Federal student loans: Time to get back in the game

By Deborah Bailey, AFRO Contributing Editor, dbailey@afro.com Have you heard the news? Federal student loan repayments restarted this month.   Federal student loans were paused for close to $44 million borrowers on March 13, 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. The loans were reinstated in September 2023, after a Supreme Court ruling.   While millions have restarted payments


Op-ed: Perception is not always reality

By Anthony Jenkins, Ph.D. As gun violence continues to plague our nation, mass shootings and other acts of senseless violence have spilled onto college and university campuses across Maryland. Incidents like the recent campus shootings violate everything held sacred in our lives, and in academia. The acts of cowards violate our sense of personal safety


Gov. Moore, former rival Will Jawando and others endorse Angela Alsobrooks for U.S. Senate

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, tmcqueen@afro.com Hundreds of Angela Alsobrooks supporters gathered for a lively rally at the Monument City Brewing Company in Baltimore on Oct. 23. At the rally, Gov. Wes Moore, Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller and former U.S. Senate candidate Will Jawando announced their endorsement of Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks’


Coppin State University’s College of Business elevates education in Baltimore

By Reuben Greene, Special to the AFRO Coppin State University’s Charles Schwab ticker tape LED board keeps students in the know. (AFRO Photos/ Reuben Greene) Coppin State University President Anthony L. Jenkins shakes hands with alumna Florine Camphor. (AFRO Photos/ Reuben Greene) Ron Williams, associate professor of management and marketing, greets a community attendee. (AFRO