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As the longest-running African American, family-owned newspaper business in the nation, the AFRO leverages this platform to shape the political and social order of the African American community which in turn will make a global impact. While newspapers are fighting to survive, the AFRO American Newspaper finds itself adjusting to the changing times with a big push on our digital presence.

PRESS ROOM: Documentary shines a light on cotillions as a way to celebrate Black girlhoodBy Black PR Wirehttps://ow.ly/7...
07/01/2024

PRESS ROOM: Documentary shines a light on cotillions as a way to celebrate Black girlhood
By Black PR Wire
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Supreme Court overturns Chevron: Major blow to consumer protections and regulatory powerBy Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire...
07/01/2024

Supreme Court overturns Chevron: Major blow to consumer protections and regulatory power
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent
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Supreme Court overturns Chevron decision, potentially jeopardizing consumer and environmental protections. Impact on regulations and costs.

BET Awards return June 30 with performances from Lauryn Hill, Childish Gambino, Will Smith and moreBy Maria Sherman, AP ...
06/30/2024

BET Awards return June 30 with performances from Lauryn Hill, Childish Gambino, Will Smith and more
By Maria Sherman, AP Music Writer
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Hurricane Beryl strengthens into a Category 4 storm as it nears the southeast Caribbean By Dánica Coto, The Associated P...
06/30/2024

Hurricane Beryl strengthens into a Category 4 storm as it nears the southeast Caribbean
By Dánica Coto, The Associated Press
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Hurricane Beryl strengthens to Category 4, threatening the southeast Caribbean. Urgent warnings issued as the storm approaches.

Jackson State University introduces a Loan Repayment Assistance Program to tackle Mississippi's teacher shortage. The pr...
06/30/2024

Jackson State University introduces a Loan Repayment Assistance Program to tackle Mississippi's teacher shortage. The program, the first of its kind among HBCUs, will aid education graduates with loans if their post-graduation income is below $45,000. The program begins in the 2024-25 academic year. https://afro.com/jackson-state-university-loan-repayment/

Former President Donald Trump faced criticism for his falsehoods during the first presidential debate of the 2024 genera...
06/30/2024

Former President Donald Trump faced criticism for his falsehoods during the first presidential debate of the 2024 general election. President Joe Biden criticized Trump's misinformation on topics ranging from the economy to the Capitol riot. The debate highlighted the stark contrast between the two candidates' visions for America's future. https://afro.com/trump-lies-first-presidential-debate/

The Baltimore Women's Classic, America's second oldest women's 5k race, kicked off on June 23. The event, sponsored by M...
06/30/2024

The Baltimore Women's Classic, America's second oldest women's 5k race, kicked off on June 23. The event, sponsored by MedStar Health, aimed to raise funds for the House of Ruth Maryland, a foundation working to end violence against women. The race attracted women from around the world, highlighting the importance of raising awareness about domestic violence. https://afro.com/baltimore-womens-classic-race-domestic-violence/

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee shares the journey of establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday, from its origins in...
06/30/2024

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee shares the journey of establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday, from its origins in 1867 to becoming law in 2021. She highlights the significance of Juneteenth as a celebration of African American culture and the end of slavery. https://afro.com/juneteenth-federal-holiday/

CNN's decision to deny media credentials to all Black-owned media outlets, including those in Atlanta, has sparked contr...
06/30/2024

CNN's decision to deny media credentials to all Black-owned media outlets, including those in Atlanta, has sparked controversy. Critics argue this exclusion highlights racial inequity in media representation. https://afro.com/cnn-excludes-black-media-atlanta/

Panelists at the 2024 National Newspaper Publishers Association Convention discussed the importance of racial impact stu...
06/30/2024

Panelists at the 2024 National Newspaper Publishers Association Convention discussed the importance of racial impact studies in public policy making. The discussion highlighted the need for such studies to ensure equitable legislation and urged African Americans to engage in policy-making to ensure their voices are heard. https://afro.com/racial-impact-studies-public-policy/

