Official portraits of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled

With buzz building for months, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recently unveiled the official portraits of President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama in Washington D.C. New York City-based artist Kehinde Wiley created the portrait of President Obama ...

5th Grader Hailed as Hero for Saving Choking Classmate

A fifth grader in Virginia is being hailed as a hero after saving the life of a choking classmate.

The Black Panther Movie Premier Successful Evening!

Belair-Edison Neighborhood, Inc. (BENI) and the Morgan Community Mile (MCM) would like to thank all who attended last night's Black Panther Advance Movie Premier Extravaganza.

Black Love Matters Panel Discussion

Today, the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus continued their Black History Month programming with a panel discussion centered around black love. Tonight’s Black Loves Matter panel featured three couples who shared their journey and experiences to finding and ...

Stars And Creators Reflect on Arrival of ‘Black Panther’ Movie

Fans, who bought a record-setting number of advance tickets, aren’t the only ones anticipating the February 16, 2018, opening of “Black Panther,” Marvel’s historic first black superhero film.

Teen Dating Violence: How to Recognize And React

According to the CDC, “psychological and emotional dating violence occur when a partner harms or threatens the victim’s self-worth.” These abusive acts can be obvious, such as insults and threats, or more subtle, like teasing and jealousy. Unfortunately, many of ...

Stronger Citizenship Role Can Help Rid Rogue Police

We must ask ourselves: do we fight the power or become The Power? To influence City Hall and police the police, we must participate in our democracy. Vote intelligently!

Miss Black Maryland USA Featured in Lifetime’s New Women’s Campaign

Baltimore attorney Saidah Grimes is part of Lifetime’s new online campaign, “Her America: 50 Women, 50 States.” Grimes says she is using her platform as Miss Black Maryland USA to help shine a light on the inequality experienced by African ...

Documentaries Explore Life of Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry And Others

Three documentaries scheduled for release during Black History Month are being touted as thought provoking and powerful. One looks at the life of the late former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, while the others explores Kofi Adu Brempong, a disabled ...

Macy’s Celebrates Innovators And Visionaries During Black History Month

This February, Macy’s celebrates Black History Month by welcoming a host of innovators in fashion, entertainment, art, music, literature and technology, who are pioneers in their industries. Innovation is one of the cornerstones of black culture, helping to propel trends, ...

Annapolis Native Serving Aboard Navy Warship In San Diego

An Annapolis native and 2011 Annapolis High School, Old Mill High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard USS Russell.

Tiny Homes Offer Big Benefits for Homeless Military Veterans

Marvin Gregory is a large man living in a tiny home. And he couldn't be happier.

3 Tips for Raising Capital: U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.

"The struggle continues. Blacks are still in need of achieving true economic parity and inclusion," said Jackson. "We need greater access to capital, credit, formal education and higher wages because many blacks are the working poor."

#ThankYouBlackWomen and the power of the black vote

Congresswoman Robin Kelly on making a difference within the black community by voting.

Songful Annapolis native gains GRAMMY consideration, set to perform after signing with record label

Music has publicly been Craig T. Dobson’s passion since his first church singing debut at the age of six years old. Dobson recalls belting out soulful notes, while moving to and from classes in the halls of Annapolis Jr. High ...