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Federal funds available to serve summer meals

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has announced that federal funds are available to assist public and private nonprofit organizations in serving free nutritious meals and snacks to children this summer through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a ...

Maryland Food Bank, partners kick off 2015 Spring Forward Food Drive

The Maryland Food Bank and its partners, AARP; the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland; Safeway, WBAL-TV 11; and the U.S. Postal Service, have once again teamed up to host the Spring Forward Food Drive Presented by Harvest for the Hungry ...

SECU offering annual scholarships to Maryland State Employees again

SECU, Maryland’s largest financial cooperative— will once again offer scholarships to Maryland state employees and their immediate family members who will attend college, graduate school, or trade school in the fall of 2015.

WO-BE-CO celebrates 20th anniversary

Women Behind the Community, Inc. (WO-BE-CO ) is a civic and community organization made up of women who assist Baltimoreans with cultural activities, voter registration, and education. For the past 20 years WOBECO has been donating African American books to ...

Seven Anne Arundel County youth collaborate to write new book

Seven girls from Pumphrey and the Glen Burnie area, who are members of the Dream Girls Youth Ministry at St. John United Methodist Church, collaborated to write a new book called “Angel Voices,” which was released February 4, 2015.

Fifth Annual Marine and Maritime Career Fair helps students learn about marine, maritime careers

Back for its fifth year, the Annual Marine & Maritime Career Fair will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from noon to 3 p.m. at Annapolis High School Cafeteria & Auditorium located at 2700 Riva Road in Annapolis.

Black Theatre Symposium scheduled at University of Maryland

Like megastars Sidney Poitier, the late Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, a host of African-American film stars have also mastered the black theater.

Decisions, decisions: when weather forces school delays, closures

Snowstorms and extreme cold can create a situation that makes it unsafe for students, parents and staff to travel to and from school.

Empowering Our City Committee strives to make improvements in Annapolis

Along with a group of action-oriented individuals, Octavia Brown is on a mission to make substantial improvements in Annapolis, Maryland. Brown is the 27-year-old founder and chair of a new Annapolis-based community organization called Empowering Our City Committee (EOCC).

Local realtor, former NFL star help area youth in football, academics

Christine Thomas enjoys talking about children. The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage real estate agent has two daughters, but there are many more Baltimore area children that she helps to nurture.

Tenacity, determination keys to success for health entrepreneur

Success wasn’t simply handed to Jackie Bailey. Like most women entrepreneurs who also happen to be African-American, Bailey had to endure a few doors shutting in her face, overcome higher hurdles than most and display the kind of tenacity that ...

Life in Baltimore: Highlighting organizations with a history of 40 or more years

Among the many organizations in Baltimore with an extensive history, the Guardsmen, Women Behind the Community, Inc (WO-BE-CO), and the DuBois Circle stand out as real treasures.

MTA bus service to serve Amazon Distribution Center

Working to improve on-time performance, ease crowding, simplify routes and better connect customers to new job opportunities within Baltimore City, including the Amazon Distribution Center along Broening Highway and the Shops at Canton Crossing, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will ...

Federal funds available for summer meals

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has announced that federal funds are available to assist public and private nonprofit organizations in serving free nutritious meals and snacks to children this summer through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a ...

Baltimore native serves aboard U.S. Navy warship in Japan

A 2004 Western School of Technology and Environmental Science graduate and Baltimore native currently serves aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington, stationed at a U.S. Navy base located 35 miles south of Tokyo.