By Aziah Siid, Word in Black At least once a year, students come to school with money they saved up, or a sealed envelope sent by their parents or guardian, for the annual Scholastic Book Fair. It’s an integral part of students’ yearly calendar festivities, giving them an opportunity to pick whatever their heart desires.
By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org The East Baltimore community is getting a new grocery store. Lidl is set to become an anchor tenant in the Perkins-Somerset-Oldtown (PSO) Transformation plan. PSO residents have long faced a dearth of walkable, healthy food sources, all the while being able to easily access liquor and corner stores.
By Megan Sayles AFRO Business Writer email@example.com JPMorgan Chase has opened its second virtual call center in Baltimore. In collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED), the firm hired 40 Baltimore residents as customer service specialists who will help Chase Bank customers over the phone with managing their financial accounts. The announcement builds
By Helen Bezuneh Special to the AFRO It’s been almost two months and Jenenne Whitfield is still not sure what motivated her former employer, the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) to remove her as its director. A press release from the museum’s Board of Directors did not specify why they decided to part ways with
Governor Moore highlights the importance of transportation investments in Charm City at Greater Baltimore Committee summit
By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Tmcqueen@afro.com Gov. Wes Moore and Baltimore City Mayor Brandon M. Scott addressed the importance of transportation investments in Baltimore, creating economic opportunity and what the state has done thus far on Oct. 16. “In the first ten months of our administration, we’ve shown that in partnership, progress is possible,”
U.S. agencies brace for surge in hate crimes amidst Israel-Hamas Conflict; Minority communities on heightened alert
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire As the Israel-Hamas conflict escalates, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are issuing warnings of an anticipated surge in hate crimes within the United States. The agencies underscored the need for heightened vigilance, not only against antisemitic and Islamophobic attacks, but also
By Deborah Bailey, AFRO Contributing Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org Have you heard the news? Federal student loan repayments restarted this month. Federal student loans were paused for close to $44 million borrowers on March 13, 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. The loans were reinstated in September 2023, after a Supreme Court ruling. While millions have restarted payments
Lagos Baptist Academy – School’s emblem *Baptist Academy situated in Obanikoro, Lagos, is one of the oldest schools in Nigeria founded in 1855. A school this writer attended and when the Baptist Academy Old Students Association United Kingdom (BAOSA UK) embarked on raising funds to install Smartboards in classrooms at the school, thus began a
Gregory Porter – Christmas Wish *Gregory Porter – Christmas Wish (Blue Note) Kicking off our Holiday Music Roundup 2023 is singer/songwriter Gregory Porter who delivers a profoundly inspired and varied 12-song Christmas offering that is sure to satisfy, filled with songs that range from jazz to soul to traditional orchestral and Sunday-go-to-meetin’ spiritual. Most welcome
Why Are Celebrities from 30 Yrs Ago Selling Us Overpriced BAD Products Like Uber, CarShield & Others? | WATCH
*Attorney Antonio Moore looks closely at celebrities like Ice-T with the CarShield warranty, Diddy & Uber, Kevin Hart with DraftKings sports gambling, and Jay Z and Will Smith with rent-to-own homes. Moore asks the question, “Why are celebrities a decade or more removed from the peak of their fame selling what he deems as overpriced