Gov. Wes Moore to speak at AFSCME job fair in Baltimore 

Reginald Williams Special to the AFRO America’s public service sector is suffering from retention and a chronic shortage in staffing that undermines the effective delivery of public services to its citizens.  Nationwide, there are more than 970,000 available jobs. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) launched the Staff the Front Lines


Baltimore Rhythm Festival set to return Sept. 9 

By Ericka Alston Buck Special to the AFRO  It’s back and bringing peace through music! The Baltimore Rhythm Festival is an end of summer international healing musical event held in Greenmount West. The Outdoor festival features free performances by local and international artists, free music, workshops and a large vendor marketplace.  This year, the beats will


Maryland’s Parole System Is Failing Us—And Has Been for A Long Time

By Shekhinah Braveheart, Special to the AFRO Maryland leaders wanting to address community concerns about rising crime should reform the state’s  parole system. For too long, instead of providing incentives for good behavior and rehabilitation that  would make our neighborhoods safer, Maryland parole has been associated with hopelessness and  recidivism. Comprehensive parole reform, combined with


Victoria Orenze – ANU WA MI RI feat. Dunsin Oyekan

“Fresh on the heels of her recently released EP” ‘Gratitude – (Reflections)’, fervent worshipper, singer-songwriter, Victoria Orenze premiers the official video for ‘ANU WA MI RI’ which translates as (MERCY FOUND ME) one of the compelling track housed in the 6-song project. Featuring Worship Revivalist Dunsin Oyekan and backed by an energetic visual, Orenze valiantly


Mercy Chinwo – ‘OKE MMIRI’

Following her incredible birthday celebration and the resounding success of her ‘Elevated‘ EP, renowned Gospel singer Mercy Chinwo returns with a powerful worship single, ‘OKE MMIRI,’ as a heartfelt gift to her dedicated fans in celebration of another year of her life. This enthralling track showcases Mercy Chinwo’s vocal prowess and skill, delivering a profound


Jamie Foxx Stars in ‘The Burial’ w/Tommie Lee Jones – Ava DuVernay is First Black Female Director at the Venice Film Festival & More | PicVIDEOs

Tommy Lee Jones and Jamie Foxx in Prime Video’s “The Burial.” Photo Credit: Skip Bolen/Prime Video *Webbies, we’re about to clock out, cash this check and hit the Chardonnay but before we do check out Social Heat. Jamie Foxx, Tommy Lee Jones, and Jurnee Smollett star in “The Burial,” streaming October 13 on Prime Video.


Black Women Globally Go for the History Books – World Record Attempt Supporting Ruby Bridges Foundation | VIDEO

Jen Franks Ahaghotu, a US-based CEO and graduate of Harvard University believes in the power of Black women’s educational achievements. Photo Credit: Jen Franks Ahaghotu *In light of the recent reversal of the affirmative action policy, Jen Franks Ahaghotu a US-based CEO and graduate of Harvard University believes in the power of Black women’s educational