BWI Launch Pad program welcomes five Black-owned businesses to airport

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Five, local Black-owned small businesses will venture into the airport retail space as part of the Launch Pad program initiative at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Launched in 2017, the program provides minority business owners with an internship in BWI’s concession’s space and to attract customers from


Renowned civil rights advocate Charles J. Ogletree Jr. dies at 70, leaving a legacy of justice and empowerment

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Charles J. Ogletree Jr., a distinguished Harvard Law School professor, celebrated attorney and leading civil rights advocate, has died at 70. Ogletree, who had battled Alzheimer’s disease since 2015, reportedly died at his home in Maryland. “Charles was a tireless advocate for civil rights, equality, human dignity, and social


Joanna Releases New Single “Ephphatha”

US-based Nigerian gospel singer and songwriter, Joanna has released her much-anticipated new single “Ephphatha,” available today on all digital platforms. The high-energy uplifting song is a faith declaration for open doors and miracles. According to Joanna, ‘Ephphatha’ was inspired by a series of repeated battles and continuous prayers on the fire altar. The song was


AYAAAA! – Steve Crown Drops New Anthem with NAWIRAS Mass Choir

After much anticipation “AYAAAA,” the newest single from widely-celebrated Nigerian gospel singer and songwriter, Steve Crown, is out and available now on digital platforms. The mid-tempo African praise anthem features Nations Will Rise and Sing Mass Choir. Garnished with African percussion, sweet melodies, and melodic guitar licks, “AYAAAA” is an expression of praise, worship, and adoration