Tuesday, March 31
Critics say it discriminates against the LGBT community
Gov. Mike Pence unleashed a firestorm on Indiana last week when he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Representing Coppin State were Brionca Beard, Alethia Edwards, Maribel Lovos, Shelby Mendoza, Kristen Sharpe, Danielle Smith and Kache Woods. Coppin State had the most student-athletes of any MEAC institution named to the All-Academic Team. It was the second sport this season in which Coppin State had the most MEAC All-Academic Team selections of any school in the conference. Volleyball had 10.
Wilton Pure Vanilla Extract, made with the world's finest vanilla from Madagascar, lends unmatched flavor and aroma to enhance cakes, puddings, pie fillings, custards, salad dressings and more.
The nightmare for DreamWorks Animation may be over. The beleaguered studio can thank Rihanna and Sheldon from "The Big Bang Theory" for the turnaround.
If you're the type of person who is constantly wondering where the day went, you probably jump for joy whenever you read about short workouts, even 5 minutes long, that improve health.
Monday, March 30
Randal Mendez and Darien Percell combined for five hits to lead the Coppin State baseball team during a 12-7 setback to Norfolk State
Randal Mendez and Darien Percell combined for five hits to lead the Coppin State baseball team during a 12-7 setback to Norfolk State
President Barack Obama will visit Kenya this summer, the White House announced Monday, his first visit to the country since being elected President.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a major shot at Hillary Clinton on Sunday, saying the country needs a "new perspective" and "new leadership" in the 2016 election.
Stewart approves of the South African comedian as his replacement
It looks like "The Daily Show" has a new host.
Police are on the scene following an incident at NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.
This short film takes you into the world of this up-and-coming model, whose life has not always been picture perfect.
Two men tried to ram the main gate to enter the headquarters of the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland on Monday, according to a federal law enforcement official briefed on the probe.
Early studies have shown eating a diet rich in cereal fiber can help reduce risk for diabetes, cancer, inflammation and obesity
There's good news for those of you who wake up to a bowl of cereal every morning, especially if your go-to choice is high in fiber. Hidden in that favorite box may be a prize better than a plastic toy. It just might hold the key to a longer life, according to a new study.
Approximately 75 guests attended the Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival fundraiser called African Threads on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at ADEK Productions— located at 1801 West Street in Annapolis. Proceeds will support forthcoming efforts to hold a 2015 Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival in Annapolis.
An eco-friendly approach to home care
Improving your home's energy efficiency is not only good for the planet, it's good for your wallet. After all, wasted energy is money lost in monthly utility bills
Both Coppin State track teams will compete in the Savannah State Twilight Meet on Wednesday afternoon and the prestigious Florida Relays on Friday and Saturday.
Sunday, March 29
The Women’s Challenge Presents the Home is Where the Heart is: Obtain, Sustain & Reclaim, concert fundraiser featuring singer-songwriter AVERY Sunshine.
'The Rock' plays Obama on 'SNL'
Eat a diet rich in fiber
A building collapsed in a heavy traveled section of New York's East Village. The cause is under investigation.
Friday, March 27
On Thursday March 18, 2015 for one night only, the Baltimore area was treated to a screening of “Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage,” a film documenting platinum recording artist Drake’s sold out concert in Toronto, Canada. The film features lost footage of Drake’s last big hometown performance before he became a global star.
Roland Park Place (RPP), Baltimore City’s only not-for-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC), announced the appointment of former state delegate Keiffer Jackson Mitchell, Jr. to its dynamic Board of Directors. Mitchell brings to RPP a lifetime of public service experience, as well as a robust background in finance, government, education and community relations.
Transplanted blood cells from umbilical cords proved to be the key in helping to save the life of Baltimore area resident and leukemia patient Linda Kosinski. The married mother of three, who first received her heartbreaking diagnosis in 2007, was helped by the generosity and extensive donor registry of the nonprofit Be The Match National Marrow Donor Program.
According to a Nielsen consumer report, African Americans are voracious consumers of media, watching 37 percent more television than any other slice of American demography.
I got some oldies for you! Girlfriend, do you remember these clubs and patrons in these photos?
“Come Home to Howard County” returns for ninth consecutive year on April 11, 2015
Come Home to Howard County, the largest housing fair in the state of Maryland, will open its doors for the 9th annual Howard County Housing Fair on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wilde Lake High School located at 5460 Trumpeter Road in in Columbia, Maryland.
