Monday, November 30
Ben Carson's evangelical firewall is now showing major strains, denting his national standing and Iowa numbers
Attached. That is one way to describe some of Ben Carson's most ardent supporters. They have filled auditoriums in key states, stood in line to get him to sign books, and they have embraced his personal story as proof of God's power to transform and to uplift.
Fashion designer Chi Atanga is comfortable with an identity as a global African.
I found e-mails my wife has been writing to an old boyfriend who’s now in jail. He will be locked up for a long, long time. At first I wasn’t all that concerned, but now she’s sending him pictures.
In Baltimore City, one in forty two people are HIV positive and the number continues to grow. Local, state and regional organizations want to change that trend and are campaigning for a “Getting to Zero” initiative— ZERO AIDS related deaths; ZERO new HIV infections; and ZERO stigma and discrimination.
Several black pastors invited to meet with Donald Trump on Monday have denied reports that they had plans to endorse the presidential candidate at the event.
Saturday, November 28
Things can change pretty quickly over the course of an NFL season. Divisional opponents play each other at least twice a year.
Friday, November 27
This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something— a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones.
You can’t feel it. You can’t see it— until it’s too late. Diabetic retinopathy, the most common form of diabetic eye disease, is the leading cause of blindness in adults age 20–74. It occurs when diabetes damages blood vessels in the retina.
Exhibition at the Banneker-Douglass Museum
The Banneker-Douglass Museum opened its new temporary exhibition, The Art of a People: Finding a Way Out of No Way, on Saturday, November 14, 2015.
Book kick starts nationwide female empowerment movement
Masterfully crafted by Tiana Nicole, “You're Not the Boss of Me: Goodbye Fear, Hello Success” is the latest in a long line of successful books for the author, marking a radical shift from fiction to female empowerment. Helping every woman discover her innate power and worth, Nicole’s latest masterpiece is poised to resonate across the nation with an uplifting message that will help any woman identify fears, quash them and succeed in life with gusto.
Experience was one of the major factors that influenced the Baltimore Ravens to sign free agent Matt Schaub to be their backup quarterback. Earlier this season, quarterbacks coach Marty Mornhinweg pointed out how Schaub has won plenty of games as a starter in the NFL and how he is a great addition to the quarterback room.
McDaniel College announces a new $100,000 Educator’s Legacy Scholarship for students applying to McDaniel for Fall 2016 admission.
Baltimore City awarded $20 million CDC grant
Approximately 13,000 Baltimore City residents are living with HIV and the vast majority or 82 percent are African-Americans.
At the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground about 20 miles northeast of Baltimore, 107 teens are on the verge of earning their GED. The young men and women, who range in age from 16 to 18 years old, have experienced various problems at home, at school and with the law.
There were many analysts and prognosticators that picked the Baltimore Ravens to advance to the Super Bowl. Many people (myself included) said the Ravens had one of the top five most talented rosters in the NFL. Things have not gone the way anyone expected this season, to say the least.
As a mother, Schinnell Leake says she knows the importance of children having confidence and a sense of self-worth.
In the wake of the coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris and the double suicide bombing in Beirut on November 12, 2015, many Muslims took to Twitter to loudly and unequivocally condemn the terrorists attacks with the hashtags— #NotInMyName, #MuslimsAreNotTerrorist, but is this enough to counter Islamic extremism?
Yasmine Arrington’s nonprofit has raised over $80K for college scholarships
Yasmine Arrington primarily grew up in Washington, D.C. with a father in prison. She never let her experience prevent her from pursuing her dreams and making social change.
Thursday, November 26
Christmas Village in Baltimore will again transform West Shore Park (501 Light Street) into a traditional, indoor and outdoor German Christmas Market, open between Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26 and Sunday, December 27, 2015.
Wednesday, November 25
The build-up began right after Halloween, when the newspapers got thicker; the advertising inserts longer, and e-mails touting shopping bargains coming more frequently.
“Why would you pick a fighter’s life if you didn’t have to,” asks the old, retired ex-boxer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone).
Thanksgiving week is also GERD Awareness Week. The heartburn caused by reflux disease (commonly referred to as GERD) can make those who indulge in a big holiday feast less than thankful.
It is once again time to talk turkey, stuffing and all of the trimmings.
Tuesday, November 24
In an effort to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS among young Black men, a group disproportionately impacted by the epidemic, health-care providers and community stakeholders hosted the “Health and Hip Hop Conference” in October at the Morgan State University in Baltimore.
MillerCoors, founding corporate sponsor of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, recently presented the organization with a $1.2 million donation to support its programming and scholarships during TMCF’s 27th Anniversary Awards Gala on Monday, November 16, 2015, at the Hilton Washington, D.C.
I received a call a few days after the Paris terrorist attack from a relative.
