Make a Resolution for Prevention

By Dr. Tich Changamire, Chief Medical Officer, CareFirst, BlueCross BlueShield While I – and many – have the same recom­mendations every year for how to become our best selves through healthy lifestyle choices, this year, I want to focus on preventive medicine as part of our overall well-being. Investing in our health fosters a culture


The Dance Institute of Washington to present ‘The Spirit of Kwanzaa’ at Howard University

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO The Dance Institute of Washington (DIW), a minority-led dance organization in the nation’s capital, will stage its annual holiday performance celebrating Kwanzaa, the annual celebration of African American culture. Kwanzaa is celebrated from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. ‘The Spirit of Kwanzaa’ is a winter holiday celebration that


Macy’s and Momentus Capital to use $200 million to create diverse suppliers

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, D.C.-based Momentus Capital, a nonprofit, mission-driven financial services organization, and leading department store Macy’s, are working together to invest in diverse-led suppliers.  The pair recently launched S.P.U.R. Pathways: Shared Purpose, Unlimited Reach (S.P.U.R. Pathways), a multiyear funding program that seeks to help diverse-owned


Breaking News: Whiting-Turner to break ground on community hub at Mondawmin Mall

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, Baltimore-based construction company Whiting-Turner, on Dec. 15 will begin groundbreaking on Mondawmin Mall’s Target, which has been vacant since 2018. CEO and President Tim Regan, who is privately funding the project, will also announce the name of the soon-to-be active community town center.