Tuesday, May 31
Uneven skin tone is a common, relatively harmless condition that affects millions of people. Hyperpigmentation (darkened areas) and hypopigmentation (lightened areas) are examples of uneven skin tone conditions that people often hope to alleviate.
Baltimore City Department of Public Works Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., announced that extended summer hours at three of the City’s Citizens’ Convenience Centers will go into effect on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.
Russell Simmons is just starting to regain a little normalcy in his life.
Mauritania, the West African country long thought to be home to the world's highest percentage of enslaved people, no longer holds that lamentable title, according to a report released late Monday.
Monday, May 30
Some of summer’s favorite moments happen right in your backyard: the sounds of children running around, the smells of fresh-cut grass and newly planted flowers, and the gathering of family and friends.
Friday, May 27
Thinking seasonal is always a recipe for success. The colors of the summer and sweet, tart, cool flavors of fruits of the season can decorate your table in creative, elegant and refreshing ways.
Local Participants Comprise Hometown Ceremony
The public is invited to Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens' annual Memorial Day celebration, which salutes the men and women of the armed forces who have paid the highest price in defense of the United States of America on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Hillen Road will be transformed into the biggest block party of the summer when Slide the City arrives on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Families and friends alike can slip and splash down the giant waterslide while onlookers enjoy the surrounding block party. Event organizers expect this year to be their best yet.
When it comes to consumer concerns, debt collection remains the top complaint most often reported to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Two newly released CFPB reports reveal which consumers are most at risk and the businesses most often identified in debt collection issues.
Safety Officials to Passengers:“Don’t Be Back Seat Killers”
Overlooking an isolated stretch of runway at Martin State Airport, officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Baltimore County Police and safety advocates witnessed a sudden and violent impact between two cars on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
Genetically modified mosquitoes could mean curtains for the Zika virus. New U.S. cases of Zika virus infections are continually being discovered, as the Food and Drug Administration looks to these high-tech mosquitos as a possible solution.
The National Memorial Day Concert will be broadcast live on PBS, on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 8 p.m. The free concert takes place right on the Capitol’s West Lawn.
Terra's Kitchen, the Baltimore-based, innovative meal-kit delivery service, which helps families and friends connect in the kitchen and around the table announces a partnership with the Ed Reed Foundation, led by Ed Reed, former Baltimore Raven Super Bowl Champion and Future Hall of Famer.
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau is expanding the Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program (MADAP) formulary to include medications for hepatitis C. This action enables MADAP clients to access treatments known to cure hepatitis C in as little as 12-24 weeks.
So many girls of color live in fear of their own beauty and potential because of the labels and limitations society imposes upon them.
In Greater Baltimore, Hepatitis C affects African Americans more than any other group, according to Joseph Cooke, a senior outreach worker at the Blalock 319 Hepatitis Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Chase Reed owns sneaker pawn shop in New York
Chase Reed, 18, recalled when he borrowed money from his father and handed over a pair of his tennis shoes.
College Bound Seniors and Chosen Schools Highlighted
College bound Edmondson-Westside High School seniors had the opportunity to showcase their higher education choices during ‘College Decision Day,’ a special program held at the school on Monday, May 23, 2016.
Maryland’s only public, college-preparatory boarding school, The Seed School of Maryland located at 200 Font Hill Avenue in Baltimore has named its campus for late philanthropists Ruth and Norman Rales.
The transition from inmate back into the community can be tough on the ex-offender, families and the neighborhood itself.
Thursday, May 26
Many new parents long for a full night of glorious, uninterrupted sleep yet shudder at the thought of letting their baby "cry it out," the sleep training method in which parents allow babies to cry themselves to sleep.
The Secretaries of Health and Mental Hygiene, Environment, and Natural Resources remind all Marylanders that National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week is the week before Memorial Day, from May 23-29, 2016.
