Friday, September 30
With all the shopping, baking, writing cards, hosting parties, school and community functions, the holiday season can be a stressful time for anyone. Many will say it is all worth it in order to spend a joyous time with family and friends.
The revised and updated second edition of “The Patapsco: Baltimore’s River of History” by Paul J. Travers, the main resource detailing this key American river's impact on Maryland and the nation has been released by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
During Fire Prevention Week, October 9 – 15, the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) will join the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) to remind residents “Don’t wait – check the date!” encouraging the replacement of ten year old smoke alarms. In conjunction with the Mall in Columbia, HCDFRS will also hold their second Fire Prevention Expo on Saturday, October 8, 2016, from noon to 2 p.m. located in the lower Sears parking lot.
Between 70 and 80 percent of individuals with poor reading skills in America are likely dyslexic and according to education and medical experts, as many as 20 percent of the population has a language-based learning disability.
As industries continue to thrive in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), schools around the region are actively implementing programs to prepare students for high-growth career fields.
Why can’t more of us see that economics is the key to our freedom and the answer to the problems we talk about all the time?
Anurudh Ganesan, age 16, of Clarksburg, Maryland, has been named a national winner of the 2016 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes.
Hackers swiped personal information associated with at least a half billion Yahoo accounts making it the biggest data breach in history to date.
“Women of Passion, Women of Purpose”
The Baltimore Times held its 2016 Positive People Awards reception at the Grand on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The theme for this year was “Women of Passion, Women of Purspose.” Women from various walks of life were recognized for their boldness and passion in living their dreams and serving others.
On September 24, 2016, over 1,000 people of all ages headed into Susan Campbell Park at the Annapolis City Dock to celebrate African-American history while seeing African dance performances, listening to eclectic music, sampling world foods, and patronizing artisan vendors at the 27th Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival.
With this vibrant new stamp design, the U.S. Postal Service continues its tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa.
Ava Denise Fields recalled the life-changing day that she went to the Howard Park Recreation Center in Baltimore.
The Baltimore Ravens are off to a 3-0 record this season. The ball seems to be bouncing their way for a change and the Ravens are winning close games because of it.
Thursday, September 29
In an effort to transform the narrative and negative perceptions of African women and children, Graça Machel, the former first lady of two African nations, recently established a first of its kind Pan African Women in Media Network (WIMN).
A bill for a pregnancy test when the patient's a man. Or a bill for a penile implant when the patient is a woman.
Photos surfaced that are said to be of a pregnant Jackson
Janet Jackson has not officially confirmed that she is pregnant, but some photos have surfaced that may give fans a clue.
President Barack Obama told CNN's Jake Tapper Wednesday that members of Congress made a "political vote" by voting overwhelmingly to override his veto of a measure that allows families of those killed during the 9/11 terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.
Wednesday, September 28
A group of middle-schoolers in New Jersey, all members of their school's student council, were dismayed by the performances of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the first showdown of this most unusual presidential campaign.
It's the end of an era for BlackBerry.
Artworks segment on September 29 profiles new MacArthur Genius grantee Joyce J. Scott
A profile of Baltimore-based multi-media artist Joyce J. Scott, who was honored last week with a national MacArthur Genius Award, airs during the Thursday, September 29 episode of Maryland Public Television’s Artworks series. The episode airs on MPT-HD at 8:30 p.m. The segment featuring Scott is also available for viewing online at mpt.org/joycescott.
Modern technology is improving every facet of our lives and the kitchen is no exception. By carefully outfitting your kitchen, your appliances can be safer, more efficient and give you versatility and precision as a home chef.
Tuesday, September 27
Keith Lamont Scott was killed by a police officer on Tuesday, September 20, in Charlotte, N.C. The officer, dressed in civilian clothing, said that Mr. Scott had a gun and that he did not follow verbal orders to put his hands up.
As America grapples with prescription opioid addiction, an epidemic shattering communities across our nation, healthcare providers face a challenging question: How can we help patients treat and manage their pain while reducing the risk of addiction?
James says he will stand for the national anthem during games this season
LeBron James has three children. And while his oldest, LeBron Jr. just started the sixth grade, that hasn't stopped the Cleveland Cavaliers forward from thinking about what it could be like if he was old enough to drive.
The arms race for better benefits at large employers has improved work life balance for thousands of workers, and one group in particular -- new parents.
Monday, September 26
Monday night's debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is shaping up as the climactic moment of this presidential campaign -- one that will re-shape the landscape until Election Day.
Ten years ago, Cameo Faust, a single mother of seven was working at an Atlanta-area McDonald’s, struggling to make ends meet and highly motivated to make a better life for herself and her family.
Westerns are one of Hollywood's most beloved genres -- but not one of its most diverse. That isn't the case with this weekend's "The Magnificent Seven."