Johns Hopkins researchers were able to successfully correct the genetic error in stem cells of patients with sickle cell disease and grow mature red blood cells in a lab.
On Saturday, March 21, 2015, over 1,300 people from all walks of life came to celebrate African American culture through art, history and music at The African American Family Festival held at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.
Two reports released within moments of each other have served to highlight how African-Americans and Latinos have overcome many obstacles in order to strive toward success.
It’s time to get ready for the 5th Annual Let’s Get Serious Health, Wellness, and Fitness Expo on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
“You Will” features powerhouse vocals by Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Nettles in first ever duet
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced that legendary songwriter Diane Warren has written a new original song titled “You Will” for Oprah Winfrey and it will serve as the anthem for the network.
John Urschel was selected by the Ravens in the fifth round (175th overall) at the 2014 NFL Draft. Urschel isn’t the typical football player. He is also known as a mathematician thanks to his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mathematics. He has published a number of articles in major mathematical journals
A 2012 Randallstown High School graduate and Baltimore native is serving aboard USS New Orleans, one of the Navy’s newest and most advanced amphibious ships, designed to deliver Marines and their equipment to and from war zones.
Before Women’s History Month draws to a close, it is a prime opportunity to highlight women who have broken barriers in the military, such as America’s first African-American female combat pilot, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour.
Thursday, March 26
Here's a little-known, scary stat: More than half of middle class kids who start college fail to earn a bachelor's degree within six to eight years.
A man introduces a salad made of tea leaves. "Parts Unknown" premieres April 26 at 9 p.m. ET.
Living Streetball Legend ‘The Professor’ Says Passion Is A Must
Grayson “The Professor” Boucher, (www.theprofessorlive.com), is known worldwide for wowing crowds in streetball games with his amazing ball-handling skills, and he is arguably the most popular streetball player ever. After many years and countless hours of training at the gym, in his driveway, at basketball camps, at youth leagues and AAU basketball, he has developed first-rate skills, which so many developing players seek to emulate. Boucher has played in more than 40 countries and has been a prominent basketball icon. He now showcases his game with streetball’s latest and most talked about company, Ball Up Streetball
Researchers studying the affects of public policy on the racial wealth gap estimated that the median wealth of Black households would rise 451 percent if Blacks owned homes at the same rates as Whites.
As "Empire" airs it's season finale, Don Lemon asks a collection of guests to respond to the controversy surrounding the wildly successful tv show
How can we all work together to tackle childhood obesity and help our kids grow up healthy?
It has been five years since I started Let's Move!, an initiative to address childhood obesity and help all our kids grow up healthy. And as we mark this fifth anniversary, we're celebrating how far we've come, we're challenging ourselves to do even more, and we're committing to be true champions for this issue in the years ahead. That's our theme for this anniversary year: Celebrate, challenge, champion.
Don't go to your family doctor. Go to a genetic counselor
You may be more like Angelina Jolie than you think.
The experiment that featured a Black man in the White house is on the downside now. Folks in the Obama administration are busy looking for their next job and jumping ship faster than rats. But you can’t blame them; that’s the way it is in politics.
Wednesday, March 25
Transportation Secretary, Pete K. Rahn, Acting State Police Superintendent, William M. Pallozzi and Motor Vehicle Administrator and Governor’s Highway Safety Representative Milt Chaffee today joined elected officials, AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Managing Director, Mahlon “Lon” Anderson and highway safety advocates to announce the number of traffic fatalities on Maryland roads in 2014 was 442 – the lowest number since 1948.
She urges other women at high risk of developing cancer to explore their options and take control
Two years after she underwent a double mastectomy to cut her cancer risk, actress and U.N. envoy Angelina Jolie has had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes for the same reason, she wrote in The New York Times on Tuesday.
Nearly 60% of children between the ages of 3 and 11 are exposed to second hand smoke
There is a growing body of evidence that children's exposure to smoking increases their risk of heart disease as an adult.
Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: “It looks like you had a heart attack.” I was dumbfounded. When? Where? How much damage was done? Why didn’t I know it?
Tuesday, March 24
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament, better known as “March Madness” is back.
A Justice Department report found "serious deficiencies" in the Philadelphia Police Department's use of force, finding nearly half of officer-involved shootings were of unarmed suspects who were mistaken for being armed.
Filing your tax return is not only time consuming, it can be expensive.
