New children’s book teaches youth about Juneteenth

By Stacy M. Brown  NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Lavaille Lavette, a New York Times best-selling author, said her greatest satisfaction is telling stories about people, places, things, and events that everyone should remember. “Jayylen’s Juneteenth Surprise,” her most recent work, is a gorgeously illustrated “Little Golden Book” about a little boy’s first Juneteenth celebration.


Maryland Chamber Foundation’s externship program fosters collaboration between local businesses and educators to better expose students to livable wage careers 

By Megan Sayles AFRO Business  This July, roughly 23 local public school educators are set to participate in the Maryland Chamber Foundation’s Teacher Externship Program.  The four-week program, running from July 10 to Aug. 4, pairs high school teachers and counselors with leading Maryland businesses for hands-on learning experiences in industries associated with classroom


Prince George’s County leaders and residents divided over proposed two-year pause on townhome construction

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Prince George’s County Council Vice Chairwoman Wala Blegay (D-District 6) and Chairman Thomas E. Dernoga (D-District 1) have proposed legislation that would stop the production of townhomes in non-transit areas of Prince George’s County, Md. for two years. “The reason behind this legislation is infrastructure,” said Blegay. “We