In a new nationwide poll conducted by CNN and the Kaiser Family Foundation, roughly half of Americans -- 49% -- say racism is "a big problem" in society today.
The holiday season is about to hit full swing. This special time of year is synonymous with many things, including gatherings with family and friends.
Monday, November 23
Boxes placed in all police precinct stations to aid efforts to stop opioid abuse
The Baltimore City Health Department, Behavioral Health System Baltimore, and the Baltimore Police Department today announced the establishment of nine new prescription return boxes— one at each Baltimore City police precinct station— to allow individuals to return any expired or unused medication, including prescription opioids, such as Percocet, OxyContin or Vicodin, with no questions asked.
Moderation is key to not overeating on Thanksgiving
When you sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal, the cards will be stacked against your diet.
Jennifer Lopez hosted and performed at Sunday night's show
Jennifer Lopez hosted and performed at Sunday night's show
Turnovers had been a hard thing to come by for the Baltimore Ravens this season.
Fall is the time of year when Baltimoreans learn what’s happening on the state level in Maryland at the annual Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland Weekend. This year the Caucus Weekend was held November 5 - 7 and the programs focused on Maryland’s political landscape were interesting and informational.
Friday, November 20
Todd Gurley and Tavon Austin grew up in Baltimore
The St. Louis Rams boast one of the best running games in the NFL. They are averaging 130.9 yards rushing per game, which ranks them fifth in the NFL.
During the Reconstruction Era, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1875. The act guaranteed all citizens, particularly African Americans, equal treatment and access to public accommodations, public transportation and protected their right to serve on juries.
This year, Airlines for America is predicting that there will be 25.3 million airline passengers traveling during the 12-day holiday period that extends from November 20 through December 1, 2015.
Middle school teacher uses hands-on approach to education
Ryan Kaiser, a Baltimore City social studies teacher at Mount Washington Middle School, was selected as Maryland Teacher of the Year for 2015.
Medical professionals are delivering the old catch phrase, “feet don’t fail me now” to help educate the public about the specific risks and foot complications faced by those with diabetes.
HomeFree-USA, one of the nation's leading HUD-approved community based homeownership and financial counseling organizations opened its new office in Baltimore in the Pigtown neighborhood, and the launch of “Move Up in Maryland,” a program intended to reinvigorate West Baltimore by reclaiming neighborhoods that have been ravaged by vacant properties and the painful effects of the financial crisis.
Just 19 percent of African-American fourth graders and 13 percent of the nation’s black eighth graders were proficient in math this year, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Seson Taylor-Campbell admittedly has a soft spot when it comes to serving the local community.
Hello my dear friends, I hope everything is well with you. This is a week to cry and rejoice at the same time
Lawrence Guy has settled in with the Baltimore Ravens in his second year with the team.
Local business owners are investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs by giving them a platform to showcase their work on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the Pip Moyer Recreation in Annapolis.
A disconnect exists between the need and importance to develop a conversation about the heart and soul of communities of color, according to Ron Hantz, president of the Network for Developing Conscious Communities (NDCC).
Baltimore native Dorian Price always had a love for martial arts. Price grew up in Baltimore and attended Towson High School until his sophomore year, then attended and graduated from Avon Old Farms Boarding School in Connecticut.
Thursday, November 19
All can be largely made in advance, cutting down on day-of stress
When Thanksgiving arrives and your extended family is tumbling through your front door in a mess of coats, hats and scarves, it's best to have those ambitious cocktails you planned on serving prepared ahead of time.
The Baltimore Ravens will have to figure out a way to move the ball against the St. Louis Rams and their vaunted front four.
Experts recommend a combination of steps, including taking antiretroviral therapy and using condoms
Actor Charlie Sheen announced this week that he has HIV, but in the four years since his diagnosis, he said, he's always shared his status with sexual partners.
Recollections of my 1995 article on the business of college athletics danced in my head when I heard the news about the University of Missouri football team’s refusal to play until the President of that University, Tim Wolfe, resigns or is dismissed.
Wednesday, November 18
Ben Carson camp makes part of New England disappear
It doesn't take a brain surgeon to see there is something very wrong with this picture.
Hundreds of people gathered at an inaugural event for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture Monday night here to celebrate the completion of the museum’s exterior in a year that marks three significant moments in American history.
Sugar Ray Leonard had no doubt that he’d defeat Roberto Duran when the two warriors squared off in a rematch of their epic first welterweight title bout that ended in a split decision victory for the Panamanian known as “The Hands of Stone.”
Education always played a big part in Byron Garrett’s life.
Tuesday, November 17
Cost, access and awareness all contribute to drop in smoking rates
The number of adults in the United States who currently smoke is 14.9%, according to new government statistics from the first half of this year.
