By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, email@example.com Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Acting Baltimore City Police Commissioner Richard Worley say the investigation into the Brooklyn mass shooting that took place on July 2 is ongoing and more arrests will be made. The Brooklyn Homes mass shooting After Action Report (AAR) was released on Aug. 30.
District officials promote prevention and harm reduction tools on International Overdose Awareness Day
By AFRO Staff Access to resources was a key focus on Aug. 31 as organizations and agencies across the country worked to promote International Overdose Awareness Day. In the nation’s capital, Mayor Muriel Bowser stressed the importance of access to care, education and harm reduction tools to curb opioid overdoses in the District. “We want
The repeal of Affirmative Action: Implications for Black college women and rates of domestic violence
Authors Tenaj Moody, Isabelle Bisio, Myanna Johnson Introduction Affirmative action policies were introduced with the noble intention of redressing historical and systemic discrimination against marginalized communities, including Black women. While the effects of affirmative action policies have been felt across various marginalized communities, the repeal of such measures can disproportionately impact Black women and exacerbate
By DaQuan Lawrence, AFRO International Writer, DLawrence@afro.com The United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) recently released the preliminary conclusions and recommendations from the Second Session of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent (PFPAD). Held at the UN headquarters in New York City, from May 30 to June
Gospel Music Week 2023 is coming this October! Check out the jam packed schedule full of networking events, showcases, and the 54th Annual GMA Dove Awards. See the detailed schedule HERE.
Award-nominated, Dove Award-winning Gotee recording artist Ryan Stevenson marked another milestone in his acclaimed career with his recent debut on the Grand Ole Opry. The singer/songwriter performed his Gold-selling #1 hit “Eye of the Storm,” along with “Speak Life,” the GRAMMY®-nominated TobyMac chart-topper co-written by Stevenson. The Oregon native and former paramedic shared with the
Leanna Crawford and New Orleans Pelicans center Cody Zeller tied the knot on Saturday in Nashville, TN. The couple exchanged vows during a ceremony at the Scarritt Bennett Center, before celebrating with their 220 guests at a reception held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
By AFRO Staff Harvard Divinity School is set to welcome at its helm the first woman and first Black female in its 207-year history. Marla Frederick, whose scholarship is focused on the African-American religious experience, will become dean of the famed theological institution on Jan. 1, 2024, Harvard University President Claudine Gay announced Aug, 24.
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia (NNPA NEWSWIRE) – The Black Futures Lab announced that it has reached an historic milestone in the Black Census Project survey, which will conclude in October 2023. The most extensive survey of Black people in the United States has gathered nearly 130,000 responses from all
Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Natalie Hudson becomes first person of color to lead state judiciary
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia (NNPA NEWSWIRE) – Gov. Tim Walz has announced that Justice Natalie Hudson is the new chief justice in Minnesota. The move makes Hudson the first person of color to lead the state’s judiciary. Walz praised Hudson’s leadership qualities, ability to build consensus and unwavering commitment