Friday, November 29
Balti-morons: that’s what folks not from around these parts call us.
In honor of American Education Week, November 18-22, 2013, the students at Leith Walk Elementary/Middle School in northeast Baltimore were given an activity to help reinforce the theme for American Education Week's tagline, "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility."
Klein’s Family Markets, which owns and operates the ShopRite of Parkville distributed 100 Thanksgiving dinners to those in need in the Parkville community.
Kevin McAllister has seen the classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” several times.
The buzz surrounding the new holiday film, “Black Nativity,” might turn out to be more about the compilation of talent assembled for the silver screen version of Langston Hughes’ masterpiece, than about the birth of Jesus Christ, which is the prevailing theme of the stage play.
Cancellation notices must inform policyholders of full rights and options
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler advised Maryland health insurance carriers that consumers who receive a policy cancellation notice must be informed of their full rights and options under state and federal law, and that such communications should be concise and easy to understand.
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced that the permanent home of The Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball, Inc. would be located in the Owings Mills branch of the Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL). The new $30M facility in the Metro Center also houses the Owings Mills campus of the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC).
Dr. Doral Pulley Shares His Personal Story
Twenty-one years ago, Dr. Doral Pulley and his wife Alecia were happily awaiting the arrival of their twins. The newlyweds’ long awaited moment had arrived. Alecia gave birth to a set of twin girls— Brittney and Courtney. Then, something went terribly wrong.
Baltimore Healthy Start receives national grant
One of the most cherished moments for a woman is giving life. However, for many new mothers, their lives end shortly after giving birth.
The 25th Anniversary of World AIDS Day will be commemorated on December 1, 2013 to raise awareness about the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
School Celebrates American Education Week
In honor of American Education Week- November 18-22, 2013, the students at Leith Walk Elementary/Middle School in northeast Baltimore were given an activity to help reinforce the theme for American Education Week's tagline, "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility."
1954 was a notable year. The United States Supreme Court ruled in unanimous decision that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional in the landmark case of Brown v Board of Education.
Thursday, November 28
J.J. Hairston and the tenors from Youthful Praise will back Miss Piggy on a classic holiday song on the network TV special “Lady Gaga and the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular” that airs on Thanksgiving evening.
United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) distributed 3,600 Thanksgiving meal boxes to low-income families across central Maryland through its 21st annual Harvest of Plenty program, 20 percent more meals than last year.
Wednesday, November 27
Whether you’re playing host or bringing a side dish to someone else’s holiday gathering, preparing a delicious crowd-pleaser that’s simple and affordable to make is a priority for many.
Appreciate loved ones and share with them your love while they are alive
One day after Thanksgiving last year, my mother, brother, cousin and I gathered in my 87-year-old grandmother's room at the nursing home.
'Tis the season of wonderful company and delicious food! It's also that time of year to bring friends and family together, but preparing for holiday gatherings along with the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping can often be stressful and time consuming.
Tuesday, November 26
Ravitch: Teachers are not prepared to teach them; parents don't like them
The U.S. Department of Education is legally prohibited from having any control over curriculum or instruction in the nation's public schools, but nonetheless Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is a zealous advocate of the new Common Core standards for students' proficiency in English and math.
No snowmageddon in major cities, but planes and roads are full
The nasty weather tantrum that has already left a mess on its march from California through Texas and soaked the South is now expected to ice up roads in the Northeast.
At the first sign of cold weather, many people will scurry to make sure their home is "winterized." They check over the furnace, replace drafty windows, try on last year's coat and pull out the down comforter. One more thing consumers should double check so they’re not left out in the cold is their car.
Monday, November 25
As you stock up on Black Friday deals and holiday gifts, beware of tempting credit card offers from retailers that appear too good to be true.
Baltimore County Accepting Nominations for 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Content of Character Awards
The Baltimore County Office of Human Resources and is accepting nominations for its annual "Baltimore County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Content of Character Awards." This is the 9th year Baltimore County will commemorate Dr. King's birthday with this event.
