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Engagement forum seeks input from D.C. residents on combating challenges in the district

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Report for America Corps Member, tmcqueen@afro.com On Dec. 3, Mayor Muriel Bowser hosted the Together, D.C! Big Challenges and Bigger Ideas Engagement Forum at the Planet Word, a D.C.-based museum. The transition committee created this event for residents to share their ideas on combating the District’s largest challenges. “D.C.

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Scott administration plans next steps: Study finds minority and women-owned businesses are underutilized in Baltimore City contracts

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, msayles@afro.com Mayor Brandon Scott’s administration recently released the findings of the 2022 Disparity Study for the City of Baltimore, which was conducted by Tampa, Fla.-based MGT Consulting Group.  This is the first time the study has been conducted since 2014 and much of the

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First Black chair of Maryland’s Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee uses art to correct history

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Report for America Corps Member, tmcqueen@afro.com Annapolis, Md. will experience even more representational shifts for the upcoming legislative session in January. Next month a portrait of young Thurgood Marshall, the Baltimore son who integrated the U.S. Supreme Court, will be installed thanks to Sen. William Smith (D-Md-20), chair of