Monday, March 31
A pair of lines praising Martin Luther King, Jr. were scrubbed from an early version of President Bill Clinton's 1998 State of the Union address, apparently after someone in the White House raised questions about how the rhetorical flourishes would play with white people.
Middle-school student says the federal government could cut printing costs with one decision
An e. You can write it with one fluid swoop of a pen or one tap of the keyboard. The most commonly used letter in the English dictionary. Simple, right?
Maryland’s largest producers-only market is back! The 37th annual Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar reopens on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 7 a.m. to sellout— approximately noon.
Friday, March 28
Healthy Anne Arundel Month (April 2014), sponsored by the Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition, is a special time to motivate Anne Arundel County residents to take steps toward better health.
A large number of volunteers are needed in a variety of positions to help with The Annapolis Film Festival which is returning to Annapolis Thursday evening, March 27 to Sunday, March 30, 2014.
Last week, the Obama Administration declared war on one million underserved students pursuing higher education throughout the United States. While the president and first lady launched their campaign to make it easier for low-income minority students to access college, the Department of Education has launched an unprecedented assault on this same community through a new proposal that will cut thousands of college programs that disproportionately serve poor communities, single working mothers, veterans and other at-risk populations.
This week’s entrepreneur wears many hats and finally all her hard work is paying off! It was just announced that Chere Cofield has been named Ms. Owings Mills of Corporate America for the 2014 calendar year.
First All Black Women’s Debate Team to Win CEDA National Championship
Towson University Debate Team members Ameena Ruffin ‘15 and Korey Johnson ’16 won the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) national championship on Monday, March 24, 2014 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Science and professional sports may not always seem to be much of a match, but one former college gridiron star sure makes it appear that the two go together like a quarterback and a wide receiver.
Reflecting on her earlier years, Chanel Dance, a 17-year-old year-old student at Coppin Academy, shared her thoughts about how the after-school Mentor Program at Paul’s Place had changed the course of her life.
Hello everyone, I believe spring is peeping through the crack hole. Somebody please open the door and let it in!
On Thursday, April 3, 2014, the United Baptist Missionary Convention (UBMC) and Auxiliaries of Maryland, Inc. will sponsor a candidate’s forum for member pastors seeking leadership positions in the faith group.
It’s hard to believe that Dejanee Fennell was once considered a tomboy.
The Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition (MAHC) presented the Lifetime Leadership Award to Governor Martin O’Malley for his historic contributions to affordable rental housing during his eight years as Maryland Governor on March 25, 2014 at the Coalition’s annual Housing Day event in Annapolis.
Allissa Richardson to develop online course for mobile journalism
A Bowie State University professor will develop a massive open online course (MOOC) to teach people how to effectively report the news using mobile devices, as one of five 2014 Visiting Fellows from Harvard University’s prestigious Nieman Foundation for Journalism.
The Annapolis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. held the fifth annual health fair at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Annapolis on Saturday, March 22, 2014.
How your business or organization handles a cyber threat may depend on how well your decision makers understand your cybersecurity team.
No matter what circumstances one endures in life, there is always an opportunity make the best out of any situation. Author Kevin Shird is a testament to how through determination and growth we can all strive for a better life.
Retirement is an "elusive dream" for too many Americans, according to senior citizens advocate Dan Weber. "The younger they are the more likely they will be to put off planning for retirement until it's too late. They are what some call the 'invincible' generation."
Mick Jagger's girlfriend L' Wren Scott committed suicide recently. There have been different speculations as to the reason. Unfortunately, suicide often is a response to deep depression. Hanging herself in her apartment was a quick and reckless way out of her despair.
By unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Tuajuanda Jordan has been appointed president of St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
National competition will award business owners up to $25,000 cash
Comcast Business and Inc. Magazine launched “Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs,” a national competition that will award more than $600,000 in cash and services to aspiring entrepreneurs who are leveraging technology to enhance customer and employee experiences.
