Friday, January 30
Josh Shaw was a standout at the Reese’s Senior Bowl. Shaw is one of the prospects that the Baltimore Ravens had their eye on last week.
Hello, my dear friends, I hope all is well with you and your family. As you know, this is a fun and festive time of the year for many people, for many races.
Has black America made significant progress politically, socially and economically over the past 50 years?
When you are in a position to be able to uplift and educate, you must do so. The stage play “One Night in Miami” by Kemp Powers and directed by Center Stage Artistic Director, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kwame continues does just that.
When it comes to winter car care, many motorists think of antifreeze and batteries, but vehicles need extra attention when temperatures drop below zero. These six quick tips will help your vehicle perform at its best during cold weather months.
A website saved her life. Julia Allen, the national spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women’s campaign, says www.goredforwomen.org can save many more lives if everyone becomes aware of and makes good use of the website.
Thursday, January 29
New research suggests that prevention of infections and reducing stress-related illness might be as simple as a hug from a trusted person. The findings of this latest research were published in Psychological Science.
Medical doctor breaks down why it’s not your fault
More than a third of adults in the United States, 35.1 percent, are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
New book, “Raising Black Boys to Men: A Mother’s Guide to Raising Thugless Sons” offers tips, strategies
Patricia Joseph’s new book, “Raising Black Boys to Men: A Mother’s Guide to Raising Thugless Sons” reveals tips, strategies and a real-world blueprint for raising responsible children in a society that glorifies gang culture.
For one-time Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke, the facts are quite simple.
Wednesday, January 28
The 27th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner was held Friday, January 16, 2015 in Glen Burnie. Vice Admiral Walter Carter, Jr., superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, was the keynote speaker.
Of all cancers that affect women, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable. The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer and other cancers.
On Saturday, January 17, 2015 the Walters Art Museum celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a family festival.
If you're keeping financial secrets from your spouse, you're not alone.
Tuesday, January 27
Star's comment came during conversation about lack of diversity in UK show business
Oscar-nominated star Benedict Cumberbatch has apologized for referring to black actors as "colored" on a U.S. talk show.
Major purchases and lifestyle changes, such as marriage, divorce or retirement, can have a profound effect on your insurance needs, so reviewing your coverage annually is always a good idea, according to Patrick Bain, president of Long & Foster Insurance.
One of the most pervasive scams related to identity theft is an ongoing telephone scam where taxpayers receive calls from scammers who purport to be tax agents from the IRS.
Recently a teacher used class time to wash, comb and style the hair of a student who frequently came to school with a matted, lint filled mane. Following her good grooming lesson, the teacher proudly posted before and after photographs of the third grader on Facebook.
Monday, January 26
At a candlelight vigil on Friday, January 16, 2015, Baltimore security officers, local clergy and elected officials called on city security contractors to provide officers the opportunity to achieve Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream.
48 cases have been linked to California Disneyland
The measles outbreak in California is growing.
College administrators looking to improve students' educational experience shouldn't just think outside the box— they should think outside the country.
Noree Victoria grew up on the hardscrabble streets of Baltimore, but to say she has never looked back is completely wrong.
Delray Richardson released his fifth album “Mahogany Masterpiece: The Return of Hip Hop” under his own label, Del-Funk-Boy Music Publishing on January 9, 2015.
In celebration, recognition and honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) employees teamed up for a day of service with three community service organizations across Baltimore.
Friday, January 23
Two months after his stunning, yet decisive victory over Democrat Anthony Brown, Republican Larry Hogan Jr., took the oath of office on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 as Maryland’s 62nd governor.
The Baltimore Ravens are getting ready to move into the off-season and have some decisions to make regarding free agents.
Hackers target 19,000 French websites after extremists rampage leaving 17 dead.
The civil rights film, “Selma,” which was produced by Oprah Winfrey has opened nationwide and while many have concluded that Oscar voters essentially snubbed the movie, it still received a Best Picture nomination from the academy, which will announce winners next month.
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, Majority Leader of the Maryland Senate joined First Lady Michelle Obama in her box, as a special guest during President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, January 22
The new highly-acclaimed motion picture ”Selma” suggests that former President Lyndon Baines Johnson was not an ardent supporter of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and that he and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a less than fragile relationship.
The Baltimore Ravens made two additions to their offensive coaching staff. First, they hired Marc Trestman as their offensive coordinator.
Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Lillian M. Lowery announced a statewide collaboration between the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and Microsoft to provide cutting-edge technologies to Maryland public school students, their families and educators at a press conference on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at High Point High School in Prince George's County.
United States Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) met Thursday, January 9, 2015 with current United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta E. Lynch, nominee for Attorney General.
On January 11, 2015, 40 leaders from various countries along with 1.3 million people participated in anti-terrorism events in Paris, France. President Obama was AWOL and he was only represented by our ambassador to France.
