Teach Black history – don’t ban it

By Tracey L. Rogers When Republican President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, he called on Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans.” He also acknowledged that Black Americans had shown “courage and perseverance” when our country had failed to live up to its own


Maryland Del. Joseline A. Peña-Melnyk speaks on becoming first Afro-Latina woman to chair Health and Government Committee

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, tmcqueen@afro.com Del. Joseline A. Peña-Melnyk (D-MD-21) is now the chairwoman of the House Health and Government Operations Committee during this 2023 Maryland General Assembly session. She has participated in the Health and Government Operations Committee as long as she has been a Delegate since 2007.  She replaced former Del.


Upcoming events in the Baltimore area

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, tmcqueen@afro.com Baltimore Museum of Art celebrates Black history with new exhibit, “Omar Ba: Political Animals”  Celebrate Black creativity with a visit to the Baltimore Museum of Art this month. Throughout February the museum will be showing appreciation for Black history by welcoming guests to explore the first U.S. Museum


Sports Roundup: a look at local high school sports

On Jan. 27 the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) track and field teams gathered at the Prince George’s County Sports Complex in Landover, Md. Some of the best high school talent in the area participated for the championship, including two outstanding athletes Elise Cooper, of the McDonogh