family-owned funeral business empire with several branches spanning the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. In 1957, William Carrington March and his wife, Julia Roberta March, took a chance and opened March Funeral Homes on the main floor


Hollywood actors demand fair compensation and AI restrictions in SAG-AFTRA strike

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Hollywood actors are battling the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) after contract negotiations came to no resolution in July. On July 14, SAG-AFTRA, which represents nearly 160,000 actors, dancers, stunt performers, voice over artists and other media professionals, went on strike.  This move came a


National Night Out 2023 events

By Khira MooreAFRO Intern It’s almost here, folks! National Night Out is Aug. 1, the first Tuesday in August. It’s a fun night of good food and even better company. Not to mention, it’s free! According to the National Night Out Organization, this celebration in the Baltimore community began in 1984 and is primarily hosted


What Black women need to know about fibroids

By Mylika ScatliffeAFRO Women’s Health Writer If you visit the Atlanta Fibroid Center website, you will see pages of testimonials from mostly Black women who no longer live a miserable existence of heavy bleeding, unbearable cramps and planning their lives around their periods. Dr. John Lipman, the center’s founder and medical director, has made it