On Saturday, March 22, 2014, The Priceless Gown Project celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor, by creating more priceless moments for hundreds of local junior and senior high school girls.
Thursday, March 27
I got chills -- not once but several times -- during Tuesday's Google Hangout with five women named to The CNN 10: Visionary Women list.
At a time of rising tuition and soaring college debt, the school students choose can make a big difference to their long-term financial health, according to a report on which colleges offer the best return on investment.
Pope Francis' popularity could give President Obama a small bump in the polls
U.S. President Barack Obama and Pope Francis met Thursday for the first time at Vatican City, offering a chance for a reset of sorts between the administration and Catholic leadership following years of strained relations.
Wednesday, March 26
Attention anyone with a closet: Those shoes that you no longer want are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and PNC Bank announce the return of the annual PNC Transformative Art Prize (previously known as the PNC Transformative Art Project).
Oprah Winfrey and Sidney Poitier presented the Trailblazer Award to Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon.
Tuesday, March 25
You inherit more than your eye and hair color from your family. You can also inherit a predisposition for diabetes, a disease that disproportionally affects racial and ethnic minorities.
The date was Monday, October 16, 1995.
Cold weather hurt home prices in January, as a closely watched measure of housing values posted its third straight monthly decline.
On Thursday, March 27, 2014 local women’s organizations will bring together the candidates in Maryland’s most high profile races for a Town Hall Forum at Morgan State University in Murphy Fine Arts Center from 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
Monday, March 24
The Maryland Humanities Council (MHC) is pleased to announce the selection of “The Distance Between Us: a Memoir” by Reyna Grande for One Maryland One Book 2014.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are on the cover of Vogue magazine's April issue
What Kanye West wants, he gets.
Frances Cuesta, through her company Reinvent U Boot Camps, LLC, has motivated, inspired, educated, and empowered women to lose weight with her "losing weight from the inside out" approach.
Friday, March 21
Celebrate Maryland Day with the Star Spangled Banner!
More than 15-years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the nation’s major cigarette manufacturers for their gross misrepresentation of the hazards of smoking to the public.
From the budding “fashionista” to the working mom, beauty editor and makeup artist Danielle Lewis offer tips for women to look and feel their best. Born and raised in West Baltimore near Coppin State University, Lewis’ fascination with makeup started when she was a teenager and later blossomed into a career.
These are hard times for Congress. Its approval ratings have seen a bump from their historic lows of a few months ago, but it’s a small one. Our representative democracy’s keystone political institution is widely derided as ineffective, unproductive, irrelevant, and sadly out of touch. .
It’s so silly for black people to fight over the Democrats and Republicans when it is counterproductive for us to be enslaved by either party. Between the late 1800s and the early 1900s we voted nearly 100 percent Republican.
This is not a new story. But, it just came to my attention via a Facebook post raising compelling questions about black philanthropy.
Baltimore designated as hub city for college students this spring
This month 30 college students from across the nation are donating their spring break to help families facing poverty in Baltimore as part of United Way’s Alternative Spring Break program.
With a national epidemic of rising diabetes, obesity and heart disease, a team of African American physicians at Johns Hopkins Medical School is leading an effort to educate the public and produce a new generation of researchers and advocates promoting healthy hearts. Lisa Cooper, MD,
Construction Developer and philanthropist Ken Banks has been appointed to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Board of Visitors. The Board of Visitors is made up of prominent Maryland Community leaders, with the mission of providing leadership and vital resources to the Shock Trauma Center.
Pi Omega Chapter, Graduate Chapter of Baltimore, Maryland, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., hosted its 58th Annual Bro. Kelvin J. O’Neal Talent Hunt Competition on Sunday March 2, 2014 at The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture located at 830 E. Pratt Street in Baltimore City.
With spring in the air, high school seniors are preparing for the colleges they will attend in the fall.
