By Darius Brockett, Special to the AFRO The Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball in Baltimore tells a unique story in an eccentric way. Located inside of the Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL) in Owings Mills, Md., the museum spreads throughout multiple floors within the building. In 2008 Hubert V. “Bert” Simmons, alongside
By Seyoum Mensuphu-Bey, Special to the AFRO These days, the hard truth is that being an NBA mascot could earn you three times as much money as a high-profiled WNBA player. Rocky the Mountain Lion, mascot of the Denver Nuggets, earns $625K annually, according to pay information released by The Boardroom. Some fans were outwardly
By Aaron Allen, Word in Black If you’ve ever had a goal and had trouble sticking to it, you’ve probably gotten advice like this: find someone to hold you accountable. Trying to exercise more? Get a workout buddy. Want to eat better? Involve your family in planning healthy meals. The same advice works for another
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By Sean Yoes, Special to the AFRO Many residents of Poppleton and Harlem Park who live in the shadow of the Highway to Nowhere, the infamous 1.4 mile truncated stretch of roadway that cut West Baltimore in half, have been experiencing trepidation in its interactions with city hall recently. It is an all too familiar
By Ralph E. Moore Jr., Special to the AFRO “You know, the one thing we did right, was the day we started to fight. Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on.” Let’s review: While there are 11 White U.S. saints, the fact remains that in 2023 there are no African American saints from the
By Ron Taylor, Special to the AFRO A shooting at a funeral home April 11 left one man dead and three injured as they left the memorial service for a man who was shot and killed last month, police said. People were milling outside Stewart Funeral Home on Benning Road, NE shortly after noon when
Nigerian Gospel singer, Jumoke Omotoso is out with a heartwarming new single “Gbekele,” accompanied by a beautiful visuals. The indigenous midtempo is available today on digital platforms. Garnished with African percussion, “Gbekele” is a song of reflection that encourages absolute faith in God, even during difficult times. The Yoruba title, which translates to “Depend on
Renowned worship leader and songwriter, Nathaniel Bassey and his wife Sarah, bask in the decade of God’s goodness as they celebrate their 10th Wedding Anniversary. Honoring the milestone, Nathaniel shared a stunning, beautiful photo of himself and his wife, accompanied by a lovely message, expressing immense gratitude to God and his wife. “10 years of