By Austyn Ross NAACP Earlier this month, the NAACP announced that global music and fashion icon, business entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Rihanna, will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards. The President’s Award is presented in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service. Previous recipients include Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, Jesse Jackson, […]
John Thiem Sr. has made it his mission to provide a place to help men recover from drug and alcohol addiction, so others won’t know the pain of losing a child to addiction the way he has.
By Rodney V. De Leaver Special to AFRO In 1970, four young men made Baltimore City history by winning two out of three possible academic challenge games on WMAR TV station. The show called, High School Bowl, was based on quickest responses to an array of questions based on subjects like math, science, and history. […]
By Associated Press Baltimore’s former mayor is asking a judge for a one year and one day prison sentence for a scheme that involved the sale of her self-published children’s books. Prosecutors recently asked that the 69-year-old spend nearly five years in prison. The media reported, Feb. 14, that attorneys for Catherine Pugh argued the […]
By Devika Koppikar, Special to the AFRO Devika Koppikar, the former press secretary for the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, chronicles her experience being quarantined in China due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a precaution, the local authorities are requiring anyone who traveled to and from China to stay in their home for 14 […]
The Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will host an Expungement Resource Fair on Feb. 22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Douglass Memorial Community Church. Did you know that over 80 percent of employers conduct a criminal background search on their employee candidates? Did you know that most housing application reviews require […]
EASTON — Talbot County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kelly Griffith, a vocal ally in the Kirwan Commission’s fight for statewide education reforms, has some qualms about the blueprint — most notable among them: Where’s the strategic plan?