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CAnE Collective ‘Hot Shots’ on the Mixer Market

Clinton Jackson “CJ” Alexander, Aaron Joseph, and Ezra Allen, co-owners of CAnE Collective had an exciting year “on tap” for 2020. Founded in 2017, CAnE Collective helps spirit companies develop marketing opportunities.

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New endowment in honor of late Senate President Mike Miller announced

Annapolis— Governor Larry Hogan announced that he will provide $1 million to Washington College in his forthcoming Fiscal Year 2023 budget proposal to fund a new directorship within the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience to honor the historic legacy of longtime Maryland Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jr., who passed away in January of this year.

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Delta variant now makes up 83 percent of all U.S. COVID cases

“About two-thirds of U.S. counties have vaccinated less than 40 percent of their residents. That has allowed for the emergence and rapid spread of the highly transmissible delta variant. Medical experts have warned that the delta variant is highly contagious and easily transmitted compared to other strains.”

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Groundwork Kitchen culinary arts training program, restaurant in Southwest Baltimore opens

Baltimore— Paul’s Place officially opened Groundwork Kitchen, the newly built home of its culinary arts training program and restaurant located at 925 Washington Boulevard in Baltimore City’s Pigtown community on July 20, 2021 focusing on student recruitment and carryout and delivery services.

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Disney Star Dara Reneé Actress Proves Dreams Do Come True

The song “When You Wish Upon a Star” is synonymous with Walt Disney and is played in its theme parks and featured in many of its movies. It is a song about dreaming big, and one that fits well for Dara Reneé’s life story.

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Modern States and Morgan State enter partnership to expand college access to Maryland students

New York— Modern States, a philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and accessible to everyone, today announced a partnership with Morgan State University, designed to help Maryland high school students earn up to a year of college credit at no cost

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MDH, MSDE announce Request for Applications to facilitate COVID-19 testing for 2021-2022 school year

Baltimore— The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced a Request For Applications (RFA) from Maryland K-12 public and non-public schools to receive funding to facilitate COVID-19 screening testing programs for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Clarence Campbell joins Youth Advocate Programs board

Baltimore— Clarence Campbell, a West Baltimore native and the Executive Vice President of Sales at Lendistry, a minority-led and technology-enabled, small business and commercial real estate lender with Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and Community Development Entity (CDE) certification, is among the newest cohort of the Board of Directors of Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.

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Gloria Richardson remembered: You did not mess with her

I honor and want to comment on the political life of Gloria Richardson, who died at the age of 99 on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

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Volunteer Maryland recruits AmeriCorps members to serve as volunteer coordinators

Annapolis— Volunteer Maryland opened the application period for members of the public to become AmeriCorps members and serve as volunteer coordinators for eligible partner nonprofits.

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Ravens Gus Edwards buys parents a house

We see the stories every year. A player signs a big contract and buys his parents a house. That’s exactly what Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards did recently after he signed a two-year contract extension worth $10 million.

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Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week begins Friday, July 23

Baltimore— The best tasting week of the season begins this Friday when Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week presented by OLD BAY (#BaltRW) returns on July 23 through Sunday, August 1, 2021. Specially priced Restaurant Week menus will provide diners incredible deals and help restaurants that are still struggling to recover from the COVID-19 shutdown increase their business.

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Pledge to save water and help a local school win a garden

Colgate®, ShopRite® and TerraCycle® Prepare to Award THREE Gardens Made of Recycled Material to Help Teach School Children the Value of Sustainability

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Discoveries Library opens Community Baby Pantry at Westfield Annapolis Mall

Annapolis— Representatives from the Anne Arundel County Public Library opened the system’s first ever community pantry to benefit residents and the organizations who serve vulnerable families.

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Maryland Department of Health, Department of Natural Resources remind Marylanders to observe wildlife from safe distance

Baltimore— The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are today reminding Marylanders to observe wildlife from a safe distance and not to feed or pet wild animals.

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Citywide Youth Development’s Rasheed Aziz The Man Behind the E.M.A.G.E

In biology terminology, an ecosystem is a community of living organisms in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment, interacting as a system. In entrepreneurship terms, Rasheed Aziz, executive director of Citywide Youth Development, defines an eco-system as “things that interact in an environment that does not necessarily have to be organisms.

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Adapt, not conform

Now is the time that many have anticipated— the world is starting to open up again. While this moment has been highly anticipated it’s also extremely nerve wrecking for multiple reasons. When the stay-at-home order went into effect, our entire lives were upended, as many were forced to step into what became a new state of normalcy.

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Biden’s plan helps America compete in a digital world

Even as Democrats and Republicans continue their negotiations, there is one aspect of infrastructure that still continues to enjoy broad support— and it also happens to be the most important part of the plan: billions of dollars in broadband infrastructure.

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Big Mama Said, ‘If the Lord Says the Same, Then I Will Too’

“Lucille ‘Big Mama’ Allen knew one thing. If we lived under God’s will, we had a better chance for the best future outcomes. She knew a spiritual presence ensured a Godly viewpoint on life by dependence on God’s will and our ability to implement divine decision-making.”

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Protecting Your Home from Medicaid Estate Recovery

Medicaid, under Federal and Maryland Law, is permitted to file a claim against the estate of a deceased Medicaid recipient for medical services it provided to the recipient.

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