MPT's broadcast of “You Can Afford College” airs Monday, November 25, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Maryland Public Television’s (MPT) broadcast of “You Can Afford College” airs on Monday, November 25, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Friday, November 22
Congratulations, happy birthday and happy Turkey Day!
Author, life and relationship coach, and mentor Cheyenne Bostock who goes by the name Chey B has dedicated his passion to inspire others with his recent release “Food, Sex and Peace of Mind” (What A Woman Needs To Know To Keep A Man).
Liisa Franzen spoke in awe of how quickly St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Baltimore City Scholarship program has grown at the school.
A quick memo to Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh about the woes of his team in the 2013 season: It’s your quarterback, stupid!
Still unconvinced higher education is driven by business interest rather than academic best interest of its students?
Heart disease is the number one killer in America, but diabetes is the number one root cause of heart attack and stroke.
Ashelle Henry, 2014 Miss Teen Baltimore/Washington Contestant
Dozens of local young women participated in the 2014 Miss Teen Baltimore/Washington Pageant on November 10 in Timonium, Maryland.
The holidays are approaching and before you know it, you'll be thinking about that daunting task of cooking a turkey. This holiday season, make sure your bird impresses all the guests and relatives by conducting a dress rehearsal for your turkey.
There’s a new energy in the air these days in downtown Baltimore.
When Baltimore City officials attempted to close the Liberty Recreation and Tech Center earlier this year, Kim Trueheart, an activist who helps to run the center, would hear none of it.
Yankee Mariano Rivera retires at 43
Muhammad Ali enjoys a figurative copyright on the term, “The Greatest,” so it may not be appropriate to apply that moniker to another athlete.
Anyone who entertains knows it takes effort to make it look effortless.
At least 15 businesses and nonprofits are doing more than just encouraging Charm City residents to open their hearts and wallets; they are joining forces to help raise $5 million to benefit Baltimore charities on GivingTuesday— better known as #GivingTuesday.
Thursday, November 21
November 21 is the Great American Smokeout®
November 21, 2013, is the Great American Smokeout® – providing Maryland residents who need help quitting tobacco the perfect opportunity to make the decision to enroll in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Maryland Tobacco Quitline.
Many children of the '60s can recall exactly where they were on November 22, 1963
As the 1961 Lincoln Continental convertible rolled down Elm Street in Dealey Plaza, three shots rang out in Dallas, their echoes lodging in the memories of America's youth for years to come.
Wednesday, November 20
Based in Johannesburg, the Museum of African Design aims to be a "cultural hub"
It used to be an old factory churning out parts for the mining industry before slowly falling into neglect and turned into a garage for vehicle repairs.
Tuesday, November 19
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is one of 12 community colleges in the country selected to participate in the Walmart “Brighter Futures 2.0 Project,” which is supported by a $3.5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to the League for Innovation in the Community College (League).
The company launches campaign for anti-poverty organization to benefit five Maryland communities
Charm City Run, a Maryland-based running and walking, specialty company, has announced its commitment to help individuals in need around the world through their 2013 giving program.
OSI-Baltimore announced its 16th annual class of Community Fellows and dedicated $720,000 to support this diverse group of social entrepreneurs who will lead creative and inspiring approaches for improving the community.
Monday, November 18
Psychologist offers four tips for maintaining balance in difficult times
It’s no wonder nearly one in 10 Americans suffers from depression.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley hoped to turn heads in New Hampshire this weekend and get his share of the early speculation surrounding the 2016 presidential race with a buzzy new video about his leadership credentials.
Community leaders honored with Thurgood Marshall Awards
More than 500 people gathered at the downtown Baltimore Hilton on Thursday, November 7, 2013 for the Baltimore City NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, the largest fundraiser held each year by the local branch of the civil rights organization.
