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Life is an up and down rollercoaster but does it have to be? Is there a state of homeostasis that one can achieve to avoid the downs of emotions like pain, stress, and fear? We’ve all heard the saying before; “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it,” but what does this mean? How can one truly see the value in this statement let alone apply it to their lives during times of adversity when it really counts?
A bright, freshly minted, attractive mural that promises to pump excitement into Poe Homes Apartment buildings in Baltimore has transformed the neighborhood basketball court. The project is the work of Baltimore artist Wendell “Supreme” Shannon, whose art career was inspired by the legendary Charm City artist, Larry Poncho Brown. Volunteers from Baltimore were joined by people from as far away as Atlanta, Charlotte, and New York and set to work. The result is a geometric abstract painting that includes several vibrant colors, which Shannon says is intended to promote positivity, energy and optimism
Oral diseases affect almost half the global population, and recent research indicates they persist because oral health has not been prioritized as much as traditional healthcare.
With a degree in Electrical Engineering from Morgan State University, Stokes is a proven leader. Currently, she is president and CEO of greiBO Media and has more than two decades of experience in management, communications, media, and government and commercial arenas.
WYPR 88.1 FM President and General Manager LaFontaine E. Oliver has been re-elected to a second term as a Member Director of NPR’s Board of Directors, with a three-year term beginning in November 2019.
Baltimore native and Morgan State University alum Rodney Dotson learned perseverance from his maternal grandmother who ran a daycare out of her home. Even though she did not have a car she always made sure that both her business and her home were well taken care of.
Coppin State University is basking in the spotlight as the first historically black college and university to collaborate with a nonprofit maker space. The university and Open Works have joined together to operate a maker space inside a 34,000-square-foot space on Greenmount Avenue where entrepreneurs can make products and build companies.
The “No Dead Beats Club Back To School Bash” was held at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center on August 25, 2019. Haircuts, fun, and games were enjoyed by approximately 70 elementary and middle school students who all received two new uniforms per person. Cory McGhee founded the “No Dead Beats Club.” The father assembled a team of volunteers in Annapolis who will continue to help local youth and families. Uniform donations are still being accepted. Photo: Alderman DaJuan Gay, Ashley Trusty, Kennedy Trusty, Michael Kelly, Dashawn Thomas volunteered to participate in the NoDeadBeatsClub, which was created by Cory McGhee (lower, middle). The team received citations from the City of Annapolis, for their efforts.
For the second year in a row, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-educated women, raised $1 million in just 24 hours during this month’s HBCU Impact Day. The AKA Sorority, Inc. also has agreed to collaborate in the planning for the upcoming 80th-anniversary celebration of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) in 2020.
Are you an entrepreneur or want to become one?
If someone told you to mind your business, you might think they were being smart. But if you are already an entrepreneur or are seeking to become one, a “smart” move would be to “Mind your Business.” That’s the title of an exciting, free event designed for small business owners, entrepreneurs, creative industry organizations and DIY (Do It Yourself) businesses.
Engaging with African American and urban communities is an important priority for Maryland Public Television, the only statewide television network in Maryland. (Left) Charles Robinson, a reporter and associate producer at Maryland Public Television, is joined by his wife, Robbie Robinson, during his Walk of Fame installation in 2016 at MPT. (Right) Linda Taggart, vice president, development, at Maryland Public Television, works with composer Don Barto in the control room at MPT in the 1990s.