City of Baltimore battles cigarette manufacturers in first-of-its-kind lawsuit for million-dollar cleanup costs associated with toxic cigarette litter

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, The City of Baltimore recently launched a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against cigarette manufacturers.  Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the Baltimore City Law Department are suing six major tobacco companies, including Philip Morris USA, Altria Group, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, British American Tobacco P.L.C, Liggett Group LLC and The George

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Reach Records Marks 116 Day with ‘WALK’ ft. Lecrae & Hulvey

Reach Records, a pioneering label for CHH artists and a trailblazer for the genre has introduced an unashamed lifestyle to fans who love Hip-Hop and Jesus for two decades! This year they’re celebrating “116 Day,” and kicking off 2023 with a new single, “Walk” featuring Lecrae and Hulvey! Download/Stream here: Reach Records also announced their new show, “116 Life,” streaming on


How California is Pulling Racism and Hate Crimes Out into the Open: Racism and Inequity Declared a Public Health Crisis

*Officials and advocates across California are pouring resources into pointing out that racism and racial intolerance impact public health — major factors, they say, behind the substantial increase in hate crimes and hate incidents in the Golden State. In Stop the Hate, a 2021 report focused on hate crimes in Los Angeles County researchers reached