Thursday, March 20
Pharrell says he is overwhelmed by the reaction
There are happy songs -- and then there is "Happy."
A review of research found a link between well-being and heart health
Happiness -- you know it when you see it, but it's hard to define.
No one is likely to win the Warren Buffett-backed $1 billion prize offered by Yahoo and Quicken Loans to whoever can pick a perfect NCAA bracket. But there will still be big-dollar winners after this year's tournament.
Wednesday, March 19
Only three of them are still alive; they served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam
If not for the hue of their skin or their ethnicity, 24 soldiers who faced death in service to their nation would have received the most prestigious medals for their valor long ago.
Businesswoman Provides Tips for Being Your Own CEO
Entrepreneurship is alive and well in the United States with hundreds of thousands of new businesses opening each year.
Baltimore City NAACP President Tessa Hill-Aston was among the honorees of the 1st Annual Black History Celebration – Salutes Black History Heroes sponsored by Maryland Live! Casino and the Maryland/Washington Minority Companies Association on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 held at the Ram’s Head Center Stage at the casino.
Tuesday, March 18
Photographer is also suing West for damages
Kanye West is paying a price for not ignoring a swarm of paparazzi surrounding him at an airport this past summer.
Creative Alliance, located at 3134 Eastern Avenue in Baltimore put on an art showcase to display the works of its residents on Saturday February 22, 2014.
General Motors announced another broad recall Monday, saying about 1.2 million of its popular crossover SUV models will need to have the wiring for its seat-mounted side airbag fixed.
Friday, March 14
MICA graduate, Jimmy Powell Jr., is our entrepreneur of the week.
West Baltimore CARE held West Baltimore’s Biggest Line Dancing Party as it commemorated the first anniversary of the launch of a community-wide effort to reduce cardiovascular disease.
Bullying stems from how individuals feel about themselves and how they treat others, according to Linda Denise Fisher-Harrell. Therefore, it is supremely important that young people feel good about themselves at school, home and among friends and peers.
Alyssa Luberto started her very own hand-made jewelry business called “Ability by Alyssa,” at only age 22. Luberto is truly remarkable. With a keen eye, sense of style and the motivation to surpass her disability, she is a true inspiration to us all.
The Year-Up Baltimore program has already been enjoying a banner year. Earlier this month, the successful program operated out of Baltimore City Community College (BCCC), held its fourth graduation ceremony.
Hello everyone! Can you believe we had sunshine instead of snow for a few days?
After five years in the Oval Office and facing increasing skepticism from many of the 93 percent of black voters who helped him become the first African American president, on Thursday, February 27, 2014, Obama stood as a peer to that particular constituency.
The new MCE Women-Owned Business Loan (WOBL) Fund has loaned over $500,000 to businesses owned by women on The Eastern Shore and in the Annapolis-Baltimore area since being founded.
In this week’s Indie Soul, a book that details the real life problems of growing up on the wrong side of Baltimore, which many don’t want to discuss and popular radio host/event promoter using her celebrity to make a difference.
Cruelty in the name of science, as practiced by Germany’s Nazi regime, is the subject of an exhibition produced by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and hosted by the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) from February 28 – April 30, 2014.
President Obama and his supporters are currently very vested and engaged in championing the minimum wage.
Thursday, March 13
President Obama will ask the Labor Department on Thursday to issue tougher rules on overtime, which could lead to extra pay for millions of workers who aren't currently paid for extra hours of work.
Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon and a popular figure among conservatives, compared the United States to the Third Reich in an interview.
Granderson: Beyonce as role model is questionable
There are two Web clips featuring Beyonce that have been getting a lot of attention.
Wednesday, March 12
Amid a soaring stock market and improving economy, college savings stashed in 529 plans hit a record $227.1 billion last year.
President Obama took his message of health care for all to a cult internet comedy show, in an effort to get young people to sign up for Obamacare.
Monday, March 10
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that predicts with astonishing accuracy whether a healthy person will develop the disease.
