Thursday, August 31
Today's American dad is slightly older -- roughly 3½ years -- than his counterpart from four decades ago, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Human Reproduction. The average age of a father of a newborn in the United States increased from 27.4 years old to 30.9 years old between 1972 and 2015, found Stanford University School of Medicine researchers led by Dr. Michael Eisenberg.
For years, augmented reality has been the stuff of science fiction.
Escape rooms are having a moment. They're the No. 1 local activity for a number of cities around the world on TripAdvisor, and they've been featured on reality shows such as "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." But don't worry if you've never heard of them; this is your explainer.
Wednesday, August 30
Don’t download links to fake FBI questionnaire!
Tuesday, August 29
Some motorcycles took to the open roads to raise money for a boy in Wayne County.
"Elderly couple trapped on roof at this address."
Rescuers continue to pull people from rising floodwaters. The traumatized and weary evacuees often have nothing but the soaked clothes on their backs. Aid groups are scrambling to provide shelter, emergency services and hope.
Harvey, Katrina’s Big Brother has Arrived
It has been a good span of fair weather in the Gulf Coast of the United States. However, that lull has ended.
Building Stronger Communities at the Sixth Annual Hamptons Summer Benefit
$300,000 was raised at the recent UNCF “A Mind Is . . .” Hamptons Summer Benefit benefiting deserving New York area students. More than 400 guests attended the Aug. 5-6 benefit weekend events, which were held at the private residences of Nancy Silberkleit, co-CEO of Archie Comics, and Lyn and E.T. Williams Jr., Frank Baker, co-founder and managing partner of Siris Capital Group, LLC and Dr. Ronald A. Johnson, president of Clark Atlanta University, were honored with the Keepers of the Flame award for being champions of diversity and education.
NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) Announces Winner of DC-Baltimore Metro BizCamp Held This Summer
Young entrepreneurs earned seed capital for their future during this summer program sponsored by Citi Foundation
From June through August, in 10 cities across the United States, including DC-Baltimore Metro, NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) hosted BizCamps® to students, ages 13 to 18, from under-resourced communities. Students created a business idea and then worked to complete a business plan, all the while activating their entrepreneurial mindset. At the end of camp, young entrepreneurs presented their business plans to a panel of judges in a competition to win seed capital.
Monday, August 28
"I've been on the low / I been taking my time / I feel like I'm out of my mind / It feel like my life ain't mine / Who can relate?"
Energy bars are a convenient source of nutrition and come in a wide variety of flavors to satisfy different palates. They are often fortified with vitamins and minerals, which can help fill nutritional gaps.
Google has a new feature designed to help people suffering from depression.
Sunday, August 27
Facebook's emoji offerings have become a little bit more diverse, but the changes may leave some families wanting.
Saturday, August 26
Dutch designer Joris Laarman has built his career through emerging technologies like 3D printing and robotics.
Friday, August 25
In the summer of 2011, Comcast Corporation unveiled the Internet Essentials program for low-income families.
On the Northeast side of Baltimore, a youth boxing club is steadily earning a reputation as one of the city’s premier recreation locations for developing young boxers, while serving as a "safe haven" for at-risk youth.
Hello everyone! Hope you have enjoyed your summer so far as much as I have, but it is not over yet.
When Chavela Bell (also known as VelaRae) isn’t painting, she is active at her Bay Ridge Christian Church where she teaches Sunday School, singing and leading youth group programs.
Prior to the displays of hatred and the tragic loss of Heather Heyer, a young woman who seemingly embraced the virtues of healing, a transformation was taking place in Charlottesville, Virginia.
When we hear that the Neo-Nazi movement is coming to our town, most of us naturally feel called or pushed to some kind of action.
The Reverend M. Dion Thompson has joined St. Anne’s of Annapolis as the Associate Priest for Pastoral Care.
Junior Achievement of Central Maryland Inc. (JA), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating young people to succeed in a rapidly changing economy, kicked off its partnership with Living Classrooms Foundation by hosting Snowball City, a classic Baltimore snowball stand run by middle school students from the UA House at Fayette summer camp entrepreneurship program.
