According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, nearly half of women over age fifty will break a bone due to osteoporosis— a disease in which bones progressively lose density, grow brittle, and become prone to fracture. While men can also be affected, post-menopausal women are at higher risk because of reduced estrogen levels.
Park Heights is a highly diverse community, which shares a common aspiration to rebuild. It offers enhanced quality of life and economy opportunity, according to community leaders.
A Chicago mother whose children had to use her cell phone at McDonalds to access the Internet; a Miami mother who had to use the Internet at a library to complete her homework. These were among the real-life stories David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast NBCUniversal highlighted in announcing the company’s largest ever expansion of its Internet Essentials Program.
Baltimore Ravens defensive back Brandon Carr was named the 10th recipient of the Tim Wheatley Award on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Carr received the award for his community service in Baltimore.
Ellio’s Pizza officially kicked off the 2019 Phenomenal Kids Scholarship Contest, which will award a $10,000 scholarship as well as other amazing prizes, including a family vacation to select cities, gift cards and more.
The three-day commemoration, which begins Friday, August 23, 2019, will include a host of special guests and a variety of history tours, education programs and special exhibits.
Outspoken, dedicated and trailblazing community leader, political activist and pastor, Rev. Dr. St. George I. B. Crosse passed away on August 7, 2019. He was 79 years old.
Recent negative comments about Baltimore came from individuals who have never truly experienced all the good that Charm City has to offer, according to Nicole Foster.
“I attended a planning group meeting and brought it up there,” said Graham. “About six months later, I went to my doctor’s appointment, and the receptionist asked if I had heard the name of the clinic had been changed to ‘Thrive’. I was immediately in tears.”
The UM PATIENTS Program
“My vision is that we would have such an impact on West Baltimore, that it would be a model to the nation,” said Dr. Mullins. “Through research, we want to make West Baltimore one of the healthiest, vibrant communities in the nation.”
In Joy and Gratitude
Classical pianist Brian Ganz will inaugurate the newly acquired 7-foot Steinway grand piano at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis (UUCA) on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 3 p.m. Well-known as one of the leading pianists of his generation, Ganz is recognized for his insights into the work of Chopin and his valued performance of other classical composers. The program will include some of his favorite music selections while demonstrating the superb qualities of the Steinway.
Youth Photojournalism Project Exhibition ‘We Rise!: Celebrating Maryland's African American History’
Banneker Douglass Museum (BDM) recently had the opportunity to work with talented youth from Baltimore City’s Forest Park High School on the youth photojournalism project titled, "We Rise!: Celebrating Maryland’s African American History.”
Former special counsel Robert Mueller III testified that Russian election interference was happening even as he testified, too many Republicans chose to ignore his warning because it does not serve them.
The number of black-owned businesses has increased by more than 30 percent over the last decade to 2.6 million. Congress can boost that number even higher by ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as signed by all three nations. This recently negotiated trade deal is full of provisions that will help black-owned businesses create, grow, and thrive for decades to come.
Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford recently presented 17-year-old MiKayla Simms with a citation recognizing her as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Maryland State “Youth of the Year” for 2019. Simms participated in the year-round program through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. The program helps young people develop leadership skills and character traits that will serve them well in the future.
Societal ills are both traumatizing and disappointing but individuals like Monique Smith serve as a reminder that Baltimore is home to a plethora of inspiring people who work to make the world a better place. Behind Smith’s infectious smile and contagious energy, her hope-filled story serves as a refreshing reminder that all missing children are not dead, and a devoted individual can make an impact, even in the midst of his or her own storm.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1.6 million Marylanders are estimated to have this condition which can lead to Type 2 diabetes and increase the likeliness of developing heart disease, having a stroke or complications such as blindness, kidney function, sexual dysfunction or amputation. But we can work together to prevent diabetes!
Maryland attorney and author Deliah Lawrence has released her new book, “Gotta Get It Back,” the second novel in her Deidre Hunter series.
About two months ago, the culturally and educationally, rich section of Baltimore welcomed Kelly Fox, the new manager at PNC’s Charles Village branch.
Alice Walker, one of the premiere writers of the 20th Century, was honored in July by her hometown of Eatonton, GA for her 75th Birthday (Alice Walker 75). Hundreds of people flocked from all over the country to Walker’s birthplace to celebrate the birthday of the Pulitzer Prize winning author.