Upminders: Leading Producer of Uplifting and Encouraging Art and Accessories Featured in 2023 Official GRAMMY Awards® Gift Bag

Upminders *CARSON, CA – Upminders, the leading creator and manufacturer of uplifting, encouraging art and accessories will be featured in the 65th GRAMMY Awards® Gift Bag. Presenters and performers will receive Upminders’ Love Respect Unity (LRU) medallion in their official gift bag. The LRU medallion is targeted to become the international symbol of love, respect


Priceless: Lil Wayne Freaked Out by Coach Prime’s Locker Room – Eddie Murphy Won’t Let Martin Lawrence Off + Big Latto & More | Videos

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 05: Eddie Murphy arrives at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage) *Social Heat is giving-giving. Eddie Murphy corrected a reporter about who would be footing the


Brooklyn O’Malley Boys and Girls Club calming: a refuge in the midst of Baltimore’s surge of youth violence

By Deborah Bailey, Contributing Editor Kids who find refuge at Brooklyn O’Malley Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore after school now have a new place to regroup and refocus with the launch of the organization’s Calming Center. The recent rash of January shootings involving Baltimore City Public school children has left many students and


Allyson Browne McKithen becomes first African-American woman to lead the World Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, msayles@afro.com Allyson Browne McKithen is now the first Black woman to lead the World Trade Center in Washington, D.C. (WTCDC). Since mid-December, she has been executive director and vice president of international programs at Trade Center Management Associates (TCMA), which is owned by the Drew Company, overlooking the Ronald


Maryland Board of Public Works approves $400 million for Prince George’s County Blue Line Corridor development

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, msayles@afro.com The Maryland Board of Public Works on Jan. 25 approved $400 million in bond funding for the Maryland Stadium Authority’s (MSA) economic development of the Blue Line Corridor, which will result in the construction of sports and entertainment facilities in Central Prince George’s County.  The memorandum of understanding


Department of Commerce partners with Coppin State University to close West Baltimore’s digital divide

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, tmcqueen@afro.com On Jan. 30 the U.S. Department of Commerce announced a new collaborative broadband pilot program with Coppin State University, the historically Black university in West Baltimore, entitled ConnectEagle Nation. The program will improve broadband, high-speed internet service throughout West Baltimore while making it more affordable for local residents.