Biden Pays Tribute to Emmett Till; Acknowledges the Vital Role of the Black Press in the Civil Rights Movement

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia Recognizing the country’s painful racial history and honoring the legacy of Emmett Till, President Joe Biden signed a proclamation on Tuesday designating a national monument spanning two states to memorialize Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Bradley. A distinguished audience included Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis


Some critics see Trump’s behavior as un-Christian. His conservative Christian backers see a hero

By David Crary, AP National Writer For eight years, Donald Trump has managed to secure the support of many evangelical and conservative Christians despite behavior that often seemed at odds with teachings espoused by Christ in the Gospels. If some observers initially viewed this as an unsustainable alliance, it’s different now. Certain achievements during Trump’s


CBC-aligned super PAC to focus on Black voter

By AFRO Staff Former Congressional Black Caucus aides have launched a new super PAC aimed at mobilizing Black voters with an eye toward reclaiming Democratic control of the House. Should that happen, Capitol Hill could see the nation’s first Black Speaker of the House. The Rolling Sea Action Fund, named for lyrics in the Black


Counties with the highest unemployment in Maryland

Stacker Canva Counties with the highest unemployment in Maryland While significantly lower than the alarming pandemic peak of 14.7% experienced in April 2020, unemployment rates remain a subject of concern, though experts’ views on a potential recession are mixed. The last economic recession—the Great Recession of 2007-2009—sent rates up to 10% as of October 2009.


Meet Tonee Lawson, founder of local STEM program: TheBe. Org

By Aria Brent, AFRO Staff Writer, Tonee Lawson is the founder and executive director of TheBe. Org, a local nonprofit organization that focuses on encouraging and nurturing youth to live above their socially-imposed limitations to develop their character, talents and leadership skills allowing them to go beyond a dream and achieve remarkable excellence. TheBe.