Baltimore Gas and Electric conduit deal brings calls for transparency and lawsuit by former Black workers to forefront

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, and Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, The Baltimore City Council’s Legislative Investigations Committee held a public hearing on Feb. 23 to discuss control and maintenance of the city’s underground conduit system and a recent deal with Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE). Council members Eric T. Costello, Sharon


CIAA Tournament returns to Baltimore

By AFRO Staff Fans of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) from around the nation converged on Baltimore this week for the 2023 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament. HBCU athletes, cheerleaders and mascots left it all on the court as they faced off with some of the country’s top athletes.  Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott kicks


Keeping the Black dollar in the Black community: six websites and apps that help you support Black businesses

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, According to a Nielsen report entitled, “The State of the African-American Consumer,” African Americans have a buying power of more than $1 trillion, which is nearly equivalent to the GDP of the 15th largest country in the world.  However, dollars circulate just one time in the Black community


Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System partner with Reginald F. Lewis Museum to reach local job seekers and entrepreneurs

By Nicole Batey, Special to the AFRO Economic empowerment and employment opportunities in Baltimore City were the focus of the “Level Up with HopkinsLocal 3.0” event recently held at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Level Up with HopkinsLocal is an initiative by Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and Johns Hopkins Health System (JHHS) that aims to