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Rev. David Tyrone Gilmore: A great and sudden loss

By Jannette J. Witmyer Special to the AFRO When the Rev. David Tyrone Gilmore entered a room, he brought along with him a sense of calm and understanding. His infectious smile, fueled by his warm and welcoming spirit, radiated joy. With...

How to take control of your financial future

There are significant racial disparities in the financial health of Black and Latinx households, which serve as a barrier to achieve financial stability, meet their long-term financial goals and build wealth. According to the JPMorgan Chase Institute, Black and...

Six Ways Black Americans Can Build Wealth

The racial wealth gap offers a striking example of an area where there has been little progress over time. According to the Federal Reserve’s 2019 Survey of Consumer Finances, the median net worth of Black families was $24,100 compared with...

TEDCO Leading Innovation to Market for 23 years

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By Beverly Richards Special to the AFRO In a “normal” year, the racial wealth divide in Black communities across the country consists of a profound and deep chasm. COVID-19 and the nowhere-near-normal 2020 categorically illuminated the health, economic and entrepreneurship inequities...

Examining historic Black businesses, the wealth gap, financial literacy

Over ten years ago, Black Enterprise magazine published what I’m calling Ten Wealth Principles:  l will live within my means. I will maximize my income potential through education and training. I will effectively manage my budget, credit debt and...

Baltimore native serves aboard USS Philippine Sea

By Stephanie Fox, Navy Office of Community Outreach MAYPORT, Fla. - A Baltimore, Maryland, native is serving aboard USS Philippine Sea, a U.S. Navy a Flight II Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser. Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony Mobley is a 2013 Severna...

Policing Bills a Good Start, But Not Enough Inbox

By Diane Bernard, Maryland News Connection ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland is receiving national praise as the first state in the nation to repeal its police bill of rights and enact other police accountability measures, but a coalition of criminal-justice reform...

Coppin State University to launch new BSN to DNP Accelerated Nursing Degree Program starting...

Coppin State University to Launch New BSN to DNP Accelerated Nursing Degree Program Starting in Fall Semester 2021 BALTIMORE -- Coppin State University (CSU) will launch a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree...

Rockefeller to invest in equitable vaccine distribution in 5 cities, including Baltimore

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The Rockefeller Foundation Launches $20 Million Initiative to Increase Covid-19 Vaccination Rates Among Communities of Color Baltimore Among Five U.S. Cities Selected by The Foundation to Help Meet its National Equity Vaccination Goal of 70 Million Vaccinations to People of...

Kickoff Event: Om Outside – A Free Day of Yoga for the Public Inbox

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OM OUTSIDE: A FREE DAY OF PUBLIC OUTDOOR YOGA  ELLICOTT CITY, MARYLAND — The Om Collective, an online yoga and wellness studio, is hosting Om Outside, a day of free yoga for the public on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at...

Baltimore Center Stage announces The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls extension

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The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls Extension  What:             The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls extension  When:            Streaming through May 2 Where:           https://www.centerstage.org/plays-and-events/mainstage/the-glorious-world-of-crowns-kinks-and-curls/  Details:        Baltimore Center Stage has announced that due to popular demand, The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls has been extended through May 2....

Mayor Scott, DPW Launch New Community Cleanup Pilot in Partnership with CHM

Innovative Program Seeks to Empower Residents While Combating Illegal Dumping BALTIMORE, MD (Monday, April 12, 2021) — Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) announced a community cleanup pilot program in partnership with...

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