Comcast is bulking up its presence on Twitter and Facebook as it tries to repair the damage done by a string of very public customer service catastrophes.
Monday, March 23
Happy people don't sit around waiting for good vibes to happen to them.
Congratulations, Internet haters! Well done, keepers of the one-true-way-to-talk-about-race!
And she'll have fun, fun, fun...till daddy turns Teen Driver on.
Sunday, March 22
Bravo's "Fashion Queens" Host Bevy Smith Will Serve As Spokesperson
Final selection of the grand prize winner will be left up to the designers' friends and followers, as all finalists must encourage their fan base to vote for their line on harlemsfashionrow.com and via Twitter and Instagram using #365LovinFashion
Five years after the ACA became law, millions of working and middle class families have the economic security of knowing that they won’t go broke if they get sick.
Black man hanging in Mississippi. FBI investigates.
Does FOX's Empire reinforce black stereotypes?
Friday, March 20
Hollywood is making an appearance on the Chesapeake
General Manager Ozzie Newsome was very direct when he spoke about Elam during the Ravens state of the team news conference. "Matt Elam has to be a better football player for us next year," Newsome said last month. "He has to be."
Tiffani Bell and Kristy Tillman used social media to make a significant social impact and now their mission to do good deeds is spreading.
Garnett Myrie was just a Jamaican boy from the countryside who was always in the midst of mischief growing up. As a young man he fought in the war of liberation in Angola and later returned to his home country to become a successful businessman and politician helping to improve the lives of his people.
This week, Indie Soul takes it back to the motherland with Ima Jackson-- an artist with a an incredible voice and a powerful message.
When you talk jazz and music with John R. Lamkin II, be prepared to talk for hours about the many places he has been, the artists he has performed with, and his love of teaching music to children.
Reports 10 percent jump in attendance
The challenge is to get students to attend school. The bigger challenge is to find ways to do this. Comcast and The Baltimore City School District have figured out a way to do just that by taking part in the Get Schooled 2014 National Attendance Challenge.
Indie Soul Students of the Week: Naysa Reames, Cori Grainger, Shamon Thomas-Green, and Jessica Cooley
Representing the ladies of Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women and Office of College Counseling, these students deserve a standing ovation!
Shiek Mahmud-Bey could be a true Hollywood story that could eventually turn up in an episode of “Unsung” on BET. Not because he has ever been in over his head or has been on Skid Row and his career has fizzled— not by any stretch!
Baltimore resident Raymonna Jean was diagnosed in 2013 with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that affects the bone marrow.
In recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), I believe it is important to emphasize both the historical and contemporary mission, value and success of the Black Press in America.
On March 10, 2015, Apple and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)— a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization— announced Apple's multi-year commitment to make over $40 million in investments to HBCU technology students.
“Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives” is the 2015 Theme of National Women’s History Month which is quite an appropriate theme for this group of women who are being honored.
As mothers, daughters, sisters and aunts, Tehma Hallie Smith, Ronae Brock and Michelle Davenport say they were bothered by the possible side effects connected to chemicals in the products they were using.
The circus is coming to town— the “Greatest Show on Earth” hits the Royal Farms Arena beginning on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
Writing has been a catharsis for me since my “angry days” in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. I used to write “Last Poets” kind of stuff and just put it away afterwards.
Playwright Ursula V. Battle’s ‘Discord in the Choir’ presented
Unified Voices of Johns Hopkins (UV) will present Ursula V. Battle’s “DisChord in The Choir.”
“New Vintage by SAM,” a lifestyle apparel and accessory brand dedicated to making a positive change in the world through artistic and fashion expression, has “stepped into the ring” with a powerful combination of style and philanthropy.
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Glen Gibson, a surgical oncologist who works at the DeCesaris Cancer Institute at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), says being informed about colorectal cancer and getting screened for it can be extremely beneficial.
Author pens book about dealing with loss
From a distance, Ellen Fitzkee stands out. Then, a glance at her resume confirms that she is not the typical Baltimore high school guidance counselor.
Thursday, March 19
Will-i-am sustainable fashion
Every morning, when I fix my teenage daughter breakfast and drop her off to school, she reminds me that #BlackGirlsMatter.
