Monday, February 29
Melissa Harris-Perry will not be back on MSNBC.
Add some homegrown flavor to your winter meals. From micro-greens to tomatoes, it is possible to grow produce indoors.
The company offered to pay $10,000 to charity over the error
Who knew a tattoo could lead to such an embarrassing gaffe?
"Spotlight" grabbed the limelight at Sunday's 88th Academy Awards.
Sunday, February 28
There is nothing new about #OscarsSoWhite. Once upon a time, Hollywood’s diversity battle stretched as far as The White House.
Friday, February 26
Hello my good friends, I just want you to know, I truly appreciate you. I say that because during this Black History Month I had book signings at Lexington Market, The Avenue Market and the Hollins Street Market and I met many fans of my “Rambling Rose” column. You know who you are and I just want to thank you for coming by to support me. I have nothing but love for you.
When deciding on a black history project for her fourth grade class at Calvin and Rodman Elementary School, Naadir Billingsley took into account how the students would connect to the project and she used their background knowledge to enhance the learning experience.
As college students and families, pack for Spring Break vacations that might take them to popular destinations where the Zika virus is being spread by mosquito, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is reminding them to exercise caution.
My birth daughter, Amber Marie Rose, was killed when a dysfunctional ignition switch in her General Motors (GM) vehicle caused her car's engine and electrical system to shut down and disable its air bags.
Louis S. Diggs has spent nearly a lifetime helping to preserve African-American history in Baltimore County.
Film airs February 29
Comcast, Smithsonian Channel and Major League Baseball partnered to present a private, premiere screening of “The Hammer of Hank Aaron.” The screening took place on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture located at 830 E. Pratt Street in Baltimore.
The Lambda Delta Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. of Anne Arundel County has partnered with Georgetown East Elementary School in Annapolis to host a free youth symposium entitled “Building Partnerships to Support Our Youth” on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hyundai Motor America President and Chief Executive Officer David L. Zuchowski announced this week that Erwin Raphael has been appointed as General Manager for Genesis Motors USA.
Even though working women comprise 50 percent of Maryland’s workforce, data on income disparity shows that the typical man makes more than $58,000 a year, while women make $50,480.
The Baltimore Ravens brass are in Indianapolis this week for the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine. NFL personnel will frequently have discussions with player representatives. Most of the talk will be about the upcoming free agency period, which starts on March 9, 2016.
Maryland among states to implement score change and other enhancements
In 1942, the original GED® test was released. Since that time, the GED (General Educational Development) test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs for more than 20 million graduates. The GED Test is a United States high school equivalency test, and is delivered in over 60 countries around the world.
Thursday, February 25
Honor among thieves? Not with this bunch. These guys are playing a mean duplicitous game, and as they do, you can’t guess who will survive. That’s the mark of a solid, tense cop/crime/thriller. A good one will keep you speculating, until the last bullet leaves its chamber.
I'm not angry about Dr. Ben Carson's latest comments about President Barack Obama for one reason only; they've instead pushed me into a state of mourning as I watch the continued diminishment of a man who had long been a living, breathing icon of Black History Month all by himself.
Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay damages to the family of a woman who died of cancer she said was caused by the company's talcum powder.
Blackgirlmagic is being used among black women to celebrate their power and beauty
Coming of age in the early '90s, Marcia Smith says, her mother made sure she would grow up to be a proud black woman, instilling in her from a young age what it means to love yourself, culture and heritage.
Wednesday, February 24
One thing is for sure; Black folks are enjoying this latest political mating dance with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Sanders is discovering Black people in South Carolina and Georgia, and Clinton has reopened the “leading Blacks” vault to rediscover their loyalty and willingness to present her to the Black electorate one mo’ time, y’all.
Crews: "It affected everything. My wife was literally like, 'I don't know you anymore' "
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" actor Terry Crews is opening up about his addiction to pornography, which he says "really, really messed up my life."
Time is one of those magical dimensions of the human experience. At certain instances it seems like there is not enough of it. And at others, it seems like the moment lasts forever.
Tuesday, February 23
Dear Alma, I hope I can explain this right, because I really need your help.
Michelle Alexander, the brilliant author of The New Jim Crow, writes in The Nation – that Hillary Clinton does not “deserve” the Black vote. She makes a strong case. She reminds us that the Bill Clinton administration yielded a draconian crime bill and welfare “deform” (I call it “deform” instead of reform because the Clinton changes made a bad system worse) that demonized poor women. While Bill and Hillary Clinton are two different people, Alexander uses Hillary quotes to illustrate the ways she supported her husband’s policies.
