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Micro-enterprise Loan Program awards $1M to expand smallest business opportunities

Two community-based micro-enterprise lenders received $500,000 loans through DHCD's Micro-enterprise Loan Program to help create new opportunities for entrepreneurs in revitalizing communities throughout the state.

Maryland vets share small business experience at DCHD workshop

More than two-dozen veterans, many of them already small business owners, shared their experiences on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at "Small Business Success Starts Here," a networking forum presented by DHCD's Office of Fair Practices.

Baltimore woman shares story of domestic violence

It has been seven years since Lezli Williams died at the hands of the man she loved. Unlike many victims of domestic violence, Williams displayed no obvious signs of abuse. There were no bruises, scars and no easily discernable cries ...

Civic works volunteers change lives

For 21 years, Earl Millett has carefully watched how the nonprofit Civic Works has strengthened Baltimore communities through job training, volunteerism and how the organization has changed many lives by providing job readiness, life skills, education and helping the underserved ...

Baltimore’s Annette March-Grier nominated for “CNN Hero of the Year” award

Baltimore’s own Annette March-Grier is one of the 10 nominees for the prestigious “CNN Hero of the Year” award.

Local African American entrepreneur’s book 'Redwood' released

Waldorf Publishing is thrilled to release the new book “Redwood” by Baltimore African-American entrepreneur, A. Rod Womack. “Redwood” is the true story of The Redwood Grill, an upscale restaurant located in an historic building near Baltimore's famous Inner Harbor.

Networking event to pair minority, women-owned, small businesses with prime contractors

Traditionally, smaller businesses and those owned by women and minorities have faced challenges making critical business connections with larger companies with whom they could sub-contract on government projects.

Tammy Owens Johnson’s story: Diagnosed with Breast Cancer at 41

For Tammy Owens Johnson, life was good. The 41-year-old had a good job as a teacher’s assistant in the Baltimore County Public Schools system, did not have any health issues, and was happily raising three children.

Autumn sun glare makes commute dangerous

From now until the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST) on November 2 is a particularly dangerous time of year for east to west commuters due to the sun’s alignment during sunrise and sunset. Drivers should take additional precautions such ...

Comptroller’s Office working to link taxpayers to their money

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced that nearly 2,000 people have discovered more than $2.5 million in unclaimed funds after visiting his agency’s booth at fairs and festivals across the state this Summer. One visitor to the Maryland State Fair discovered an ...

Marylanders donate 33,405 pounds of food

On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at each of the Maryland Food Bank's three facilities, representatives from the Maryland State Police and the Maryland Department of Transportation joined food bank executives in welcoming a caravan of squad cars, trucks, buses and ...

Maryland businesses encourage kids to eat more fruits and veggies

Baltimore-area businesses are taking the lead in a national movement, ‘eat brighter!’ to inspire young children and their families to eat more fresh produce.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum celebrates hip-hop

On Saturday, October 4, 2014, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum located at 830 Pratt Street in downtown Baltimore, will be dedicated to lovers of hip-hop!

St. Agnes Breast Cancer Center offers multi-pronged approach

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is most common in women age 40 and over, but in the African American community, women are more likely to die from breast cancer at all ages. At St. Agnes Hospital, African ...

Ferguson, other cities join ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Challenge

Even riot-plagued Ferguson, Missouri has accepted President Barack Obama’s call to action for the My Brother’s Keeper initiative (MBK).