The Baltimore Ravens traded center Jeremy Zuttah to the San Francisco 49ers in March of 2016.
Gary, Indiana was the site for the 2017 inaugural BrownGirl Village tour. Over 200 girls participated in this highly-anticipated summit hosted by Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and the City of Gary.
Thursday, August 24
Volkswagen will revisit its Microbus history, but with a twist.
"You have to see it to be it" isn't just a catchy slogan for empowerment campaigns and girl power T-shirts.
Amazon has already disrupted traditional retail and its recent acquisition of Whole Foods suggests it could change the way we grocery shop, too.
Wednesday, August 23
So you missed it. Maybe you're stuck in the office, traveling, at an ill-timed appointment, the victim of bad weather, unable to procure eclipse glasses, driving or simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. It happens.
Men who took high doses of vitamin B6 and B12 supplements had a higher risk of lung cancer, and the association was highest among current smokers, according to a study published Tuesday.
Energy drinks are a $2.8 billion-a-year business in the United States alone, built on the promise of helping you push past that "2:30 feeling."
Monday, August 21
Legendary civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory died on Saturday. He was 84.
The New York Life insurance company recently hosted a panel discussion on bridging the racial wealth gap in Washington, D.C.
Sunday, August 20
Periodically, we see reports that scientists are closer to developing a pill that would mimic the benefits of exercise.
Saturday, August 19
Marlon Wayans doesn't wait for acting opportunities -- he creates them.
Friday, August 18
A Baltimore resident is basking in the spotlight after winning the NAACP “ShortsTV” Champions for Justice Short Film Competition during the recently completed convention held in the city by the famed civil rights organization.
With good weather, the sun is visible anywhere which means Baltimore residents should get a decent glimpse of the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017.
A celebration of poetry and music titled “Dancing on the Fragile Edge of the World”
Inspiration is everywhere— from daily scriptures to street art that you pass on your way to work. A lot of times you see, hear or feel something that will trigger passion and motivate you to keep going.
Donald Trump once famously asked the African American community: “What do you have to lose?” We now have the answer. Everything!
What do Countries, states and neighborhoods have in common? People— they all compete for people.
Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) students can now reduce their textbook costs to near zero with the introduction of Open Educational Resources (OER) courses.
Representatives from Towson University and Morgan State University announced the “Battle for Greater Baltimore,” a renewal of the sports rivalry between the Baltimore area’s only two local universities with a college football program at a joint press conference recently atop the Greene Turtle in Towson, Md.
The Washington DC African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) will celebrate its 11th Anniversary from August 18 to 20, 2017 at the George Washington University (GWU) in the Marvin Center located at 800 21st Street NW in the District of Columbia. The weekend will feature fourteen films, including: 11 DC premieres taking audiences in and out of the United States.
Students are heading back to school and in many cases, parents will be seeking after-school activities that promote positive youth development and increase physical activity.
Local product Michael Campanaro has faced his share of injuries throughout his NFL career, which have kept him from having an impact as a receiver and return man for the Baltimore Ravens.
If there were one sentence, a single statement, that underscores the quality, care and true love for his community and colleagues, it would only make sense that the words came from Andrew Bertamini himself.
A new film, which tackles the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown from two emerging directors opens Friday, August 18, 2017.
When the Western District Police Station re-opened its doors on July 12, 2017, the newly renovated precinct located at 1034 North Mount Street in Baltimore now represents a renewed and fresh outlook for police and the community, in more ways than one.
Thursday, August 17
Following a vote by the Baltimore City Council, Mayor Catherine Pugh had four confederate statues removed from landscape overnight.
Tuesday, August 15
This morning, more than 350 million people devoured a bowl of Kellogg's Corn Flakes.
Super and plus-size model, Liris Crosse is part of Project Runway history once again.
Monday, August 14
One of President Trump's favorite news sources is calling him out for failing to condemn white supremacists.
