State officials, NAACP say placing proposed FBI headquarters in P.G. County could significantly impact lives of Black residents

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Efforts to bring a large-scale opportunity for equity and economic advancement to Prince George’s County have begun again under the new administration of Maryland Gov. Wes Moore. “Gov. Moore has made this his number one federal issue,” Matthew Verghese, the governor’s senior advisor and director of federal relations


Councilwoman Brooke Pinto addresses District’s outdated air conditioning codes as weather is impacted by climate change

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Councilwoman Brooke Pinto, Ward 2, called for the D.C. Construction Codes Coordinating Board (CCCB) to reconsider the time frame on which building owners must turn on communal air conditioning for residents in the District. Pinto argues that the current time frame does not address the temperature irregularities of


D.C. council members fight food insecurity in schools as pandemic measures for K-12 students expire

By Hadiya Presswood, Special to the AFRO D.C. Council members introduced a bill to provide “free universal school breakfast, lunch and after-school snacks to students in public, charter and participating private schools in the District of Columbia” earlier this year. The Universal Free School Meals Amendment Act of 2023, or B25-0035, proposes that public charter

“Pastor Nath is Tempting Me,” Enthused Apostle Selman as Nathaniel Bassey Sings his Favorite Song

  In a remarkable moment of joy at the recently concluded KOINONIA Conference held in the United Kingdom held on the 10th and 11th of May 2023, renowned worship singer Nathaniel Bassey shared an interesting visual moment of celebrated Nigerian Televangelist Apostle Joshua Selman calmly enjoying his favorite song being sung at the much-attended conference.


Baltimore City Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosts Annual Victory Celebration and Fundraiser

By AFRO Staff The Baltimore City Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Baltimore City FCA) recently hosted the Annual Victory Celebration and Fundraiser in partnership with the Park Heights Saints Football club at Martin’s West.  Attendees included Dena Freeman-Patton, athletic director for Morgan State University and Ozzie Newsome, general manager of Baltimore Ravens. NFL Hall of Famer