By The Associated Press A developer on March 31 ended plans to purchase a 100-acre (39-hectare) property from the local school system in a historically Black town in Florida following a public outcry that the deal threatened the cultural heritage of the community made famous by Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston. Derek Bruce said
Published March 31, 2023 By CCG Editorial There are similarities between William Henry West, the Black police officer who arrested President Grant, and the current Manhattan District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, who has filed charges against former President Trump. While these events are separated by time and context, they share significant similarities that are worth exploring.
By Maya Richard-Craven, Word in Black From gracing the cover of the January issue of Vogue alongside Billie Eilish and seven other climate activists, to amplifying climate justice on social media, Wawa Gatheru has set her sights on elevating environmental solutions. “I really do believe that everybody cares about planet earth,” says Gatheru. “I think
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Bill Tompkins: extending the vision, expanding the definition of diversity for Montgomery County business community
By Deborah Bailey, Contributing Editor Bill Tompkins, new CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) has a big vision and agenda for the business community in Maryland’s most populous county, with more than 1 million residents. Montgomery County’s residents are on the whole, relatively wealthy with a median income upwards of $117,000, according
Ford’s Theatre debuts dynamic stage play,“Shout SisterShout!: The Untold Story of Rock and Roll Trailblazer Rosetta Tharpe”
By Deborah Bailey, Contributing Editor The East Coast debut of playwright Cheryl West’s “Shout Sister Shout!: The Untold Story of Rock and Roll Trailblazer Rosetta Tharpe, is the poignant and jubilant theatrical journey of a Black woman emerging from the deep, Jim Crow South of the early and mid-20th century to a world-wide stage– all the while
Baltimore officials nix plan to release wastewater from Palestine, Ohio trainwreck into Dundalk waterways
By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott directed the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) to block the discharge of wastewater treated from the Palestine, Ohio train wreck at a Baltimore wastewater treatment plant. On March 24 with Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski held a news conference with Scott
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By ReShonda Tate, Defender Network Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are increasing their enrollments at a time when many other institutions of higher learning are seeing a decline in their number of students. According to a news report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, college and university enrollment has declined for the third
By Michael Coard As a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., since 1979 at Cheyney University, I call on my beloved pro-Black brothers to do the right thing and boycott racism by canceling or relocating their scheduled July 18-23, 2023, Grand Chapter “Konclave Meetings & Festivities” in Tampa Bay, Florida. I also call