There is a great deal at stake at the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. One of those things -- not nearly so significant as who will be the most powerful person in the world, certainly, but unquestionably there -- is the reputation of a news network.
The idea of erecting a museum that would highlight the contributions of African Americans first received public attention more than a century ago after Black veterans of the Civil War proposed the idea. But the real push occurred when Georgia Congressman John Lewis took up the mantle, securing the support of several of his colleagues. Finally, in 2003, then-President George W. Bush signed legislation that allowed the project to begin.
Friday, September 23
Georgina Aye focuses on creating 21st century leaders
The McGuire Group, LLC is hosting a veteran and civilian career fair on Thursday, October 6, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Comfort Inn Hotel & Conference Center located at 4500 Crain Hwy in Bowie, Maryland.
Getting your kids ready for school goes beyond outfitting them with pencils, pens and new clothes," said author and publisher David Bruce Smith. "The most important 'gift' you can give your child is a love for reading."
100,000 signatures of support must be received by September 28
The family of Marcus Garvey is seeking support from the public for their petition to secure a posthumous presidential pardon of the civil rights pioneer. At least 100,000 signatures of support are needed by September 28, 2016 via the White House's “We the People” platform to trigger the Obama administration's response to a request for the pardon of Garvey, who was indicted for mail fraud by a U.S. court in 1923.
Everything is FREE! The 11th annual Free Fall Baltimore presented by BGE takes place Saturday, October 1 through Monday, October 31, 2016. Free Fall Baltimore is a citywide celebration that offers hundreds of free arts & cultural events at participating venues throughout Baltimore City.
The struggles of an interracial marriage, families divided by race, religion and politics and the conversion of one Jewish woman to Islam are all upcoming segments that will be featured on Bishop T.D. Jakes’ new talk show which premieres on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on Monday, September 19 and is schedule to air Monday through Friday at 6 p.m.
BGE has announced that Maria Harris Tildon has joined the company’s board of directors. Tildon is the senior vice president for public policy and community affairs for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (“CareFirst”), the largest healthcare insurer in the Mid-Atlantic.
WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore’s NPR news station, announced the launch of a new local program, “Future City,” which will be hosted by best-selling author and Baltimore native Wes Moore.
Between the unemployment rate report that was released in early September, and the Census report on income and poverty that was released on September 13, President Obama and his team got great news about the economic status of the average worker.
Laughter is often said to be the best medicine. For Benjamin Clark, a 25-year-old local resident with sickle cell disease, comedian Tony Roberts has been the prescription that he has needed.
Just steps away from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall another dream has been realized. The doors to a museum devoted exclusively to the preservation and commemoration of African American life, history and culture will finally open.
Hello everyone, how are you? I hope everything is well with you.
The Morgan State School of Community Health & Policy has received a five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to implement a “Get SMART West Baltimore Drug Free Community Coalition,” Community Health and Policy Associate Professor Lorece Edwards said this week.
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) proudly asserts that, “We are the authentic voice of Black America.” We must use that voice as an urgent clarion call for a massive, historic and unprecedented Black American voter turnout on November 8, 2016 across the nation.
Whether it’s domestic violence, robbery, assaults, child abuse or any other crimes, victims suffer a great deal of physical and emotional harm.
Thursday, September 22
Issac Bailey: I've been quietly cheering on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick
Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan stood before the media on Tuesday and explained what should be obvious to anyone in America.
Last Saturday, we were pleased to witness, firsthand, President Barack Obama’s keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2016 Phoenix Awards Dinner; it was his final speech, as Commander-In-Chief, at the celebration that included Black members of Congress, celebrities, civil rights leaders, journalists and corporate partners.
Season 2 of the show ended with a cliffhanger, and now we know what happened
WARNING: This story contains spoilers about the Season 3 premiere of "Empire."
Tensions have resurfaced this week in the wake of another round of black men being shot by police.
As a second night of protests rent the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, a police officer from another town feeling the pain of an officer-involved shooting wrote an emotional and compassionate plea on Facebook.
Wednesday, September 21
Morgan State University’s Talmage Hill Field House was filled with scientific adventure and discovery for 200 Baltimore City children and their families at the 5th Annual Baltimore Stem Extravaganza on Saturday, September 10, 2016.
Reading Partners, the nonprofit national early literacy organization that relies on the support of community volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring to students in under-resourced elementary schools, has released its 2015-2016 impact reports which revealed that young Baltimore children are benefiting in a big way.
Tuesday, September 20
Serena Williams says she's sick and tired of playing at grand slams while injured.
Monday, September 19
"Lemonade" was nominated for four Emmys
Hold up Beyoncé, they don't love you like we love you.
In the span of thirty days, federal judges have scuttled voter suppression laws in North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas and North Dakota, giving voting rights advocates a few, much-needed victories for the blood and sweat wrought in their court battles and protests since the controversial United States Supreme Court decision in Shelby v. Holder.
