Friday, July 28
"Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced!" —James Baldwin
In 2014, while looking for a place to donate diapers that her children had out-grown, Jackie Weisman discovered the diaper gap, which stems from a federal program designed to help low income families.
DaJuan Gay, a 20-year-old college student who attends the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), can vouch for the power of using social media to make a positive community impact.
You really don’t know a company, until you know the people who work there.
“College should not make you or break you,” said Shanita Ollison, a 27 year-old “artrepreneur” and the founder and owner of Nita Key Enrichment. “
Veteran players reported to training camp for the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 and took to the field for the first time on Thursday. Camp can be a grueling and tedious process for veteran players.
When James Batty sits on the deck of his senior citizens home in Northwest Baltimore, he sometimes reflects on the times when an empty baseball field across the street, once housed a massive edifice, known as Memorial Stadium.
Suzanne Delica says she has always had a passion for fashion. As a young girl, she even crafted outfits for her Barbie dolls out of unique socks and ribbon.
After nearly two years of planning, the new Baltimore LINK service kicked off with major changes and a complete overhaul of the city’s bus system.
Sculptor “Tonya Mimms” finds herself attracted to her high school female friend “Meyoki Outlaw.” Tonya struggles with her sexuality and subsequently immerses herself in her artwork. She ultimately buries her emotions deep within her sculptures.
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Coppin State University (CSU) has been named the winner of the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Student Success, which honors individuals and/or institutions whose creative program application has led to increased retention, increased completion, and/or improved outcomes.
Back in May, I traveled to Chicago and saw “Hamilton: An American Musical” about founding father Alexander Hamilton. During Act II, Hamilton’s adversary Aaron Burr was upset, because he was excluded from “the room where it happens.”
Nearly a decade ago, Clinton Crawley, a Baltimore resident and one of my constituents, was diagnosed with diabetes.
Attorney General Frosh advises Marylanders to be wary of home repair, auto repair, debris removal and storm-related fraud
Thursday, July 27
Stepping in to make lives better for young girls in St. Petersburg. Officials say they are trying to focus on their needs to they turn into successful adults.
Right now, there are more than 100,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant in the United States. For many, the donation doesn't come soon enough, but sometimes people connect in a way they never expected.
Of all the things about the MAGIC camp that Namoonga Chilomo enjoys, her favorite might be that it's interactive.
Wednesday, July 26
The Oklahoma City Zoo has received a female Amur tiger cub that was rejected by her mother at the Philadelphia Zoo.
On Aug. 21 a total solar eclipse will pass over North America, the first time one has crossed completely over the continent since 1979. Gordon State College chemistry professor and amateur astronomer Richard Schmude wants people viewing the event to do so safely.
Warning: This post contains spoilers from the Season 2 premiere of "Insecure."
Monday, July 24
Will Smith's love for science fiction started at a young age.
Earnings deluge continues. Get ready for an earnings-paloooza. Big names from tech, food, retail and energy will redeliver their quarterly financial reports next week.
As we age, we tend to look back on earlier decades' culture with smug superiority.
Sunday, July 23
What could be Butts County's oldest set of living twins celebrated their 91st birthday by doing exactly what they chose to do — absolutely nothing out of the ordinary.
Harbor Market, a pop-up food marketplace at McKeldin Square featuring the best eats from around Baltimore, will now feature live music on select dates throughout the summer. Local musicians will be providing live tunes as Harbor Market visitors enjoy a variety of menu offerings from food trucks and local vendors, making Wednesday and Friday lunch breaks just that much more fun.
Saturday, July 22
Nevada DMV finds man who escaped 25 years ago. Facial recognition technology flagged man who had allegedly used fake name.
Friday, July 21
Recently released unclaimed property list includes accounts worth more than $61M
A Bethesda woman tops the list so far this year of Unclaimed Property recipients by finding more than $100,000 in a bank account listed among the accounts published by Comptroller Peter Franchot.
Police brutality in the black community is as old as law enforcement itself.
Some people are just too much, as the story goes or too “extra,” in the parlance of today’s youth. That is, they are more than the status quo can take.
For the 12th consecutive year, America’s national homeownership rate has declined, according Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS)’ annual report, "State of the Nation’s Housing 2017."
George Zuo, a doctoral candidate in economics at the University of Maryland in College Park, and his wife, Dr. Stephanie Zuo, who graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine earlier this year, have been awarded the Abell Foundation’s 2017 Abell Award in Urban Policy.