The Central Intelligence Agency and a national organization that financially helps students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) announced during a press conference here Saturday they are working on a plan to increase the number of African American spies and analysts at the nation’s foremost spying agency.
Pediatricians' group: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria from meat is a "significant public health threat"
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria that regularly show up in meat is a "significant public health threat," the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new report calling for an end to overuse of antibiotics in animals.
There is no doubt that a mix up on a penalty at the end of the game had a lot to do with the outcome of the Baltimore Ravens loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Monday, November 16
In the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris that claimed more than 100 lives, people around the world took to social media looking for their loved ones.
McDonald’s hosted McTeacher’s Nights to raise money for local education
The McDonald’s Family Restaurants of Baltimore continues their commitment to children’s well-being with a special city wide McTeacher’s Night fundraiser event.
Saturday, November 14
The Baltimore Ravens signed Terrance West to their practice squad on Tuesday. It was a move that both parties wanted to happen when West was entering the 2014 NFL Draft.
Friday, November 13
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is now accepting applications for the 2016 PNC Transformative Art Prize!
Governor Larry Hogan has announced an expansion of Maryland’s Ignition Interlock program, which will help save lives by reducing the number of drunk drivers on Maryland roads. Beginning in 1989, Maryland’s Ignition Interlock program instituted a device that prevents a car from starting when it detects a certain level of alcohol on the driver’s breath.
The Maryland State Conference of NAACP Branches, along with Ocwen Financial Corporation, a leading financial services holding company, will hold the fourth local homeowner outreach event to help borrowers stay in their homes on Saturday, November 14, 2015.
Dr. Jayfus Doswell has become accustomed to finding solutions to complex problems.
A Thanksgiving meal for displaced and disadvantaged people and families in West Baltimore will be provided by students at the University of Maryland School of Medicine for the 26th year.
Chris Givens has recently been listed as a starter on the Baltimore Ravens depth chart. An injury to Steve Smith Sr. created a void at starting wide receiver.
November is American Diabetes Month. According to the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report 29.1 million people in the U.S. have diabetes.
Deborah Wilkerson-Wilson works as a taxi driver and entrepreneur, but once a year the Annapolis resident inspires community togetherness through in-person advocacy work.
Osiris Green came close to learning one of life’s oldest lessons— you snooze you lose!
Shareece Wright and Jimmy Smith were teammates at Colton High School in California.
As a young girl, Sherry Winston didn’t have the time or even the skills to put on a jazz record while peeling potatoes and boiling a pot of water.
There are basic things that everyone needs to learn to operate in the world.
Thursday, November 12
Get ready to shop -- and not just on Black Friday.
Apple has apologized to six black students who were asked to leave an Apple Store in Australia because they "might steal something."
The recent resignation of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe is not about one incident of a student being threatened with the use of the "N-word," but a part of a long history of intolerance that has only been intensified by the emergence of the #Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter movements.
On December 3, 2015 the Collective Empowerment Group (CEG), formerly known as the “Collective Banking Group (CBG) of Prince George’s County and Vicinity,” will celebrate a milestone achievement: Its 20th Anniversary.
Wednesday, November 11
Even if your arms, legs and butt are skinny, be concerned if you've got a pot belly
Going to your doctor may soon look more like going to your tailor. Instead of starting with a request to step on a scale, he or she may measure your waist.
Braxton was initially thought to have pneumonia
Despite fighting through illness to perform on "Dancing With the Stars" on Monday night, Tamar Braxton has had to pull out of the competition. 11/11/2015 Caption: Reality and producer Tamar Braxton doesn't always like to follow directions from pro partner and season 20 champ Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Still, their chemistry and moves are putting them in contention. Credit: From ABC Source: From ABC Byline: From ABC
Memorial Day and Veterans Day often get confused
We are here to make sure you don't embarrass yourself.
Tuesday, November 10
Chipotle locations taking steps to reopen
The cause of an E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants in Washington and Oregon remains unknown, according to health officials from the Washington State Department of Health.
At 15, I never thought I would put it on. And by 18, I never imagined taking it off.
One is a veteran that has contributed many times in the past. The other is a young player that is simply looking to contribute for the first time.
School president resigned just days after football players demanded his ouster
This morning, students will head to classes as they have always done. The football team will take to the field to prep for their game against Brigham Young University next weekend.
Baltimore Artist’s works have been compared to Picasso, Chagall and Matisse
The James E. Lewis Museum of Art is pleased to present an exhibition entitled “Promenades & Reveries: The Art of Laurence Hurst” featuring works by renowned artist Laurence Hurst, a Baltimore artist whose career spans four decades until December 8, 2015.
Monday, November 9
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) would like to remind customers to familiarize themselves with natural gas safety tips by reviewing BGE’s natural gas safety brochure being distributed to homes and businesses in and around BGE’s natural gas service area.
