Tune in Friday, May 12th at noon CST / 1pm EST for a live conversation with Karen Peck and Kelly Nelon on the GMA Instagram page! Karen and Kelly will be talking about all things Southern Gospel Music as we continue to celebrate GMA Singing Southern for the month of May. Don’t miss it!
By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org Morgan State University’s (MSU) Board of Regents unanimously voted May 2 to extend the tenure of MSU President David K. Wilson, Ed.D., until 2030, according to a university statement. His new seven-year contract, if served out fully, will make Wilson the fourth longest tenured president in the institution’s
Beloved Community Services Corporation on a mission to revitalize Mitchell family home and law office
By Megan Sayles, AFRO Staff Writer An Upton/Druid Hill nonprofit organization is revitalizing the properties of one of Baltimore’s most influential Black families. Beloved Community Services Corporation, led by Rev. Dr. Alvin C. Hathaway, acquired Clarence M. Mitchell Jr.’s family home, located at 1324 Druid Hill Ave., and the law office of his wife, Juanita
By Ralph E. Moore Jr., Special to the AFRO “Mercy, mercy me. Things ain’t what they used to be…” The 1971 song lyrics Marvin Gaye intoned on his classic album, “What’s Going On?” are ringing louder than ever. The words are even more relevant, if not prophetic, today. The news is filled with weekly mass
By Stephen Jannis, Special to the AFRO When Black residents of Federalsburg, Md. packed their council chambers in October 2022 to demand changes to the city’s election system, they had a simple but compelling fact to back their argument: in the 200 years of the town’s history, not a single Black resident has been elected
By Maya Pottiger, Word in Black Perhaps without even realizing it, we are inundated with information nearly everywhere in our lives. TV, radio, Spotify, SoundCloud, text messages, Instagram/TikTok/Snapchat notifications, news alerts, emails from teachers, advertising in every social media feed and scrolling through the hundreds of posts up on the Shade Room every day. That
By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, email@example.com In a joyous celebration, Dr. Valerie Sheares Ashby, the first woman to lead the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), was formally inaugurated. “I am truly grateful to be a part of this beloved community,” said Sheares Ashby, during her inauguration on April 27. “Thank you for the
By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org and Deborah Bailey, AFRO Contributing Editor, email@example.com Gov. Wes Moore has officially completed his first 100 days as chief executive for the state of Maryland. The first Black governor to lead the state took office on Jan. 18, alongside his wife, Dawn Moore and children, Mia and James.
By Liz Courquet-Lesaulnier, and Alexa Spencer, Word in Black Glowing in custom Gucci, tennis icon Serena Williams revealed her second pregnancy at the Met Gala in New York City on May 1, sparking well-wishes and congratulations from her fellow celebs and fans worldwide. Yet, behind the joyous news, there’s also worry. Williams’ last journey to
By Liz Courquet-Lesaulnier, Word in Black Remember the lyrics to “Empire State of Mind?” How Jay Z raps, “Street lights, big dreams, all lookin’ pretty.” 30-year-old Jordan Neely, a talented former Michael Jackson impersonator who used to be found — in full MJ regalia — moonwalking on the subway and in Times Square, surely had