When will we raise the minimum wage?

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Forward Times Staff The federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009.  Several states have a higher minimum, but a predictable few, including Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, South Carolina and Alabama, are stuck at that low minimum.  If the minimum wage kept up with inflation, it would be


Tamara Johnson Joins ‘Access Unlimited’ Relaunch on KPFK 90.7 FM – Spotlighting Mental Health and Disabilities

Tamara Johnson *KPFK 90.7 FM, a renowned radio station committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in media, is thrilled to announce the relaunch of “Access Unlimited,” on October 12. Tamara Johnson, a respected advocate and voice for mental health and disabilities, will be co-hosting this enlightening and impactful program. “I am truly thrilled and honored


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, Tmcqueen@afro.com