Friday, November 28
In her first book of poetry, “Free to Be Me: Poems on Life, Love and Relationships,” spoken word artist/author Cherrie Amour explores her journey of trials and triumphs from childhood to adulthood.
This week’s double threat is a talented singer and a heavy hitting diva, oh by the way she models as well.
Author Thomas Barr Jr. spent over a decade working in government. He tapped that experience in the first of a planned series of fiction books, which portray Miami’s political, business and entertainment cultures. The book, “Overlords Karma: Miami’s Urban Chronicles Volume I” is a biopic of the life of former Miami Overtown Commissioner Art Teele.
MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, along with Sugar Free Kids Maryland, is proud to participate in American Diabetes Month to promote diabetes prevention and control and promote healthy living.
Trisha Goodman believes in identifying goals, having faith and approaching them confidently. Nine months ago, she left Arnold, Maryland with her children Gabrielle Goodman and Michael Goodman in pursuit of dreams to work in the entertainment industry in California.
People often congratulate me for starting my own firm, Caldwell Strategic Consulting, at the ripe young age of 26. I often thank them, and sometimes add that I had no choice.
Baltimore Ravens safety Will Hill has settled nicely into a starting role with the team. He is a player who has had some trouble in the past but believes he has found the perfect match in his quest to secure a spot in the NFL.
After his unanimous selection as the next chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, North Carolina Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield said he’s grateful to all in the caucus, including outgoing chair Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio).
Acting Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H. today declared this Thanksgiving day, November 27, as the eleventh annual Family Health History Day.
Legends concert features 20th century pop icons
The College of Fine Arts and Communication and the Towson University Department of Dance presents Legends, a dance concert on Saturday, November 22 and Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, November 23 and Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Stephens Hall Theatre located at 8000 York Road in Towson.
Christmas Village in Baltimore sails back to West Shore Park with its Grand Opening Ceremony on Sunday, November 30, 2014. The ceremony will feature an official visit from the Christkind (the traditional Christmas Angel and bringer of gifts) from Nuremberg, Germany, a traditional prologue, a meet and greet with the Christkind and Santa and an official Christmas tree lighting with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake.
Thursday, November 27
Options for meat substitutes have come a long way since Seth Tibbott's first few Thanksgivings as vegetarian in the 1970s.
Creativity and a few tools are all you need to add flair to your home this season
When it comes to filling your home with fall flair and warm festive cheer, you don’t have to rely on generic décor purchased from the store, which can be pricy and forgettable. This holiday season make your home unique with a little DIY.
On Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the newly remodeled Royal Farms Arena, (formerly First Mariner Arena), the Baltimore Boxing Renaissance kicked what is going to be a rebirth of locally promoted fights in the Baltimore area.
Surely, most of us have something to give thanks for. We all have problems, aches and things that we desire.
Wednesday, November 26
Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs
What did it take to get through the winter 350 years ago? Forget a quick trip to the store— you needed enough food to last until the next harvest, a secure shelter that would keep out the elements, and clothes to keep you warm. At Hearth and Home in Early Maryland, today’s families can explore the skills that allowed Maryland’s first citizens to weather the cold
Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson, in his first interview since he fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, said he's not tormented by that fateful encounter on a street in suburban St. Louis last summer.
Khari Parker refuses to be just another statistic and does not want children to be one as well. “I love numbers and finance. Everyone should as well and at least know about savings and finance.
Tuesday, November 25
State Superintendent Lillian M. Lowery in partnership with Code.org, challenged every Maryland public school student, educator and their families to participate in the “Hour of Code” during Computer Science Education Week— December 8-14, 2014.
Thanksgiving can mean too many cooks in the kitchen, so consider taking some prep outside. While grilling is usually associated with summer, more Americans are recognizing its year-round potential.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus gave voice to the frustrations of demonstrators who gathered in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as places like Washington, D.C., Monday night to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
This is what Ferguson looked like Tuesday morning.
On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, Wes Moore, New York Times best-selling author of “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates,” encouraged approximately 143 seventh and eighth-graders to understand the importance of being community-minded at the second annual “Service as a Rite of Passage” event, held at the main branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
Monday, November 24
Noni Jean is a hot new artist who recently won a Billboard Music Award without releasing an album and is primed for super-stardom.
Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead, a Washington hospital spokeswoman said early Sunday. He was 78.
