Wednesday, May 31
Gal Gadot hopes her portrayal of the iconic female superhero Wonder Woman inspires some positivity in the world.
Summer is upon us and that means barbeques, beach trips and plenty of playlists.
Tuesday, May 30
Scientists in the United States have developed a vital tool in the battle against superbugs by re-engineering a decades-old antibiotic.
Immediately after writing a piece on how shorty shorts and form-fitting shirts are pretty much all you can find from most major mainstream brands when it comes to clothing for girls, I heard several examples of how schools are shaming girls when they wear those same clothes to school.
Summer's almost here, so beware the brightest of sunlight! To protect your eyesight, the most important recommendation you need to follow is to wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet radiation whenever you go outside during daylight hours, according to the National Eye Institute. This is true for everyone, no matter what age, year round.
Saturday, May 27
Don't act like you didn't know Beyoncé was going to shut it down when it came to her baby shower.
Friday, May 26
Musician 1st Class Vince Moody, from Severn, Maryland, of the U.S. 7th Fleet Band, Far East Edition, plays trumpet with local children at the Center for Agent Orange Victims Branch 3 Hoà Nhơn Ward during Pacific Partnership 2017 Da Nang May 11.
The Comcast Foundation announced the 2017 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program awards in Maryland.
Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed May Tick-borne Disease Awareness Month.
During the month of May, many of us celebrated the 63rd anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision.
While President Donald Trump wants to cut taxes, there are others who hope to raise them— by taxing carbon.
Annapolis’ arts scene will be front and center during Annapolis Arts Week, June 3-11, 2017.
As a pediatric cardiologist, I diagnose and treat children with heart conditions. I also assist families and children with implementing strategies to help prevent the onset of heart-related disease.
Morgan State University (MSU) associate professor Dr. Lorece Edwards says binge drinking has been among the most severe problems among the young in the community and wants to eliminate substance and alcohol abuse among youth in West Baltimore.
Children who read become more productive, participative citizens, according to U.K. Study
Dr. Jannette L. Dates, Dean Emerita of the Howard University School of Communications and Coppin State University graduate, recalled the “good old days” when she attended the Historic Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary, School #122, in Baltimore in the 1940s.
The Reginald Lewis exhibit, "Sons," focuses on the often, false negative perceptions of African American males and their true stories of success
Freestyle rap battles represent a creative process for popular Annapolis hip-hop artist Tre Da Kid, whose approach of taking the contest to his opponent helped him to capture the Verizon #freestyle50 challenge, a national competition that allows rising lyricists to put their bars to the test and compete for the chance to open on tour for various big name artists.
‘We are The United States" Campaign launched to rally divided nation to save America's Flagship
Local Astronaut Reid Wiseman to speak at traditional Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 29, 2017
AAA’s Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education honored 12 elementary school-aged AAA School Safety Patrollers from across Maryland
Leon Logothetis brought his message of kindness to Baltimore’s Arbutus Middle School earlier this month, and the global adventurer and philanthropist says the students there embraced his belief that doing something good for others goes a long way in creating a peaceful world.
The 2017 season is a pivotal season for the Baltimore Ravens and head coach John Harbaugh.
Thursday, May 25
Who doesn't love chocolate? Even if it's not your favorite sweet treat, you can probably agree that the confection conjures thoughts of love, pleasure and reward.
The 35th America's Cup sailing competition begins on May 26 and runs through June 27, and it's Bermuda's moment in the sun, though Bermuda is almost always sunny. One step on this island, and it's impossible not to be moved by its beauty, history, simplicity and charm.
Children should not be given fruit juice before they are 1 year old unless it's advised by a doctor, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
Wednesday, May 24
As summer heat descends, replacing balmy spring breezes, ticks are becoming active in many regions of the United States. In the coming months, some experts predict that ticks and the diseases they cause will be more abundant due to warmer winter temperatures. Worry, though, is unnecessary since prevention is possible.
A former White House photographer is back on presidential duty thanks to Netflix.
Tuesday, May 23
Throughout the summer, consumers struggle with how to best protect their skin from the harmful rays of the sun. But which products are the safest?
Who needs a Hollywood pitch meeting when you've got the internet?
