Congress members build legislation to ban solitary confinement in the U.S.

By Jamaica Kalika, Special to the AFRO Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MI-1) and House Democrats are leading the push to eradicate the punishment of solitary confinement in federal facilities with the End Solitary Confinement Act. Bush, in partnership with Reps. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY-16), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13), Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-CA-37), Rashida Tlaib  (D-MI-12) and Bonnie Watson Coleman


Baltimore Charm City Live Festival returns

By DaQuan Lawrence, AFRO International Writer, On Aug. 26, Charm City Live returns to Baltimore with some of the top names in the music industry. Residents are invited to attend the celebration at Market Pl & E. Pratt St., where thousands are expected to turn out for the event.  Ari Lennox, MC Lyte, and


Fight Blight Bmore receives $100,000 donation for their work in revitalizing Baltimore

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, During a weekend of celebration for the 150-year-old security company, American District Telegraph (ADT), Fight Blight Bmore was gifted $100,000 toward their fight to end vacant housing and revitalize Baltimore.  “Baltimore is a great city filled with history and wonderful people, but it needs some love,” Bob Tucker


Baltimore residents sounds off in community engagement meetings with Mayor Scott and Acting Commissioner Worley

By Aria Brent AFRO Staff Writer  On Aug. 22 Mayor Brandon M. Scott and acting police commissioner Richard Worley held the fourth community engagement meeting at Shake and Bake Family Fun Center. Throughout the meeting members of the community were able to bring the issues they are most concerned about to the attention of Scott and


AFRO launches Digital Billboard Network

The AFRO is rolling out its latest digital media innovation, the Digital Billboard Network (DBN). With television screens featured across 10 host sites in the Randallstown and Owings Mills area, the DBN is the first effort of its kind in the state of Maryland.  Onsite screens will feature original content from AFRO programs, including AFRO