Mayor Brandon Scott signs Baltimore City Budget

By Tashi McQueenAFRO Political Writer On June 21, Mayor Brandon M. Scott signed the city’s $4.4 billion Fiscal Year 2024 budget, finalizing the process ahead of schedule. “By signing this fiscal budget, we’re delivering a statement to Baltimoreans in every neighborhood, on every single street, outlining what this city government will do for them in


Ben Cardin and Fearless host roundtable for minority- and women-owned business owners

By Megan SaylesAFRO Business Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) led a roundtable discussion with Maryland’s minority- and women-owned businesses alongside Fearless CEO Delali Dzirasa in Baltimore on June 16. During the conversation, Dzirasa asked Cardin about how policymakers can advance minority and women entrepreneurs through existing and emerging legislation, his contributions to these enterprises during