By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Sixty years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic, “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a groundbreaking new report has laid bare the stark truth of ongoing Black economic inequality in the United States. “STILL A DREAM: Over 500
By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Tmcqueen@afro.com And Khira Moore, AFRO Intern Summer 2023 has been a scorcher for residents affected by pool closures in Baltimore City. At an Aug. 23 Public Safety and Government Operations Committee hearing, led by Councilman Zeke Cohen (D-District 1), city officials called into question the Baltimore City Recreation and
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
By AFRO Staff On Aug. 21 Sha’Carri Richardson gained her first official international title in the 100 meter dash. Richardson was an outlier in lane 9 at the 2023 World Track and Field Championships in Budapest, Hungary, where she was crowned queen of the race track. “It’s always been my time, but now it’s my
By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
By DaQuan Lawrence, AFRO International Writer, DLawrence@afro.com As the first day of school quickly approaches, Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott is making sure the city scholars are prepared for classes with a Back 2 School Kickoff event downtown in front of Baltimore’s City Hall on Aug. 19. The annual event was well attended as over
Cody Carnes will be doing an exclusive performance of his song “Firm Foundation (He Won’t) for GRAMMY Positive Vibes Only this Sunday, August 27th. Check the GRAMMY YouTube page on Sunday to see the performance.
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