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From homeless to Morehouse: Bank of America program helps Baltimore student dream

It wasn’t that long ago that Shawn Key was homeless. The 18-year-old from Baltimore doesn’t talk much about that aspect of his life, except to say that, “sometimes, homelessness happens.”

CDC report shatters myth about black fathers

While a 2012 federal government survey revealed that 15 million American children live without a father; a stark increase over a 1960 study that showed just 11 percent lived in homes without a dad, a new report shows black fathers ...

Mayor Rawlings-Blake announces grand opening of ShopRite Grocery in Howard Park

ShopRite Grocery opened a new store in northwest Baltimore--the first in the area since 1999.

Inmates’ grasses, wildflowers bloom in vacant Baltimore lots

Maryland inmates are sprucing up and testing special wildflowers and grasses in eight vacant West Baltimore sites as part of a continuing beautification project with the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).

HBCU round up: Coppin State men’s basketball

Coppin State’s Men’s Basketball Program has quietly putting together a basketball team that will be something to talk about this fall in Baltimore, Maryland. The new head coach, Michael Grant, is putting together a staff that is second none.

‘The Teachers’ Lounge’ returns for a special back-to-school performance

Back by Popular Demand, Ursula V. Battle’s The Teachers’ Lounge returns August 30 & 31, 2014 for a special "Back To School" engagement. Headlining the performance will be actress/singer D’Atra Hicks who has performed in several Tyler Perry plays including ...

BMe leaders in Baltimore receive $10,000 for community-building efforts

BMe Community has announced its selections for the 2014 BMe Leader Awards, aimed at providing recognition, funding and networking opportunities to black men who take action to help build prosperous cities across the country.

Fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Kroger stores

If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.

Pi Omega Chapter wins award at 79th Grand Conclave

The Pi Omega Chapter, Graduate Chapter of Baltimore proved actions speak louder than words 79th Grand Conclave of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. held July 10 - 17, 2014 in Philadelphia.

New student discipline guidelines designed to reduce racial disparity

The Maryland State Board of Education has voted unanimously to accept guidelines for the state’s student code of discipline that can serve as a model for local school systems to use when developing their own discipline codes.

Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week: TyLeishia Douglass

This week’s Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the week holds so many titles we might have to call her the new mini Oprah. TyLeishia Douglass is a woman with many skills, but is confident in all that she does.

UB President Kurt L. Schmoke honors late brother with scholarship

Kurt L. Schmoke, who became the new president of the University of Baltimore (UB) in July, recently announced a scholarship fund in honor of his late brother that will benefit Baltimore students enrolled in UB’s College of Public Affairs.

Elkridge family battling cancer gets help from strangers

For Elkridge resident Kathy Oliver, every day chores such as pulling weeds in the backyard and raking the lawn are mere distractions nowadays. Her son, 17-year-old Bo Oliver, has Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer and is going through treatment ...

Shoprite hosts 2nd annual gun buyback

Through a combined effort of ShopRite Supermarkets, elected officials, non-profit organizations and the local police, the number of guns on the streets of Baltimore will be greatly reduced.

AACC offers AARP safe driving course for older drivers

Discover ways for driving safely as you age by attending the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Safe Driving Course, sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College’s Center on Aging from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 12, 2014.