Kyle Taylor is a 2001 graduate of Loyola Blakefield High School in Towson, Maryland. He graduated from Morgan State University in Baltimore in 2005 with a B.A. in English/Journalism.
Wednesday, January 21
With recent icy conditions, freezing rain and snowfall, commuters in the region are urged by AAA Mid-Atlantic to consider their options and to use extreme caution, if they must drive during these types of conditions.
The beauty of independent films is that they often times become cult classics.
Is champagne made in California really champagne?
Taxpayers advised not to respond to scam calls, open email attachments
Comptroller Peter Franchot is alerting taxpayers about phone solicitation scams aimed at getting taxpayers’ money and personal information.
Tuesday, January 20
We're used to seeing police dashboard video of speeders, car accidents or worse.
President Obama wants to make community college free -- but don't hold your breath.
Coppin State junior guard Jordan Swails (Upper Marlboro, Md./Academy of Holy Cross) was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) women’s basketball Player of the Week after helping the Eagles split a pair of games against Norfolk State and Howard. Swails was a scoring force for the Eagles in a 58-56 victory over Norfolk State last Monday and during a 68-66 setback at Howard on Saturday.
Contributions designated to further boost college retention and graduation rates
In honor of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced today that it has made a donation totaling $50,000 to five Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs).
Monday, January 19
A community event to celebrate the resiliency of women in the music industry and the importance of arts education will take place Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Eubie Blake Center located at 847 North Howard Street in Baltimore from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. played a pivotal role in race relations in the United States for nearly a decade. He helped secure the end of legal segregation of African-American citizens, created the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and served as a source of inspiration for black individuals across the globe.
The 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday should have a different impact on the collective consciousness of black America. Why? Because once again there are millions of black Americans who are more determined than ever to keep pushing forward to achieve full freedom, justice, equality and empowerment.
Friday, January 16
When it comes to celebrating and remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Johns Hopkins community certainly counts among those who routinely capture the legacy of the late civil rights icon.
While Brandon Jones was Morgan State University studying media and journalism his dream was to start a media company. Media for Jones meant owning a radio station and a print magazine.
The Baltimore Ravens concluded the 2014 season with a loss to the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round of the AFC playoffs.
Monzy Lee Faulkner, Jr., owner of All In His Hands Barbershop in Pasadena and Rev. Dr. Carletta Allen, pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church in Annapolis are among this year's local honorees recognized for helping to keep the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. alive by making contributions to their communities.
Roundtable, performances, interactive activities
The events in Ferguson, Missouri raised questions along racial lines in current times, creating dialogue across the country.
Hello everyone! How are you? Girlfriend, I know it is cold outside! But we have to keep moving so we can get warm.
Thursday, January 15
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) announced the appointment of Rita Walters as vice president for advancement.
Many independent artists are so caught up with trying to make the big time they sell themselves short all for fame and the almighty dollar.
The first detailed analysis of enrollment into the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has yielded good news, particularly for those who may require financial assistance.
The Lifetime movie “Whitney,” is probably one of the most anticipated television events of 2015.
Wednesday, January 14
What recently happened in Paris was more than a typical act of Islamic terrorism.
The 90’s featured some of the hottest soul music ever. When you turned on the radio there was something for everyone: hip-hop, jazz, blues, and slow jams. It was the decade of the female music artist with girl group TLC, Anita Baker, SWV, and Chante Moore topping the charts. Back in 1994 a young woman exploded on the scene with the classic quiet storm songs like “Hold On” and “Through the Rain.
For Barret Beyer, the tattoos that cover nearly half of his body tell the story of his life.
Tuesday, January 13
Thomas Streit: Locals key to Haiti earthquake recovery
Haiti is a tough place, something that's especially so for its millions of poor, of course, but also for the country's middle and upper classes, and foreign visitors. But no matter their status, everyone in the greater Port-au-Prince area on January 12, 2010, was witness to unspeakable horror, when at least 200,000 died in a massive earthquake.
Since 1955, the Baltimore Continentals have devoted their time and resources to help empower children.
As an Edmondson Village homeowner, taxpayer and transit user, I support the Red Line transit project.
Monday, January 12
Participating restaurants to offer specials January 9 – 24
The Baltimore County Office of Tourism and Promotion, the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, and Sysco are pleased to announce the ninth Baltimore County Restaurant Week beginning on Friday, January 9. Fifty-three Baltimore County restaurants have joined the January promotion.
It’s 2015! People everywhere are making resolutions— lose weight, read more, quit smoking, etc.
Rapper Common, singer John Legend win for song from "Selma"
The 72nd Golden Globes started out pretty much how we expected with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting: irreverent and funny.
Flu season has been hard on elderly and those with underlying medical conditions
The flu season is at the midway point, and it's shaping up to be a difficult one, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Grants help expand digital literacy, promote community service and build youth leadership skills
The Comcast Foundation announced that it has awarded $135,000 in grants to 10 nonprofit organizations in Maryland in 2014. The grants support programs aimed at the Comcast Foundation’s areas of focus— expanding digital literacy, promoting community service and building tomorrow’s leaders.
