I still believe Black women

By ReShonda Tate, The Defender Network Well, folks asked for it, so they got it. Authorities in Alabama have filed criminal charges against Carlee Russell, the woman who confessed to fabricating a story that she was kidnapped after stopping to check on a toddler she saw walking on the side of an interstate highway. Carlee


CLLCTIVLY honors five Baltimore residents as ‘changemakers’

By Megan SaylesAFRO Business Writermsayles@afro.com Baltimore-based CLLCTIVLY is set to honor five community leaders during its annual Changemaker Awards on Aug. 4. The ceremony is a part of the organization’s larger CLLCTIVGIVE campaign, a 24-hour fundraiser for local Black-led social change nonprofits. The Changemaker awardees include, Darlene Cain, president and founder of Mothers on the


AFRO spotlight on Black excellence: March Funeral Homes upholds legacy of top-notch service and care

By Megan SaylesAFRO Business Writermsayles@afro.com What was once a small funeral parlor inside of a Baltimore home is now a family-owned funeral business empire with several branches spanning the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. In 1957, William Carrington March and his wife, Julia Roberta March, took a chance and opened March Funeral Homes on the main floor


Buchi “Give Thanks” in New Single & Video

Nigerian Reggae Gospel Veteran, Songwriter & Music Minister, Buchi steps out from his usual reggae space, embracing his root to deliver a Highlife-centric new single titled “Give Thanks“. The midtempo melodic tune captures Buchis’s heart of gratitude to God for His faithfulness and love in commemoration of his birthday. Commenting on the new release, Buchi


Nathaniel Bassey Announces ‘Hallelujah Challenge’ and ‘Hallelujah Festival’ ft. Dunsin Oyekan, Victoria Orenze

Upholding a spiritual exercise that has received wide-acclaim with testimonies, Renowned worship leader Nathaniel Bassey announces the second phase of the ground-breaking “Hallelujah Challenge” for the year set to begin on Sept. 29th and end on October 22nd, 2023. This comes seven (7) months after the first phase which was held in February.  Taking to


Henrietta Lacks’ 103rd birthday marked by court settlement for use of HeLa cells, Ben Crump and descendants celebrate

Attorney Ben Crump, second from left, walks with Ron Lacks, left, Alfred Lacks Carter, third from left, both grandsons of Henrietta Lacks, and other descendants of Lacks, outside the federal courthouse in Baltimore, Oct. 4, 2021. The family of Henrietta Lacks settled a lawsuit against the biotechnology company, Thermo Fisher Scientific, for an undisclosed amount


Congressional Black Caucus leaders highlight ‘eroding’ Black rights, inequality in federal contracting process

By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Steven Horsford (D-NV-04) held a press conference on July 27 to call attention to the recent attacks on the fundamental rights of Black Americans, which he said are being “eroded.”  Horsford expressed concern about how gains made over decades by Black Americans