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, a new partnership between local manufacturers and the “Main Street Maryland” program will make it easier for consumers to find products that are made in Maryland and sold in Maryland shops and stores.
The primary mission of our criminal justice system is to protect the public’s safety. Accomplishing this goal leaves little room for implementing programs designed to mend and revitalize the lives of individuals caught in the prison system’s maze of bureaucratic mandates
Autumn, with its array of beautifully colored foliage marks transition from summer into winter.
Friday, November 21
Hello my dear friends, by the time you read this, my Boo-Boo and I will be still on our vacation getting some much overdue R&R, but I haven’t forgotten you.
Marlene King does not consider herself a breast cancer survivor, but a breast cancer warrior. Since her breast cancer diagnosis in 2008 at age 48, she has had a lumpectomy, a double-mastectomy, and has undergone breast reconstructive surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. In July 2012, she found out that she had Stage 4 metastatic cancer.
Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata hosted the third annual Haloti Ngata Family Foundation Luau on Monday, November 17, 2014 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.
I had the honor of visiting the White House for President Obama’s announcement of his choice to succeed Eric Holder, who recently declared his decision to retire, as Attorney General of the United States.
Celebrate the opening weekend of the Waterfront Partnership Ice Rink with a parade featuring the world renowned Budweiser Clydesdale Horses and the Baltimore City Police Department mounted unit on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Officials at the Phillips Collection have detailed plans to develop a robust micro site featuring the works and previously unpublished interviews between preeminent American artist Jacob Lawrence and museum curators, including one conducted just prior to the acclaimed artists’ death 14 years ago.
Thursday, November 20
Historic cold November days, not seen since the mid-1970’s, are not just putting a big chill on the inhabitants of Maryland, but these successive bouts of frigid temperatures are also taking their toll on car batteries across the region.
Reverend Al Sharpton and Baltimore community leaders will join Dr. Darron D. McKinney, Sr., pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church of Baltimore City and the congregation to celebrate the church’s 140th anniversary on Sunday, November 23, 2014.
Lisa Cooper, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Herbert W. Nickens Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Energy drinks can pose a real problem for children, according to a new study from the American Heart Association.
Wednesday, November 19
Submission deadline is Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The Baltimore Film Office is now accepting entries for the 10th annual Baltimore Screenwriters Competition. Applicants can submit in the feature or shorts categories. The top entries in both categories win cash prizes; all access passes to the 2015 Maryland Film Festival; and passes to local movie theaters. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by 5 p.m.
Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage, as Medicare Open Enrollment begins.
Norwood Elementary students benefit from Citelighter support
At the age of 28, Saad Alam approached his friend Steve Jokl and shared his idea for a new business. Alam had a family member who was struggling with writing research papers.
Tuesday, November 18
How to save energy on even the coldest days
As temperatures dip and the colder winter months quickly approach, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) has completed several infrastructure enhancement projects and a comprehensive review of its natural gas and electric systems in advance of the winter heating season.
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson learned Tuesday he will be suspended without pay for the rest of the 2014 NFL season, according to an NFL statement.
Actor Idris Elba releases his first album, "Mi Mandela" next week
It is not easy to capture a man's life in 152 minutes, let alone a life as illustrious and complex as Nelson Mandela's. For London-born actor Idris Elba, who played the South African leader in the 2013 biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," the task was sure to feel Herculean.
Marlene King, 55, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 at the age of 48. Since that time, King has had a lumpectomy, a double-mastectomy, and has undergone breast reconstructive surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson published a revealing article a month ago on ThePlayersTribune.com in which he discussed being a bully in grade school.
Monday, November 17
Nasty allegations have been haunting one of America's most iconic comedians, a man with a reputation for moral wholesomeness. For nine years, Bill Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by women who say they were the victims.
J Street, a national organization, promotes a peace agenda for the Israelis and Palestinians. It believes a final status agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians embodying a two state solution will guarantee peace in the region but this is sheer naïve folly.
Born in Washington and partially raised in Baltimore Laura L. Green is the owner of one of only five mobile fashion trucks in Baltimore. When we caught up with her, she was doing her third event since her soft launch on October 23rd, 2014.
The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) jointly hosted a community-driven networking event to welcome new MICA President, Samuel Hoi to Baltimore. Titled “Kick it up with Sammy,” the event took place on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Gallery 788 located on Hickory Avenue in Hampden.
Sunday, November 16
The local Liberian community is collecting supplies to help fight their Ebola stricken homeland.
