Tuesday, January 31
CHILDREN'S BOOK COMPANY JOINS FORCES TO COMBAT SICKLE CELL DISEASE -- RELEASES NEW BOOK, "BREAKING THE SICKLE"
Melanin Origins LLC, a children’s book company that writes biographies of African-American leaders, has partnered with Sickle Cell Disease Association of North Texas (SCDANT) in effort to increase the quality of life for those living with sickle cell conditions
The Alabama State women's bowling team capped off its weekend with two wins to capture the Rattler Invitational title on Sunday.
By the age of 6, girls already consider boys more likely to show brilliance and more suited to "really, really smart" activities than their own gender, according to a new study.
The International Community School has been a fixture in the Atlanta suburb of Decatur for 15 years. It's a public charter school where refugee children learn side by side neighborhood kids.
President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates Monday night for "refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States," the White House said.
Attention: Now's your last chance to sign up for Obamacare coverage for 2017.
It's not the imagery one might expect from a President who promised to bring private sector competency to governing.
Monday, January 30
Join attendees at the Baltimore Black Memorabilia & Collectible Show Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, 830 E. Pratt Street, in Baltimore, Maryland
Serena Williams rewrote tennis history books once again, this time with sister Venus across the net and her fiance Alexis Ohanian watching from the stands.
From the moment the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony began Sunday, the stars wasted no time diving right into politics.
Friday, January 27
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has partnered with the Department of the Environment and the Department of Housing and Community Development to apply to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Smithsonian Channel special tells the story of Barack Obama, writer in chief, and takes viewers inside the defining moments of his political career through the prism of his most memorable speeches.
The event will include a free heart health screening to educate women on their heart health
Black History Month is approaching, bringing with it a host of exciting events for the community.
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has defunded more than $1.2 million in funding from MCVET
As the USAP manager, NSF has a presidential mandate to manage three year-round research stations in Antarctica. McMurdo is the largest of the three stations and the globe's southernmost seaport.
Job prospects for today's college seniors are looking up. The hiring of bachelor's-degree holders is expected to jump by 19 percent this year.
Dodd-Frank Reform Act Violations Hold TransUnion, Equifax Accountable
The film, "I Am Not Your Negro," is a journey into Black history that connects the Civil Rights movement to the present Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement
Hampden Elementary/Middle School and George Washington Elementary School are the 12th and 13th schools, respectively, to receive newly-renovated libraries
January 18, 2017 was an extremely memorable day for an Anne Arundel County resident Kenneth L. Gray.
12-week program offers students a crash course in diverse culinary techniques, competency in nutrition and menu planning and, certification as a ServSafe Food Sanitation Management expert,
Thursday, January 26
Applications are now being accepted for the 15th annual Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) Engineering Scholars competition, which will provide $192,000 in college scholarships across Maryland in 2017 to promising high school seniors interested in studying engineering.
See what The Washington Post, NPR, CBS Sunday Morning, and Artnews are raving about. Baltimore's liveliest art party celebrates the acclaimed Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibition before it closes on Sunday, January 29!
Tuesday, January 24
One day after the inauguration, President Donald Trump is settling into his new duties.
Writer Krystal M. Harris to Pen New Graphic Novel/Comic Book Series Featuring Five Black Female Martial Arts Warriors
Harris, who is also a talented actress, is co-starring in the highly anticipated “New Edition Story” biopic on BET
Entrepreneur Launches New Social Network For Black People Worldwide to Discuss Raw Issues About Racism That Would Normally Be Banned on Other Social Networks
Joey White, founder of Hourtimenow, Inc.
Katie Danziger, a mom of three in New York City, remembers when her daughter, a college senior, called last year as there were demonstrations around racial issues on campuses across the country.
Monday, January 23
Monday, January 16, 2017 Music Industry Veteran Shanti Das Teams Up With the American Heart Association to Recruit Volunteer Ambassadors to Drive Healthy Living in Urban Communities
Shanti Das, American Heart Association volunteer ambassador
NCCU Men Drop First Two Matches of 2017
Over 500,000 new businesses start up each month in the United States, and African-American women represent the fasting-growing group of entrepreneurs
Students gained career exposure and tested their abilities in various career fields
Even before President Elect Donald Trump suggested Obamacare was in jeopardy, Republican cries of "replace and repeal" inspired some states to protect the no-cost contraceptive benefit guaranteed under the federal bill.
