Councilwoman Brooke Pinto addresses District’s outdated air conditioning codes as weather is impacted by climate change

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Councilwoman Brooke Pinto, Ward 2, called for the D.C. Construction Codes Coordinating Board (CCCB) to reconsider the time frame on which building owners must turn on communal air conditioning for residents in the District. Pinto argues that the current time frame does not address the temperature irregularities of


Baltimore City Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosts Annual Victory Celebration and Fundraiser

By AFRO Staff The Baltimore City Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Baltimore City FCA) recently hosted the Annual Victory Celebration and Fundraiser in partnership with the Park Heights Saints Football club at Martin’s West.  Attendees included Dena Freeman-Patton, athletic director for Morgan State University and Ozzie Newsome, general manager of Baltimore Ravens. NFL Hall of Famer


U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen recommends STEM City Baltimore for $2 million federal investment

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) has submitted requests for Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) to the Appropriations Committee for community funding projects for Maryland, according to an announcement from Van Hollen. Among the nominees is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) City Baltimore, which could receive an investment of


Serena Williams deserves a healthy second birth

By Liz Courquet-Lesaulnier, and Alexa Spencer, Word in Black Glowing in custom Gucci, tennis icon Serena Williams revealed her second pregnancy at the Met Gala in New York City on May 1, sparking well-wishes and congratulations from her fellow celebs and fans worldwide.  Yet, behind the joyous news, there’s also worry.  Williams’ last journey to