“On the track, there is no Black and White, just fast and slow. For those 10 seconds you are free,” says Jesse Owens (Stephan James) in this very moving and inspiring bio/sports movie that captures the essence of this legendary athlete’s life, challenges and achievements. Race is a history lesson, personal profile and a crowd pleaser.
Some officers urged a boycott after her Super Bowl show
Beyoncé is getting some high-profile support from Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Monday, February 22
An analysis of studies of organic meat, milk find they contains more omega-3 fatty acids that nonorganic options
Fatty fish, nuts and vegetable oils get high marks in the nutrition department because they are rich in "good" fat. Red meat and milk may also be a good source of these polyunsaturated fats, and according to research, organic products have more of them than the conventional nonorganic options
Issac Bailey: Political analysts are comparing new Trump ad on young black man killed by immigrant to the infamous Willie Horton ad
Jamiel Shaw, Sr. is supporting Donald Trump for president.
In 2014, McLaurin began a social media campaign to meet the Obamas
Virginia McLaurin waited all her life to see an African-American in the White House. So, when she finally got a chance to meet President Obama, the 106-year-old woman couldn't contain her excitement.
Friday, February 19
Something weird happened on February 13, 2016, at the Republican debate in South Carolina. Donald Trump went after Jeb Bush over the record of his brother, former President George W. Bush.
Viewers of the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards earlier this month may have noticed a bold and new look emanating from the network that carried the popular program.
Neighborhoods and community-based non-profits can receive up to $1,000
Neighborhoods and community-based non-profits can receive up to $1,000
Wells Fargo & Company recently commissioned Atlanta-based artist Keith Rosemond II to create six original illustrations depicting the African American experience.
Before composing music and climbing onto a stage, Benny Russell says he listens to the voices of several trailblazing African-Americans.
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve appointed Ken Banks, Founder and CEO of Banks Contracting Company Inc., to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Board of Directors. Banks’ three-year term as a Board of Director for the Baltimore Branch began January 1, 2016.
When he attended Morgan State University decades ago, circumstances were such that Calvin E. Tyler Jr. couldn’t afford to stay in school.
It’s an unusual sight that gets both five-year-olds and 95-year-olds alike excited.
Since 2008, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC), through its partnership with the local chapter of the League of Women Voters, has registered more than 2,500 voters (and counting) through on-campus voter registration drives held during the school year.
Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta loves the game of football so much that he is set to make another comeback attempt after suffering two devastating hip injuries. He didn’t play last season as he continued to work his way back from a dislocated hip.
The world’s first African-American Rolls Royce car dealer got there through hard work and perseverance, but only after disappointing his family.
Jalen Bailey was four years old when his mother, Dr. DeAnna Bailey, became tired of letting her son watch entertaining cartoons that lacked educational value and positive images of African-American people. Bailey, 34, remarked that educational programs on television were not captivating. With the exception of finding a few old films after searching online, Bailey’s options for something for Jalen to watch remained sparse.
Thursday, February 18
Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale, the inspiration behind the show "The Wire," has died in a federal prison. He was 54.
Avoiding pregnancy is not an absolute evil," the Pope says
Pope Francis indicated contraceptives may be used to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, despite the church's longstanding ban on most forms of birth control.
Warning: You might want to put that caramel latte down before reading this.
Wednesday, February 17
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell took a pay cut of nearly $1 million during his tumultuous 2014-15 season, according to a new tax filing.
What ever happened to putting a woman on the $10 bill?
Are you experiencing heart palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue and discomfort around your heart? You could be experiencing atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder. Recognizing signs and symptoms is essential to early diagnosis and effective treatment.
Understanding the evolving job market can help you focus your energy productively and land a coveted new job.
Tuesday, February 16
Few sandwiches are more widely enjoyed than BLTs. When hosting parties, hosts often look for foods that will appeal to their guests, which makes BLTs a great appetizer option.
Advice to pregnant women to not overdo it on fish is getting an endorsement from new research.
Nick Cocchi would like to be the sheriff of Hampden County, an Eastern Massachusetts county of half a million people. Springfield, Massachusetts, a city that is about 22 percent African American, is the county seat. Eastern Massachusetts (and indeed, much of New England) is experiencing the devastating fallout from the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic.
While Sen. Bernie Sanders was in New York City dining with the Rev. Al Sharpton and courting the Black vote, Hillary Clinton scored a major coup in the nation’s capital by earning the endorsement of the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee (CBC PAC), an organization that works to increase the number of African-Americans in the U.S. Congress and also supports non-Black candidates who champion the interests of minorities.
