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Grief Camp Helps Area Kids Cope With Loss of Loved One

“So we have Camp Kangaroo today. It’s a three-day grief camp for children, first through eighth grade. We have 25 kids here from throughout the community. It’s sponsored by the Seasons Hospice Foundation, so it’s free to every kid who ...

Compton Students Get Cinema Experience at ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Screening

Compton native and renowned film director Ava DuVernay hosted students from her hometown to #WrinkleInCompton, an advance screening of her upcoming Disney film “A Wrinkle in Time,” which comes to theaters nationwide Friday, March 9, 2018.

Students Give Up Spring Break to Help in Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico

“We have to help beyond borders,” Stokes, said. “We go where we’re needed, and we will visit those places devastated by the hurricane until we see real recovery.”

Spring is in the Air: Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March and Receive 10 Free Trees

The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees.

Gun Safety is About Freedom

"The disproportionate impact on communities of color does make gun control a civil rights issue, but gun violence is a national issue and should be a matter of national concern. It is also a matter of freedom. Without sane gun ...

Do You Get Enough Sleep?

When a busy life pulls you in different directions, sleep can drop to the bottom of your priority list. It should be near the top. Lack of sleep can make everything else on your “to-do” list suffer. It can also ...

A Health Savings Account Could Save Your Life

"If you want to ensure that your doctor has your back, run – don’t walk to a direct primary care practice (DPC). Tell your congresspersons to add the 1-page Primary Care Enhancement Act (HR 365 / S 1358) to upcoming ...

Jordan Peele is First Black Screenwriter to Win Best Original Screenplay

Jordan Peele's "Get Out" has placed him in the Oscar history books.

Novel Explores Misconduct in Brooklyn’s Legal System

“With ‘Race to Judgment,’ Frederic Block has not only created an exciting novel but he also provides an insider’s look at the New York criminal justice system— from the deplorable conditions at the Riker’s Island prison, to the mistreatment of ...

Letters to the Editor: Re: A Preventable Shooting Tragedy

We should increase the age to purchase a firearm to 21. Most school shooters are under 21. We have to improve the background check system. Schools need to lock all entrances and install shatterproof glass and alarms. A heavily armed ...

BGE Engineer Named Black Engineer of the Year

Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) engineer Taiwo Alo was named the Errol B. Davis Legacy Award winner at the 2018 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) conference held earlier this month in Washington, D.C.

Busy Baltimore Actor Continues to ‘Push the Envelope’

Brown Girl Magazine, whose focus is to empower and uplift women, recently highlighted 11 reasons the magazine loves Baltimore actor Utkarsh Ambudkar, a man. Among them: He can sing. Rap. And act. All at the same time, the magazine’s editors ...

The Black Press Remembers Lerone Bennett Jr.

Perhaps no other voice or pen, captured the real life of Africans and African Americans like Lerone Bennett Jr., the former editor of EBONY and Jet magazines who died on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the age of 89.

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.