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Meet Don W. Lucas: A male breast cancer survivor’s story

Sitting in a waiting room full of women at The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, Don Lucas waits patiently for the next name to be called.

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Entrepreneurs of the Week: Kimberley McDaniel, Denise Leonard Howard and Valerie Walker

Who says friends can’t work together? Three lovely women are not only friends but business partners and from speaking with them you can tell that they genuinely love and respect each other.

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Safe ways to trick-or-treat

What would Halloween be without trick-or-treating? For youngsters, so much of the fun of Halloween involves scouring the neighborhood with friends in search of candy.

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Stevie Wonder brings legendary songs to Washington, D.C.

Area residents will get the second chance in less than a month to relive the glory days of the Motown sound.

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Indie Soul Spotlight: Saxophonist Craig Alston

Soft-spoken jazz saxophonist Craig Alston is a very deep thinker who cares about his surroundings and his music. Music is his therapy as well as a way to connect with an audience.

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Some thoughts on governing

I have been working in or around government for over 50 years, and if you asked me to boil down what I’ve learned to one sentence, it is this: Governing is much harder work than most people imagine. This doesn’t excuse its lapses or sluggish rate of progress, but it does help explain them.

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Call for artists: Our Town Grant

Program provides funding for creative “placemaking” projects

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Baltimore City’s designated Arts Council, request proposals for the National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant.

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Meet Yolanda Horton: Triple negative breast cancer survivor

Yolanda Horton, a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed at the age of 42, recalled a movie outing she had with her 10-year-old son Rodney Horton, Jr.

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Making college completion mandatory, Part II

Undereducated, poor and middle class high school graduates are the cannon fodder of higher education.

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LETTER: Protect Maryland's Waterways

On the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a new report from Environment America, “Waterways Restored,” highlights the success the law has meant for the Anacostia River, taking it from a state of horrific pollution to giving some hope that it will be safe for swimming and fishing in little more than a decade.

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AARP celebrates the joy of reading with community literacy festival

AARP Experience Corps, Baltimore City will celebrate “National Make a Difference Day” by hosting their 6th Annual Fall Literacy Festival at Furman L. Templeton Academy on Saturday, October 25, 2014.

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Goucher College hosts leadership forum for area high school students

The Greater Baltimore Urban League (GBUL) began the second year of its Saturday Leadership Program (SLP) on September 20, 2014. Most recently on October 4, the students, facilitators and volunteers were welcomed to Goucher College by admissions director Corky Surbeck and Cyndy Cowles.

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Ravens Hold 15th Annual Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Event

The Baltimore Ravens hosted the 15th Annual Goodwill Gridiron Halloween event on Monday, October 27, 2014 at Dave & Buster’s in the Arundel Mills Mall. Ravens Tight Ends Dennis Pitta and K. Justin Tucker, and Defensive Tackle Brandon Williams were joined by the newest member of the team, long snapper Kevin McDermott and more than 600 guests at the festive party.

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Meet Bernadette Williams: The struggle beyond breast cancer

Each story of a breast cancer is defined by the patient.

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This Halloween costume costs $1.6 million

What does a million-dollar Halloween costume look like? Hint: It gives new meaning to the phrase "dripping with diamonds."

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Maryland Hall opens three exhibitions on November 3

Maryland Hall will open three exhibitions on November 3, 2014— Clay Artists from the Shore, in the Chaney Gallery; Drawing and Painting the Life at Maryland Hall, in the Martino Gallery; and Student Work by students of MHCA Instructor Andree Tullier in the 2nd Floor Hallway Gallery.

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The traditions of Halloween

October 31st is nearly here, and soon the streets will be filled with costumed revelers eager to get their share of the free-flowing candy and other prizes. Year after year, trick-or-treaters don their costumes and parade from home to home.

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Federal grant takes aim at reducing youth violence

Maryland has received a five-year, $9.73 million federal grant that seeks a reduction in violence in children through a comprehensive program promoting healthy behavioral development.

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A Fight for Survival: Chicago rapper survives breast cancer

If you’re not familiar with the Chicago Rap music scene you may not have heard of Tone Gabz.

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Democrats bash Obama yet want black vote

Here are a few election-time questions to think over: Why in the world do Democrats think they can bash President Obama and his policies and still win black votes?

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