Across the United States, one in eight Americans, including one in three children, struggle with hunger. In Maryland, more than 682,000 individuals are recognized as food insecure, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
The Baltimore Ravens have been trying to find a way to repeat the success they enjoyed running the ball in 2014 with Gary Kubiak as their offensive coordinator.
Darrell Williams is a rising senior at Morehouse College, who has big dreams of being a creative director, one day.
In 2014, the number of Baltimore residents living with diagnosed HIV stood at 17,505, according to statistics provided by the Department of Health.
Theatrical Stage Thriller Coming to Theater Project
Halloween isn’t until October 31, but with its haunting and whimsical stories of horror, the critically acclaimed Victorian Horror Troupe Phantasmagoria, is sure to leave you believing that the scariest time of the year might have arrived early.
Omari Banks has gone from playing cricket in Anguilla and around the world to playing Reggae on the main stage at Artscape in Baltimore.
For Jeremy Sherron, the creation of his Everest Wellness Corporation began with just a simple vision.
Health department investigating fruits in potential salmonella contamination
The Maryland Department of Health is warning consumers to avoid eating Caribeña’s yellow, Maradol papayas because of potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
Hepatitis C is a major factor in the life of 57-year-old Cynthia Richardson.
Thursday, July 20
For the fourth year in a row, New Orleans has been named a top five city in the U.S.
The John Ball Zoo has a new monkey!
The Social Security Administration is warning that schemers are impersonating government agents and stealing people's benefits.
Can an app known for puking rainbows also find traction with hard news? Snapchat is about to find out.
Wednesday, July 19
Earlier this week, the Gilbert Police Department got a package in the mail. Inside were 250 plastic crosses handmade by a little girl all the way from Illinois.
The Huntsman Cancer Institute, respected worldwide for its medical treatment of patients, also offers Chinese practices of deep breathing, meditation and gentle movement to help patients with recovery.
A man from Illinois who was saved by a Colorado teen's decision to donate his organs for the first time met the mother of the donor this past Friday.
Fiona the hippopotamus is going to have to share the limelight with Kendi, an eastern black rhino born Monday at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.
Tuesday, July 18
Google wants to prevent another massive phishing attack like the one that targeted Google Docs users earlier this year.
Stacey Harvey was driving with her young son Cole in the back seat on an afternoon just like any other. The two were having a casual conversation when Cole suddenly asked, "What if I never learn how to read?"
5 things for Tuesday, July 18: Health care bill, Minneapolis shooting, Korea talks, worker visas, Mediterranean diet
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The boxing purists are utterly dismissive of the fight as a total mismatch but the fans seem to love the idea, turning out in their tens of thousands just to glimpse the fighters on their promotional tour.
Monday, July 17
Mikey’s Miracle Foundation, Inc. is an emerging 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to support families in the Baltimore Metropolitan area in their fight against cancer. We recognize that cancer is a disease that doesn’t just affect the patient but also friends, family members, and caregivers.
American consumers account for the majority of economic growth. And they're cutting back on their spending.
This story has been updated to reflect the changes made to the Senate health care bill, as of July 13.
Tyler Perry is adding to his house.
The makers of your favorite podcast could be ready to walk off the job.
Sunday, July 16
AT&T is considering splitting its telecom and media assets after acquiring Time Warner Inc., giving AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson oversight over two separate divisions.
Saturday, July 15
Emergency crews are at an elevator rescue in the area of 3150 Mercier Street in Kansas City.
News One Now: Panelists Challenge the "Divine Nine" on Social Activism, HBCU Support, and Working Together To Create Change
Broadcasting live from the Alpha Phi Alpha 94th General Convention in Baltimore, host and managing editor Roland Martin addressed the disconnect between social activism and historically black sororities and fraternities within the show’s panel discussion, collectively known as the “Divine Nine.”
Friday, July 14
State, City officials highlight partnership, future plans to remove urban blight
Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford hosted a community forum at Coppin State University in West Baltimore focused on Project C.O.R.E— Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise— a multi-year, multi-hundred-million dollar initiative launched by Governor Larry Hogan in partnership with Baltimore City to demolish vacant and derelict buildings and replace them with green space or the foundation for redevelopment. The lieutenant governor was joined by Baltimore City Mayor Catherine E. Pugh, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth C. Holt, and Maryland Stadium Authority Senior Vice President Gary A. McGuigan, as well as Baltimore City officials and community partners.