Wednesday, March 18
Pitbull on becoming Mr. Worldwide
Bill Cosby show complicated
The decision to join the Ravens was one that Lewis consulted with former Raven Michael Oher about. Lewis and Oher played together during their college days at the University of Mississippi. Oher had great things to say about the Ravens and the city of Baltimore. That helped make Lewis comfortable with making the decision to join the Ravens.
Many packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain worrisome amounts of salt and sugar, potentially creating an early taste for foods that may contribute to obesity and other health risks, according to a new government study.
Looking at our nation and noting where we have come since 1965 gives us reason to celebrate. However, in our celebration we should be mindful that true equality was never achieved, and that instead of moving towards justice we are moving in the other direction.
Chick-fil-A and Papa John's Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Fast Food Chains, According to Temkin Group
Overall, the fast food industry averaged a 76% rating in the 2015 Temkin Experience Ratings and came in 2nd place out of 20 industries. It was also one of the 14 industries whose ratings declined in the past year, with its average decreasing by 2.0 percentage-points.
Tuesday, March 17
Premiering TONITE as Part of “American Graduate,” a Public Media Initiative to Improve High School Graduation Rates
The program is 180 Days: Hartsville and it’s executive produced by client National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), the nation’s primary presenter of stories about the Black experience on public television. The PBS documentary shows one community's successful efforts in turning around their school system from being rated "below average" on their state’s report card in 2009 to being ranked third in the state out of 81 districts in only four years. Their 360-degree approach to education could be applied to other educational systems throughout America, becoming a true game changer for our communities.
Things got testy on "CNN Tonight" when conservative commentator Ben Ferguson charged that rappers like Trinidad James were profiting off the n-word.
Terrence Howard would like a little bit more reality on his hit show "Empire."
The 12th Annual MammoJam Music Festival will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Baltimore’s famed 8x10 located at 10 East Cross Street in Baltimore at 6:30 p.m.
“It is an exceptional honor to be named president of the University of Richmond,” said Crutcher.
Light Up Twitter! Toyota And REVOLT Create a convergence of new Technology, Art, And Music during the world's leading music industry festival
The Toyota/REVOLT takeover brings one-of-a-kind live art installation to Austin, Texas using Twitter-generated art
Live music showcases Friday, March 20: PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – 11:30 a.m. CST; JOYWAVE – 2:30 p.m. CST Saturday, March 21: ALEX WINSTON – 1:15 p.m. CST; JOEY BADA$$ – 2 p.m. DJ sets on the outdoor stage Exclusive musical artist interviews and appearances Twitter users, follow @ToyotaShowcase and watch in real time as the art comes to life via live stream at http://revolt.tv/makeyourmark.
The event will continue the next day with panel discussions, a Town Hall Meeting, and closing reception in Ogden Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Defense Mobile supports U.S. Coast Guard members during potential Department of Homeland Security funding lapse
In the event that this Department of Homeland Security funding lapse occurs, Defense Mobile will continue to waive monthly mobile service fees until funding is restored. With all that these men and women have done and are doing for our country, Defense Mobile hopes this will give these heroes one less thing to worry about.
Monday, March 16
Lamar's new album was expected out March 23 but was released Monday instead
Blame it on Beyonce. Ever since the superstar songstress released her surprise self-titled album in December 2013, it seems like dropping music with little to no fanfare has become a thing.
Suspects ditch weed out of windows.
Community Event marks unofficial start of season
The 16th annual Free Family FunFest at Prince George's Stadium Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event occurs rain or shine and features free rides and games in Louie's Kids Park, music and activities on the concourse and displays from local businesses and organizations.
Mayweather and CNN's Scholes interview
"I am not surprised that Ivana has been named a Truman finalist," said Dr. Sabin P. Duncan, Director of the Freddye T. Davy Honors College. "Ivana's commitment and effort she puts forth in all that she does is commendable."
Culinary.net works with chefs and major food companies to bring you recipes, cooking tips, videos, nutrition tips and helpful how-to kitchen information.
Bank of America is hosting a homeownership event in the Baltimore area to provide assistance to customers facing financial hardship and educational sessions for prospective homebuyers March 27-28 at the Hilton Baltimore located at 401 West Pratt Street in Baltimore City.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) announces its 12th annual watershed photo contest. Photo submissions are being accepted between now and April 10, 2015.
No. 3 Firebirds Fall to No. 6 Franklin Pierce, 78-66 in NCAA Division II East Regional Quarterfinals
The Firebirds struggled in their half-court offense but did force 23 Ravens turnovers as they scored more than half of their points off of those turnovers and fastbreak opportunities. Also, UDC's bench, an integral part of the Firebirds' success this season, contributed a mere six points today.
