2023 Maryland legislation supporting veterans

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, tmcqueen@afro.com As Maryland recognizes its veterans for their service to the state and the nation, it is important to highlight what work is being done to support veterans on the legislative level.  Legislative support means creation of laws and funding that help uphold or initiate aid for Maryland’s veterans


Four ways veterans can find funding as entrepreneurs

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, msayles@afro.com According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, veterans are 45 percent more likely than non-veterans to be self-employed. According to BLS numbers, veterans are more suited as entrepreneurs because of the discipline, tenacity and adaptability they develop while serving in the military.  But, because veterans spend much of

Spend with those who serve: four Black, veteran-owned businesses to support today

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, msayles@afro.com Veterans owned more than 1.9 million businesses and employed more than 5.2 million Americans in 2018, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). As they have devoted their lives to serving their country, it’s only right that the country in turn patronizes their businesses.  “Veterans are sometimes forgotten


Terrence Howard Talks New Film ‘Showdown at the Grand’ and Whether He Worked with the Real Dolph Lundgren | VIDEO

*Ask Terrence Howard about his latest film “Showdown at the Grand” and he’ll share his appreciation of the project as a whole as well as his co-star Dolph Lundgren. While he loved Lundgren’s performance, Howard was left wondering whether it was the “Expendables” actor he most interacted with or his character, Claude Luc Hallyday. “I