Time is running out to heal our nation

By: Ben “BostonBen” Haith  While I greatly respect President Joe Biden, I believe that we need a human leader who will prioritize transforming our country into a non-violent and peaceful society for the sake of future generations. Our nation has a long history of systemic violence, often linked to the use of firearms. Guns have


Americans targeted by alarming surge in student loan scams

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Amidst the impending resumption of student loan payments in October, scammers are intensifying their efforts to exploit borrowers, with more than 350,000 student-loan-related robocalls reported in the last two weeks alone, according to Transaction Network Services (TNS), a leading authority on identifying robocall scams across various carrier networks. The


Black Cannabis Weeks begins with focus on educating African Americans on opportunities in the cannabis industry

By Megan Sayles AFRO Business Writermsayles@afro.com Monday through Thursday, virtual programs will be held to inform people about topics ranging from the history of the plant to health and wellness benefits to business-building. The week will culminate with in-person programming at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa.  On Sept. 22, Black Cannabis Week will host a


Teen wounded in Southeast, D.C. shooting 

By Chrisleen HerardSpecial to the AFRO The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that left a teenager wounded on Sept. 17. Authorities were called to the 5000 block of Ivory Lane on Sunday afternoon around 3 p.m. where they discovered a 13-year-old boy on the scene, suffering from a gunshot wound. According