Alix Idrache is from Haiti and calls his burgeoning military career an 'American Dream'
If you need proof that triumph can have many faces, look no further than this stunning photo of recent West Point graduate Alix Idrache.
Wednesday, May 25
I constantly tell my readers to always remember the key tenant of liberalism is “intent, not result.” To a liberal, the ends always justify the means.
Ithaca, like much of the country, has been touched by a heroin epidemic
Don't be fooled by the bucolic scenery or the leafy college campuses; Ithaca, New York has been rocked by the scourge of the heroin epidemic sweeping the United States.
Maryland Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder and Deputy Secretary Jim Eichhorst officially opened the 2016 Maryland’s Best Ice Cream Trail on May 20 at Woodbourne Creamery at Rock Hill Orchard in Mt. Airy.
Tuesday, May 24
For all their dueling ideologies, Senator Bernie Sanders and “presumptive Republican nominee” Donald Trump are two sides of the same coin. Both of them are angry, so intensely so, that they are inciting a destructive anger among their followers.
Routine medical screenings are an essential element of a healthy lifestyle.
Coppin State fell in extra innings to Norfolk State 7-6 and were eliminated from the 2016 MEAC Baseball Tournament on Monday, May 23rd at Perdue Stadium. Junior infielder Bryant Miranda led the Eagles with three hits, two runs scored, and an RBI as Coppin State outhit the Spartans (12-8).
Edward Nero sobbed upon hearing not guilty verdict in Freddie Gray case
Perhaps no one found Baltimore police Officer Edward Nero's not-guilty verdict Monday so surprising.
If you are like me, you sometimes find yourself surfing the Web when you are supposed to be doing something more important.
Monday, May 23
W. Kamau Bell: Those living off the grid find comfort, community away from modern life
Well, it's that time again. Every four years, like clockwork, the big talk pronouncements begin: the promises soon to be left unfulfilled, the bellicose hype that months from now will be long gone and gladly forgotten
The Johannesburg-based business worked with Facebook Africa to market the product on social media platforms
Is this the world's most Instagrammed coffee?
In Nairobi, Kenya, we follow an artist shedding light on the secrets of his city.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivers keynote to nearly 850 graduates
Morgan State University (MSU) recently celebrated its 140th Commencement featuring House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivering the keynote address before thousands of students, alumni, family, friends and invited guests in the Talmadge Hill Field House on the campus.
Holistic nursing is a growing field, and it's entirely possible that the role of holistic nurses will expand in the years to come.
Friday, May 20
Bank of America, in partnership with Self-Help Ventures Fund and Freddie Mac has announced the launch of its new Affordable Loan Solution™ mortgage, a conforming loan that provides low and moderate-income homebuyers access to a responsible lending product with counseling at affordable entry prices.
United Way of Central Maryland is recruiting Beyoncé fans to volunteer throughout the summer.
Maryland Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 15-21. This week, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is teaming up with the National Weather Service (NWS) and local emergency managers to promote citizen awareness and preparedness. Hurricanes can cause strong winds, heavy rain, and flooding.
The U.S. Navy faces a new threat on the high seas: As potential adversaries spend lavishly to boost their maritime capabilities, we're outgunned for the first time in modern history.
There is a crisis of monumental proportion in our so-called “black communities.”
In the rural parts of the East African nation of Kenya, waterborne illness is a leading cause of death for young children, and untreated water is dangerous to people of all ages.
Hello everyone, I hope everything is well. I have had an interesting week with my book signings and the wonderful show at the Avenue Bakery featuring live entertainment with John Wesley.
Scalp pulling hairstyles associated with traction alopecia
In a review of 19 studies, researchers at Johns Hopkins say they can confirm a “strong association” between certain scalp-pulling hairstyles— many common among African-Americans— and the development of traction alopecia, gradual hair loss caused by damage to the hair follicle from prolonged or repeated tension on the hair root.
The Baltimore Ravens have always made a point of showing appreciation for the military.