Friday, November 15
Last year I had a breast cancer scare. I felt a lump in my left breast, which I was absolutely sure, was a cyst.
Fifty-seven percent of Maryland third graders are not reading at grade level
Baltimore Ravens tight end Ed Dickson read to children at Webster Kendrick Boys & Girls Club in Park Heights on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 as part of United Way of Central Maryland’s early grade reading efforts.
Six months after he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, a young decorated veteran lay on the floor with a 1600 sugar level fighting for his life.
For decades, Baltimore City had the dubious distinction of having the highest infant mortality rate in the state.
When Willia Bland founded Flair Studio 45 years ago, the eventual success experienced by the family-run business could easily beg the aged-old question: “Who would have thought it?”
Writer and director Malcolm D. Lee’s latest film doesn’t enjoy the Oscar buzz that accompanied several other hard-hitting African American movies this year, nor should it.
German Christmas sails into Baltimore! For the first time ever, the Christmas Village will transform Baltimore’s Inner Harbor West Shore Park, located at 501 Light Street, into an authentic German Christmas Market.
Even for that left-wing gaggle more commonly known as The Baltimore Sun’s editorial board, the October 23, 2013 editorial “Putting down panhandlers” is a new low.
During a seminar in Buffalo, N.Y. a few years ago, noted author and financial adviser, Brooke Stephens said, “How you handle your money is a reflection of how you feel about yourself.”
Thursday, November 14
An estimated 382 million people worldwide have diabetes, according to a new report from the International Diabetes Federation. The IDF expects that number to rise to 592 million by 2035, when one in every 10 people will have the disease.
Some 106,185 people signed up for Obamacare in its first month of operation, a period marred by major technological problems with both the federal and state enrollment websites.
While the latest video game can make a big hit, the most meaningful gifts are often ones that help those in need. The holidays are the perfect time to give a charitable gift that could make a profound difference in someone’s life.
Wednesday, November 13
Event raises money for sickle cell disease research
KiKi Shepard, the face of Showtime at the Apollo, recently hosted The K.I.S. Foundation’s 10th Annual Celebrity Bowling Challenge at the PINZ Entertainment Center in Studio City, California
One-in-Ten Kids has Asthma, the Most Common Chronic Childhood Disease
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released a new free program designed to help some of the most vulnerable patients: really young kids with asthma.
Hill Harper releases new book and guest stars on “Covert Affairs,” finale, to air on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 10 p.m.
Tuesday, November 12
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross will meet with Jonathan Martin on Wednesday to learn why the player left the NFL team.
At 107 years old, World War II veteran Richard Overton credits God for his longevity.
As little as 20 minutes three times per week is enough to enhance brain activity
As little as 20 minutes of moderate exercise three times per week during pregnancy enhances the newborn child’s brain development, according to researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine children’s hospital.
Monday, November 11
A group of African American Vietnam War veterans were invited to Wake Forest last Friday to share their memories from the controversial conflict with students in an English class.
Amid desperation, some hope.
Know a parent who deserves statewide recognition for his or her work to improve public education? Nominate him or her today!
Anne Arundel Community College will open its traditional Veterans’ Day Ceremony with the dedication of a new Veterans’ Memorial Garden at 11 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2013. The college hopes the garden will become a place where those who wish to honor members of the military or veterans can come and reflect.
Friday, November 8
Hundreds of members of the Brooklyn O’Malley Boys and Girls Club, as well as the local community now have access to the latest technology thanks to an extensive renovation of the club’s Technology and Learning Center. The project, which began in July, was made possible through a $75,000 donation from OriolesREACH, a community program funded by the Orioles Charitable Foundation, and Boys and Girls Club alumnus Adam Jones.
Getting ready for the arrival of a new baby can cost families hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars.
Nearly 26 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, outpacing cancer, AIDS and heart disease and it affects children and adults in equal numbers.
