Baltimore community leaders call for Charm City Circulator to address neglected Black communities with Brown Route

By Tashi McQueenAFRO Political Writer tmcqueen@afro.comAndKhira MooreAFRO Intern The Charm City Circulator has four routes and makes over 100 stops a day, taking tourists and Baltimore residents through the heart of downtown and some of the city’s greatest landmarks. It offers a free alternative for those who don’t have access to private transportation or a pass


Beyond the 9-to-5: Unusual Ways People Make Money

Photo: stockbakery via 123RF In today’s world, earning a living doesn’t always follow the traditional 9-to-5 job format. With the rise of the gig economy and the ever-evolving nature of work, people have discovered unconventional and often peculiar ways to make money. From testing apps to getting paid for professional sleeping, these unique ventures prove


Regionalism: don’t be scared to work across boundaries

By Ryan Coleman, President Randallstown Branch NAACP, Special to the AFRO Regionalism is the idea that cities and counties should work with their neighbors as a unit that thrives from collective strengths. The reasons for thinking about regionalism are strong and compelling. The motivation for regionalism comes from both problems and opportunities.  Many of the

How to Holistically Manage Financial Stress

Photo: milkos via 123RF The average American under 50 has between $12,871 and $27,838 in non-mortgage debt. Whether or not you’re already paying a substantial portion of your income to debt, the stress and anxiety that comes with financial struggles is real and pervasive. With rising costs and stagnant wages, many people find that taking on new