As the new administration in the White House continues to cause many to be uneasy, there remains an obvious need for America’s oldest and largest national civil rights organization to move forward.
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School is out for the summer and finding fun, free activities for kids to do can leave parents wondering where to turn. Parents who are looking for creative activities may find one opportunity closer than they think.
NAACP convenes in Baltimore for 108th annual convention
NAACP convenes in Baltimore for 108th annual convention
The Custom Software Conundrum
We live in the world of the app and the web. Thanks to smartphones, the iPhone especially, the proliferation of apps have reached saturated levels of consciousness.
Have you ever wondered what separates successful people from unsuccessful people? Why do some people accomplish their goals while others fail?
Dorothy Leavell, the newly-elected chairwoman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), said that she wants the NNPA to be the principal source of information for the black community concerning the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Volunteers of America Chesapeake kicks off its Operation Backpack initiative later this month, working to ensure low-income students from around the Baltimore-Washington region have access to supplies they need to be successful in school.
Black families overwhelmingly believe that their schools are underfunded, and that racial inequality is growing, according to a poll conducted by The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research firm.
The 36th annual Artscape returns to Baltimore on Friday, July 21, 2017, and organizers are ambitiously optimistic that attendees will discover the best the festival has to offer during the three day event.
The Baltimore Ravens were looking to get younger at safety during the offseason. Eric Weddle, the big free agent signing in 2016 proved to be a solid acquisition with his team-leading four interceptions.
Kaiser Permanente has committed to a long-term investment to promote health, wealth and equity for youth and adults in three of Baltimore City’s most vulnerable neighborhoods.
Baltimore area entrepreneur Ashley Grimes has started a new business inspiring Christian women to succeed. Grimes’ Christian Women of Color in Business, LLC is a networking organization for Christian women entrepreneurs. The group hosts networking mixers, luncheons, brunches and workshops.
WMAR has named Lynette Charles as its chief meteorologist. Charles has been with the Baltimore news station since August 2010.
Thursday, July 13
Chesapeake Children’s Museum is among seventy-five nonprofit organizations awarded grants totaling more than $1 million to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2017 and June 2018.
While having fun in the sun, consider these five tips to make sure your trip is a healthy one.
He told her to get on her knees and count to 10. And that's what Sara Cusimano did. She closed her eyes and counted. "One...two...three." She thought her attacker would run away while she counted, but instead he put the gun between her eyes and pulled the trigger.
Tiffany Ross, 17, of Buckhannon, received itinerary for her dream vacation in Cape San Blas, Florida Monday, four years after she was diagnosed with cancer.
Upon entering Camp Kesem, one can hear nothing but quirky names like Princess Peach, Cyclone, Maleficent or Cookie Dough. In fact, everyone there – campers and counselors – goes by a peculiar name.
A bride received the surprise of a lifetime when a man, who was the recipient of a heart donated by her son, was able to attend her wedding.
Tuesday, July 11
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The album's sole producer talks about the project. Firm says album pushed Tidal to the top of app store.
A local barber shop is helping raise money for a 15-year-old boy who wants to pursue a master's degree in theoretical physics in Scotland.
It's back to the ocean for four rehabilitated sea turtles!
Members of the A.R. Gus Barksdale Boys and Girls Club of Rockdale County have one mission this upcoming week – to create the best salsa in metro Atlanta.
A wounded officer's lawsuit filed in federal court in Louisiana alleges Black Lives Matter and several of its leaders are responsible for last year's ambush on law enforcement in Baton Rouge.
Bill Cosby will be retried on three charges of assault starting November 6 of this year, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Judge Steven O'Neill ruled Thursday.
When Dr. Joseph Schlesinger's mother was in the hospital, it was hard to speak with her by phone above the beeps and blips of medical devices. It was even harder for her to get some shut-eye.
For a president who loves to talk about creating jobs, it's been a strong start: Employers have added 863,000 jobs during Donald Trump's first five full months in office.
Monday, July 10
Lindsey Averill's definition of torment was seventh-grade gym class.
T.J. Smith, Baltimore's chief police spokesman, has been getting the names of city homicide victims by text message with increasing regularity of late.
New evidence shows that tennis star Venus Williams "lawfully" entered a Florida intersection seconds before a fatal crash involving her SUV, police said.
Ava DuVernay's exploration of America's criminal justice system will continue with a new project about the Central Park Five on Netflix.