The first Economic Inclusion Conference and Business Showcase held at Coppin State University proved a hit with organizers and stakeholders alike.
Stroke is a very common medical problem throughout the United States and worldwide.
Students at Fallstaff Elementary/Middle School were “electrified” with excitement after learning their school was the winner of the third annual “Adventures of Captain Mercaptan℠,” BGE Natural Gas Safety Hero Challenge.
Thursday, May 19
A male friend of mine moved to my city for a six-month work assignment. To welcome him to the area, I took him to dinner and introduced him to my local friends.
Saving money can be hard for any parent, but especially so for parents who are raising their children in single-parent households. Single parents face hurdles that parents in dual-parent households may not encounter, and many of those hurdles involve finances.
Friday, May 20 is Bike to Work Day. If you're looking for a reason to ride, consider this: biking to work could up your pay grade, lift your mood, and land you a promotion.
#CBSSoWhite? Twitter seems to think so.
Wednesday, May 18
As environmental issues continue to garner more attention across the globe, certain concerns that represent the public's collective unease continue to emerge.
President Obama said in his recent remarks that Harriet Tubman would likely greet the news she was on the $20 with little fanfare.
The Black unemployment rate ticked down from 8.9 percent in March to 8.8 percent in April and Black men showed gains in the labor market, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.
In a 1997 interview with CNN's Larry King, Tina Turner talks about her life in music and reveals why she no longer lives in the United States.
Tuesday, May 17
You know you're doing something right when Mark Zuckerberg namechecks you.
Long-lost relatives -- or those claiming to be -- often materialize after the death of a wealthy celebrity, maybe seeking a piece of the proverbial pie.
Oklahoma City's beloved NBA star Kevin Durant gave some frustrated Paramedics quite the assist.
fficer Edward Nero is charged with second-degree intentional assault and other charges
Edward Nero, the second Baltimore police officer to stand trial in the Freddie Gray case, had no hand in taking Gray down to the ground the day he was arrested, a fellow officer and defendant testified Monday.
Two Black productions, “Hamilton” with 16 nominations and “Shuffle Along” with 10 nominations, lead the pack for the prestigious Tony awards for 2016. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” has not only been the hottest ticket on Broadway it has topped the most nominations for any production, breaking all records in Broadway history.
Monday, May 16
Doctors are increasingly aware of the importance of religion for the well-being of their patients
Many Americans say they attend church because it helps them stay grounded and gives them spiritual guidance. A new study suggests that regular attendance may also help increase their lifespan.
On Wednesday a federal grand jury indicted former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager on charges of violating the civil rights of Walter Scott. Scott was a 50-year-old black man who had been pulled over in North Charleston by Slager for a broken tail light last April.
Actor Wendell Pierce was arrested in Atlanta over the weekend, police said.
Salaries in the workplace have long been a hot-button issue for women.
Friday, May 13
Auditions to be held June 4, 2016
Have you ever dreamed of being in a ghetto wedding?
One year after the civil unrest that rocked the city of Baltimore to its foundations, there is one question that remains unanswered: What steps are being taken to address the root economic problems that were, and continue to be, the kindling that fuels the types of infernos that overtook the city last year?
Dive into the world of kids’ literature focused on African Americans and people of other ethnicities on Saturday, May 14 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in downtown Baltimore.
Keesha Boyd posted a photo of herself posing in front of her family’s television on her company’s website. She was just three-years-old when the photo was taken.
Shauna Larmore, owner of SKN Credit Services, is a Glen Burnie resident who is on a mission to remind others about the benefits of having good credit.
Every day, the news carries another story about violence entering ordinary people’s lives.
Maria Thompson acknowledges a poorly kept secret: Coppin State University has had its share of enrollment problems.
Recovering from a major stroke is no easy task. However, connecting with a rehabilitation facility can make that fight a lot less daunting.