Shonda Rhimes, one of the best-known producers in television, is making the leap from ABC to Netflix. And the timing could not be more significant.
As attitudes about marijuana shift around the world, researchers are warning parents that it's risky to keep it around children, especially those who are too young to know what it is.
Friday, August 11
Romantic Comedy Performances are scheduled for Saturday, August 26 and Sunday August 27, 2017 at OGOT
Hank Allen is also known as a skilled horse trainer in Maryland’s thoroughbred racing arena.
Double-check number when dialing, report fraud if you have been a victim
The Department’s Division of Vital Records, which provides birth certificates and death certificates to Marylanders and tabulates helpful categories of public health data, is warning residents of a phone scam that preys on callers who think they have called the division to obtain vital records.
Baltimore Ravens third-year running back Buck Allen has experienced a roller coaster during his first two years in the NFL. He entered the league as a third round draft pick with high hopes.
Parents’ Back to School Responsibilities
Problems: Some parents never meet their children’s teachers, attend PTA meetings, monitor homework assignments, discuss report cards or monitor what their children wear to school.
Organizers and participants of the Cease Fire movement to stop the killings in Baltimore earned my respect. Although their energies were misplaced, I am sorry to say.
In May of 2017, the black unemployment rate hit its lowest level in 17 years: 7.5 percent.
After six-weeks of intensive sessions and college level coursework, 49 Baltimore County high school students graduated from the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Upward Bound program on July 26, 2017 in hopes of matriculating into college.
“Detroit” tells a story of racial injustice and police brutality, based on fact, which is easy enough to believe and has parallels with today's problems with police criminality and impunity.
The Veterans of the 231st Transportation Truck Battalion will celebrate their 67th Anniversary of being ordered to active duty by the Maryland National Guard on August 18, 1950 to support the Korean War, by attending church service at the Open Bible House of Prayers Baptist Church located at 3814 Gwynn Oak Avenue in Baltimore on Sunday, August 20, 2017. The Pastor is Rev. Seawall Smith.
This is Part II of a three part series about the current crisis in black education
Concert and Shows in Baltimore
Hello fans and friends! So far the summer has been exciting and fun but it’s not over yet!
Thursday, August 10
Facebook is continuing its quest to crack down on fake news.
The world's most tagged cities are New York, London -- and Jakarta?
Sweet and creamy green-garlic panna cotta with salty and grainy sea urchin on top. Tender spot prawns complemented by flecks of melon and cucumber that curls like a snake. Fresh oysters so pickled they make you squint and pucker, served with freshly grated wasabi.
Following any heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) wants to remind local residents about steps they should take to protect their health during extreme heat.
At Morgan's Inspiration Island water park in San Antonio, visitors don't have to face any wheelchair ramps at one of the park's main attractions: The riverboat adventure.
Wednesday, August 9
A Columbian newspaper delivery driver is being hailed a hero after he spotted a home on fire in Vancouver and alerted the homeowners.
The steadily growing Community-Based Mentoring Program in Gwinnett County Public Schools is expanding in more ways than one this school year. In January, it will begin serving girls.
Officer Childres of the McDonough Police Department made quite an impression on a group of young boys Friday when he passed by their backyard football game...
BGWAC is headed to Washington D.C the weekend of September 15-16, 2017 for their first conference MINT. MINT is a two-day conference filled with panels, workshops, vendors, an exhibition, stylized shoots, delicious food, cocktails, entertainment and much more. The focus of the conference is to celebrate, inform, collaborate and bring together women and men photographers and videographers of color to learn about key topics surrounding photography, videography and entrepreneurship from successful creatives and entrepreneurs across diverse platforms.
Tuesday, August 8
Artist-cum-confectioner Maayan Zilberman has long used sugar and sugar-like alternatives as materials. Her latest series, a group of iridescent, crystalline towers made of sugar, are now on display at Los Angeles' Furth Yashar & gallery.
They came, they saw, their stories inspired the world.
Gearing up for the release of her ninth project, Let Love Rule, multi-Grammy nominated vocalist Ledisi drops her second single "ADD TO ME."
