By Cynthia Brooks, Special to the AFRO
For nearly 30 years, the Bea Gaddy Family Centers have stood side-by-side with Baltimore’s families to provide healthy, quality food to those most in need. Even when not facing a global pandemic and...
STOP THE KILLING OF BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE!!
By Rachel Barrows-Russell
This insidious hatred towards people of color that has lurked deep in the roots of the foundation of this country must end!
We have politicians, activist and other leaders who stand...
I am a Single Mom and SNAP recipient, and I am currently driving 25 miles to the nearest SuperWalmart to be able to use my EBT card for curbside pickup. In Maryland, Instacart, Giant, Amazon Prime or NO...
By Toluse Olorunnipa, Griff Witte and Lenny Bernstein
Special to the AFRO
States across the country are moving swiftly to reopen their economies despite failing to achieve benchmarks laid out by the White House for when social distancing restrictions could be...
By Ariel Chrysann
Special to AFRO
Have you ever wondered if you’re in the right place doing the right thing? I know I have, a few times to be exact, especially when I look back and see that I haven’t accomplished...
To the Editor:
Between the holidays and the new year, things are busy. And sometimes, signing up for a health plan during open enrollment doesn’t make it to the top of the list. Or, maybe there have been some changes...
By Arthur Cribbs
Special to the AFRO
When I heard of the passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, along with seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, I had an initial feeling of shock, disbelief and numbness....
By N. D. B.
Special to AFRO
If you ever watch The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, then you know that he does a segment where he writes random thank you cards about any and everything. This is my personal list...
Submitted by Dr. Dennis Walter Smith Sr.
Reminiscent about those Saturday mornings on the lake telling the old guy, in a seven-year-old voice, “You have to put the worm on first Grandpa before you throw the line in the water.” Pause...
By AFRO Editorial Staff
Early voting in Maryland begins June 14 and Baltimore is faced with one of its most critical elections in many years, especially when it comes to issues of law enforcement and criminal justice.
Baltimore City State’s Attorney...
The AFRO is marking Black History Month by highlighting African Americans during times of war.
Since its founding in 1892, the AFRO has strived to present all facets of African American life. From the reign of terror that were lynchings...
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Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
• Remarketing with Google AdSense
• DoubleClick Platform Integration
We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
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California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously
Users are able to change their personal information:
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• By logging in to their account
How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we allow third party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Childrenâ€™s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nationâ€™s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect childrenâ€™s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under 13.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email
• Within 7 business days
We will notify the users via in site notification
• Within 7 business days
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
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