Heroin overdoses increased 45% from 2006 to 2010
Concerned over the rise in heroin overdose deaths, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is vowing to increase efforts to fight what he called an "urgent public health crisis."
Reads to students at Dickey Hill Elementary
Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver Torrey Smith partnered with Scholastic Book Fairs to transform a room at Dickey Hill Elementary/Middle School into a literary oasis for 370 students who attend the school.
Friday, March 7
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health recently hosted the Third Annual Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Luncheon at the Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. The program's theme was "Building Hope: Developing a Faith-based HIV Ministry." The event provide
Arizona legislators pulled a dandy. They asked their governor to sign a bill allowing any business the freedom to discriminate based on religious beliefs. The governor vetoed the bill.
Saint Agnes Hospital seeks to raise awareness
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), African Americans are more than twice as likely to have a foot or leg amputated due to diabetes than non-Hispanic whites.
Older siblings often provide useful insights. That's why I wasn't surprised when my older brother recently provided some— about young black men attending college on athletic scholarships.
Faye Ford Fields is the very definition of a mogul. She is president and CEO of Integrated Resource Technologies, Inc. (IRT), a Virginia-based company that provides intelligence support solutions, security services operational support to the Department of Defense and intelligence organizations.
Ever since Diedre was young, people have complimented her on her voice. For many years she had dreams of turning that voice into a business.
The World Health Organization held the first World Health Assembly in 1948, and beginning in 1950, every year on April 7 the world comes together to observe World Health Day.
The soulful sound of some very talented homegrown music artists and the producer of a popular radio show are on tap for this week’s edition of Indie Soul.
Engineering contest brings out best in students
This week Education Matters highlights an extraordinary STEM achievement by a group of middle school girls.
Comcast recently announced that the company is extending its Internet Essentials low-income broadband adoption program. During the March 4, 2014 announcement, Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen highlighted why the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider decided to extend the program beyond its initial three-year commitment.
Thursday, March 6
Eating a high-protein diet in middle age could increase your risk of diabetes and cancer, according to a study published this week in the journal Cell Metabolism. But don't stay away from meat for too long -- the same study showed those over 65 need more protein to reduce their mortality risk.
Rep. Cummings calls the move un-American
What is the state of Congress today? How about a public shouting match at a committee hearing, with Republican Chairman Darrell Issa then cutting off the microphones while the top Democrat sought to make a statement.
FlyerTalk Awards decided by thousands of registered members
Which airline, hotel and rental car rewards programs are worth your while? With all the mergers and changes in the travel industry, it's nearly impossible for the occasional traveler to know.
When, in 2002, Denzel Washington and Halle Berry won both lead-acting honors at the Academy Awards, pundits and spin doctors were anxious to declare that the Oscars had achieved a great black apotheosis.
Wednesday, March 5
Want to draw, but not sure where to start? School 33 Art Center offers Drawing for Beginners.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (BGCAA) is a nonprofit, which reaches more than 2,800 youth every year from the ages of 5 to 18.
As his marriage with Paula Patton unravels, Robin Thicke is leaning on his fans for support.
Tuesday, March 4
The Bates Senior Residence is operated in Annapolis by Community Preservation & Development Corporation (CPDC), a nonprofit organization that creates and preserves financially sound, socially responsible affordable housing for low and moderate-income individuals and families.
She describes how she's now trying to get her career and her name back
Paula Deen has been down for the past several months, but she won't be counted out.
Monday, March 3
Lupita Nyong'o, Jared Leto win supporting acting Oscars
The searing drama "12 Years a Slave" was named best picture at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday night.
With predicted wind chills in the teens and single digits between tonight and Wednesday morning, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot, M.D. has declared a Code Blue in Baltimore for Sunday evening March 2 through Wednesday, March 5.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) announces the launch of the “Who is Captain Mercaptan?” BGE Natural Gas Safety Hero Challenge to help create awareness of natural gas safety.