Friday, November 14
Crystal L. Bass, a self-published, writer, director, and author will be bring her play, “Ain’t No Mothers Love, Like A Mothers Love,” to the Baltimore area for one show on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the Lyric Opera House.
On Tuesday November 11, 2014, Fight For Children and the World Boxing Council (WBC) brought champion boxers to visit the students at Dr. Rayner Browne Elementary Middle School in Baltimore.
Because of the hypersensitivity to which our world has succumbed, race is a frightening or taboo subject for many. Nonetheless, we should all talk about it.
Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too.
The Baltimore Ravens may have found some help for the cornerback position during their win over the Tennessee Titans before entering the bye week.
I have a confession to make. Never once in the nine years I have written Education Matters has this column touched on the unique academic needs and challenges of grade school students in the juvenile justice system.
The Baltimore City Department of General Services (DGS) announces that the Civil War Museum will host a series of historical reenactments by Frederick Douglass impersonator Steven Cole in honor of the 150th anniversary of Emancipation in Maryland.
On Thursday, November 20, 2014, the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) will present the 2014 Santé: A Culinary Odyssey at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday, November 13
Plan targets five goals to improve student learning, state competitiveness
The Maryland State Department of Education announced a new strategic plan for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and has launched a new website designed to kindle innovation in classrooms throughout the state.
The Baltimore Ravens have the bye week this week. Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said that he was looking forward to the bye week but took time to look at some areas of improvement for the offense.
Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church of Annapolis, announces “144 Years, Standing on the Promises of God.
Wednesday, November 12
Honored this past October with the “Emerging Icon” award from Elle Magazine at the celebration for their 21st annual “Women in Hollywood” issue, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an actress on the rise.
If the confirmation process for Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee for attorney general, gets significantly delayed, the reason will be pure politics.
Celeste Ng may want to prepare for a deluge of attention from the literary set. Her debut novel, "Everything I Never Told You," just topped Amazon's list of the 100 best books of the year.
More than 1,300 Anne Arundel Community College students participated in making a difference throughout the county in community-based experiences through programs with the Sarbanes Center for Public and Community Service.
Rap music is big business. Women were involved in laying down the foundation of the genre. In the 80’s you had Sylvia Robinson CEO of Sugarhill Records, singer Angie Stone, Sha Rock, and of course Roxanne Shante.
Imagine facing your first algebra exam where numbers are combined with letters and symbols on top of each other and divided by lines. Solving the problem requires working from the left and the right sides of the equation.
Tuesday, November 11
Singer Rihanna is in Washington for the Veterans Day benefit Concert for Valor
Some call gridlocked Washington a "hopeless place," but the "Good Girl Gone Bad" found much more than just love outside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on Monday -- Rihanna found new Instagram photos.
Officials hope the dance will help inspire inmates to do better upon release
The daughters came in tights, frilly dresses and patent leather shoes. The dads wore suits and ties.
William S. Keyes is 93-years-old. He was a Washington, D.C. police officer, worked in the U.S. Postal Service, ran his own business and bravely served in World War II.
Taps, reading of names of military highlight remembrance
The community is invited to join Anne Arundel Community College in celebrating those who serve in the military or who have served at a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2014 on the AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.
Baltimore’s own John Kane was recently named Artist of The Year at the sixth annual Fall Music Fest sponsored byMyRuralradio.com, a grassroots community of independent musicians.
Monday, November 10
This Veterans Day, Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, is giving back to former service men and women through its Share-a-Haircut program.
On Sunday November 2, 2014, Tara Pettiford hosted her third annual Natural is Beautiful hair care show at the Sheraton Hotel in Towson.
Dr. Ben Carson's path to the White House begins by walking away from Fox News.
Friday, November 7
Come see ordinary objects transform before your very eyes. It may look like magic, but it’s really science. Anne Arundel Community College science faculty members are staging Science Night 2014 to show young and old how much fun science can be.
This week’s student of the week is not a student, but an internet-based radio station designed to be a safe place to inspire young people.
On Saturday, November 8, 2014, children ages 9-12 are invited to cruise on down to Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC), step onboard a tall ship and learn the truth about a pirate’s life. We’ll sort out history and Hollywood.
Kim Waters to perform Nov. 29 in Belcamp
Fresh from the release of his 20th studio album, Silver Soul, saxophone superstar Kim Waters invites you to celebrate 25 successful years in the music industry with him at the Water's Edge Event Center in Belcamp, Maryland on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 7:30p.m.