Monday, August 7
A few years ago, Robert Cialdini found himself at a large appliance store, standing in front of a big-screen TV that he didn't particularly want and certainly didn't need. That said, it was a great deal on a model that had received high marks from a consumer group.
The following contains major spoilers from the August 6 episode of "Game of Thrones."
Should social media users have the right to erase embarrassing posts from their teenage years?
Friday, August 4
Comptroller Peter Franchot joined the Maryland Retailers Association in announcing a new contest coinciding with Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week that will see two winners receive $1,500 and $500 scholarships, respectively, to any Maryland university, college or trade school.
$50.5 billion of life insurance face amount is now in-force by the African American Market Agents, driven by their focused $50 Billion Empowerment Plan efforts over the last six and a half years; this achievement is made in the 60th anniversary of Cirilo McSween becoming the first African American Agent to cross the color barrier, honoring his legacy.
Born on a warm July day during the summer of 1997, Noni Marshall entered the world destined to create, lead, and inspire. Marshall grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. It was there that she stepped into her greatness and accepted her calling as a storyteller.
Sixty percent of Maryland residents had a chronic disease in 2015, costing the state $21.6 million in healthcare spending, and more importantly, resulted in 18,500 deaths, according to the most recent health data available.
A personal hair journey, which began several years ago for Dr. Isfahan Chambers-Harris led her to start the latest and one of the most innovative healthy hair solution systems for natural hair growth.
Documentary Showcases Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women
STEP, an inspirational documentary about a high school step team’s dual quest to become the first in the school’s history to win a step championship, and the first in their families to attend college, opened in theaters on Aug. 4, 2017. With Baltimore as its backdrop, the film chronicles the real-life journey of a group of students at the Baltimore Leadership School For Young Women (BLSYW).
When the Philadelphia 76ers selected Maryland native Markelle Fultz as the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, there is little doubt that many noticed the custom-made gray pinstriped suit, he sported.
Grapefruit juice and the actual grapefruit can be part of a healthy diet but it isn’t good for you when it affects the way your medicines work, especially if you have high blood pressure or arrhythmia.
Malcolm X said: “One of the first things, I think, young people, especially nowadays, should learn how to do is: see for yourself and listen for yourself and think for yourself.
In only six months in the White House, the Trump Administration has delivered the shortest tenure of any White House Chief of Staff in United States history (189 days) and the shortest tenure for a White House Communications Director (10 days). President Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, holds the record for the shortest tenure of any National Security Advisor in U.S. history (24 days).
I don’t blame the Boy Scouts for President Donald Trump’s bizarre speech at the National Jamboree in West Virginia on Monday, July 24, 2017.
Behavioral Health System Baltimore (BHSB) and the Baltimore City Police Department are launching a specialized Crisis Response Team (CRT) to improve police responses to individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis.
Thursday, August 3
MSU partners with Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg Philanthropies and others to expand small business initiative in Baltimore
Program commits $10-million investment to help create jobs and spur economic growth
The NCGCC is celebrating its 84th Anniversary in my hometown, Baltimore between August 5 and 11, 2017 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.
Wednesday, August 2
Today, 27 World War II veterans made the trip from Los Angeles to New Orleans, as part of the Gary Sinise Foundation's "Soaring Valor" trip.
Nearly 374 cyclists braved the 328-mile trek across ten Ohio counties to help raise awareness about cancer.
Tuesday, August 1
It's been two weeks since a bridal store abruptly closed its doors for good, leaving dozens of brides frantic and in some cases, out of luck.
St. Peters woman represents Mo. in 'Miss Amazing Pageant' for the disabled St. Peters woman represents Mo. in 'Miss Amazing Pageant' for the disabled
It's quite the title to win "Miss Amazing" and an "amazing" St. Peters woman is competing for the title in Chicago as a representative for Missouri.
Sunflowers for Wishes is an annual event at a local farm to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
A missing toddler and her dog has been found safe after a massive search in Arenac County.