Officials respond to report stating 23 Baltimore City Public Schools have no students proficient in math

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) representatives are responding to outrage over the disclosure that 23 City Schools have zero students deemed proficient in mathematics. The Statewide Spring 2022 Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) testing results show that while City Schools students returned to “pre-pandemic levels of proficiency”

Reading the labels of food products can save the health of many Americans

By Reginald Williams, Special to the AFRO The front of food packaging is for entertainment—pure hype. The back of the package holds the life-altering information. Food manufacturers employ deceptive marketing strategies to capitalize on consumers’ movement toward eating healthier. Packaging designed with messages like “100% Organic,” “All Natural,” and “Made with REAL Fruit” boldly printed