President Donald Trump will welcome bipartisan congressional leaders to the White House Monday night, according to three sources familiar with the meeting, his first gathering with the group since taking the oath of office.
It's no surprise or secret that many in Hollywood are less than happy about Donald Trump becoming president of the United States.
For the past three years, BethAnn Telford has trained for a grueling athletic achievement, the World Marathon Challenge. It's seven marathons on seven continents over seven days. An ambitious goal, but not her biggest challenge.
Sunday, January 22
More than a million Americans took to the streets of the United States to protest Donald Trump the day after his inauguration. And that doesn't include the many thousands of people who took part in the main event -- The Women's March on Washington -- for which there was no official crowd estimate.
On the surface, it seems like social media has the boundless potential to expand our world, connecting us to ideas and people we otherwise would never have found. However, a new study claims just the opposite: Social media actually isolates us, creating and facilitating confirmation biases and echo chambers where old -- and sometimes erroneous -- information is just regurgitated over and over again.
Friday, January 20
Center for Advancing Opportunity will support HBCU researchers and work with Gallup to understand, and inform pressing issues in fragile communities
As the United States of America and the global community salutes, recognizes and commemorates the 88th birthday of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is a providential time to reassess the meaning and challenges of his legacy for black America in this year of profound change, anxiety and hope.
The City of Annapolis and the Annapolis community continued their collaboration to commemorate the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 3rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Parade and live concert on Jan.16.
Baltimore County official hosts fundraiser to fight homelessness
Families flocked to Port Discovery last weekend in search of a meaningful way to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many were pleasantly surprised to walk into an array of planned activities sponsored by the children’s museum to help young patrons better understand the history and culture of the times.
For Woodlawn High School students Morgan Tate and Tatyana Brown, their academic future looks promising thanks to a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap, high school students have a greater opportunity to attend college and experience new opportunities.
SECU continues Points for Pediatrics and the United Way, and adds Love Blanket Project to its community initiatives
Let’s distinguish fact from fiction and separate out whining from winning. Vladimir Putin did not elect Donald Trump to serve as the next president of the United States. The American public did.
We’ve all heard that old familiar phrase from our parents, “Do as I say, and not as I do.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man of impeccable word. He preached what he believed and lived like he believed every word he said.
Demand for the Housing Choice Voucher program assistance has outpaced supply of the federally funded vouchers, a dilemma that has led the Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership to close its waiting list for applications.
Lovely Lane United Methodist Church was a bustling scene of service this week in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A music video shot in Baltimore has earned a Grammy nomination for an up and coming R ad B artist who has been compared to greats like Sam Cooke.
Stacy Garrett-Ray set her sights on becoming a doctor in the first grade. Growing up, her parents always told her that she could do and be anything.
Governor's Office of Community Initiatives delivers books, school supplies to schools, after-school programs, recreational centers, churches across Maryland
Thursday, January 19
Scientists have long known that stress can influence your heart health, but exactly how this relationship takes place has been something of a mystery -- until now.
After an uproar over the portrayal of Michael Jackson in a British TV production, Sky Arts announced it would not broadcast the episode featuring Joseph Fiennes as the late superstar.
Wednesday, January 18
These are tumultuous times in the US. For two-time NBA champion Isiah Thomas, who is a native son of Chicago -- a city plagued by violence and gun crime -- part of the solution is sport.
The most recent episode of ABC's "black-ish" was not only the post-election episode viewers have been eagerly awaiting, it was also the one viewers may have needed.
Governor Larry Hogan announced January 12, 2017, the administration’s Justice for Victims Initiative, a series of proposals to help prevent future victims of crime, protect Maryland’s most vulnerable citizens, and stop repeat offenders. Joining the governor for the announcement were leading victims’ rights advocate Roberta Roper; Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis, and Sergeant David Owens, who investigated the 2009 murder of Sarah Foxwell by a repeat sexual predator; anti-drunk driving advocates Rich Leotta and Marcy Goldman; and Baltimore County Senator Jim Brochin, as well as cabinet secretaries, state’s attorneys, and state and local law enforcement officials.