Jazzy Summer Nights," is a monthly mid-week concert series (June -September) that features national and regional artists, food, sponsor activations, and VIP Cabanas. Jazzy Summer Nights has become the signature summer destination event for Baltimore City.
Monday, May 22
Baltimore City Students to Prepare for College and Career at Local Arts Organizations with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies
The Bloomberg Arts Internship program is coming to Baltimore this summer, placing 25 Baltimore City rising seniors in paid internships at 14 local arts and cultural institutions. Students will participate in a rigorous six-week program, providing crucial college and career readiness preparation through hands-on, real world workplace experiences and professional development.
When Myron Rolle, 30, begins his neurosurgery residency at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in June, he will be making history.
Cloud Computing, ridden by Javier Castellano, finished first in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, denying Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming a chance to capture horse racing's Triple Crown.
Friday, May 19
African-Americans are at a higher risk for vitamin D deficiency than anyone else in the U.S. population, according to some medical experts.
School gardens have proven to be more than just a trend, and the blossoming health and education benefits that go along with them have many looking to create additional space.
The Baltimore Ravens have added four players from the University of Michigan over the last two years.
If you are looking for a job, thinking of changing careers or want a professional review of your resume, Maryland New Directions will host the Employment Resource and Job Fair on Thursday, May 25, 2017
Growing up in a church parsonage, the eldest son of a fundamentalist Christian minister, grounded me securely in faith and family.
There was the proposed massive budget cut to the Department of Housing and Urban Development; the incessant rhetoric about a rise in crime in the nation, that lacked evidence to back it up; the threats of a renewed war on drugs.
Like the estimated 1.5 million Americans who have lupus or some form of the illness, Essex High School student Kayura Gwynn admitted confusion and sadness when doctors first diagnosed her a little more than three years ago.
Hello, my dear friends, I hope things are going well with you. This time of year brings some good and bad things, hoping the good overpowers the bad.
The skies outside the building were overcast, but the ballroom at Martin’s West in Baltimore was filled with sunshine and blue skies for the 25th Annual Maryland Centenarians Recognition Luncheon on May 11, 2017.
The Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program at Anne Arundel Community College has earned high marks as one of the top three LPN programs in Maryland for 2017, according to rankings recently released by PracticalNursing.org.
During a special ceremony held on campus, Morgan State University President David Wilson, named the university’s College of Liberal Arts (CLA) in honor of the late James H. Gilliam Jr., a prominent lawyer, financier, humanitarian and Morgan graduate.
Thursday, May 18
There's cholera, which can give you explosive diarrhea, vomiting, and leg cramps. Then there's measles, which can give you a high fever, cough, runny nose and rash.
Determining what exactly is a "healthy" food has us all scratching our heads.
Tracy Morgan is overcoming tragedy the only way he knows how through laughter.
Yes, a plain baked potato is a healthy food, especially when it is consumed with its fiber-rich skin.
Wednesday, May 17
New hepatitis C virus infections in the United States nearly tripled between the years 2010 and 2015.
When teens drink alcohol, they sometimes down eight or more drinks in a short period, according to a new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Thursday. This happens in spite of overall progress in curbing teen drinking.
Two years ago on April 12, 2015, Freddie Gray’s life was lost while in custody of the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD). The civil unrest and uprising that followed—involving residents in some of Baltimore’s poorest and most segregated neighborhoods—jolted the City to confront systemic problems: racial injustice, entrenched poverty, mistrust between the community and police, blighted neighborhoods, and the American Dream not only deferred but simply out of reach. While achieving lasting change on many social and economic issues has been difficult to realize, the approval of a consent decree between the federal government and the City to overhaul the Police Department was a sign of optimism.
Tuesday, May 16
Steve Harvey has set boundaries and is standing by them.
Chevrolet is putting more students in the driver’s seat with the expansion of its Discover the Unexpected (DTU) fellowship program. Now in its second year, DTU provides college students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) the opportunity to change the narrative of media reporting in the African American community with the help of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).
Oprah Winfrey is one of the most successful people on the planet, and she just gave a group of college graduates a peek at her playbook.
Monday, May 15
That's how Melissa McCarthy brought back her beloved impression of Press Secretary Sean Spicer to NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday night.
It's on track to be one of the biggest recorded ransomware attacks ever, with tens of thousands of infected computers in nearly 100 countries.
