BLACKBONE Project: providing D.C. Black women founders with capital access, mental health resources and brick-and-mortar incubator

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, After winning JPMorgan Chase’s Annual Challenge, the Congress Heights Community Training and Development Center (CHCTDC)  has received a $3 million philanthropic investment to help the project get started.  Earlier this year, CHCTDC created the BLACKBONE Project, an initiative to help D.C. based Black women founders grow and scale


Taxpayers advocate for a West Baltimore skatepark and renter protection

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Baltimore City’s Annual Taxpayer’s Night recently gathered residents, community activists and Charm City newcomers to offer suggestions for the Fiscal Year 2024 budget.  “It’s important that the taxpayers have an opportunity to bring up issues they feel are a concern,” Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, president of the Matthew Henson