Sitting in his parent's living room in suburban New York, Youtube food reviewer "ReportOFTheWeek" skeptically eyes his newest subject: Burger King's Cheetos Chicken Fries.
The fight for fair lending got a big boost on August 31 when a federal court rejected a payday loan collector’s attempt to evade consumer laws. The decision against CashCall, a California-based online payday and installment lender, upheld the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) authority to investigate and fine lenders for unfair, abusive or deceptive practices.
Friday, September 16
Apple fans are finally laying their hands on the brand new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Dangerous Donald Trump (DDT) might be a threat to our viability.
A black woman attending a Kraftwerk concert with her husband and 11-year-old son was dancing -- as most do at music shows -- and four white women behind her thought it was OK to pelt her with trash.
If our cars fatally malfunctioned as often as police officers shoot citizens, there would be a massive recall, pulling vehicles off the road, overhauling the engineering design, firing culpable employees and paying out settlements to consumers for injuries and deaths of family members.
Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to lace up their sneakers for the 8th Annual Marian House Race to Embrace Independence 5K Run/Walk and One-Mile Family Fun Run on Saturday, September 24, 2016.
Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative treatments and therapies for rare and orphan diseases says it has submitted a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting domestic marketing approval for its orally administered pharmaceutical grade L-glutamine treatment for sickle cell disease.
Price Rite, Feed the Children and The Salvation Army gave a whole new definition to “Food Drive” on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
While millions of children (and teachers) welcomed the call to go back to school in August and early September, all is not well in classrooms and school districts around the country.
In response to the recent ITT Tech closure, the Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) announced it will offer critical information to more than 600 of Maryland's displaced ITT Tech students. The goal is to offer options as well as concrete solutions on how to continue pursuing their higher education goals.
The Baltimore Ravens season opener was a game in which the team got to see two of their most important players return from injury. Both Steve Smith Sr. and Terrell Suggs ruptured their Achilles causing them to miss a significant portion of the 2015 season.
Thursday, September 15
A police officer shot and killed a 13-year-old black robbery suspect in Ohio's capital after the boy pulled a BB gun out of his waistband, police said, a shooting that city leaders said would be investigated thoroughly to determine if charges are warranted.
Are you ready to vote? Are you registered?
The National Park Service (NPS) opened the application period for new grants to preserve and highlight the sites and stories related to the African American struggle for equality in the 20th Century. Congress appropriated $8.0 million for this new grant program in FY 2016.
Proclaims September 11 – 17 "Telecommunications for All Week" in Maryland
Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland Relay, a public service provided by the state to assist people who are unable to use a standard telephone to make and receive calls, is now accepting applications for no-cost tablets through the Maryland Accessible Telecommunications (MAT) program.
Wednesday, September 14
The gumbo recipe cooked up by Disney was supposed to be fit for a princess.
The NBA MVP also said the he plans to stand for the national anthem during NBA games
Two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry said he backs Hillary Clinton for president and that he'll "most likely" stand for the national anthem during the NBA season, though he supports Colin Kaepernick's ongoing protest.
y parents divorced when I was nine. It was cool, because I spent a lot of time with my father and I got along well with my stepfather.
Apple users who were quick to download its latest iOS 10 software on Tuesday were subject to a major bug that left devices temporarily useless.
Tuesday, September 13
Running a household can be stressful, so finding a way to streamline your routine is a must.
After years of watching their incomes go nowhere, America's middle class finally got a big raise last year.
Simone Biles and Aly Raisman brought home more than just gold from Rio, they developed a lifelong friendship.
11th Annual Maryland Judiciary Art Contest focuses on resolving conflicts
The Maryland Judiciary is inviting young artists to help promote peacemaking in the 11th annual Conflict Resolution Day Student Bookmark Art Contest. The contest for Maryland students in grades K-8 celebrates national Conflict Resolution Day, which is Thursday, October 20, 2016.
The new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture contains an exhibit that features slave cabins, one that curator and museum specialist Mary Elliott called powerful.
“Thought he was just another smooth talking brother?” says an inquisitive Chicago mom. She’s repeating the words her daughter used to describe a colleague she’s meeting for a first date. Never have eight words been so inaccurate. That “he,” is a twenty-something Barack Obama. The daughter is Michelle LaVaughn Robinson. As this very romantic and intelligent film brings one of the world’s most famous relationships into view, it’s easy to see why Barack and Michelle are still in love.
Friday, September 9
The Ravens were the obvious choice for new return man Devin Hester
According to a five-year progress report the company released recently, Comcast’s acclaimed Internet Essentials program has helped connect 750,000 families or three million low-income Americans, to low-cost, high-speed Internet service at home.
The unemployment rate for black workers improved from 8.4 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. Even though the black jobless rate has decreased more than one percentage point since last year (9.4 percent in August 2015), it is still nearly double the white unemployment rate (4.4 percent).
