Press Forward philanthropy initiative launched to drive local news sustainability

Journalism Funded by Philanthropy Major philanthropy organizations, led by the MacArthur Foundation and the Knight Foundation, will invest at least $500 million in local news over the next five years through the new Press Forward initiative. The details of Press Forward were formally announced on Sept. 7 in news releases from Knight Foundation and from Press Forward. Leaders at the journalism

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Reginald Haysbert, president of Forum Caterers, dies at 75

By AFRO Staff The Baltimore community was saddened to learn of the sudden death of Reginald Haysbert, president of The Forum Caterers. “Some have been informed and others are just finding out about the passing of our Dad, Reginald Haysbert, last night,” said Comalita Haysbert, via her social media account on Facebook. “We are processing and grieving this abrupt loss. We will find strength in the Lord.” 


 Baltimore’s Center Stage names Stevie Walker- Webb as new artistic director

By Special ReleaseBaltimore Center Stage  altimore Center Stage announced today that Tony Award-nominated and Obie Award winning director Stevie Walker-Webb will join the company as artistic director. Walker-Webb will assume the role Oct. 1, 2023, succeeding Interim Artistic Director Ken-Matt Martin. He joins Adam Frank, BCS’s Managing Director, to form the BCS leadership team. “From


Funmi Praise – “Not A Man” feat. EmmaOMG

Gospel music minister Funmi Praise teams up with EmmaOhMaGod (EmmaOMG) for a brand new single “Not A Man,” available today on streaming platforms. The Highlife midtempo is a song that expresses God-fidence, acknowledging the dependable, unfailing, and unwavering nature of our God. In the melodic tune, Funmi Praise and EmmaOMG conveyed a strong message of


Elementary School Principal Resigns Following Assembly That Singled Out Black Children | VIDEO

*BUNNELL, Florida (WESH) — On Thursday morning, it was announced that the principal of Bunnell Elementary had resigned. Principal Donelle Evensen’s resignation comes following a wave of controversy surrounding an assembly where Black children were singled out. The students were called into assemblies, only Black fourth and fifth graders, and shown a PowerPoint. This page