Sunday, July 9
Gonorrhea is becoming harder and in some cases impossible to treat with antibiotics, the World Health Organization said.
Ordering fast food can be tricky for people who are trying to eat healthfully, but it can be particularly challenging for vegetarians. Menus are often limited in vegetarian staples such as beans, lentils, whole grains and vegetables.
Friday, July 7
Martha Rivera Chavis, the devoted wife of civil rights leader and National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., has died.
“Working with the White House, through open communication and lots of effort, HBCU leaders and I were able to deliver flat funding for HBCUs in the upcoming fiscal year budget. Flat funding is a big win, considering President Trump proposed a 13.9 percent overall funding decrease in federal education dollars this year.”
Small business owners across the United States are making a difference every day, according to Vistaprint, the company that creates business cards, marketing materials, signage and other products in just minutes.
AT&T’s commitment to sponsoring the historic West Baltimore James Mosher Little League U-11 Team in the Ripken Baseball Blue Crab Tournament this summer kicked off with a night at Orioles Park and some pristine new uniform jerseys.
Kids learn how to read in school, but they learn to love it at home, according to education advocate David Bruce Smith.
Whether from a supermarket, farm stand or your own garden, fresh fruits and vegetables are highlights of summertime.
Marrow donor registry teams up with Mike Conley to launch new campaign, Heritage Holds the Cure
Be The Match®, the organization that operates the world's largest and most diverse donor registry, and Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, have teamed up on a new public service announcement campaign, Heritage Holds the Cure, to urge blacks and African Americans to register as potential marrow donors.
When students at Randallstown High School (RHS) celebrated the culmination of a another school year with their senior prom and graduation, they added one more celebration to the list— Principal Aubrey P. Brown received the Secondary Principal of the Year Award for the 2017-2018 school year for Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS).
High school students nationwide can now apply at DisneyDreamersAcademy.com to be among 100 selected to participate in the 2018 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE, the innovative, outside-the-classroom, mentoring program that takes place in March at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
Morgan State University's School of Global Journalism and Communication (SGJC) has appointed Mireille Grangenois, the former publisher of The Chronicle of Higher Education as interim General Manager for its NPR-member public radio station, WEAA.FM (88.9).
William Neal is optimistic about the future of the James Mosher Baseball League and the fields they have called home for more than a half-century.
The Baltimore Ravens will have an interesting road to travel when it comes to the tight end position. The team will be without Dennis Pitta, last year's team leader in receptions.
The third annual Bikes & Beers event celebrating the biking community in Baltimore went off without a hitch on Saturday, June 24, 2017, according to organizers.
Deans of colleges and schools have an annual ritual. Each fall, they greet their incoming class of freshmen— excited, hopeful and mostly young minds ready to enter adulthood, citizenship and self-sufficiency.
“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear” is a quote that Constance Mann-Leonard, a member and teacher at The One God One Thought Center for Better Living (OGOT), lives by.
Thursday, July 6
Travelers are more socially and environmentally conscious than ever, seeking to get away safe in the knowledge they've had minimal impact on the planet's resources.
Not so long ago, people like my Aunt Muriel thought of sunburn as a necessary evil on the way to a "good base tan." She used to slather on the baby oil while using a large reflector to bake away. Aunt Muriel's mantra when the inevitable burn and peel appeared: Beauty has its price.
Wednesday, July 5
Witnesses described in horror how they saw the small plane head directly down the canal before it crashed. Then there was smoke and flames.
-The singer shut down a Twitter troll -She's talked before about being body shamed
Brands covet your attention, but there's something they want even more: your loyalty. And they're willing to offer you early access, special prices or free goods to get it.
Firefighters wear many hats while battling wildfires.
Facebook is often used to keep in touch with old friends, but for Nicole Belkin, it was the tool that reunited her with her long-lost brother.
Monday, July 3
They wasted little time in keeping patients safe when a disgruntled former employee opened fire Friday at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York.
Remember when your anti-Trump friends vowed to pack their bags and flee to Canada after the 2016 US presidential election?
Crayola fans feeling blue about the recent retirement of the beloved dandelion from the crayon box now have a chance to help choose its replacement.
Sunday, July 2
As Senate Republicans have picked up efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, Americans have taken to social media and elsewhere to share stories of how they believe Obamacare has helped them or hurt them.
Don't mess with our collective dreams of immortality. A flurry of new research vigorously opposes a study from last year that dared to suggest there might be a ceiling to the human lifespan.