She’s a lawyer by trade and an accomplished politician who in November became just the second African-American woman to become a U.S. Senator.
Tuesday, January 17
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 At the Well Summer Leadership Academy Equips Girls of Color at Princeton and Swarthmore College
For the seventh straight year, the At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy (ATW) will offer its two week summer enrichment program for minority girls entering the eleventh or twelfth grades of high school.
Allison Busch-Vogel, a lawyer and mom of three in South Orange, New Jersey, was so devastated by Donald Trump's victory and Hillary Clinton's defeat in the presidential race, she couldn't get herself to work for three days after the election.
It can't be easy to be a singer when your sister is Beyoncé, but Solange Knowles has shown the world that she can more than hold her own.
It's hard to keep up with Atlanta urologist Brian Hill.
Carrie Lou Rausch, 108, has been in an assisted living facility for almost three years, but her funds to remain there were running dry.
Monday, January 16
If you're like most Americans, you've made getting more fit and losing weight your New Year's resolution to kick off 2017. Unfortunately, your resolution will most likely fail.
Dustin Lance Black admits he wrote his 2008 award-winning Harvey Milk biopic for young LGBTQ people "who didn't know they had a forefather who fought for them." But he penned his new miniseries for ABC, "When We Rise," about the movement born from the 1969 Stonewall riots, with a much wider audience in mind.
For the first time since the Arab Spring of 2011 -- and the suspension of its domestic league the following year -- Egypt's national team will finally play in a major football tournament.
Sunday, January 15
The doctors' advice hasn't changed much, but it's still so unsatisfying: You should not use cotton swabs to clean your ears.
Afraid you might be behind on saving for retirement? There's one simple way to get ahead of pretty much everyone else.
Saturday, January 14
Did you buy nearly all your presents for the holidays at Amazon?
Janet Jackson might be the most famous symbol of a growing trend: the 50-year-old mom.
Over the past decade, aerial yoga classes with names like "anti-gravity," "flying" and "acrobat" yoga have appeared on studio schedules -- and with names like those, there's an intimidation factor.
Friday, January 13
This week, I want to remind you about a few popular black-owned restaurants in Baltimore serving up good food with good service.
President-elect Donald Trump has a strained relationship with women and minority voters.
Makey Makey, which produces invention kits, has partnered with project-based learning leader Workbench to launch Makey Makey Labz, an online community for students, educators and fans. The online community, powered by Workbench, is a place for users to share their Makey Makey inventions and find inspiration from other inventors around the world.
Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts celebrate the 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.
MLK Day 2017 Celebrations at Reginald Lewis Museum
This week, I want to remind you about a few popular black-owned restaurants in Baltimore serving up good food with good service.
For more than a decade, Building Education Leaders for Life (BELL), a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap in underserved communities, has partnered with City Schools to deliver this expanded summer and after-school program.
It’s rare for music concert venues to feature the headliner on stage, as well as on the menu, but that’s just what jazz lovers will experience when they attend the FLO of Jazz with award-winning keyboardist Marcus Johnson at Rams Head on Stage on Thursday, January 19, 2017.
The Baltimore Ravens finished yet another season without making it to the playoffs.
Student Loan Interest 100 percent Tax-deductible for all Marylanders making less than $200,000
Actress recently performed in Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Center Stage in Baltimore
You’ll never know where you’re going, unless you first know where you’ve been.
In my entrepreneurship and business planning classes I always place an emphasis on good service, integrity, and simply doing what you say you are going to do for the customer. Our businesses have it hard enough without heaping more problems on themselves by not following through on agreements— not opening on time, not showing up to do the job on time, cheating and stealing from their customers, and the list goes on.”
Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory have been selected to join a group of universities and research centers participating in a research agreement
“Yes, we did!” Those were the words that Barack Hussein Obama ended his farewell speech to America on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, eight years after he captured the presidency, campaigning on the slogan, “Yes, we can!”
