The Baltimore Times presents: The Eighth Annual Women’s History Month Literary Festival

In The Sleeping Dictionary award-winning author Sujata Massey paints a stunning portrait of late Raj India. Set against a background of huge political and cultural upheaval, the book is both a sweeping epic and a passionate love story.

Novel highlights role of African Americans during War of 1812

Leesburg author Carey Robert’s newly released novel “Star-Spangled Sailors” paints a poignant picture of the War of 1812, emphasizing the pivotal role of young African American men during the War.

Indie Soul: Talkin’ all that jazz

In this week’s Indie Soul we are “talkin’ all that jazz.” Get ready to find out what’s happening in the community and yes we are talking about jazz music!

Nicki Minaj sued for $30M by 'wig guru'

A hair stylist is accusing former "American Idol" judge and rapper Nicki Minaj of wigging out on a deal.

Baltimore’s Malacka Reed releases powerful new book

Baltimore native Malacka Reed hopes to inspire and uplift others through her new book, “I’m Ready For My Close Up.”

Indie Soul: Food for the soul

This week, Indie Soul concentrates on Soul Food— not the type of food that you eat physically, but food for the mind and body and soul!

Baltimore Times writer finalist in playwright competition

A 10-minute stage play comedy written by Baltimore Times writer Ursula V. Battle is a finalist in WCS Productions’ “I See Bunnies” 10-Minute Playwright Competition. Battle’s play, “Bunny Hunnies” is one of the four featured stage plays.

Ageless Pharrell swears he's not a vampire

Forget about Pharrell Williams' hat. We're more interested in his skincare routine.

African American struggles, triumph depicted at wax museum

Dr. Joanne Martin has always been concerned about young people, particularly those who are unfamiliar with their roots and whose futures contain perilous obstacles that could land many of them in prison or an early grave.

It’s “Absolutely Febulous” in Baltimore

It may be cold outside, but Baltimore is heating up with 10 days of “Absolutely Febulous” money-saving offers February 14-23 on lodging, restaurants, museums and attractions for the perfect Valentine’s Day, Presidents Day weekend or mid-winter getaway.

Indie Soul: Soulful music winter review

Soul music is a feeling, the essence of what comes from the heart. Soul music comes from deep within. It’s not manufactured, but from the soul.

Annapolis Home Show returns this month

The 9th annual Annapolis Home and Remodeling Expo, a one-of-a-kind home owners event showcasing products and services for the home, will run for two weekends: February 22-23; and March 1-2, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and ...

Actor Eric I. Keyes says NAACP Image Award nomination is a beautiful beginning

“Live Life & Win!” is a half-hour syndicated young adult news and information program hosted by actor Eric I. Keyes (Disney).

Book encourages girls to love their ‘puffs’

Penny and the Magic Puffballs" is empowering young girls of color to feel great about themselves, starting with their hair. The new book is about a young girl, Penny, who faces identity issues with her natural hair and often feels ...

Groundbreaking “Jubilee Showcase” celebrates 50th Anniversary

Every February we hear about the heroes and heroines of African American history but those personalities are usually African Americans themselves.