Monday, February 15
The 47th annual NAACP Image Awards was a hit at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif., as Black entertainers showed their support for one another and the show, while some expressed concerns over the lack of diversity in other major award shows like the Academy Awards.
Hi Alma. My name is K. I’ve been with my boyfriend almost 4 years. He works but doesn’t make enough to help me.
Oh, Kanye West. Wow. Even by your attention-grabbing standards, this was a night to remember. Or maybe to forget.
President Barack Obama has said he will nominate someone to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court
President Barack Obama plans to nominate a new Supreme Court justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia, despite Senate Republican leaders indicating that person will not get a vote this year.
Friday, February 12
“Jazz Singers” opened on Thursday, February 11, 2016 in the Performing Arts Reading Room Foyer on the first level of the Library’s James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C.
The National Aquarium, in partnership with the Enoch Pratt Free Library System and alongside Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, announced the launch of the Read to Reef Book Club.
Fifth year of honoring individuals and organizations statewide
Returning for a fifth year, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced that his office is accepting nominations for the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award.
While the mystical cupid is shooting his arrow directly at the hearts of couples whose love seems blind on Valentine’s Day, some have called the day after the beginning of spats and even divorce.
In the United States, St. Valentine's Day is celebrated widely with candy, flowers and private expressions of affection. I proposed to my wife on Valentine's Day and my kindergartner daughter, who was born on its eve, observes it with heartfelt cards to friends and family.
Six time Grammy-nominated R&B singer, author, philanthropist and internationally renowned film star Tyrese Gibson joins Coca-Cola to help inspire and empower teens to strive for their highest potential through the 2016 Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program.
Bernie Sanders raised $20 million with the average donation being just $27.00.
Hello everyone, I hope all is well and the snow around your home is all melted so you can go out and enjoy life. I want to say Happy Valentine’s Day to all the lovebirds who read my column.
Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.
John Elway and the Denver Broncos recently won the Super Bowl under the guidance of head coach Gary Kubiak. Kubiak may never have been a viable option had it not been for John Harbaugh who stumbled upon the recently fired coach before the 2014 season.
On February 6, 2016, approximately 220 children, women and men showed up at The Salvation Army’s warehouse, located at 400 East 29th Street in Baltimore to receive new winter boots, socks and a catered lunch through Toyota Motor North America’s “Walk In My Boots” community outreach project.
Event encourages women to take their health to heart
Twelve years ago, Saint Agnes Hospital started Red Dress Sunday, an innovative, faith-based health education program designed by the hospital to raise awareness of the devastating effects of heart disease among women.
When Herb Massie was growing up in Sandtown, he exhibited drawing talent at five years old and aspired to become an artist.
Tyson Lin didn’t exactly know what he wanted to do with his life after finishing high school in 2014.
Thursday, February 11
I am looking forward to November 8, 2016, and to voting for Hilary Rodham Clinton to lead these United States.
Terror groups in sub-Saharan Africa are pursuing their fundamentalist agenda with deadly ambition
From rural settlements in the hinterlands of the African Savannah, to plush hotels in bustling metropolises, terror groups in sub-Saharan Africa are pursuing their fundamentalist agenda with deadly ambitions.
Questions about a fitness tracker malfunction leads to a big announcement
A New York husband was stumped as why his wife's Fitbit was acting funny.
Wednesday, February 10
Black History Month, sometimes referred to as African American History Month, is a federally recognized month-long commemoration of the achievements of African Americans and the roles they have played in shaping United States history.
Millions of North Americans are struggling to make ends meet, and data suggests many adults are living paycheck to paycheck.
If you’re looking for an unconventional protagonist, with a potty mouth and devilish mind, fly to the theaters to see Deadpool. Or at least walk.
Hours after claiming a decisive victory over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is planning to meet in New York City with none other than the Rev. Al Sharpton, a move that is sure to rattle Clinton's advisors and the candidate herself.
Tuesday, February 9
Instagram account was created by Haneefa Adam, a Nigerian medical student
Barbie has had another makeover. This time as a hijab-wearing Muslim.
Some took offense to racial imagery in Beyonce's "Formation" video
Call it a backlash against the backlash.
It could mean the difference between life and death for more than 1,000 people in the United States each year.
Monday, February 8
Hyundai has a real deal waiting for you in its showrooms. The 2016 Elantra Value Edition won’t be around long. It will be replaced by the 2017 model that goes on sale this spring and we hope the value edition bites the dust with the new model.