The 3rd Annual Black Leading Women Celebration, presented by the Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center and CarVer Communicati...
06/29/2024

The 3rd Annual Black Leading Women Celebration, presented by the Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center and CarVer Communications, honored the achievements of remarkable Black women. The event featured inspiring performances and speeches, recognizing the contributions of women in various fields. https://afro.com/black-women-celebration-2024/

Four Missouri prison guards have been charged with murder, and a fifth with accessory to involuntary manslaughter, in th...
06/29/2024

Four Missouri prison guards have been charged with murder, and a fifth with accessory to involuntary manslaughter, in the death of Othel Moore Jr. The incident involved Moore being pepper-sprayed, hooded, and left in a restraint chair, causing suffocation. The guards are currently in custody. https://afro.com/missouri-prison-guards-charged-othel-moore/

Rev. William Barber III is set to lead the Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washingt...
06/29/2024

Rev. William Barber III is set to lead the Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington D.C. and to the Polls on June 29. The event aims to reframe the narrative around poverty and politics, emphasizing the political power of low-income Americans. The march comes with a list of demands for lawmakers, including a minimum wage increase and universal healthcare. https://afro.com/mass-poor-people-march-washington-d-c/

Dionne Harmon, president of Jesse Collins Entertainment, is making waves in the entertainment industry. From producing N...
06/29/2024

Dionne Harmon, president of Jesse Collins Entertainment, is making waves in the entertainment industry. From producing Netflix's 'Rhythm + Flow' to co-producing the Oscars, Harmon's journey from assistant to industry leader is a testament to her dedication and vision. https://afro.com/dionne-harmon-producer-bet-awards/

Baltimore's 43rd annual Caribbean Carnival is set to take place from July 12-14, featuring a grand parade, live performa...
06/29/2024

Baltimore's 43rd annual Caribbean Carnival is set to take place from July 12-14, featuring a grand parade, live performances, and authentic Caribbean cuisine. The event, held at Historic Druid Hill Park, promises to be a vibrant celebration of Caribbean heritage and culture.

Experience the 43rd annual Baltimore Washington One Carnival, a celebration of Caribbean culture, featuring a grand parade, live performances, and authentic Caribbean cuisine.

06/29/2024

Homebuying season is a time of increased competition among buyers. To succeed in the spring homebuying season, you’ll want to be prepared to purchase a home as soon as you find the one you love.

This includes being financially prepared with a mortgage pre-qualification and a strong offer.

The AFRO & FitzGerald Financial Group will host a virtual homebuying workshop on June 29th a REPLAY from the June 13th session on The AFRO’s social pages!

Contact Shirvan for more info:

Shirvan Joseph
FitzGerald Financial Group - Your Hometown Mortgage Lender.
NMLSR # 188513
Diversity Manager/Loan Officer
600 Jefferson Plz, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone 240-335-0170
Fax 240-403-2888
[email protected]
www.fitzgeraldfinancial.net/shirvanjoseph USMC Veteran

Sen. Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Kweisi Mfume announce $15.5 million in federal funding for Baltimore City’s Hanover Stree...
06/29/2024

Sen. Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Kweisi Mfume announce $15.5 million in federal funding for Baltimore City’s Hanover Street Corridor revitalization project. The project aims to improve transit, pedestrian walkways, and economic opportunities in South Baltimore. https://afro.com/van-hollen-mfume-announce-infrastructure-funding

CNN's handling of the first presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump has sparked criticism for its lack of...
06/29/2024

CNN's handling of the first presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump has sparked criticism for its lack of fact-checking. Critics argue that this approach is harmful to democracy. Meanwhile, both candidates' comments on Black communities and the economy have raised concerns among attendees.
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The 32nd Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle saw 35 teams compete in various categories, with Good Googly Goo ...
06/28/2024

The 32nd Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle saw 35 teams compete in various categories, with Good Googly Goo BBQ team emerging as the grand champion. The event highlighted the Black history behind barbecue, tracing its roots to slavery and the contributions of enslaved cooks. https://afro.com/black-history-barbecue-battle/

Presidential debate watch party in Northwest Washington, D.C. sees a diverse group of voters discussing economic issues,...
06/28/2024

Presidential debate watch party in Northwest Washington, D.C. sees a diverse group of voters discussing economic issues, including the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Attendees expressed concerns about the impact of inflation and the cost of living on American households. The debate, moderated by CNN anchors Dana Bash and Jake Tapper, covered topics such as the wars in Ukraine and Gaza, immigration, abortion, and health care.