In the U.S., we revere Susan B. Anthony’s groundbreaking efforts for leading the fight for a woman’s right to vote in the late 1800s. In England, Emmeline Pankhurst, a feminist who used demonstrations, civil disobedience and violence to property for publicity and agitation, spearheaded their cause.
The men and women who defend the liberties and freedoms of the countries they represent hold a special place in people’s hearts and an eternal spot in their countries’ histories.
I have a confession.
This year's holiday season red cups at Starbucks have stirred up critics who accuse the company of waging a war on Christmas.
Friday, November 6
Baltimore police are searching for a 2-year-old boy kidnapped during a carjacking Friday morning in West Baltimore.
The Lilly Endowment practices what it preaches and exhibits outstanding corporate social responsibility.
The annual push to provide free preventive dental health services to area seniors 62 and over made for a busy week at the Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) Dental Hygiene Clinic. Between October 19 and 23, 2015, the clinic handled 34 appointment slots for a total dispensation— using the average insurance reimbursement rate in the city of Baltimore— of approximately $13,352 worth of patient services, or $392 per person registered.
This weekend is all about celebrations of life and gospel!
Senator Bernie Sanders, the Democratic candidate for president, shocked people when he noted that 51 percent of African-Americans aged 17 through 20 who have graduated high school or dropped out of high school are unemployed.
The Enoch Pratt Free Library is part of the first ever Maryland STEM Festival beginning this Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 15, 2015.
For many people, fall means pumpkin-flavored lattes, hayrides and apple orchards. However for the 46 million Americans over 65, there is another important annual event—Medicare Open Enrollment Period, which is October 15 to December 7.
The Baltimore Ravens collected food from fans who attended the game against the San Diego Chargers at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, November 1, 2015, in a joint project with the Maryland Food Bank in the fight against hunger in Maryland.
In today’s digital age, students often need the Internet to complete homework assignments. What if low-income families cannot afford in-home Internet service? On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, Maryland’s first Internet Essentials Learning Zone was launched in Baltimore at the Towanda Community Center to help close the digital divide.
New funding rules adopted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development could greatly affect a successful program that provides a variety of services to veterans including a place to live.
There is little question about the value of Sgt. Major Richard E. Robinson to the famed Morgan State University ROTC program.
In an effort to help the local community, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) President and CEO Gordon F. May, Ph.D., is creating a task force comprised of students, faculty, staff, and members of the community to examine some of the underlying societal issues contributing to last spring's uprising in the city.
Thursday, November 5
Leaders of the nation’s major Black churches — representing nearly 13 million African-American members — presented over 10,000 pastors’ signatures to Congressional Black Caucus members in support of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
When Stephanie Hunter had to withdraw life support from her mother, her friends and family understood.
The injury to Steve Smith Sr. created a huge void for the Baltimore Ravens.
It may or may not have been the most delicate of phrasing, but President Obama made it clear what he thought was the message sent by the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team in its World Cup victory.
Wednesday, November 4
She hasn't played since shock defeat at the U.S. Open due to injury
She's seemingly almost superhuman on the tennis court -- and now Serena Williams says her "superhero sense" helped thwart the theft of her phone.
The Baltimore Ravens lost one of their most influential players when Steve Smith Sr. ruptured his Achilles tendon against the San Diego Chargers.
Tuesday, November 3
Richland County Senior Deputy Sheriff Ben Fields seemed to think the only way he could get a young black girl out of her seat was to fling her across the room.
Russell Simmons hasn’t slept much since news broke in mid-October that users of his RushCard couldn’t access their own money and were locked out of their accounts, due to a computer glitch, leaving some unable to make rent payments, pay utility bills or buy groceries for their families.
When making charitable donations, many people are quick to take out their checkbooks. While nonprofit organizations rely on the financial generosity of donors to meet their missions, many also accept noncash donations.
Author said they hope parents will start protesting advertising practices
Food companies have been increasing their advertising to children for chips and other junk foods, even as marketing of healthy snacks such as yogurt has not kept pace, according to a report released on Monday.
Matt Elam was handed a one game suspension by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Monday, November 2
An online petition to remove Raven-Symone from "The View" cites her "ignorant and self hating spiel"
Raven-Symone, the former Disney Channel star turned daytime talk show co-host, has enraged viewers and nonviewers of ABC's "The View" with some of her opinions, and the backlash is growing.
Do you love teaching and interacting with children? Are you a senior, aged 55 or older, looking to volunteer in Baltimore County?
House Speaker Paul Ryan pushed back Sunday against calls to expand paid family leave despite his own desire for a work-family balance in his new job.
The Baltimore Ravens came out on top when the game clock hit zero.