Bank of America awards $200,000 to two Baltimore nonprofits supporting workforce development

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, Bank of America recently awarded two local organizations with a $200,000 multi-year award. Baltimore-based Innovation Works and Per Scholas were the recipients of the 2022 Neighborhood Builders grant for their efforts to provide greater Maryland community members with equitable access to workforce development


AFRO Person of the Year Westley Moore discusses 100-day plan ahead of January inauguration as Maryland’s first Black governor

By Alexis Taylor, Managing Editor Maryland has produced more than a few legendary leaders.  From internationally known abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, to the first Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the late Congressman Elijah W. Cummings and more– the state has long been the birthplace of greatness. Now, the name Westley Watende Omari


U.S. Special Rep. for Racial Equity and Justice Desirée C. Smith reflects on first six months in office

By DaQuan Lawernce, Special to the AFRO Internationally, some nations with substantial racial or ethnic variation among their populations have acknowledged that addressing issues of racism, institutional or interpersonal, should be a priority.  Seeking to continue the Biden Administration’s efforts to confront global systemic  racism and injustice, in June 2022, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken appointed