Recognizing how important the first year of college is for most students, Coppin State University officials developed an intensive summer orientation and acclimation program they said would help everyone get off to a great post-high school start.
Hello everyone, hope everything is well. I have so much to tell you this week and a little space to do it in.
Educators and parents want the same thing for students. We want all children to be successful throughout their education so they are fully prepared for college and a career.
The Y of Central Maryland celebrated the opening of its newest Family Center, the Greater Annapolis Family Center Y, with a ribbon cutting and reception on Friday, November 1, 2013.
You can bet relatives and friends of Diamond Tomlin and Morgan Cruise have circled the dates: June 29 to July 2, 2014.
Thursday, November 7
“Since I was a little girl people would say ‘Alex you are such a character you should be on television.’ So when this opportunity came I jumped on it,” said Alexandra Dilworth the star of the new Bravo reality show “The New Atlanta,” which also stars Emily Lipman Dish.
The first signs of autism may be visible as early as the first month of a child's life, according to a study published Wednesday in the scientific journal Nature.
Wednesday, November 6
Enjoy 17th century food in historic St. Mary's County
On Saturday, November 9, 2013, pull into the slow-food lane and experience an evening in the 17th century.
As the weather outside turns more frightful, consumers and small businesses look to the holiday shopping season to heat things up.
For four years, we've witnessed a non-stop political brawl over Obamacare.
Tuesday, November 5
Should the minimum wage be raised?
Two weeks ago, I was sent a video of a Hispanic woman interrupting a speech by Jeff Stratton, president of McDonald’s USA. He was giving a speech at the Union League Club of Chicago. Nancy Salgado, the Hispanic woman in question, became Exhibit A for what is gone wrong in today’s workforce: rudeness and what the Bible calls slothfulness.
Donald Spivey named NAREB president
Nearly 200 real estate professionals, financial services executives, business leaders, leaders and members the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) gathered at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel to salute Donnell Spivey as the Baltimore-area EXIT Realty broker and owner takes the organization’s helm for a two-year term.
Monday, November 4
In a rare move, a spokesman for the Koch brothers made a statement defending the Republican super donors after Harry Belafonte likened the billionaire chemical tycoons to the Ku Klux Klan.
Budding golf superstar Micaa Thomas needs to be on everyone’s radar. At 15, the Bowie, Maryland, high school junior has blazed her way into a world that remains less than hospitable to blacks despite the unparalleled success of Tiger Woods.
On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Associated Black Charities held its 4th Annual Girls Night Out fundraising event.
Friday, November 1
Let’s make Smokey the official face of Baltimore, kind of our mascot.
Daylight savings time ends on Sunday, November 3
Autumn is a season full of changes, and the Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services (HCDFRS) would like to remind all Maryland residents to remember to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery.”
If Charles Bellamy IV was dreaming, it’s a safe bet that the Gwynns Falls Elementary School first grader did not want to be awakened.
If lung cancer got as much news coverage as breast and prostate cancer, Elissa Sachs-Kohen believes that fewer people would meet the same fate as her mother, who died five years ago just 10 days after her diagnosis.
On Wednesday, October 30, 2013, Soulful Symphony founder and artistic director, Darin Atwater received one of the region’s most prestigious awards— the 2013 Top 100 MBE Prestige Award.
Kinsey Collection tells the untold story of African Americans
Philanthropist couple Bernard and Shirley Kinsey spent nearly a decade gathering as many as 400 authentic and rare art, artifacts, books, documents and manuscripts, all of which tell the often untold story of African American achievements and contributions.
Meredith White had just one simple request when she first learned that she had breast cancer.
Woodlawn High School recently honored alumnus and entertainment and media entrepreneur Kevin Liles for consistently giving back to the Baltimore County school where he got his start. On October 25, 2013Woodlawn hosted a recognition ceremony at Kevin W. Liles Stadium during halftime at the 2013 Homecoming game.