Governor Moore highlights the importance of transportation investments in Charm City at Greater Baltimore Committee summit

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Gov. Wes Moore and Baltimore City Mayor Brandon M. Scott addressed the importance of transportation investments in Baltimore, creating economic opportunity and what the state has done thus far on Oct. 16. “In the first ten months of our administration, we’ve shown that in partnership, progress is possible,”


U.S. agencies brace for surge in hate crimes amidst Israel-Hamas Conflict; Minority communities on heightened alert

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire As the Israel-Hamas conflict escalates, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are issuing warnings of an anticipated surge in hate crimes within the United States. The agencies underscored the need for heightened vigilance, not only against antisemitic and Islamophobic attacks, but also


Federal student loans: Time to get back in the game

By Deborah Bailey, AFRO Contributing Editor, Have you heard the news? Federal student loan repayments restarted this month.   Federal student loans were paused for close to $44 million borrowers on March 13, 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. The loans were reinstated in September 2023, after a Supreme Court ruling.   While millions have restarted payments


A. Scott Galloway’s Holiday Music Roundup 2023

Gregory Porter – Christmas Wish *Gregory Porter – Christmas Wish (Blue Note) Kicking off our Holiday Music Roundup 2023 is singer/songwriter Gregory Porter who delivers a profoundly inspired and varied 12-song Christmas offering that is sure to satisfy, filled with songs that range from jazz to soul to traditional orchestral and Sunday-go-to-meetin’ spiritual. Most welcome