Famed Baltimore Attorney William “Billy” Murphy Jr., has filed a federal class action lawsuit alleging a pattern of behavior by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, the mayor and other officials that Murphy said violated the constitutional rights of those who are being forced to pay for clean water but have never received it.
The photo has been retweeted more than 18,000 times
When Kaylan Mahomes posted a recent car selfie with her twin, Kyla, and their mother, the social media world went into confusion.
Friday, February 5
Even if your team isn’t playing in the big game, you can still come out a winner with a tasty viewing party recipe. Plan your menu ahead of time so you can be confident you’ll score big with a spread that leaves guests cheering long after the game has ended.
To commemorate Black History Month in February, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has assembled a wealth of information in a single portal on its data rich website, offering important resources to the researcher of African American ancestry.
The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) promised to improve the delivery of healthcare services in America— especially for historically disadvantaged communities that suffer high rates of chronic illness.
Comcast Business’ National Program for startups and entrepreneurs returns for the third year
Comcast Business announced that for the third consecutive year, the company will seek out the nation’s most innovative startup companies and entrepreneurs to participate in its Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs competition.
I can hear the backroom discussion now: “We can save money if we stop taking our drinking water from Lake Huron and start using water from the Flint River instead.”
Opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) proudly announces the opening of its popular traveling exhibition of the work of photojournalist Paul Henderson on February 2, 2016 at Morgan University's James E. Lewis Museum of Art.
Features interviews with Bono, Eric Clapton, Aaron Neville, John Mayer, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Ringo Starr, and more
B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most influential and celebrated blues musicians of all time. From his roots as a sharecropper’s son, working in the cotton fields of Mississippi, he rose to become a living legend the most renowned blues singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer of the past 40 years — earning the moniker ‘King of the Blues.’
Dr. Makaziwe Maki Mandela and her daughter Tukwini Mandela have found another way in which to carry on the legendary legacy of their family’s name.
Ava, Shauna, Stephanie and Gia are best friends who help each other through the highs and lows of life.
Growing up in the Cherry Hill section of Baltimore in the mid-20th century, Deborah Johnson remembers when the local hardware store was transformed during the holidays into a Christmas wonderland.
The Baltimore Ravens have benefited from having a familiar trio on special teams over the last few seasons. Justin Tucker has been the kicker since 2012; Sam Koch has been the Ravens punter since 2006; and rounding out the group is long snapper Morgan Cox.
Thursday, February 4
I’m pregnant! My husband and I are overjoyed but, I was planning on changing jobs in the very near future.
DeRay Mckesson is a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement
Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson filed to run for mayor of Baltimore on Wednesday night, joining a crowded Democratic primary race hours ahead of the registration deadline.
Wednesday, February 3
Devin Allen was an amateur photographer when protests began in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray
Demonstrators marched through the streets of Baltimore, as they had for the past week. Devin Allen, then an amateur photographer, was among them.
On Wednesday, the President will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore
Seeking to rebut what he views as perilous election-year bombast about Muslims, President Barack Obama heads Wednesday to a mosque in Baltimore, his first visit to such a site in the United States.
When business mogul and founder of the RushCard, Russell Simmons, arrived in Flint early Monday morning to deliver cases of bottled water door-to-door, he did so with a minimal amount of fanfare.
Tuesday, February 2
One in 10 women reported drinking alcohol during pregnancy in a recent study
More than three million women in the U.S. are exposing their babies to alcohol during development -- because they don't know they're pregnant.
Evelyn Chumbow was a victim of labor trafficking from ages nine through 18
There are times when I feel like screaming, on behalf of all human trafficking survivors, "We need jobs, not pity!"
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin insisted Monday that she "never blamed" President Barack Obama for her son's recent arrest on domestic violence charges.
In an effort to assist local Baltimore residents in need of energy efficiency upgrades, volunteers from Morgan State University teamed up with representatives from GRID Alternatives, the U.S. Department of Energy, the City of Baltimore, Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, and other community organizations to bring clean energy to select homes.
Monday, February 1
Bitter cold temperatures have hit Baltimore and pets are in danger from being out in the cold just as much as humans are
"Let me get this straight. Idris Elba can't play James Bond, but it's OK for Joseph Fiennes to play Michael Jackson?"
Comptroller Peter Franchot announced that his office would suspend processing electronic tax returns from several Liberty Tax Service franchise locations in the Baltimore metropolitan area due to a high volume of questionable returns received.