Spring means warmer weather, longer days, and the unwelcome return of ticks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says infections from tick-borne diseases are steadily increasing.
On Sunday, May 21, children in Baltimore who are in need of dental care will be able to see a dentist at no cost during the third annual “Sharing Smiles Day” sponsored by Kool Smiles. For more information on Sharing Smiles Day, please visit mykoolsmiles.com/sharingsmiles.
Sunday, May 14
Microsoft's president and top lawyer said Sunday that the ongoing cyberattacks -- which experts are calling the largest in history -- should be a "wake-up call" for governments.
Loretha "Cookie" Holloway Lyon is about as far from June Cleaver as you can get.
Bow Wow has no shame about pretending to fly private.
Friday, May 12
The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents has appointed Aminta Hawkins Breaux as president of Bowie State University (BSU), one of the USM's 12 institutions. Breaux has served as the vice president for advancement at Millersville University in Pennsylvania for nearly three years. She will join BSU as president on July 1, 2017.
Starting Wednesday May 31, 2017, restaurants on West Street under the back drop of St. Anne's Church will be bringing back Annapolis' newest tradition of al fresco dining under the stars in historic downtown Annapolis.
Anyone buying a new vehicle in the next few months just might help the Chesapeake Bay, students and teachers in K-12 education, and conservation and restoration programs in Maryland.
Thirteen Baltimore City and Baltimore County youth decided that learning about entrepreneurship, the stock market and 3D printing was more valuable than vacationing on a beach for Spring Break.
The Baltimore Ravens have tried to address their pass rush over the last couple of years during the NFL Draft. Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome went back to his Alabama roots once again in 2017, this time to get a player that can get after the quarterback.
A few days ago, the Trump Administration passed the 100 day milestone, and I can’t help but think, “So what?” Yes, there are many symbolic interpretations to be taken from this time-honored tradition but I challenge you: does it really matter? Is our republic so weak as to rely, so heavily on what a man can do in an arbitrary set of days? Our founders never envisioned this in the role of the Executive Branch. Their expectations for government more broadly were never so ambitious. They were going for progression, not perfection and for that reason, I’m hopeful for our nation. So the better question the President, his allies and the Congress should be asking is: What does Day 101 look like?
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced the opening of the application process for a scholarship program designed to help income eligible students attend non-public schools.
A big tax refund can be nice to receive, but it usually means less money in each paycheck. Instead, adjust your W-4 and put that money to work for you throughout the year.
Against a backdrop of death threats and under the cover of night, officials in New Orleans have begun to dismantle Confederate monuments honoring racists of the Civil War and Jim Crow eras of United States history.
A monthly pass for public transit on the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) proves to be America’s best bargain in urban travel, according to a new national survey.
Baltimore native Talia “Shire” Burgess is among the talented team of songwriters for Fox Network’s “Shots Fired.”
Shantell Roberts was awarded $25,000 from Johns Hopkins University Innovation Labs to advance her concept to keep babies safe. Roberts’ Portable Alternative Crib won the accolades of her peers and will soon be on its way into homes in Baltimore and surrounding counties.
Cylia E. Lowe-Smith, Esq. recently finished her 2015-2016 term as president of the Junior League of Baltimore, making her the first African American woman in the 104 year history of the Junior League of Baltimore (JLB) to serve in that capacity.
May 17 is World Hypertension Day, an opportunity to promote public awareness of hypertension, or high blood pressure, and to encourage citizens to learn how to control this silent killer.
Thursday, May 11
Life expectancy at birth differs by as much as 20 years between the lowest and highest United States counties, according to new research published Monday in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
Taking even over-the-counter doses of common painkillers known as NSAIDs -- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs -- has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack in a new study.
Michael Huggins' grandfather never learned how to read or write. He was born in Mississippi when Jim Crow laws still legalized racial segregation, but eventually left in the 1950s by riding in the trunk of a car that was leaving the state. Two generations later, his grandson is graduating from Harvard.
It doesn't appear that "Frik" and "Frak" will be back together anytime soon.
Wednesday, May 10
Even if you don't proactively do a stretching program, there's a good chance that you instinctively do some sort of stretch every morning.