More and more Baltimore area residents are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands suffer from the disease, and a significant number of others have the life-threatening illness but don’t know it.
On Election Night, I usually stay awake as long as my eyelids are willing to cooperate. However, this year was different. Instead of alternating between watching CNN and tracking results on the Internet, I was in the Holy Land, nearly 6,000 miles from my office in Washington, D.C.
Hello everyone, it is good to be here with you again.
More than 4,000 children take part in world’s largest vocabulary lesson
Holding tiger masks and seated on colorful reading rugs, pre-kindergarten students from John Ruhrah Elementary Middle School learned several words and listened to their teachers read as they helped set a new Guinness World Records® title for the largest vocabulary lesson.
On a night that many thought would see history with the election of Anthony Brown as Maryland's first African-American governor, Larry Hogan pulled of a historic upset, which punctuated a bloodletting of Democrats around the country at the hands of the GOP.
The telephone rings as often as the doorbell at Clarence Hunt’s Baltimore home, particularly on Veterans Day.
The recent election results demonstrated that the “black vote” is essential to the Democratic Party if they are going to win elections. It seems as though, all across the country, Democrats running for elections simply assumed that the black vote was there for them. They calculated that if they were able to bring out this trusted base, all would go well and they would be guaranteed a win.
A new program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is aimed at changing the way that Baltimore’s children think about their futures, according to Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, D-7th.
The Baltimore Ravens and the Lady Ravens Association teamed up for the 11th annual Ravens Coat Giveaway at the Helping Up Mission homeless shelter on Monday, November 3, 2014.
Thursday, November 6
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) announced that it is providing more than $300,000 in grants to more than 40 local nonprofit organizations committed to environmental preservation, protection and enhancement.
Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) employees from all over the state have donated medical supplies that will soon be shipped to Liberia to help families of their coworkers from that country who are surrounded by the deadly Ebola virus.
Taylor Swift came in second on Forbes' list
Taylor Swift may be breaking records in the music industry, but Beyoncé is breaking the bank.
Wednesday, November 5
Almost everything that can be said about Tuesday night's elections has been said, so with some trepidation, a few afterthoughts:
South Carolina's Tim Scott on Tuesday became the first African-American senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction.
Millions of Americans endure the pain of chronic inflammation, and even when pain is not apparent, millions more run the risk of serious diseases triggered by chronic inflammation.
The black vote is said to be the determining factor in whether the Democrats hold the U.S. Senate.
"Collidescope: Adventures in Pre and Post-Racial America" debuts on Friday, November 7
With the shooting deaths of unarmed African-American teens like Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; Trayvon Martin in Florida and others, acclaimed filmmaker Ping Chong and noted director Talvin Wilks have joined forces to collaborate on a performance they say counts as a response to the seemingly perpetual killings of young black men in America.
Tuesday, November 4
10th-grader believed responsible for break-ins had handgun, crude explosives, police say
A weekend investigation into car break-ins in a Baltimore suburb may have headed off a 10th-grader's planned school attack, police said Monday.
In honor of the Walters Art Museum’s 80th anniversary as a public institution, the museum will display be 200 works of art in seven galleries, “From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story,” will take you on a up-close and personal tour of William and Henry Walters’ personal art collection.
Accessible Homes for Seniors provides money for home improvements
Maryland senior citizens that own their homes may have more options to age in place under a new program that provides grants of up to $25,000 for improvements such as grab bars and railings, the installation of ramps or the widening of doorways.
Although it is a rare blood cancer, multiple myeloma is an aggressive and rapidly progressive illness that causes certain white blood cells, normally responsible for combating illnesses, to be overproduced.
Monday, November 3
A beautiful lawn is important for a lovely home, but when those autumn leaves begin to fall, some extra effort is required to keep things picture perfect. This once meant firing up noisy machinery and piling up bag after bag of yard waste. Now that we live in more environmentally-conscientious times, this might not seem like such a responsible idea.
United Way of Central Maryland announced the grand opening of the United Way Family Center, the organization’s first school-based family support center, which will provide free services to Baltimore City parents in ninth through twelfth grades so they may continue attending school. The center opened to families on Thursday, October 30, 2014.
Area residents will get the second chance in less than a month to relive the glory days of the Motown sound.
The film “Dear White People” is a satirical drama written and directed by Justin Simien.