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If You’re Poor In America, Debtor’s Prison Is Real

The people who are jailed or threatened with jail often are the most vulnerable Americans living paycheck to paycheck, one emergency away from financial catastrophe, according to a 2018 report from the American Civil Liberties Union.

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More Than Wedding Bells And Babies, Baltimoreans See Homeownership As Sign Of Success

Americans as a whole and Baltimoreans in particular equate homeownership with being a “successful adult,” above getting married or having children, and are willing to do what it takes to make their homeownership goals a reality, according to a new Wells Fargo survey.

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Joint Conference Of Catholic Religious In Baltimore July 20-25

Founded by Mother Mary Lange, The Oblate Sisters of Providence was created to allow black women to enter religious life in the Catholic Church.

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Using Lessons From Their Past, Youth Advocates Work To Strengthen Baltimore’s Future

For 13 years, as a Maryland-DC regional leader at Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., Craig Jernigan has adhered to the nonprofit organization’s “no eject; no reject” policy to provide young people who might otherwise be incarcerated with tools to succeed— at home and in their communities.

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It's Like Father Like Son For Ravens Wide Receiver Joe Horn Jr.

Undrafted free agent Joe Horn Jr. will be one of the wide receivers to take to the field. Like his son, Joe Horn Sr. was a long shot to make it in the NFL.

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How To Keep Summer Activities From Wrecking Your Back

With summer comes family gatherings, outdoor sports, outings with friends, vacations and sprucing up the yard. But summer fun can also bring a higher risk of back injuries.

Free Speech Just Isn't That Complicated

Question: What is free speech? Or, rather what is NOT free speech?

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P-TECH Carver, IBM Internship Help Students Toward Technology Careers

De’Rell Bonner, an IBM on-site liaison for the P-TECH program at Carver Vocational-Technical High School is responsible for matching local teens with high-tech summer internships, apprenticeships and jobs of the future. His job is to bridge the gap between classroom and career, providing students with mentors, arranging paid internships, scheduling workplace visits, facilitating practical training on topics like personal finance and counseling students on career goals.

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Operation Charm City Leading The ‘Charge’

Veterans with the national nonprofit, The Mission Continues; active-duty personnel; and community volunteers came together the third week of June this year for one week to participate in Operation Charm City Charge.

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Running for Exposure

"What we must know, even at this point in July, is that all twenty-four candidates aren't running for President. At least half of them are simply running for exposure, and most of the nation is not paying attention. "

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Transformative 5G Technology Arrives

Cities, which include Washington, D.C.; Charlotte; Boston; Atlanta; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Denver; Detroit; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis; Phoenix; Providence, Rhode Island; San Diego; and Salt Lake City; are the world’s first to get Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband mobility service.

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Baltimore Organizations Receive Chesapeake Bay Trust Grants

The Sandtown South Neighborhood Alliance will receive nearly $3,000 to create a productive flower farm and pollinator garden, increase tree canopy, and deter illegal dumping that officials hope will enable them to raise money through the production of flowers that will be sold at local markets. The $3,000 is part of a grant announced by the Chesapeake Bay Trust totaling more than $965,000 through the Chesapeake Bay Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Grant Program (G3).

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Forget The ‘Dream’ Board, You Need The ‘Do’ Board

A vision board or dream board is a collage of images, pictures and affirmations of one's dreams and desires. The idea is for the board to be a source of inspiration and motivation.

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Ravens Defensive Back Cyrus Jones Hosts Free Camp In Baltimore

"It's something I always wanted to do. I felt like this was the perfect time for it. Being back home, going into my fourth year has given me an opportunity to be in the community a lot more," Jones said about the camp.

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John Legend, Yusuf/Cat Stevens And Others Come Together To Help Preserve Nina Simone’s Legacy

The National Trust for Historic Preservation through its African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, announced a crowdfunding campaign to support the restoration and preservation of Nina Simone’s childhood home in Tryon, N.C. This campaign, supported by artists, actors, and musicians including John Legend, will raise funds integral to the exterior restoration of the home where the celebrated singer, pianist and Civil Rights icon’s story began. The home, which has fallen into disrepair requiring urgent revitalization, was designated a National Treasure in June of 2018.

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Women’s Suffrage Forged By Founding Sisters: Happy Birthday To Ida B.

Small in stature but huge in courage, Wells, an emancipated slave, joined a cadre of Black contemporaries— scholars, activists, and thought leaders— who pledged to change the trajectory of bondage and demand that Black women have a voice.

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38th Baltimore Carnival Celebrates Caribbean Heritage

Baltimore Washington DC One Carnival will present a magnificent street parade, Saturday July 13, 2019 at 900 E 33rd Street beginning at 1 p.m. The festivities continue at Clifton Park, the park opens 12 noon until 10pm, and continues Sunday July 14, from 12 noon to 9 p.m.

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Youngster Is Creating Quite A ‘Rep’ With Her Artwork

Meet 10-Year-old Entrepreneur Zoe Lashley

This multi-talented youngster already owns an art business, called The Rep. Her business took home 1st Place in the Biz Kidz 2019 Shark Tank & Marketplace Competition, a program that engages young entrepreneurs in real-world business experiences, events and activities. Her name is Zoe Victoria Lashley, and at just 10-years-old, she has already amassed quite a portfolio, along with a resume full of accomplishments.

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Rambling Rose: Weekend - Hot And Steamy With Music Festivals

There are so many happy and good things going on this weekend to pick up your spirit and I am going to tell you all about it. There are a couple of festivals happening this weekend, rain or shine so no excuse. I will be looking for you.

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Reimagining City Dock Speaker Series Continues

Autonomous vehicles (driverless cars) are coming! What does that mean for Annapolis? Join Dr. Tim Chapin, Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University, for a thought-provoking conversation on how historic communities can integrate autonomous vehicles and shared mobility into their transportation systems and the built environment.

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