Black-Owned Bakery ‘Crust By Mack’ is Coming to Baltimore’s Harborplace

Credit: Instagram *The Black-family-owned restaurant Crust by Mack is reportedly coming to Baltimore’s Harborplace. According to the Baltimore Banner, the festival market is being renovated, Black Enterprise reports, and developer P. David Bramble is looking to bring Black businesses into the space.  Bramble has been communicating the Crust by Mack owner Amanda Mack to bring


Two U.S. banks collapse within week

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Two significant financial institutions, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank, failed to weather a run on its assets over a five-day period beginning March 8 causing them to be abruptly shut down by state and federal officials. President Biden responded to the crisis quickly in the morning


Controversial gun control bill advances in Maryland Senate

By JENNIFER GABLE, Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland Senate passed the controversial Gun Safety Act of 2023, which limits the circumstances where someone can carry a weapon even with a concealed carry permit, on Monday evening following a spirited debate.  Initially sponsored by Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher, D-Montgomery, and then-Sen. Susan Lee, D-Montgomery


Baltimore-based Securityplus Federal Credit Union merges with Mount Lebanon to broaden opportunities at the faith based federal credit union

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Faith-based credit union Mount Lebanon Federal Credit Union (MLFCU) recently merged with Baltimore-based Securityplus Federal Credit Union (FCU) to provide its members with greater banking solutions. “Residents don’t have many opportunities where MLFCU’s location was to find other banking institutions, so we are now right in their neighborhood,”