Free education "for those willing to work for it."
Friday, January 9
Happy New Year from Social Security! Put down the champagne and ring in the New Year with a COLA! And we don’t mean the soda.
Former co-star Phylicia Rashad says someone has an interest in keeping Cosby off the air
Is somebody out to destroy the legacy of Bill Cosby?
One of the most intriguing characters in the Bible is Jonah.
Making manageable New Year’s fitness resolutions from the beginning can help avoid stress and frustration.
Blogger Vernessa Cole posted before and after photos of a little girl’s hair to illustrate a post about a teacher who became so distressed by the condition of a student’s unkempt appearance, she decided to comb, brush, remove lint and neatly braid the child’s hair.
As we begin 2015, millions of people throughout the world will make their annual New Year’s resolutions.
There’s little question that Stuart Scott “was as cool as the other side of the pillow,” and among the best at his craft.
Justin Tucker would probably not be the name that the average fan would mention if they were asked who the leading scorer for the Baltimore Ravens was in 2014.
It was just a couple of short years ago when Andrew Coy taught history in the Baltimore School District.
Thursday, January 8
The British actor is winning raves for his performance
The man who stars as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma" seems as divinely appointed to the role as the leader he portrays was to the civil rights movement.
The collection of live Christmas trees for recycling in Baltimore County will take place over a two-week period, beginning Monday, January 12, 2015.
Wednesday, January 7
A lot was made about who was the best cornerback in the NFL this past summer.
Bill Cosby made things uncomfortable Sunday night on "Celebrity Apprentice."
A side effect of the improving economy: About 1 million needy people will lose food stamp benefits starting this fall.
President Barack Obama’s historic announcement that the U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, after more than five decades of strategic political and military opposition, is today resonating positively throughout black America.
Tuesday, January 6
Barry declared his candidacy on Monday, according to the D.C. Board of Elections.
Marion Christopher Barry, the 34-year-old son of Marion Barry, the iconic former D.C. mayor and council member who died last year, is running for his father's seat on the district's council.
Book shows icon in rare new light through previously unseen photoss & artwork
Upon meeting Tupac Shakur, Joel D. Levinson was greeted with unguarded enthusiasm and an open invitation to photograph him on an unrestricted basis.
On January 1, 2015, approximately 77,000 Maryland workers will get a raise as the minimum wage in the state rises 75 cents to eight dollars per hour.
Monday, January 5
Donna Brazile: Rep. Scalise explains meeting with hate group as mistaken political appearance
I grew up near the same tree-moss-draped area of Louisiana where U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise met with followers of David Duke, the Klu Klux Klan leader who in the '90s ran for governor and senator in my beloved state.
The application deadline for the 2015-2016 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad scholarship program is January 7, 2015.
The movie Selma, which debuted on Christmas Day, is an eerily timely film detailing a history not taught in American schools on a regular basis.
The impact of social media and video games has arguably deterred youth from focusing on traditional learning experiences.
Friday, January 2
Shannon Zwanziger, 17, seemed perfectly healthy, got the flu and died within a week
Shannon Zwanziger seemed perfectly healthy. She was an active 17-year-old who rarely got sick and hadn't been to a doctor in more than three years.
Tori Soudan Collection featured on GMA, CNN
Shoe designer Tori Soudan is a woman who knows shoes.
Physician shares tips for giving your body what it needs to fight illness
It’s a sad statistical fact: The holidays, from Christmas to New Year’s, are a treacherous time when it comes to our health.
Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast honors community leaders
Seven civic leaders and educators who best emulate the spirit and mission of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will receive awards January 19, 2015 at the 34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast at Anne Arundel Community College.
When my first daughter was six and my youngest was two, I came to a realization that helped me parent in a much different fashion.
The Eastside Emergency Family Shelter, home to more than 150 homeless mothers and children was treated to a special day of holiday caring on December 20, 2014.
When you picture a former Super Bowl MVP quarterback, the image that comes to mind is a cocky, outspoken guy who is always the center of attention.
Happy New Year to you my friends, readers and fans.
The playoff berth that the Baltimore Ravens clinched allowed Haloti Ngata to come back from his four game suspension.
Thursday, January 1
Internship Program offers 10-week paid fellowships to college students
For a stipend of $3,000, the 2015 class of Junior Fellows will work full-time with Library specialists and curators from June 1 through August 7, 2015, to inventory, describe and explore collection holdings and to assist with digital-preservation outreach activities throughout the Library.
With the New Year underway, there is a heavy focus around resolutions.
Many times the importance of trees during the winter-time is overlooked, however, trees provide energy savings for customers year-round and are essential for the health of the local ecosystem and the Chesapeake Bay watershed.