The Coppin State baseball team started its Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) schedule by dropping a doubleheader to in-state rival Maryland Eastern Shore Sunday afternoon at Hawk Field. The Eagl
In the nightcap, the Eagles were hurt by a rough second inning in which Maryland Eastern Shore turned three CSU errors into five runs. In addition to Dragon, Lance Montano and Mike Wright had hits for the Eagles.
Sunday, March 15
This week’s Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week is the talented and passionate publisher of Speakerbox Magazine Tula Mae Speakerbox Magazine.
Director’s Position Named to Celebrate Campaign’s Completion
More than 125 donors gave to the Campaign including Walters Trustees and members, as well as individuals, corporations, and foundations. Support included generous challenge grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
UDC Women’s Basketball standout Denikka Brent earns Daktronic/Division II Women’s Basketball First-Team
Brent (Mechanical Engineering – Chesapeake, VA/Booker T. Washington HS) was the ECC Defensive Player of the Year and a First Team All-ECC selection this season as she led the Firebirds to a school-record 25-win season, a regular season conference championship and UDC's 3rd NCAA Tournament berth in four years.
Hampton (16-17), the No. 6 seed, earned the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament; the Pirates will learn their opponent, location, and game date on Sunday when CBS unveils the bracket at 6 p.m. EST.
Friday, March 13
In testimony before the Judicial Proceedings Committee recently, AAA Mid-Atlantic calls upon Committee Members to issue a favorable report for a DUI bill that would be another step forward in curtailing Maryland’s alcohol-related fatalities.
Baltimore welcomed the return of the CAA Tournament March 6-March 9, 2015 to the Royal Farms Arena. There were some wonderful and exciting games over the weekend.
President Obama refuses to refer to ISIL, Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Quds Force, and others as Islamic terrorists.
March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is calling on all Americans to take five healthy steps for their kidneys.
Cheryl Wood, an international speaker, business coach, author and empowerment champion was selected to receive a 2015 Mother of Achievement Award from American Mothers, Inc.
“Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives” is the 2015 Theme of National Women’s History Month which is quite an appropriate theme for this group of women who are being honored.
Sometimes when books come to Indie Soul, they sit on the desk for a few weeks before they are read. Every once in a while, once the book is opened, we find a gem!
What was life like for “colored” people in Annapolis and other parts of Anne Arundel County? Errol Brown, a second-generation historian, can provide an in-depth analysis about people like Wesley A. Brown— the first black Naval Academy graduate.
Dating Matters Program in 12 Baltimore middle schools
Baltimore City teenagers are helping younger peers avoid the dangers of dating violence with the Dating Matters program.
The Baltimore Ravens were very pleased with the progression that second year defensive tackle Brandon Williams made last season. He took over as the zero technique in the Ravens 3-4 defense. That position was formerly occupied by Haloti Ngata.
Reverend R.C. Blakes Jr. has a message that he makes sure to try and get across when he is in the pulpit or when he is sitting in front of a television camera on the World Harvest International Network.
On February 24, 2015, the White House recognized Tanya V. Rush, the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Morgan State University (MSU) in Baltimore, as an HBCU Champion of Change.
Forever Stamp Image is a Painting Resembling a Photograph
The U.S. Postal Service recently previewed the Dr. Maya Angelou Forever Stamp image and announced that the First-Day-of-Issue stamp dedication ceremony will take place on April 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. The stamps may be pre-ordered now at this link for delivery shortly after April 7.
Hello everyone, I hope everything is well with you. While you are reading my column this week, I am onboard a cruise ship heading to Panama, Aruba, St. Maarten and a few other exotic places with warmer weather.
I remember reading a piece by a right-wing think-tank in 1990 calling for the privatization of the postal service. Their argument was fairly simple: it would allegedly save money.
Thursday, March 12
“Sometimes you have fortunate signings in this business, and Justin was one of those,” Newsome stated. “We were fortunate because he became such a vital part of our on-field success and quickly became a steadying influence in the locker room at an uneasy time for us. He gave us more than we anticipated. From what we expected, he gave us unprecedented production.”
Companies are losing your data to hackers because they get lazy about protecting it.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how added sugar is hiding in a lot of unexpected foods, causing us to consume way more sugar than our bodies need.