Thursday, January 12
African Americans don’t think about taxes until the days and weeks leading up to April 15. However, there are many things you can do now to help our results then be more appealing.
Norfolk State University director of track and field programs Kenneth Giles announced Tuesday that former Olympian and local track and field legend Yvette Lewis has been hired as an assistant coach for the Spartans.
The Tom Joyner Foundation, a major driving force in raising money for historically black colleges since 1998, today announced the 14 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that it will raise money for in 2017.
In case you've ever wondered what connects your intestine to your abdomen, there's a word -- and now, a single organ -- for that: the mesentery. But don't worry; you haven't grown a new organ. It's always been there, performing important functions that affect systems throughout the body, from cardiovascular to immunological.
Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation’s 2017 reassessment reflects strengthening real estate market
The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation today announced that its 2017 reassessment of more than 750,000 residential and commercial properties marked that group’s largest increase in value since 2008.
Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase are set to release their fourth quarter earnings on Friday. All three banks had a strong showing in the third quarter -- even Wells Fargo beat Wall Street's expectations, despite its phony account scandal. So expectations are high.
Wednesday, January 11
Howard University President, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick announced Mike London as the new head coach of the Howard University football team, during a press conference today on the campus of Howard University.
Network’s Original Primetime Series Takes a Voyeuristic Look at Real-Life Dating While Teams Watch, React and Compete to Win Cash Prizes Every Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT
The final tally is in: 11.3 million new jobs were created under President Obama.
Hampton National Historic Site has published its Black History Month events available to the public. Read below for more information on the upcoming events.
An estimated 10 million to 15 million Americans abuse alcohol, meaning excessive drinking negatively affects their lives. Now, research suggests a link between too much drinking and heart problems, the No. 1 cause of death worldwide.
The viral video of a dresser toppling when two toddlers climb on it, with one brother helping rescue his twin, underscores a serious issue: On average, a child dies every two weeks from furniture or a television falling on them.
Tuesday, January 10
Following a four-week break from competition, the Morgan State men's and women's indoor track and field teams returned TO ACTION.
African American Heritage Preservation Grant awarded to Hyattsville CDC for rehabilitation of Sis’s Tavern
On December 16th, 2016, The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (HCDC) was awarded a $50,000 grant by the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) and Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) through the African American Heritage Preservation Program.
The PGA Tour announced Thursday that Twitter will be the exclusive platform for more than 70 hours of live golf coverage across 31 tournaments for the rest of the season.
It's that time of year when many of us take a cold, hard look at our lives -- and, more important, our vices -- to set a goal we believe will make us healthier or happier in the year ahead.
Korean barbecue in London, Danish cuisine in New York and a seafood specialist in Dubai all share one thing in common -- they're served at some of the world's hottest new restaurants for 2017.
Monday, January 9
Indoor Track and Field Recaps: Jan. 6-8
African American entrepreneurs and business owners are invited to join A’nary Bellamy, Your Simple Mommie Marketer
Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) announced that applications for the BGE Scholars Award are now available online through April 1. The nine new scholarships are part of BGE’s legacy gifts that marked the company’s 200th anniversary last year. Central Scholarship, a Baltimore-based nonprofit, is administering the scholarship program on BGE’s behalf.
During the Ceremonial Swearing-In event a few blocks from The White House, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., honored Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.), the new chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and members of the CBC that will serve during the 115th Congress.
Skiing and snowboarding are a lot of fun.
Cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States. Still, there's reason for hope: Overall, the death rate from all cancers fell 25% between its peak in 1991 and 2014, the most recent year for data, according to a report from the American Cancer Society published online Thursday in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
The 74th Golden Globe Awards Sunday night kicked off with a nod to "La La Land" and honored Hollywood's diverse talent.
Sunday, January 8
Cereal is healthy only if you choose wisely.
As we age, our brains naturally shrink and our risk of having a stroke, dementia or Alzheimer's rise, and almost everyone experiences some kind of memory loss.
Saturday, January 7
St. Paul is my favorite. There is no other way to start this piece than by laying it out there. His words comfort me.
Serena Williams may have been quiet about her relationship, but she's not hiding her engagement ring.
Lobster suppers near the rocky red shores of Prince Edward Island.
