Child poverty, transportation and schools in proposed state budget for next fiscal year

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Just two days into his historic term,  Gov. Wes Moore unveiled a proposed budget that spells out his plans for stemming child poverty, ensuring health care, enhancing the state’s schools and shoring up Maryland’s transportation infrastructure.  Moore’s $63.1 billion budget proposal for the fiscal year ending in 2024

Gov. Wes Moore completes first week in office

By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO Governor Wes Moore wasted little time getting to work in his new role. The first Black man to lead the state of Maryland filled his first full day in office as Maryland’s 63rd governor with meetings– both public and private–press conferences and announcements.  Moore signed the state’s Standards

Macy’s to hold month-long donation campaign to benefit United Negro College Fund

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer To celebrate Black History Month, Macy’s on Feb. 1 will launch Black History. Black Brilliance., a month-long donation campaign in stores and online to support the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), which provides scholarships to African-American students and funding to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).  The retail