Successful entrepreneurs are persistent, adaptive and confident
The stark reality is that being an entrepreneur is arduous and daunting. Yet for those who are willing to take the path less traveled and commit their lives to one idea, or several ideas, it can be extremely rewarding.
Plant-based diets may also contribute to greater weight loss and lower blood pressure
Dropping red meat, and sticking to a plant-based diet that incorporates fish may be the key to preventing colorectal (colon and rectum) cancers, according to a seven-year study published Monday.
Winners will be recognized in a ceremony during Youth Violence Prevention Week
Violence is a public health issue because it has an enormous impact on the health and wellness of individuals; especially youth.
One of the two OU students expelled for racist chant has issued an apology. CNN's Miguel Marquez reports.
Wednesday, March 11
Pharrell William's must pay the Marvin Gaye family!
The IRS has $1 billion in unclaimed refunds for the 2011 tax year that will soon become the property of the U.S. government if taxpayers don't come forward to claim them.
Have you always wanted to learn about wine and expand your knowledge?
One of the two University of Oklahoma students expelled for their role in leading a racist chant has issued an apology, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Tuesday, March 10
“Haloti has been an outstanding player for us for many years,” Newsome stated. “He consistently showed tremendous leadership in our locker room and on the field. At times, he was one of the NFL’s most dominant players.”
REDISCOVERED 2009 CONCERT FOOTAGE FROM TORONTO’S SOUND ACADEMY WITH EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS COMING TO SELECT U.S. MOVIE THEATERS.
Drake’s Lost Concert Comes to Select Cinemas for One Night on March 19, Presented by Fathom Events, SpectiCast, Serious Ent., AMG Inc., Rap-A-Lot Records and Young Empire Music Group
African-Americans need to know their family history and take control of their health.
No matter where you are, if little ones are around, it won't take long before you'll hear "You're so smart," "You're so pretty," as well as, "You're the best on the team."
It’s time to prep your home’s outdoor spaces for the season ahead. From the yard to the garage to the deck, getting these areas tidy is all part of a thorough spring clean.
Your lack of sleep not only is affecting your health, but also the health and safety of those around you.
Monday, March 9
Staying healthy doesn’t have to mean overhauling your lifestyle. Sometimes small changes can have big impacts. Take it from celebrity fitness trainer, Latreal “La” Mitchell, “Everyone can reach their health and fitness goals. It’s all about setting attainable goals and staying motivated to see results.”
“Although I may no longer be a member of the Baltimore Ravens, at heart, I will always be a Raven. What we accomplished together is timeless. This isn’t a goodbye because I will still be around and Baltimore will continue to be my home in the off-season and when my career is done.”
Around the world, volunteers with 3-D printers are making limbs for children
By the time Cynthia Falardeau read about Alex Pring, a little boy who got a battery-powered robotic arm last summer, she had made peace with her son Wyatt's limb difference.
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and PNC Bank announce the return of the PNC Transformative Art Prize for 2015!
The protest slogans addressing our latest struggle for justice and equity compel me to come up with a new phrase.
Sunday, March 8
In a passionate speech about racial progress in America, President Barack Obama on Saturday told thousands of people who gathered here to commemorate the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" that "our march is not yet finished.
Friday, March 6
The question usually comes toward the end of a public meeting. Some knotty problem is being discussed, and someone in the audience will raise his or her hand and ask, “Okay, so what can I do about it?”
It was February 11, 2002, a few days before Valentine’s Day and a couple of months before wedding season when Baltimore group, Ruff Endz, released a song entitled “Someone To Love.”
Baltimore's Anthony Goode selected All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference in men's basketball for the 2014-15 season
Awards were announced Thursday at a GCAC team luncheon at the Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport hotel in suburban Kenner, La. The GCAC Tournament for men (Xavier's Convocation Center) and women (Dillard's Dent Hall) will begin Friday with quarterfinal games at two New Orleans sites. Xavier will be the site of the men's and women's semifinals and finals.
Women’s History Month offers an excellent opportunity to highlight local women who step out in faith like Ericka Wilkins.
Verizon hosted its 6th annual Black History Month open house for guests of all ages at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in downtown Baltimore on Saturday, February 28, 2015.
For some women, having a bad hair day can lead to many other problems.
Author of ‘Jam on the Vine’ speaks at Enoch Pratt main branch on March 7
“Jam on the Vine,” the debut novel by author LaShonda Katrice Barnett is a lush historical novel set at the turn of the 20th century that sheds light on black life in America post-emancipation.
