By Office of Congressman Kweisi Mfume WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Kweisi Mfume (MD-07) voted to secure more than $23,965,000 in Community Project Funding for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in the final 2023 appropriations government funding package today. A listing of each project is found below. The legislation now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into
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By Lenora Howze, AFRO Executive Director If you think representation doesn’t matter, look no further than the scene that recently unfolded inside of the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Student conductor Bruce Perry, one of few Black conductors in the industry, was recently leading the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra orchestra in the Meyerhoff lobby when he
By Nicole D. Batey, Special to the AFRO After 20 years of faithful service as pastor, Rev. Frances Murphy Draper, known by the nickname “Toni,” has retired from her role as pastor of Freedom Temple A.M.E. Zion Church. Draper preached her last sermon as pastor of the South Baltimore church on Dec. 11. “It has
By DaQuan Lawrence, Special to the AFRO FEMA Administrator Criswell spoke with the AFRO about winter weather and holiday travel in a one-on-one interview today. With more than 150 million people across the U.S. currently expecting some form of inclement weather this holiday weekend, Criswell discussed best practices for Americans to follow if they encounter
By JPMorgan Chase Bank The holiday season is often a time of joy where gatherings, gifts and gratitude are plentiful. While decking the halls, shopping, and sending love to friends and family are big parts of the holidays, they also can place a strain on your personal finances. This is especially true in the current
By Dr. Ramona Roberts, CCTP-II, CCSExecutive DirectorCaron Outpatient Treatment Centerwww.Caron.org Lose weight. Stop smoking. Balance a budget. Get organized. They’re all great New Year’s resolutions that take a lot of hard work and dedication, but do you want to feel tired, groggy, and irritable while you’re making the effort to keep them? Sleep hygiene is
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
By Nijiama Smalls, The Black Girl’s Guide to Healing Emotional Wounds Consider this scenario: Your partner says something off-putting to you at a party in front of your closest group of family or friends. While you know your partner loves you and would never intentionally harm you, you still feel frustrated, angry, and ashamed. Your