This year, National Harbor is partnering with the Japan-American Society of Washington, D.C. for the annual Sakura Sunday event. This official participating event of the 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival will occur on Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. At the free festival, guests can enjoy authentic Japanese Cherry Blossom bloom traditions including traditional Japanese picnicking with food available for sale, a sake, rosé and beer garden, a Japanese Market and Japanese-inspired music and entertainment. Additionally, The Capital Wheel will be pink throughout the festival.
What’s happening in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County in April 2019? Plenty! Boats are getting back on the water; tour groups are returning to the streets. To make it easier for you to enjoy the sights and sounds of April in America’s Sailing Capital, Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County is highlighting six events you won’t want to miss!
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed by President Donald Trump and his fellow leaders at the G20 in Argentina. The accord modernizes the decades-old NAFTA and is chock full of provisions that will help American small businesses boost exports and safeguard their intellectual property (IP). Congress needs to approve USMCA as soon as possible.
"I think Nick is a huge piece of our offense going forward. The tone he sets, the type of player he is— I'd say he's the best blocking in the league. He sets the edge, he sets the tempo," Harbaugh said.
Do you remember Kromah Gallery? It was an art gallery founded by Ernest and Gail Kromah in 1978, at 1203 Druid Hill Avenue near Dolphin Street. The purpose of the gallery was to showcase the works of African American Artists in Baltimore City who were overlooked in the mainstream art world.
Miguel Coppedge won Ellio’s 2018 Phenomenal Kids Scholarship Contest, which recognizes phenomenal kids in its second year of existence. Several months ago, Miguel participated in The Holiday Market Place that was held at Coppin State University’s Talon Center Lobby, sponsored by Times Community Services, Inc., which allowed the social change-maker to spread his message about community policing and other superhero adventures to Baltimore, City. The young trailblazer has also been previously featured in The Baltimore Times while celebrating the joys of adoption.
The setting was a building being converted from industrial use to startups in a neighborhood near the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). On its seventh floor, a dental clinic took shape, beckoning adults whose circumstances in life had led them to forgo dental care for months, or in some cases, for years or even decades.
Who says you can’t work out, be chic and comfortable, and fashionably celebrate your cultural ancestry? Glamourina, that’s who. Founded by Kia Phillips and Nekol Gaskins, Glamourina is an active apparel brand that is ‘running’ towards changing the athletic industry with its unique cultural activewear for all body types.
The inaugural Asia North Festival which celebrates the art, culture and Korean history and heritage of the Charles North Community will be held from March 29 to 31, 2019 at the Motor House located at 120 W. North Avenue in Baltimore City. The festival will offer free performances and activities; Asian food by Baltimore restaurateurs; an art exhibition featuring work by Asian and Asian-American artists; a food and neighborhood tour; and an Asian-themed night market in Graffiti Alley.
The 14th annual Money Power Day, the region’s biggest free financial fitness fair for the whole family, will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Poly-Western High School Campus.
City’s African-American Clergy Help Establish Nation’s First African-American Neuroscience Research Initiative
The nation’s first African-American Neuroscience Research Initiative, aimed at ensuring that genomic research and neuroscience studies are representative of individuals across all populations including African ancestry, was launched on Monday, March 18, 2019.
As a former special teams coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, John Harbaugh knew the importance of special teams when he was hired as the Baltimore Ravens head coach. Harbaugh pushed to make sure one of his long-time friends Jerry Rosburg came to Baltimore with him.
The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar offers a can’t-miss food experience! The market produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) begins Sundays April 7 through December 22, 2019 from 7 a.m. to noon, located on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay streets, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway.
Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford joined state and local leaders to announce the Maryland Mobile Wellness Initiative, a mobile health vehicle to support Anne Arundel County’s array of substance use disorder care recently.
Baltimore‚ The Born in Baltimore Film & Photography Festival is now accepting submissions for its third annual event! Sponsored by Baltimore Youth Film Arts, this festival celebrates new voices in cinema and photographic arts.
"Sometimes working hard just isn’t enough when you aren’t born into privilege. The upper echelons of society will always be out of reach when there is a system in place that is easy to step around and that grants immediate access to those who are well off enough to just dangle money in exchange for admittance."
Throughout the 2019 season, the Orioles will celebrate the life of Orioles Legend and National Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who passed away on February 7, 2019 at the age of 83.
The trend is unmistakable. The story— by the numbers— confirms that young women in Baltimore have reversed course dramatically from two to three decades ago when teenage motherhood was epidemic. Not only do statistics show young women eschewing underage pregnancy, they also reveal a dramatic spike in enrollment and matriculation from colleges and universities.
Alicia Garza, who coined the term “Black Lives Matter,” is an Oakland-based organizer, writer, public speaker and freedom fighter who also serves as the special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance which stands as the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in America.
"One of the most basic foundations of slavery was to destroy the black concept of family," said Ben Crump, one of Lanier's attorneys. "This is not just a lawsuit for Renty and his descendants. In many ways, it's a lawsuit for all the descendants of slaves in America."