Allstate Honors “Geek” from Glen Burnie


Glen Burnie native and business owner Ariell Johnson has created what she says is a “inclusive geek space” for residents and visitors of Philadelphia

where she owns Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse— the first black-owned comic bookstore on the East Coast.When Allstate Insurance Company celebrated

Black History last month, Johnson was selected to be a part of their annual digital, social and radio campaign, “Worth Telling.” The campaign

spotlights three African-Americans whom the company says are making a positive difference on society and inspiring others. (See article on page 10)