Library of Congress: Main Reading Room open house on Columbus Day

Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special open house to share information about how the public can access the Library’s resources year-round.

Applications accepted for undergraduate scholarships for high-achieving, low- income high school students

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation invites applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country.

New website launched to help Marylanders receive refunds after Supreme Court Decision

Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot urged eligible Maryland residents who filed and paid income taxes to another state between 2011 and 2014 to apply for a tax refund against the county portion of their Maryland state income taxes.

Pioneer of National Black Press is subject of book discussion

The daughter of a Kentucky sharecropper, Alice Dunnigan rose from typist to Washington journalist as the first African-American female reporter acccredited to the White House.

Six local women to be honored at Fannie Lou Hamer Awards Reception

The 20th annual Fannie Lou Hamer Awards Reception will be held Sunday, October 4, 2015, at the Frances Scott Key Auditorium at St. John’s College located at 60 College Avenue in Annapolis from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Baltimore organization helps homeowners make crucial home improvements

On September 25, 2015, a beautiful sunny day, it was like Christmas in September for 68-year-old Mary Madden.

Black tenor returns home, makes history in opera

Tenor and former longtime Washington, D.C. resident Issachah Savage laughs when he was told of a most flattering comparison made by an opera legend.

Morgan, Howard receive scholarship donations at Chicago Football Classic

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, Morgan State University competed against Howard University at the Chicago Football Classic. Following the game, both schools received scholarship donations from Coors Light.

Lenovo donates laptops, tablets to Patterson High School

Tech giant Lenovo donated laptops and tablets to Patterson High School, which the students will be able to use to assist them in learning about coding, testing and developing mobile applications.

Baltimore reporter wins genius grant

You may refer to journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates as “Genius Coates” or “Sir Genius or, as Coates tweeted: “He who holds knowledge of all things in all realms at all times.”

Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival returns to Annapolis with energy and entertainment

Strong winds did not deter over 4.000 festival-goers from attending the 26th Annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival that was held in Annapolis on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Could Hurricane Joaquin be another Superstorm Sandy?

It's October. A powerful hurricane is brewing in the Bahamas. The whole system is threatening to head straight north to the United States.

Black women face increased violence

Black women were murdered at more than double the rate of White women in 2012 and almost all (92 percent) of these women knew their assailant, according a report titled, “When Men Murder Women” by the Violence Policy Center.

Freddie Gray: Trial dates set for officers

Trial dates were set Tuesday for the six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

Children battling cancer join Governor Larry Hogan to cheer on Ravens

Governor Larry Hogan attended the Baltimore Ravens home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, along with four children who are also battling cancer.