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Beauty expert receives ‘Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise’ Award

On October 23, 2014, Maisie Dunbar, founder of Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge and Bluffa Jo Cosmetics, received the 2014 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award during Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Minority Enterprise Week in Baltimore.

School attendance competition winner celebrates with holiday party

On Monday, December 15, 2014, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was joined by Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Gregory Thornton and other school officials to announce Frederick Elementary as the winning school for the Fall 2014 competition of the Mayor's School ...

Dr. Leana S. Wen appointed as Commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department

On Friday, December 5, 2014, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced her appointment of Dr. Leana S. Wen as Commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department, effective January 15, 2015. Dr. Jacquelyn Duval-Harvey, who has served as interim health commissioner since May, ...

Unflinching in the fight against fraud

If you’re like most people, you protect what’s valuable to you.

Tickets available for 34th Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast

Ticket sales are underway for the 34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast, which will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015, at Anne Arundel Community College.

Winter weather won’t stop Civic Works Food Program

With colder temperatures and wintry weather on the horizon, officials from the nonprofit Civic Works’ Real Food Farm program say they won’t slow down their efforts to improve neighborhood access to healthy food and develop Baltimore’s agriculture sector.

$100K raised for Baltimore County’s transitional shelter for women, children

According to The Baltimore County Department of Planning, on any given day, close to 919 homeless people seek shelter in Baltimore County.

Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week: Smokin’ Shawn’s BBQ LLC

Our entrepreneur of the week, Shawn Terry, met the difficulties of a challenging economy head on after losing his government job in the spring of 2014.

Local entrepreneur celebrates 20 years with gift baskets

Each time Pat Roselle checks her telephone voice mail or email messages, she sees a familiar request. There’s a bridal shower, a baby shower, a wedding, Christmas is coming, a birthday, even a funeral.

Mom of 2 earns diploma, job prospects

Tonya Pearson has enjoyed a long career in retail but after a bit of soul searching and a longing to not have any regrets, at age 36 she decided that it was time to earn a high school diploma.

New children's book combines storytelling with Language Arts lessons

Author Everett Todd Adams continues to teach Language Arts to elementary-age school children in his second book “Won by One,” a colorfully illustrated book with his returning characters Tee Tee and Ceddy Keddy John.

Mediation executive runs to reduce recidivism

Lorig Charkoudian believes that reducing recidivism can be accomplished by building strong family relationships. And, as executive director of Community Mediation Maryland, Charkoudian is willing to make a run for it.

Indie Soul Entrepreneur: LaRhonda Leigh Mobile Shoe Boutique

This week’s entrepreneur of the week, LaRhonda Leigh, owner of the LaRhonda Leigh Mobile Shoe Boutique, aims to achieve, succeed and bring positivity to the world. “My goal is to be that example for women, especially young ladies, to show ...

Alex Haley’s grandson continues foundation work to ‘find the good and praise it’

Bill Haley Jr. is no stranger to history, legacy or literature. The father of two from California has been low key about his relationship to Alex Haley in previous years, until an event triggered him to emerge from the shadows. ...

Student techs pack STEM Community Day at BCCC

BCCC welcomed student science and math wizards and their variety of fascinating projects on Saturday, November 22, 2014 to the college’s second annual STEM Community Day.

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