Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland announces legislative agenda for 2023 general assembly session

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, tmcqueen@afro.com On Jan. 25 at 11:30 a.m. the 64-member Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (LBCM) announced their top priorities for the 445th Maryland General Assembly.  A significant crowd of news outlets and community activists joined members of the caucus as they outlined five priorities affecting Black and minority Marylanders


Apiary in the Sky works to beautify Newark neighborhoods, improve quality of life for residents

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, msayles@afro.com When the COVID-19 pandemic inundated the world with uncertainty, Newark, N.J. native Marcellis Counts became a beekeeper.  A recent graduate of Seton Hall University, Counts wanted to create an enterprise that would not only support him but the community. He subsequently created Apiary in the Sky, a beekeeping


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

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer msayles@afro.com 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


Schools face pressure to take harder line on discipline

By Annie Ma and Ben Finley, The Associated Press As kids’ behavior reaches crisis points after the stress and isolation of pandemic shutdowns, many schools are facing pressure from critics to rethink their approaches to discipline — including policies intended to reduce suspensions and expulsions. Approaches such as “restorative justice” were adopted widely in recent


Filming Has Wrapped for ‘A Mother’s Intuition’ – A TV One Original Film

TV One has wrapped production for “A Mother’s Intuition”, directed by Cas Sigers and executive produced by Dr. Holly Carter. *TV One has wrapped production for “A Mother’s Intuition“, directed by Cas Sigers and executive produced by Dr. Holly Carter of Relevé Entertainment (“Kingdom Business”/BET, “The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel”/Lifetime, “Song and