U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Biden’s Student Debt Relief Plan

By Tashi McQueenAFRO Political The U.S. Supreme Court officially blocked Biden’s Student Debt Relief Plan on June 30. Applications for the Biden-Harris loan forgiveness program opened in October 2022. It was created to “help working and middle-class federal student loan borrowers transition back to regular payment as pandemic-related support expires,” according to the U.S.


Renovations to former public school of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, P.S. #103, set for completion in late 2023

By Aria Brent, AFRO Staff Writer, Henry Highland Garnet school served as a launch pad for a range of local legends from the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Garnet, also known as Public School (P.S.) #103, began undergoing major renovations in July of last year.  The school was


Affirmative action, student loans and transparency in government: a note from the desk of AFRO Publisher Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper

On SCOTUS Affirmative Action Ruling: “The Supreme Court majority’s ruling is a shameful step backwards for equality, education, and the pursuit of prosperity for Black students in particular. This outcome reaffirms the importance of teaching and understanding Black history, rather than ignore it, as the majority justices are keen to do.  The decision to reject


Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) and William G. Baker Jr. Memorial Fund announce 2023 Baker Artist Awardees

Six artists have been selected to receive a 2023 Baker Artist Award in a range of disciplines. Abdu Ali was selected for music, Oletha DeVane took the category for interdisciplinary arts and Elizabeth Dickinson was awarded for literary arts. Colette Krogol has been announced as the Baker Artist Awardee for performance, while Margaret Rorison won