Jamaican Association of Maryland celebrates 61 years of independence at Martin’s West

By DaQuan Lawrence, AFRO International Writer, DLawrence@afro.com The Jamaican Association of Maryland (JAM) recently celebrated the Caribbean nation’s 61st year of independence. Members of the Jamaican diaspora, friends and family gathered on Aug. 19 for the 2023 Independence Gala 2023.  The gala took place at Martin’s West and celebrated the establishment of the nation’s modern


Capital Growth Partners hosts town hall for President Biden’s Internet for All initiative

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, msayles@afro.com Megan Sayles is a Report for America Corps member. Capital Growth Partners, a business advisory firm,  assembled broadband providers, information technology (IT) professionals, digital divide consultants and leaders from the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) to discuss opportunities in President Biden’s Internet for All initiative. In 2021 Congress


Congress members build legislation to ban solitary confinement in the U.S.

By Jamaica Kalika, Special to the AFRO Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MI-1) and House Democrats are leading the push to eradicate the punishment of solitary confinement in federal facilities with the End Solitary Confinement Act. Bush, in partnership with Reps. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY-16), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13), Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-CA-37), Rashida Tlaib  (D-MI-12) and Bonnie Watson Coleman


Baltimore Charm City Live Festival returns

By DaQuan Lawrence, AFRO International Writer, DLawrence@afro.com On Aug. 26, Charm City Live returns to Baltimore with some of the top names in the music industry. Residents are invited to attend the celebration at Market Pl & E. Pratt St., where thousands are expected to turn out for the event.  Ari Lennox, MC Lyte, and