JPMorgan Chase continues Northern Virginia expansion; partners with More Than Peach to increase financial literacy in youth

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, JPMorgan Chase celebrated the grand opening of its first branch in Leesburg, Va. on Feb. 17, helping to satisfy the firm’s ongoing commitment to expanding its footprint in Northern Virginia. The financial institution now has three branches in Loudoun County, and by the end of 2023, it will


Spotlight on Black excellence: meet Katina Williams, chief financial officer and vice president of finance for Johns Hopkins Hospital

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, When North Carolina native Katina Williams won the job of vice president of finance and chief financial officer for the Johns Hopkins Hospital (Johns Hopkins) in 2021, she and her family relocated for the first time outside her home state. They landed in Howard County, Md. For Williams


DMV 48 Men of Power honor boxing great Rahman Ali

By Deborah Bailey, Contributing Editor Black History Month ends with a rousing knock out as the DMV 48 Men of Power honored boxing great Rahman Ali, only brother of Muhammed Ali at a festive and spirited ceremony Feb. 24. Program host, Dr. Renee Allen, welcomed DMV luminaries and fans from the corporate, philanthropic, sports, entertainment


Bowie State University awarded $1.5 million to increase the pipeline of Black male educators

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, The U.S. Department of Education’s Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence Program recently awarded more than $1.5 million to Bowie State University (BSU) to support the school’s Black Male Educators Project. The initiative strives to increase the number of Black male teachers in early childhood, elementary, secondary and


Addressing the issues around public safety and policing

By Congressman James E. Clyburn, Black Press USA Following the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd in 2020 at the hands of law enforcement—two, in a long line of avoidable tragedies—Democrats reaffirmed our commitment to ensuring that law enforcement truly protects the communities they serve.  House Democrats passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing