Saturday, September 30
Elon Musk predicts rockets will one day be able to fly people from New York to Shanghai in just 39 minutes.
Friday, September 29
Since it was passed in 1977, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) has enabled thousands of low- and moderate-income families— many in minority communities— to become homeowners.
To mark National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, faith leaders with the nation’s largest faith-based grass roots organization are helping their congregations and community members learn about their voting rights and encouraging them to register to vote
America's public schools are starting to resemble war zones. Recently, a fistfight between two female students at an Alabama high school erupted into a campus-wide fracas that ended in gunfire. A massive brawl at a North Carolina school resulted in multiple arrests. And in San Diego, several teenage boys were rushed to the emergency room with stab wounds after a fight broke out.
Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) has appointed Dawn Kirstaetter as vice president for Advancement and Strategic Partnerships at the college.
On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the General Motors Foundation in partnership with GM’s Baltimore Operations team provided a $40,000 grant to five local charities. Eric Shelhorn, the new GM Baltimore Operations Plant Manager made the announcement during the plant’s 7th Annual Classic Car Cruis’in.
BlackRock Center for the Arts will host the Grammy Award-winning, African-American, all-woman acapella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 7 p.m. as part of their 15th Anniversary Season opening weekend.
Gymama Slaughter, an associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, will develop a bioreactor to extend the viability of lifesaving human organs as they await transplant.
Throughout their lifetime, the young and the young at heart, are constantly encouraged to dare to dream. Through its exciting new show, Disney has brought the encouraging words to life through an exciting new show. Entitled Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream, the breathtaking production comes to Royal Farms Arena October 11, 2017 through October 15, 2017.
By Saturday, September 30, 2017, retired Navy Lieutenant Brad Snyder will know if he earned a medal from the Invictus Games in Toronto, which began on Saturday, September 23. However, with or without a medal, the veteran from Baltimore will count as a winner.
The Ravens traveled to London, England in week three with a 2-0 record, including two wins over their AFC East rivals. Things were looking up for Baltimore as they left American soil.
In a fitting birthday tribute, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture presents “Maryland Collects: Jacob Lawrence.”
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture has seen its share of both lean times and healthy times.
Pink ribbons will soon be in bloom to mark October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In recognition of this month, here’s some information about breast cancer as well as a few ideas to guide your thoughts and actions during the coming days and weeks.
Annapolis is a well-known tourist destination in Maryland where out-of-towners can be found browsing in boutiques, strolling on brick-topped sidewalks leading to the United States Naval Academy or navigating through the narrow streets along City Dock admiring the yachts and powerboats.
With school now in session, the Internal Revenue Service reminds parents and students about tax benefits that can help with the expense of higher education.
Play runs through Oct. 8; Examines leadership and faith
The cost of challenging one’s beliefs, the responsibility of leadership, and the distance that exists when people of strong convictions and common faith discover that they might not believe the same thing takes “Center Stage” with the production, “The Christians.”
Thursday, September 28
Four more major Indian cities will soon have their own metro lines, the country's government has announced.
Hollywood is dropping to one knee.
The US Army has delivered a three-day supply of fuel to a San Juan, Puerto Rico, children's hospital where patients were in danger due a diesel shortage.
Tuesday, September 26
A car accident at 20 years old left a French man in a vegetative state for 15 years. But after neurosurgeons implanted a vagus nerve stimulator in his chest, the man, now 35, is showing signs of consciousness, according to a study published Monday in the journal Current Biology.
The Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals on Monday night locked arms with teammates in response to President Donald Trump's caustic comments. But it was the scripture reference on the hand of the woman belting out the National Anthem that resonated with many.
Sunday, September 24
Singer Charles Bradley, who was known as the "Screaming Eagle of Soul" because of his raspy voice and stirring performances, has died.
Saturday, September 23
Tesla is dropping the cheapest version of the Model S sedan from its line-up. It also happens to be the only rear-wheel drive version of that car now on the market.
Friday, September 22
Last month, after speaking with the White House about a few calls, we had received, I was asked to get a sense of where our member-schools stood on the upcoming National HBCU Week Conference.
How Can Parents and the Community Get More Involved in ESSA?
Increasing parental engagement in education has been an important task for education policy makers.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) is now accepting applications for the 2017 inaugural Bright Ideas Teachers’ Grants program. All kindergarten through 12th-grade in-classroom teachers within the BGE service area, which focus on innovation, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) the environment or energy efficiency are eligible to apply at www.bge.com/giving. Applications must be received by October 31, 2017.
In her historic role as Bowie State University’s first female president, Dr. Aminta Hawkins Breaux says that she is ready to lead the top 25 HBCU into the school’s next phase of growth and development.
Russell W. Jolivet was recently inducted into the Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association Hall of Fame in Houston Texas at the 38th Annual Banquet with more than 1500 people in attendance.
Hello everyone! One of the biggest things happening in our town this weekend is the 22nd Annual Baltimore Book Festival from Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily at the Inner Harbor.
When it comes to having developed a love and talent for playing the piano, Baltimore native Cyrus Chestnut’s musical abilities have taken him from the streets of Charm City to locations around the world.
Tropical Storm Maria quickly turned into a Hurricane on Wednesday, packing a power punch with winds of 115 mph that wiped out electricity to all of Puerto Rico.
Islands’ Infrastructures, Economies Left in Tatters
A week after Hurricane Irma decimated the US Virgin Islands and other parts of the Caribbean, those in the territory dubbed “America’s Paradise,” are facing years of rebuilding in the long-term and restoring a sense of normalcy right now.
Partnership between BCCC, City Schools garners early college credit for dozens of high school students
The results are in and they are encouraging: Maryland's first student cohort enrolled in Baltimore's Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) is getting ready for college— and earning their first college credits at no cost through the public education system.
Six Anne Arundel County women will be honored for their leadership in civil and human rights during the Fannie Lou Hamer Awards reception scheduled for Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Frances Scott Key Auditorium at St. John’s College in Annapolis. The 4 p.m. event marks the 100th anniversary of Hamer’s birthday.
The Baltimore Ravens turned back the clock to the days when the defense was the driving force behind winning games. The defense forced five turnovers in back-to-back games to start the 2017 NFL season.
The City of Baltimore Department of Human Resources has spearheaded an initiative, which officials say will further Mayor Catherine Pugh’s vision of getting city residents back to work.
Veteran journalist discusses White House, CNN roles
A packed house, comprised of a healthy mix of students and community members, filled auditorium seats at Seeley G. Mudd Hall on the campus of Johns Hopkins University (JHU) near downtown Baltimore on the evening of Tuesday, September 12, 2017.
A pair of student entrepreneurs from Baltimore are preparing to hit the road for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Challenge, an enterprise sponsored by the Citi Foundation and Microsoft.
Thursday, September 21
Civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory packed several lifetimes into his 84 years.
Top entries chosen from a record number of submissions— about 1500 photographs were submitted by 295 photographers in this year’s contest.
Ford's longtime commitment to Historically Black Colleges and Universities continues with its national Ford HBCU Drive2Greatness program and contest that will donate a total of $300,000 to go toward STEAM initiatives
Fan appreciation weekend to highlight final Orioles homestand of the 2017 season
As fall arrives, so do drives in the country and drinking fresh-squeezed juices and cider.
Tuesday, September 19
With Tropical Storm Maria quickly intensifying as it reaches major hurricane status with winds reportedly as much as 150 mph, the Caribbean islands are bracing for another assault that many fear could further devastate paradise.
Sunday, September 17
Yes, whether eaten as a cereal or snack topping, granola can make for a crunchy, nutritious treat. But granola is high in calories, and some versions are healthier than others based on their ingredients.
Saturday, September 16
Each fall, as leaves turn golden and the crisp autumn air carries the scent of pine, Catherine Franssen waits for her husband to bring home the latest pumpkin spice-flavored concoction he has discovered at the grocery store.
Friday, September 15
In what he describes as an ancient version of “Empire,” referring to the popular FOX television drama series, Playwright Timothy Lawrence Hogan is seeking to tell the story of Hatshepsut through his stage play Pharaoh.
Now is the time to gather documents, photograph contents, secure all in a safe place!
Since 1989, Rebuilding Together Baltimore (RTB), has mobilized more than 20,000 volunteers to repair hundreds of homes in the city and county, serving low-income seniors, families and individuals with disabilities who live in the area.
They came, saw and hundreds of volunteers for a Rebuilding Together Baltimore and Lowe’s conquered the mission of helping to build a healthy neighborhood in the Govans community of Baltimore City.
On Sunday, September 24, 2017, Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium will serve as the venue for Chesapeake Urology’s annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge event.
Maryland New Directions (MND), Baltimore’s leader in job training and career counseling, is partnering with a local transportation provider to provide much-needed commercial transportation training and solid career opportunities to Baltimore residents. Trainees who complete MND’s no-cost, 60-hour, three-week training program and pass a written CDL permit exam will be equipped for behind-the-wheel training provided by our partner, preparing them to earn a CDL-B driver’s license and providing the foundation for a successful career.
Appeals for charitable donations will surge as the East Coast reels from the effects of Category 4 Hurricane Irma.
Baltimore native Kyle Taylor’s Book: “In Search Of...” is an entertaining collection of short stories filled with characters searching for the things they desire most in life— be it vengeance, fame or a fabled treasure, they are determined to do what they must in their search for it. How far is one willing to go to attain that which they seek? For each of them, the journey is just as crucial as the destination.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) employees paid a visit to Mergenthaler High School on Hillen Road in the city to push careers in science, technology, engineering and math— or STEM.
With everything going on in the world, it’s easy to get distracted and become fully immersed in the negative aspects that are taking place. As we think about what is happening in the present world, we could rack our minds with all the injustices, natural disasters and tragedies that are happening. Doing so can put us in a pessimistic downward spiral.
It’s time for black parents to stand up for the future of their children!
Last week, late nights, family road trips, and endless leisure came to an abrupt halt as children across the country headed back to school. This year, however, there is something else that requires adjustment besides early mornings and evening homework assignments. This year, a revised national education law goes into effect: the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA is the reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) signed into law by Barack Obama in 2015.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been bad news to all in their path.
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) pauses to express our heartfelt condolences to the family of Dick Gregory, and to express forthrightly on the public record our profound and enduring love, respect, and salute to the living legacy of Dick Gregory.
Thursday, September 14
When it came to her new makeup line, Rihanna had a "wild thought": inclusivity.
One day after Hollywood banded together for hurricane relief, Willie Nelson has announced his own gathering of famous faces and voices to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey.
Wednesday, September 13
After giving birth, some mothers experience extreme sadness, anxiety and other symptoms of postpartum depression.
Take a movement break every 30 minutes, say experts. No matter how much you exercise, sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death, a new study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine found.
Tuesday, September 12
We all dream of abandoning the 9-5 and traveling the world. We might even start packing our bags, only to come across that inevitable stumbling block: lack of cash.
There she is... a history-making Miss America!
A new piece of art by Banksy was unveiled in London on Monday in a protest targeting one of the world's largest arms fairs.
Monday, September 11
Curtis McDaniel didn't used to like having his picture taken. Now, the 22-year-old from Bordentown, New Jersey, is bringing a bold new face to the modeling world.
Hurricane Harvey is not going to stop Janet Jackson.
Folks rallied Saturday in Hopewell to support the family of a six-year-old boy who cannot smile.
Sunday, September 10
Apple is pledging another $5 million for hurricane relief.
Friday, September 8
AdvantaClean, the nation’s leader in storm preparation and emergency storm response along with local experts in the area have put together tips on building a Hurricane Emergency Kit. Hurricane Irma’s path is unpredictable, so it’s imperative that local families get this project done now.
Historically, during times of national emergency, Americans unite to meet the challenge.
Between September 10 and 23, 2017, Baltimore area residents can recycle used car seats!
Maryland collectors partner with RFL Museum for new exhibition
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum is excited to announce its fall 2017 exhibition Maryland Collects: Jacob Lawrence, on view from September 9, 2017 to January 9, 2018.
Allstate Insurance Company and the Tom Joyner Foundation have kicked off its ninth year of supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their students through the annual Quotes for Education (QFE) program. Allstate will donate up to $100,000 in scholarship funds to the Tom Joyner Foundation to assist students attending HBCUs.
(Family Features) When it comes to storms and hurricanes, you can never be too prepared. To keep your family safe, it’s important to prepare for the worst because once a hurricane or storm hits, action must be taken quickly.
Hello everyone, I sure hope you had a fun and safe Labor Day Weekend.
Award-winning author and educator, offers tips for teachers as America's young learners go back to school
Educator and award-winning author Robyn Gioia encourages the use of historical fiction to stimulate a love of reading and more importantly of learning, according to David Bruce Smith, co-founder of the Grateful American Book Prize.
(Family Features)— Each new school year can feel like getting caught in a whirlwind of activity. Before things spiral out of control, take some time to get back to basics and organize your way to success.
“Champion for More in the Middle” Award was presented to TU president at a gala earlier in the summer
Recognizing her strong national leadership in the areas of diversity and inclusion, Towson University (TU) President Kim Schatzel was honored on June 10, 2017 by Associated Black Charities (ABC) with the 2017 “Champion for More in the Middle” award.
Baltimore native Serrita Shaw is looking to join the ranks of Bill Blass, Versace, Gucci, Bob Mackie, and other high fashion designers. Shaw, who was a fashion design student at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), was selected to present a collection during this year’s inaugural SCAD FASHWKND in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, May 18-21, 2017. Featured at the event were original designs curated from the finest SCAD School of Fashion senior and graduate students.
Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center commemorates the 16th Anniversary of Sept. 11th through service
The Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center will commemorate the 16th Anniversary of the September 11th through service and volunteerism, by rekindling the spirit of hope and community that followed the devastating day.
The Baltimore Ravens kick off the 2017 season with a showdown on the road against their AFC North divisional rival, the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, September 10, 2017 in Cincinnati.
Following in the "Ten Bears" legacy of Morgan State University
Notably, the University of Maryland's men and women lacrosse teams both won NCAA championships in 2017.
As I watched President Paul Kagame take the presidential oath of office at his inauguration in Kigali on August 18, I couldn’t help but go back 23 years to a starkly different time.
The U.S. Postal Service showcases Ezra Jack Keats’ most beloved story, The Snowy Day.
Thursday, September 7
The celebration on Sunday, September 10, 2017 culminates a year-long commemoration at St. Anne's of Annapolis
How tall you are might hold clues to your risk of various health problems, such as blood clots, according to a new study.
What happens when you ask a group of elementary-school kids how they would teach their children manners if they were the parents? Based on the group of kids we brought together in Atlanta, you get a number of really good ideas. So, parents, listen up!
Stranded outside in the rising waters of Hurricane Harvey, feverish and in great pain, 14-year-old Tyler Frank tried desperately to think of ways to get herself and her family to safety.
Wednesday, September 6
The last time Hollywood suffered through a summer season box office this sluggish, the top films were "Men In Black" and "The Lost World: Jurassic Park."
A Valley teen is beating the odds after being told he would never walk again.
Massachusetts is one of the healthiest states in the country. That's according to a report published last week. It found the obesity rate is under 24% in the state.
Tuesday, September 5
Even though Manhattan is an island, it's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of the interior of the city and forget that it is, in fact, a waterfront city.
Ever walked past the open door of a bakery, caught the scent of warm cinnamon rolls, and been transported back to your mother's kitchen?
Paying for food at one KFC restaurant in China just got a lot more personal.
Sunday, September 3
The U.S. air travel system is heading into the holiday weekend with one arm tied behind its back, with a surge of Labor Day travelers taking to the skies while Houston's busy airports remain hobbled from Hurricane Harvey.
Saturday, September 2
Corporate giants are making big contributions to disaster relief organizations to help victims of Tropical Storm Harvey.
Friday, September 1
The Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar Hosts “Back-to-School Brown Bag” Event with Specials, Giveaways on September 3
Celebrate the unofficial “last weekend of summer” with the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar’s “Back-to-School Brown Bag” event Sunday, September 3, 2017.
Wells Fargo has a new area leader for the Maryland and D.C. area who has vowed to make building a team in the Greater Baltimore area a top priority.
As I write this, I am preparing to travel with my colleagues to Nigeria, where I will have the honor of meeting some of the Chibok girls who were released after two waves of negotiations between Boko Haram and Nigerian government officials.
Cancer has had a huge effect on the life of Brina Furman.
Ten things to consider for the new school year; Schools open Tuesday, September 5
Baltimore County Public Schools re-open for the 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday, September 5. As families finalize summer activities, consider these tips for a smoother transition into the school year.
Parents from local schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year as all of their school’s supply lists are now posted on TeacherLists.com.
National Immunization Awareness Month naturally coincides with the back-to-school season for Maryland children and throughout August, health officials are stressing the need for students to have their shots updated.
While in his mother’s womb, Imani Wj Wright got a jump-start on life and a fledgling music career.
A 2009 Loch Raven High School graduate helps protect America by delivering information warfare capabilities to the U.S. Navy as a member of Cryptologic Warfare Group Six. U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Darryl Marshall is a cryptologic technician collection.
Maryland public school systems began re-opening on Monday, August 28, 2017. However, most Maryland schools are opening after Labor Day for the first time in more than two decades, following Governor Larry Hogan’s executive order requiring a post-Labor Day start to the new school year for most schools and systems.
Catholic Charities of Baltimore and its St. Edward’s Workforce Development Center (SEWDC) automotive training program graduated seven participants from a 12-week program this month, helping to secure a future for those who may have doubted they had a chance.
According to a U.S. Census Bureau's Survey of Business Owners, from 2002 to 2007, the number of black-owned businesses increased by 60.5 percent to 1.9 million, more than triple the national rate of 18.0 percent.
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) issued an urgent national call for support for all people, who are being impacted by the devastating flood waters from Hurricane Harvey in Texas, especially now in Houston.