Shaw’s Covenant: meet the Baltimore-based tailor serving Baltimore’s elite

Justin Shaw is the owner of Shaw’s Covenant, a men’s custom suit company. Shaw started the business with limited experience in the suit market. By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, When Baltimore native Justin Shaw opened Shaw’s Covenant, a custom suit business in 2017, he had limited experience in the men’s suit market. At

For COVID-19 vaccination, the emergency may be over, but the fight continues

By Martha Dawson Public health officials have spent the past two years urging people to get vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, but despite free and available vaccines, many have yet to take their advice. Now, we are entering a new phase. With the end of the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) on May 11, the

Third man charged in Jam Master Jay murder case

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia In a significant development, federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York announced on Tuesday that a third man would face charges in the 2002 shooting death of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay. The latest indictment marks a long-awaited progression in a case that

AFRO spotlight on Black excellence: Morgan State University alum Dayna Quincy makes Broadway debut

By Aria Brent, AFRO Staff Writer Most actors who choose a life on the stage only dream of performing on Broadway. That is not the case with Dayna Marie Quincy, the Morgan State University alum who recently made her life-long dream a reality.  A native of Detroit, Mich., Quincy got her start as an actress

Nun whose body shows little decay since 2019 death draws hundreds to rural Missouri

By Trisha Ahmed, Associated Press Hundreds of people flocked to a small town in Missouri this week and last to see a Black nun whose body has barely decomposed since 2019. Some say it’s a sign of holiness in Catholicism, while others say the lack of decomposition may not be as rare as people think.