By Heather Heiman Human trafficking survivors often struggle with poor credit and other financial challenges after their trafficking experience, particularly if they were a victim of identity theft or financial coercion. Traffickers often seize victims’ identification, such as driver’s licenses, passports or ID cards, and may misuse them to fraudulently secure credit cards, bank accounts
By Helen Bezuneh, Special to the AFRO The Black Choreographers Festival will celebrate talented Black choreographers on Oct. 13, 14 and 15 at Creative Alliance in Baltimore, Md. Working to honor Baltimore’s Black dance scene, the event will feature movement workshops, panel discussions, a networking event and performances. “For a very long time, we haven’t
By Ron Taylor Scuttling homecoming at an historically Black college or university is like canceling a flight on the Concorde or pushing back a U.S. presidential inauguration a week or two. And if such events are postponed to clean up carnage from a petty dispute over drugs, sex or hurt feelings, well, someone has to
By Alexa Spencer, Word In Black When Pflugerville, Texas, resident Melissa Bensouda gave birth to her third child in 2002 at age 27, she dreamed of dressing her baby in cute outfits and documenting all the usual first-year milestones. Instead, she soon found herself worrying about staying alive. “I definitely did not expect to see
By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press Jimmy Butler had a new look for media day, and the NBA world immediately took notice. The Miami Heat forward arrived for the team’s first official day of work this season with piercings — eye, lip and nose — along with a new hairstyle and his fingernails painted black. It’s
JPMorgan Chase and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invest $900,000 in Howard University School of Law
By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, email@example.com JPMorgan Chase and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) invested $900,000 in philanthropic capital on Oct. 3 to the Howard University (HU) School of Law to mitigate and resolve heirs property, or tangled title, cases. The investment will be used to establish the first-of-its-kind Estate Planning and Heirs
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By Roger House As voters express anxiety over President Biden’s handling of the economy, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) gathered in Washington last month to discuss an agenda for the 2024 election. I attended the conference to learn what this national organization of elected leaders plans to do about the economic stress in the Black
Five-time GRAMMY Award-winning music collective Maverick City Music, Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine announce the forthcoming release of ‘The Maverick Way Complete,’ arriving October 27 via TRIBL Records and available for preorder now. The 22-track project not only includes the tracks from their recently-released 6-track ‘The Maverick Way’ EP, but also features collaborations with Noah