Around 20 women spent an evening sharing memories of the mothers and grandmothers they have lost at the annual Remembering Mothers Tea hosted on May 5 by Chesapeake Life Center, a program service of Hospice of the Chesapeake.
At the 68th Second District Conference, held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland from April 28 – May 1, 2016, Pi Omega Chapter, Graduate Chapter of Baltimore, received a chapter award and several members received individual recognition.
Dr. Kimberly Brown of Amethyst Technologies
In elementary school, Dr. Kimberly Brown enjoyed solving puzzles and became interested in science after going to a chemistry camp at Walbrook High School. Reflecting back on her high school years, Dr. Brown recalled her love for math and science.
I had the good fortune last week to spend some time in Washington, D.C. with about a dozen former members of Congress.
This Arbor Day, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) is helping customers with their landscaping by providing free trees to customers through the Energy Saving Trees Program.
Starting Saturday mornings on May 14, 2016, set your alarm clocks to get to the Annapolis Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday morning, now through the fall.
Thursday, May 12
Spring is peak home-buying season, but for some, a low credit score may make it difficult for their dream home to become a reality.
Buy local and enjoy fresh flavor
The notion of buying local can be applied in various ways, but perhaps no way is as satisfying as buying local foods.
In the space of a day, Britain's two most powerful people -- Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister David Cameron -- have been publicly reminded of the perils of a hot mic.
Wednesday, May 11
In the next trial of a Baltimore police officer in the Freddie Gray case, it won't matter what the jury thinks; there won't be one.
Nutrition and flavor packed into one simple dish
Chickpeas are loaded with protein and fiber, making them a healthy addition to just about anyone's diet.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta says most of the blame belongs to American doctors
Veteran doctors don't need a blood test to tell when someone is on the verge of a drug overdose.
Tuesday, May 10
Those who have followed my writings know that I have been and will continue to be very critical of my Republican Party over the lack of real engagement with the Black community.
The city of Ferguson, Missouri, swore in Delrish Moss as its first African-American police chief on Monday.
The female, African-American cadets raised eyebrows for posing with fists in the air
It's a time-honored tradition at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York -- graduating seniors in small groups don their ceremonial high-collared uniforms and pose for a photo in front of historic Nininger Hall
Monday, May 9
If you haven’t picked up a copy of “I Put a Spell on You: The Autobiography of Nina Simone,” now is a good time to read it and let Simone reflect on her life, with her own enlightening words.
Malia Obama deserves congratulations. Admitted to Harvard University, she has decided to take a gap year, a mature choice that many students make when they want a break between intense and competitive studies and college.
President Barack Obama warned against a culture of political correctness on college campuses Saturday as he urged students at Howard University to engage in the political process at the local level.
Now you're just showing off, Noah and Emma.
Friday, May 6
On May 2, 2016, a funding announcement by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) drew little attention in the local media, but will have reverberations for years to come for Baltimore City’s efforts to end homelessness. HUD announced the second phase of its annual awards for homeless services to jurisdictions throughout the country.
Bryan Andrew crests to new heights as radio hit ‘Overflow’ floats to number 14 on Billboard Gospel Airplay Chart
Singer Bryan Andrew Wilson’s latest radio hit “Overflow (Let Your Spirit)” swam from #17 to #14 on this week’s Billboard Gospel Airplay chart. It also makes its debut at #20 on the magazine’s Hot Gospel Songs hybrid chart that combines digital sales, streaming and airplay.
Performances include original choreography by dance company members
Anne Arundel Community College’s dynamic AACC Dance Company will present “Spring Migration” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 6-7, 2016, in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater of the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 will be a day Kyair Butts won’t soon forget.
The Baltimore Ravens needed to add a cornerback that can cover smaller, shifty slot receivers. The team had an abundance of picks in the 2016 NFL Draft and used one of their picks on a local product from Potomac High School in Oxon Hill.