Tuesday, May 9
Like most parents, my weekends are consumed with getting my girls, ages 9 and 11, to and from various activities.
Even if Abby Heugel wanted to stop, she couldn't.
The start of May brought with it the first bit of bad news for anxious TV fans awaiting word on the fates of their favorite shows: Fox's baseball drama "Pitch" will not get a second season.
More potential good news for people who regularly take a low-dose aspirin: Women who took one had a lower risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in the journal Breast Cancer Research on Monday.
Monday, May 8
The Trump administration is scaling back school meal nutritional requirements set by the Obama White House in 2012.
Whether you watch what you eat by counting your daily calories or practicing intermittent fasting, either approach can be effective for weight loss, a new obesity study suggests.
Sunday, May 7
When it comes to the overall health of black Americans, there's good news and bad news, according to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.
Saturday, May 6
S.C. State to Face Georgia in NCAA Women's Tennis Championship
Friday, May 5
Christy and Bob Keppel, already parents to two daughters, Maddie and Tess, were excited about growing their family. However their third daughter, Amelia, arrived unexpectedly two months early, weighing just two pounds three ounces.
The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) partnered with ABATE of Washington County to kick off a campaign focused on reducing motorcycle crashes in the region.
The Easterwood/Sandtown Park and Playground located at 1500 N. McKean Avenue was created after the demolition of buildings in fall 2016 through Maryland’s Project C.O.R.E. Initiative. (Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise)
Approximately one in six Baltimore City residents report that their mental health was “not good” for eight or more days over the past month, according to the most recent data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Doctors,
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey, the pressure was controlled during his early years.
The KIPP Alumni Leadership Accelerator counts as a nine-month, early-career fellowship for college graduates who completed middle or high school at a KIPP school.
With spring renewal upon us, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service invites home cooks to gain kitchen confidence by refreshing their perspectives on food safety.
All parents want the best for their children. We all acknowledge that attaining a high-quality K-12 education is probably the single most important factor that will determine the future life success of a student in the public school systems throughout the United States.
Remember the scene from “New Jack City” when Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) told Scotty (Ice-T), “This ain’t personal; this is business?
The Recent Omnibus Bill Secures $73 Million for Chesapeake Bay Restoration and Protection
Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism now accepting nominations for outstanding Maryland volunteers
The Governor's Service Awards recognize those working to change Maryland for the better
Thursday, May 4
Florida A&M will take on the University of Georgia on Friday, May 12 in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championship in Athens, Ga
AS Monaco has been the surprise package of Europe this season, blowing away its rivals to reach the Champions League semifinals and sitting on the brink of a first Ligue 1 title in 17 years.
Many of the millions of tourists who come to New York City every year only leave Manhattan to go to or from the airport.
Wednesday, May 3
he Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will host the 2017 Men's and Women's Track & Field Championships Thursday through Saturday, May 4-6,
Janet Jackson took to Twitter on Monday night to make several big announcements about her family and her return to the stage.
Southwestern Athletic Conference champion Alabama State and individual low medalist Daniel Racioppa of Alcorn State
The spring season reminds us of Mother Nature's drive to thrive. However, most humans are not thriving.
A person dressed in black from head to toe walked around the American University campus and tied bananas to three trees. They were hung from strings fashioned in the shape of nooses.
Monday, May 1
Last month women gathered in Baltimore to learn, connect, and grow together over brunch, networking, and many memorable moments of learning and connecting. This was not just brunch, but an intentional gathering of women for the purpose of encouraging personal growth. The Vision+Strategy Brunch, curated by Baltimore native and businesswoman, Cassandra N. Vincent is a space created where women are highly encouraged to connect with one another and share ways to live their most purposeful and fulfilled lives.
Research shows just how important that support is for younger entrepreneurs: 88% of those with mentors survive in business, compared with a 50% failure rate among those without such backing. Cited from www.forbes.com. To allow more youth to accomplish what they choose, the Entrepreneurial Development & Assistance Center (EDAC) at Morgan State University and EYE for Change co-host #EYECON, the premier youth entrepreneurship conference to help students start their own businesses. #EYECON takes place on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm at Morgan State University's Student Center.
Whether you eat sushi from a Japanese restaurant or from a local supermarket, there's no arguing that it's become a mainstream meal -- and that's good news.