Friday, January 6
Teri Williams, president, OneUnited Bank and Trabian Shorters, president, BMe Community to answer questions from Miami branch
Baltimore Bike Share has announced that Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is providing $10,000 to subsidize new monthly Bike Share passes to enable low-income residents better access to what the organization says is a convenient and healthy way of getting around town.
The New Year is symbolic in many respects. It gives you a chance to start fresh and set some goals that can improve your life in ways large and small.
Former NFL standout Keion Carpenter dedicated his life to helping youth in his hometown Baltimore and around the country.
Imparting knowledge, wisdom and understanding into the minds of teenagers is an ongoing mission and all in a day’s work for Maryland Delegate Antonio Hayes (D-District 40)
“To succeed in school, students must read on their own. Our future depends on it.” —Kim Dallas
“AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange” documentary series premieres on WORLD Channel on Monday, January 16, 2017
As women around the world continue to make small but significant socioeconomic gains, black women still lag behind as leaders in top healthcare positions.
Anne Arundel County’s largest celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be held at the La Fountaine Bleue in Glen Burnie on January 13, 2017.
It takes some of us years to discover our life’s calling, but for five-year-old Tyler Stallings the call to philanthropy and his current career as CEO of KidTime Enterprises came at the tender age of four.
Having written many articles on what takes place from January through April, each year, relative to our tax payments and refunds, I understand that we need reinforcement and repetition on certain issues
Quitting tobacco use is the single most important step a tobacco user can take to improve the length and quality of their life.
In less than two weeks, Americans will be forced and some will be ready to drink President Trump’s Kool-Aid.
Thursday, January 5
VETERAN BLACK CELEBRITY STYLISTS LAUNCH NEW WORKSHOP TOUR TO HELP ASPIRING STYLISTS GET TO THE NEXT LEVEL
The Style Room Workshop by Kesha McLeod and Calyann Barnett is a national tour that has it's first stop in San Francisco, CA.
All preseason honors were voted on by the conference’s head tennis coaches and sports information directors.
Wednesday, January 4
BLACK-OWNED SWIMWEAR COMPANY LAUNCHES 2017 SPRING/SUMMER TWO PIECE COLLECTION AND ANNOUNCES THE #DIVAINYOU CAMPAIGN
Shalaja Swimwear (www.ShalajaSwimwear.com) announces the arrival of their spring/summer 2017 collection with the launch of their #DivaInYou campaign.
Four regular season games and 23 tournament games on the ESPN family of networks highlights the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference TV schedule.
The young pastor stood in a house filled with mourners ready to minister. His parishioner had been strangled, her body dumped.
What do Millennials want from a car?
MARC Train Tickets on sale for limited special MARC Train service; Special schedules will be in effect Jan. 20
The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration is selling commemorative tickets for the limited special MARC Train service to the Presidential Inauguration on Friday, January 20, 2017.
Tuesday, January 3
Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present the work of Abhidnya Ghuge and Heather Harvey in a double solo exhibition exploring space intervention and material use. The two shows, Our Lives Are Green(Ghuge) and ENCAMPMENT (Harvey) will be on view from January 19th to March 11, 2017 at Maryland Art Place (MAP), located on 218 W Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore. A reception for the artists will take place at MAP on January 19th at six in the evening.
Monarch Academy is accepting applications until Feb. 12, 2017. For applications and more information, visit www.monarchacademybaltimore.org, call 443-642-2402 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Being overweight may impact not only your health but your future child's development as well, a new study suggests.
Do you long for the open sea, the wind in your face and the adventure that awaits in exotic ports of call?
Monday, January 2
Given our seemingly endless fascination with food as entertainment -- highlighted by shows like "Top Chef" and personalities like Anthony Bourdain -- it makes sense that there would be a great deal of interest in culinary podcasts.
Sunday, January 1
Former South Carolina State University defensive end Robert Porcher’s only objective when he went off to college was to get out of his parents’ house “because they had too many rules.’’
Once students graduate from college, they need to make smart choices about their money if they want to become financially secure.
This season's College Football Playoff centers on one simple question: Can anyone stop Alabama?