It’s no secret that HIV disproportionately affects African-Americans.
Hello y’all! How are you enjoying this September weather so far?
Nearly one in every 365 African-American births result in a child born with Sickle Cell Disease.
In the early 1980s, Dunbar High School enjoyed one of the most successful basketball programs in the nation. Most would argue that the school’s 1981-82 team, the Dunbar Poets, were the best ever.
Just as her career began to take off, iconic soul diva Sharon Jones faced her greatest challenge – a life-threatening battle with cancer.
Tavon Mason hangs up cleats, starts foundation
Tavon Mason, a former National Football League wide receiver for the New York Jets hung up his cleats and embraced a new position. In stark contrast to his former position on the field, Mason is now the author of a children’s book.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) recently hired Raquel Whiting Gilmer as the first executive director of it’s OrchKids program.
School is back in session for students in Baltimore City and the surrounding counties.
Thursday, September 8
Hillary Clinton said she’s alarmed by the statistics.
Travis Rudolph is a wide receiver at Florida State University. In a school lunchroom, he could probably sit anywhere he wanted, and it would automatically become the cool kids' table.
I am really getting fed up with the constant drumbeat of criticism of Donald Trump’s campaign, especially the criticism coming from Black Republicans.
Wednesday, September 7
The iPhone 7 has arrived.
Charities working to get the kits processed, the cases investigated and prosecuted
Seven years after the discovery of 11,341 abandoned and unprocessed rape kits in a Detroit police warehouse, Shahida Mausi-Johnson sought out ways to somehow bring justice to the victims.
The unemployment rate for Black workers improved from 8.4 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. Even though the Black jobless rate has decreased more than a percentage point since last year (9.4 percent in August 2015), it is still nearly double the White unemployment rate (4.4 percent).
Your gut health affects more than just how your stomach feels. Recent scientific breakthroughs have uncovered links between the state of the gut microbiome and a range of human health issues such as obesity, diabetes, gastrointestinal disease, cardiovascular disease, immune system disorders, asthma and even cancer and its treatment.
Annan: Almost 800 million men, women and children won't have enough food to eat today
For the first time in human history, the end of hunger is well within our reach. While courageous and passionate individuals have been working to end this scourge for decades, a recent confluence of political will, public-private partnerships and funding has made this ambition possible.
Tuesday, September 6
If you are like most people, you could use more hours to get things done. But while the day isn’t getting any longer, there are plenty of ways to supercharge your routine and boost productivity, say lifestyle experts.
Cancer can affect anyone. Sometimes it strikes with no warning, while other times people may have a genetic predisposition
From the howls of outrage emanating from some corners of the Twittersphere, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Colin Kaepernick's stand (or rather, knee) against institutional racism in the US was the first time a sports venue had been used as a political platform.
Sean "Diddy" Combs is not surprised by his success.
Friday, September 2
Alumni from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Class of 1966 are participating in a class reunion website at http://classreport.org/usa/md/baltimore/bpi/1966/. No registration fees are required to join in the fun. Each class member has full participation privileges.
Nutritious lunches provide long lasting energy in the classroom
To help families stay healthy and to keep kids fueled during the busy summer season, Giant Food of Landover, Maryland is offering tips to build better school lunches in the fall.
For parents putting bright-eyed students on the bus for the very first time and for seasoned moms and dads who know the drill inside and out, gearing up for another year of school is a process.
To be young, gifted and black is a notable phrase wrought with many complications concerning the invisible glass ceiling considered difficult to break in a society where race and assumed perceptions of race are irrevocably interlinked.
Atom Tickets, the first of its kind theatrical mobile ticketing platform and app, has arrived in Baltimore and movie-goers can get a free ticket to their favorite film.
Ill-fitting borrowed clothing can distract a job seeker from putting their best foot forward, but the right outfit can make a world of difference. Success in Style (SIS) is a nonprofit, which helps job seekers in Anne Arundel County to dress in style for job interviews free of charge
More than 350 local residents and others braved the heat for the inaugural Klein’s ShopRite of Baltimore’s Barbecue Ribs Cook Off on Saturday, August 20, 2016.
It’s back-to-school time and thanks to Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Epsilon Omega Foundation, 700 Baltimore City school students will return outfitted with backpacks filled with supplies.
More than 100 youth, seniors and all ages in between spent the afternoon reaching back, ahead and across the years at the first “Bridging the Generational Gap” Luncheon sponsored by the St. John Mission and Outreach Ministry on Saturday, August 27, 2016.
Thursday, September 1
Governor Larry Hogan unveiled Maryland's new license plate design, which will feature the Maryland flag front and center.
Decadent desserts make the perfect capper to great meals.
The Baltimore City Board of Estimates approved a rate hike for city water bills Wednesday.