One hundred one years ago, Booker T. Washington penned a letter to the editors of America’s leading black newspapers. In it, he contended that health, more than any other measure, was the single most important aspect to achieving progress and parity for African-Americans.
Hello everyone, it is “Mother’s Day Weekend” and I am going to inform you on a few places you can take that special lady in your life. There will be several choices. Hopefully I will see you at one of them.
Over 100,000 Comcast NBCUniversal employees, their families, friends and community partners came together to beautify and improve project sites globally, during the end of National Volunteer Month.
A gospel choir sang “We’ve Come this Far by Faith,” as Reverend Dr. Donte’ L. Hickman, Sr., senior pastor of Southern Baptist Church; Governor Larry Hogan and other community leaders celebrated the opening of the Mary Harvin Senior Center on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
The statistics are eye opening! Of the 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes that befall Americans each year, about 44 percent of the victims are African-American males and 48 percent are black women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Thursday, May 5
Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson deserves high props.
Graduation is an exciting time in the lives of students. After years in the classroom preparing for life after school, graduation marks a time when students are finally ready to enter the "real world" and land their first professional job.
Once again, two nights ago, liberal hypocrisy was on full display at the White House Correspondents’ Association’s (WHCA) annual dinner.
Sorry folks, there were no winning jackpot tickets sold for Wednesday's Powerball.
Wednesday, May 4
Parents, students say sickouts latest in line of frustrations
Shoniqua Kemp took her 15-year-old and 18-year-old to the museum on Tuesday morning. It wasn't a weekend and there was no school trip. In fact, there was no school at all.
Addiction specialist's son flew to Minnesota to meet with Prince, newspaper said
Prince was scheduled to discuss treatment with an eminent opioid addiction specialist's team the day he died, the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper reported.
Baltimore police are asking for your help finding a missing elderly man.
Nation’s largest preservation organization partners with Morgan State University to protect historic buildings on campus
In the latest significant effort towards preserving the rich cultural legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the National Trust for Historic Preservation recently named Morgan State University a National Treasure.
The Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners today named Sonja B. Santelises, Ed.D. Chief Executive Officer of Baltimore City Public Schools.
On Friday, May 6, 2016, hundreds of law enforcement officers and firefighters, dignitaries and members of the community, family and friends will gather at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens for the 31st Annual Fallen Heroes Day, a day set-aside to honor and remember those who died in the line of duty.
Tuesday, May 3
A Chicago woman is sharing her secret to a long life as she celebrates her 100th birthday.
There's a new Barbie in the town. Her name is Misty Copeland.
Rescuers found baby uninjured, detected breathing beneath rubble
A baby girl has been rescued after 80 hours trapped in the rubble of a collapsed residential building in the Kenyan capital, in what emergency workers are hailing as a miracle.
Couples planning their weddings realize pretty quickly just how expensive weddings can be. Depending on where couples tie the knot, the costs can stretch into the tens of thousands of dollars, leaving many young men and women to scramble to find ways to trim costs without trimming quality.
Monday, May 2
Gifts and flowers are a nice way to show mom you care on Mother’s Day. But this year, consider adding deeper meaning to the holiday (which falls on May 8) with these ideas:
The Obama family plans to stay in Washington while Sasha finishes high school
Malia Obama, the oldest of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama's two daughters, will attend Harvard University.
President Barack Obama appeared at his final White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday night, taking aim at everything from the media to the Republican Party to Donald Trump.
Passengers should expect significantly reduced schedule
As cleanup of a hazardous material continues following this morning’s CSX train derailment in Washington, D.C., the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is alerting commuters of reduced service and expected delays tomorrow (May 2) on the MARC Brunswick Line.
Coppin State baseball split a pair of games in a double header at Hawks field on Saturday, April 30th.
Among students enrolled in a City Schools pre-k program, 48.1 percent were ready for kindergarten compared to 45 percent statewide, based on results on the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) released by the Maryland State Department of Education on April 26, 2016.