Black-owned real estate company launches crowdfunding campaign to revamp Edmondson Village Shopping Center

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Since negotiating a contract to acquire the Edmondson Village Shopping Center for $17,050,000, Black-owned Chicago TREND has invited Black entrepreneurs, local impact investors and residents to support the redevelopment of the Southwest Baltimore shopping center.  The commercial real estate company launched a crowdfunding campaign through for Baltimoreans


New initiative aims to heal divide caused by West Baltimore’s infamous ‘Highway to Nowhere

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, A $2 million investment from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Reconnecting Communities Program will help bridge West Baltimore communities currently divided by the “Highway to Nowhere” which extends from N. Warwick Avenue to Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Located in the 7th congressional district, the “Highway to Nowhere”


Bidder controversy: Gov. Moore orders new procurement process for BWI concessions contract

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Governor Wes Moore has instructed the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) to conduct a new procurement process to determine who will hold the contract for concessions offered at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI).  The directive comes after the MAA recommended New Market Development, a local, Black-founded development firm


#Faithworks: Southern Baptist Convention ousts six churches including St. Timothy’s Christian Baptist in Baltimore

By Marnita Coleman, Special to the AFRO The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, conducted spring cleaning a bit early this year by voting out five member churches with women in pastoral positions. A sixth SBC church was ousted for alleged clergy sexual abuse.  Although each congregation is self-governing, the SBC’s guidelines