United States Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) has championed equal rights for all, equal pay for women and has successfully ended discrimination against women in health care. She also spearheaded a change in government regulations that previously forced elderly couples to spend all their assets and lose their homes before qualifying for help in paying for nursing homes.
Laura Rigney first became aware of the nonprofit dreamMakerS when a friend added her name to the organization’s email list. Rigney says she feels fortunate that she joined.
Good news for parents who seek to save thousands in higher education expenses and help for students looking to jump-start their college studies.
Dia Simms was the keynote speaker at a business conference hosted by The Greater Baltimore Urban League on February 19, 2015.
Parents and guardians are responsible for teaching black history of to our children. One group that is often misunderstood and forgotten about is the Black Panthers.
Following the death of her husband, artist and chef Ficre Ghebreyesus, poet Elizabeth Alexander found herself at an existential crossroads.
Lalita Tademy panelist at Women's Literary Festival at main branch March 7
Lalita Tademy chooses to write books about real people who have experienced tough times like slavery and those who have been victimized by racism or other kinds of discrimination. The New York Times bestselling author and an “Oprah Book Club” honoree says the characters in her books always prevail.
Thursday, March 5
Ikea is launching a new range of high-tech furniture that will wirelessly charge your smartphones and tablets.
Have your healthy New Year’s habits already begun to fade? Recharge your resolutions this March during National Nutrition Month. While a healthy lifestyle can certainly help you get the body you always wanted, the benefits extend well beyond your appearance, say experts.
Before you decide on a home improvement project, it’s a good idea to learn which ones will help raise your house’s value and recoup the most money when you decide to sell.
Wednesday, March 4
The United States has to start directly supplying significant military equipment to the Kurds so they can effectively combat ISIS.
Planting a garden from scratch can sound like a daunting task, especially for those who are new to the hobby. But with the right knowledge, you can plan a successful, fruitful green space and expect to have a great harvest.
Howard University is going to pay its students to graduate in four years.
Five finalists will be honored for their positive impact during the Ravens Draft Party at M&T Bank Stadium
Tuesday, March 3
UDC, with all five of its wins coming in ECC play this season, finished next to last in the league standings. The Firebirds’ five wins this season under 2nd year head coach Mike Riley was still an improvement upon last year’s mark of 3-23 (1-19 ECC
At Henderson’s Wharf Inn in Fells Point, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) announced she has decided not to run for re-election.
Constantly checking Facebook to see what your friends are doing could lead to some serious depression.
The Hamilton College Choir boasts an uninterrupted tradition of fine choral singing that dates back for over a century. It is directed by G. Roberts Kolb, professor of music and director of choral music at Hamilton since 1981
With Easter around the corner, you’re probably already thinking about creating the perfect Easter baskets and planning a celebration for family and friends.
Sgt. Lisa Henson is a prison guard in Baltimore. It’s a job she has had for 20 years. She is a straightforward and blunt woman. “I have a simple mantra about the work I do: I am fair, firm and impartial,” she said.
Gallery 333 features the artist, Betty Ganley from March 5 to April 30 2015. Ganley has won over 80 awards for her vibrant watercolors, which have been published in nine national "How To" art books.
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She says the hospital violated her privacy and did not provide adequate training
She was the first person to ever contract Ebola in the United States, and now she's going to suing the hospital where she got infected.
Positive stories get the most shares
This isn't just speculation, it's a fact: What the majority of us read, share and discuss is not "hard news"-oriented at all.
Australia, Africa and parts of Latin America are actually warm
We know you're shivering.
MSDE seeks to expand access, participation
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has announced that federal funds are available to assist public and private nonprofit organizations in serving free nutritious meals and snacks to children this summer through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a U. S. Department of Agriculture program.
Marylanders are asked to donate food at Safeways, Post Offices and other locations across the state throughout first week of March
The Maryland Food Bank and its partners, AARP; the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland; Safeway, WBAL-TV 11; and the U.S. Postal Service, have once again teamed up to host the Spring Forward Food Drive Presented by Harvest for the Hungry from Saturday, February 28 through Sunday, March 8, 2015.
SECU, Maryland’s largest financial cooperative— will once again offer scholarships to Maryland state employees and their immediate family members who will attend college, graduate school, or trade school in the fall of 2015.