Mother of teen killed in Brooklyn Homes mass shooting demands change as council members press BPD on response

Krystal Gonzalez (left) hugs daughter, Aaliyah Gonzalez, who died on July 2 in a mass shooting at Brooklyn Homes just months after turning 18. Her mother attended a city council hearing on Sept. 13, to urge city leaders to stop the violence throughout Baltimore. (Photo credit Krystal Gonzalez/Instagram) By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer,


House Republicans shoot down Diversity Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility funding efforts for the Department of Defense

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, House Democrats called out Republican members who recently shot down their efforts to amend the Diversity Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) programming currently operating in the Department of Defense (DOD) through Fiscal Year 2024 Defense Appropriations bill, H.R. 4365. Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D-MD-07), Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX-30) and


PRESS ROOM: The Lewis Museum welcomes philanthropist Danny Simmons as he blends poetry, art and jazz to honor Derrick Adams in WordSmith series during Artscape weekend

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture (The Lewis Museum) – a Smithsonian Affiliate – today announced Danny Simmons – the prolific artist, poet, and philanthropist who co-created the hit HBO series Def Poetry Jam – will bring his critically acclaimed WordSmith series to Baltimore on Friday