By Ralph E. Moore Jr., Special to the AFRO Railroad Workers United (RWU) members and their supporters staged a rally Dec.7 near the Inner Harbor to push for paid sick leave for the nation’s freight train workers. Congress and President Joe Biden acted to avert a strike by rail workers before Thanksgiving, but scuttled sick
By Hunter Savery, Capital News Service The White House has unveiled its 2022 holiday decorations. This year’s theme, “We The People,” brings a distinctively homespun feel to the White House with an emphasis on decorations that people could make at home and a sense of shared national values. Decorations include ornaments drawn by children in
By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, and Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Members, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com WNBA star Brittney Griner was released from a penal colony Dec. 8 after nine months in Russian custody in a prisoner swap for a convicted arms dealer. President Biden announced the release in a Dec. 8
By Kate Seltzer, Capital News Service The number of books people tried to ban from schools and libraries nearly tripled between 2019 and 2021, according to data from the American Library Association (ALA). The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 729 challenges to 1,597 separate book titles in 2021. That’s up from 377 challenges to
By Michael Pugh After years of interest rates hovering at or near zero, the Federal Reserve continued its long-telegraphed move in May to raise interest rates by 50 basis points and four times thereafter by 75 basis points through November. These moves resulted in an increase of nearly 4.00 basis points. With more hikes likely
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By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, firstname.lastname@example.org When Nichole Footman-Kuykendall moved to Chicago several years ago, she began hosting holiday parties for her friends. Her guests, many wearing festive –but ugly– Christmas sweaters, for instance, would come ready to celebrate, but the newcomer hostess said she found it challenging to
By Dawn Suggs, Word in Black On a bright, crisp morning in October, a crowd of Donald Suggs Jr.’s friends, neighbors, and family from across the country gathered at the southwest corner of East 6th street and Avenue B in New York City’s East Village. In front of a verdant community garden, they witnessed the
By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, email@example.com Alicia Wilson, the vice president for economic development and community partnerships for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System, will become the head of North America for regional philanthropy for JPMorgan Chase. Wilson is the first Black woman to hold this role.
By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO The seesaw race in the Georgia State run-off election for the U.S. Senate handed incumbent Democratic United States Senator Raphael Warnock a victory against former football player and Republican candidate Herschell Walker. According to information released at 12:54 a.m. on Dec. 7 by the Georgia Board of elections