Bestselling author Happy Johnson released his latest children’s book, “Backyard Bayou,” on Friday, November 29, 2013.
Hello everyone and Happy Holidays to you! I know the turkey is gone and we have gained a pound or two, but you’ve got just enough time to work it off and start all over again for the Christmas holidays.
Features Cierra Sanford who portrays “Doc McStuffins”
Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure has arrived in Baltimore. The show runs Dec. 6 through Dec. 7, 32013 at the Lyric Opera House.
December is National Write a Business Plan Month— so designated to encourage unhappy employees to become their own satisfied bosses.
The AACC Dance Company, celebrating its 25th anniversary, presents, “Flying By the Seat of Our Pants,” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Dec. 5-7, at the Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.
What do you get when you mix a Republican-dominated House with a Democratic-majority Senate? Answer: not much— at least, not much legislation to address the country’s major challenges.
Mary J. Blige releases “A Mary Christmas” featuring Barbra Streisand, The Clark Sisters, Jessy J and Marc Anthony
“I love Christmas. People are happier,” said nine-time Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige about the holidays.
On the field Super Bowl champion James Ihedigbo is fierce against his competitors and works diligently to help his team defeat NFL opponents.
Robert Cradle has provided grooming services for the homeless and children in need throughout Baltimore through Rob’s Barbershop Community Foundation (R.B.C.F).
Internationally-renowned a cappella ensemble SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK will perform at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Sunday, December 8 at 7 pm.
Over 37 years ago, Andrew Bertamini began his career as a teller with Union Trust Bank (now Wells Fargo). Today, the Anne Arundel County native serves as regional president for Wells Fargo’s Maryland Region. With $1.4 trillion in assets, Wells Fargo ranked first among all financial services companies in market value in the U.S. and third in the world as of December 31, 2012.
Unfortunately, it came as no surprise to me after reading the latest Sun article outlining a costly crime plan that cost the citizens of Baltimore City close to $300,000 for a document that articulates the very legislative initiatives many of its state legislators have already spearheaded.
Poly High School? POLY HIGH SCHOOL? Who would utter such nonsense? Well, WJZ-TV reporter Kai Reed for one.
Nelson Mandela death: South Africans, world mourn former president By Arwa Damon and Faith Karimi CNN Editor's note: Send us your stories, memories and photographs of the Nobel Peace prize winner and former South African president. SOWETO, South Africa (CNN) -- In a symbol befitting a nation in mourning, a dark gray cloud swept over Johannesburg on Friday as news spread that international icon Nelson Mandela is dead. Under overcast skies that threatened rain any minute, South Africans draped in flags and images of Mandela gathered on the streets to sing and dance. Others wept as they lit candles near his home in the Johannesburg suburb of Houghton. Children spelled out "we love you Mandela" on the grass using rocks. Nearby, stuffed animals and flowers sat in a heap. In Soweto township, where Mandela lived before he was thrown into prison for 27 years, giant posters of his face adorned walls. Residents surrounded his former red brick house on the busy street and crooned freedom songs. Mandela, 95, died Thursday. The nation's first black president battled health issues in recent years, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalizations. Memorials popped up from Los Angeles to Chicago, where flowers and candles were laid in front of murals bearing his likeness. In Washington, crowds gathered in front of the South African embassy. And in his native South Africa, citizens woke up to the news Friday after President Jacob Zuma announced his death late Thursday. "It was a surprise. I was asleep so I didn't know when Zuma announced his death," said Wilson Mudau, a cab driver in Johannesburg. "I woke up and was shocked when I saw it on television. It's sad, but what can we do. Let him rest in peace. It's time ... Madiba has worked so hard to unite us." South Africans affectionately refer to him as Madiba, his clan name. Man of complexities Mandela helped South Africa break the shackles of racial segregation and do away with white minority rule. Imprisoned for nearly three decades for his fight against apartheid, he emerged from prison in 1990 determined to unite the nation. Instead of anger and bitterness at the white government that imprisoned him, he chose forgiveness and reconciliation. "As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison," Mandela said after he was freed. His call to avoid vengeance inspired the world. It also set him on a path of evolving roles, from freedom fighter, to prisoner, to South Africa's symbol of the struggle against racial oppression. But one role remained dominant: father of modern South Africa. And four years after he left prison, he became the nation's first black president, cementing his place in the consciousness of the nation and the world. "I'm just glad he finally found his place of rest," said iReporter Omekongo Dibinga of Washington. "From the family drama to his health problems, it just seemed like he could never get a break in his later years. Now I hope be can finally rest but he'll probably still be watching down on us in frustration. " 'We all knew he'd leave us at some point' With his recent bouts of illnesses, some seemed prepared for the worst. "We all knew he'd leave us at some point," said Tony Karuiru, a Johannesburg resident. "But we were hoping that he would be with us during the festive season. It's the holidays, we're all expecting bonus. I just wish God would have given him a bonus of a few more days as well. " Thomas Rabodiba, 38, said even though Mandela's death was expected after so many years of illness, he's having a hard time accepting it. "At first, I heard rumors and thought it was the usual rumors I'd heard before," he said. " After I heard the president's announcement later that the old man has departed, then I believed that he's really gone." His legacy Mandela will be remembered for many things, but his message of forgiveness and reconciliation will resonate the most. "Mandela's biggest legacy ... was his remarkable lack of bitterness and the way he did not only talk about reconciliation, but he made reconciliation happen in South Africa," said F.W. de Klerk, South Africa's last white president and Mandela's predecessor. His casket will lie in state for several days in Pretoria. Next week, it will be flown to his ancestral hometown of Qunu for a state funeral and burial, sources said. Until that funeral, Zuma has ordered flags around South Africa to be flown at half-staff. "He is now resting. He is now at peace," Zuma said late Thursday. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father." The United States followed suit while Buckingham Palace said it will fly the Union flag at half staff when Queen Elizabeth II leaves Friday morning. "We must pay tribute to Mandela, the best state leader of all time," said Zaid Paruk, 23. And the tributes have poured in from leaders near and far. "Nelson Mandela achieved more than could be expected of any man," Obama said. "Today, he has gone home. And we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this Earth. He no longer belongs to us - he belongs to the ages." In the final years of his life, secret plans were hammered out between the government, the military and his family as they prepared for a fitting farewell. Events will be held over the next 10 days, culminating in a state funeral to be broadcast worldwide and a private farewell for those closest to him. CNN's Greg Botelho, Catherine E. Shoichet, Robyn Curnow, Susannah Palk and Max Foster contributed to this report. The-CNN-Wire ™ & © 2013 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.
Anne Arundel Community College’s Child Development Center recently was awarded the highest rating, a Maryland EXCELS Level 5, from the Maryland State Department of Education indicating high-quality education for preschool-aged children.
Hackers have stolen usernames and passwords for nearly two million accounts at Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and others, according to a report released this week.
Fast food protests aren't going away.
Onyango Okech Obama -- an uncle of President Barack Obama who has been in the United States illegally for decades -- has gotten a federal court's OK to stay in his adopted country, according to an attorney representing the uncle.
Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi embraces change on her own terms on her fifth major studio album “The Truth” which will be released in stores February 2014.
The Andrew G. Truxal Library at Anne Arundel Community College received an Award of Merit from the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.