Reading the labels of food products can save the health of many Americans

By Reginald Williams, Special to the AFRO The front of food packaging is for entertainment—pure hype. The back of the package holds the life-altering information. Food manufacturers employ deceptive marketing strategies to capitalize on consumers’ movement toward eating healthier. Packaging designed with messages like “100% Organic,” “All Natural,” and “Made with REAL Fruit” boldly printed

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First Black woman to lead United Way Worldwide visits Baltimore, explores local impact in Brooklyn and Curtis Bay neighborhoods

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, msayles@afro.com Angela F. Williams, the first Black woman to head United Way Worldwide, visited South Baltimore on Feb. 7 to see the impact created by United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) in the Brooklyn and Curtis Bay neighborhoods.  It was Williams’ first visit here  since taking office in October

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D.C. honors Black engineers from across the nation

By AFRO Staff Between Feb. 2 and Feb. 4, the Career Communications Group hosted the BEYA (Black Engineer of the Year) Metaquake Symposium Conference, where Black engineers were honored in the Hall of Fame Alumnus Event. Over 1200 students joined the BEYA Metaquake conference to learn about STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Photos

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Cardin, Daines Introduce Permanent Reauthorization for Housing Tax Credit that has Promoted Growth in Underserved Communities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Steven Daines (R-Mont.), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, today introduced legislation that will permanently extend the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC), which has created jobs and driven investment in economically distressed neighborhoods. The New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act will permanently authorize a federal tax credit for businesses or

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Free Download: Yemi Alafifuni – Found

“While life can be uncertain and the trend disturbing, it is comforting to know that God has a plan. What is lost can certainly be found by the grace of God’s love,” singer-songwriter Yemi Alafifuni delivers this message in the form of his new single “Found“. Grammy considered, and steadily growing within the Christian/Gospel scene