Presidential debate watch party in Northwest Washington, D.C. Attendees discuss economic issues, Trump's 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and more.

06/28/2024

The AFRO is live as Gov. Wes Moore and Baltimore, state officials announce major updates on Red Line, including making the Red Line a light rail.

The Dali container ship, which caused the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in March, has left the Port of Baltim...
06/28/2024

The Dali container ship, which caused the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in March, has left the Port of Baltimore after nearly three months. The vessel is headed to Virginia for salvaging and repair operations. The Coast Guard is overseeing its journey.

The Dali container ship, which caused the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, has left the Port of Baltimore for repairs.

New subscriber special - help us continue to tell our story  Call 410-554-8200 or email subs@afro.com
06/28/2024

New subscriber special - help us continue to tell our story

Call 410-554-8200 or email [email protected]

The Harbor Bank of Maryland is proud to be a Black-owned and operated bank serving Baltimore communities since 1982. We’...
06/28/2024

The Harbor Bank of Maryland is proud to be a Black-owned and operated bank serving Baltimore communities since 1982. We’re committed to building stronger, more resilient communities, while promoting inclusive economic growth, and the creation of wealth. https://www.theharborbank.com/

The Los Angeles Lakers have selected Bronny James to team up with his father LeBron James with the 55th Pick in the NBA ...
06/27/2024

The Los Angeles Lakers have selected Bronny James to team up with his father LeBron James with the 55th Pick in the NBA Draft, making them Father-Son duo in NBA history!

06/27/2024

Join us on the Boxx with Anissa Durham. Anissa is the health data reporter at Word In Black, reporting on healthcare inequities and mental health in the Black community.

Get on the Boxx Thursday at noon Black People v. OzempicGuest Anissa Durham is the health data reporter at Word In Black...
06/27/2024

Get on the Boxx Thursday at noon

Black People v. Ozempic

Guest Anissa Durham is the health data reporter at Word In Black, where she reports on health care inequities and mental health in the Black community. Prior to working at Word In Black, she was a general assignment reporter at inewsource and has written for The San Diego Union Tribune, PBS SoCal, The Objective, and Voice of San Diego.

Durham recently wrote, "Why I Reported on Obesity and Diet Culture in Black AmericaI" to broaden our perspective on the struggles people are facing to access a drug that can help people living with type 2 diabetes.

Congratulations to Dana & Kevin MPECKABLE Peck (Digital Solutions Director & VP for Technology respectively) for their V...
06/26/2024

Congratulations to Dana & Kevin MPECKABLE Peck (Digital Solutions Director & VP for Technology respectively) for their Video Campaign Award. The campaign was judged based on the relevance of the message, community impact and call to action. The Pecks received the award from the NNPA Messenger awards on Thursday June 20th for their role in guiding the production of the Comcast Rise commercial.

Congratulations to AFRO writer, Amelia Uduafemeh, for her winning Youth & Children Excellence in Journalism award from t...
06/26/2024

Congratulations to AFRO writer, Amelia Uduafemeh, for her winning Youth & Children Excellence in Journalism award from the NNPA Messenger Awards. Her article, "Justin Naylor shines as a role model in school and community", was judged based on her writing style, layout and special interest to youth

The aging U.S. population is expected to see a rise in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. New research is underw...
06/26/2024

The aging U.S. population is expected to see a rise in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. New research is underway to develop safer and more effective treatments, with a focus on diverse populations. Participating in brain health studies can offer benefits such as free exams and regular monitoring.
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Baltimore, MD
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Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm

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