This review is strictly for my Super Hero geeks and comic nerds, like us here at Indie Soul.
This is definitely the year for independent authors and especially authors of children’s books. Vonnya Pettigrew has written a very necessary book for parents of small children who are attending school.
“The Book of Negroes” recounts the harrowing journey of Aminata Diallo’s (Aunjanue Ellis) return home after being forced into slavery as a child. A universal story of loss, courage and triumph, the acclaimed mini-series, which made it’s United States broadcast premiere on BET in February this year is now available as a special edition three-disc DVD, exclusively from Entertainment One.
Last week was Youth Violence Prevention Week (March 23-27). The Weinberg Family Center Y located 900 E. 33rd Street in Baltimore, hosted a community event to discuss how the issues of violence and bullying impact young people.
Coppin State University School of Business partnered with Times Community Services, Inc. to present the spring edition of the Speaker Series featuring Sonja N. Hines, president and CEO of H&S Resources Corporation, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Coppin State University.
Reports 10 percent jump in attendance
The challenge is to get students to attend school. The bigger challenge is to find ways to do this. Comcast and The Baltimore City School District have figured out a way to do just that by taking part in the Get Schooled 2014 National Attendance Challenge.
Baltimore welcomed the return of the CAA Tournament March 6-March 9, 2015 to the Royal Farms Arena. There were some wonderful and exciting games over the weekend.
It was February 11, 2002, a few days before Valentine’s Day and a couple of months before wedding season when Baltimore group, Ruff Endz, released a song entitled “Someone To Love.”
Dia Simms was the keynote speaker at a business conference hosted by The Greater Baltimore Urban League on February 19, 2015.
North Carolina A&T released its 11-game 2015 football schedule on Wednesday.The schedule includes the return of Bethune-Cookman, who has won at least a share of the MEAC title four out of the last five seasons. It also includes a game against the University of North Carolina for the first time.A&T, who won a share of the MEAC title in 2014, opens the season at Aggie Stadium on Sept. 5 (6 p.m.) against old CIAA rival Shaw University. The Aggies will meet the Bears on the football field for the 21st time, but for the first time since 1963 when the Aggies came away with a 69-0 win in Greensboro.
Literacy and education are key to helping our young people move forward and live successful lives. This month Indie Soul gives you two books to encourage our children to learn and gain understanding.
When you are in a position to be able to uplift and educate, you must do so. The stage play “One Night in Miami” by Kemp Powers and directed by Center Stage Artistic Director, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Kwame continues does just that.
A community event to celebrate the resiliency of women in the music industry and the importance of arts education will take place Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Eubie Blake Center located at 847 North Howard Street in Baltimore from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Many independent artists are so caught up with trying to make the big time they sell themselves short all for fame and the almighty dollar.
The Lifetime movie “Whitney,” is probably one of the most anticipated television events of 2015.
The 90’s featured some of the hottest soul music ever. When you turned on the radio there was something for everyone: hip-hop, jazz, blues, and slow jams. It was the decade of the female music artist with girl group TLC, Anita Baker, SWV, and Chante Moore topping the charts. Back in 1994 a young woman exploded on the scene with the classic quiet storm songs like “Hold On” and “Through the Rain.
For all my music lovers, Indie Soul discovered a gem of a CD for you. The CD is entitled “Dreamzz” by Philip Lassiter and features 11 TRUE music sounds, which combine, hip-hop, soul, jazz, and blues.
The Sharing and Caring Committee at John Wesley United Methodist Church located at 3202 West North Avenue in Baltimore promotes higher education by awarding students with perfect attendance, averages of B+ or higher in reading, language or mathematics and improved social/emotional behavior.
Self-published author Clay Thomas Williams’ book, “AND Then There Were None,” is a real page turner.
On Friday, December 5, 2014, The Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Walters Art Museum partnered to bring opera icon Jessye Norman to Baltimore to discuss her memoir “Stand Up Straight and Sing!"
On November 22, Red Emma’s Bookstore and Coffehouse presented the Mother Poetry Vibe hosted by Ken Brown also known by his spoken word name 'Analysis'.
Our entrepreneur of the week, Shawn Terry, met the difficulties of a challenging economy head on after losing his government job in the spring of 2014.
It’s that time that we give you our Indie Soul picks for kids. Here are two items for you to check out during the holiday season:
This week’s entrepreneur of the week, LaRhonda Leigh, owner of the LaRhonda Leigh Mobile Shoe Boutique, aims to achieve, succeed and bring positivity to the world. “My goal is to be that example for women, especially young ladies, to show them how to be successful, smart women. To be able to give back to the community and to make a brand that will benefit my family” states Leigh.
On Saturday December 6, 2014 at the Douglas Memorial Community Church the Unlock the Vote Coalition will be hosting a felon assistance program. The purpose of the event is to focus on how people with criminal records can make their lives better.
I love to see students doing good things in the community! This week’s students of the week are the young ladies of Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women
On October 11th, 2014, The Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River presented the Guardian Angels with an award for their work in the community.
Bryan Robinson has a passion for the arts. His talent takes many forms including photography, film and drawing. As an educator in the Baltimore City school system he enjoys sharing his time and talent with others.
Khari Parker refuses to be just another statistic and does not want children to be one as well. “I love numbers and finance. Everyone should as well and at least know about savings and finance.
Born in Washington and partially raised in Baltimore Laura L. Green is the owner of one of only five mobile fashion trucks in Baltimore. When we caught up with her, she was doing her third event since her soft launch on October 23rd, 2014.
Crystal L. Bass, a self-published, writer, director, and author will be bring her play, “Ain’t No Mothers Love, Like A Mothers Love,” to the Baltimore area for one show on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the Lyric Opera House.
Rap music is big business. Women were involved in laying down the foundation of the genre. In the 80’s you had Sylvia Robinson CEO of Sugarhill Records, singer Angie Stone, Sha Rock, and of course Roxanne Shante.
On Sunday November 2, 2014, Tara Pettiford hosted her third annual Natural is Beautiful hair care show at the Sheraton Hotel in Towson.
Soft-spoken jazz saxophonist Craig Alston is a very deep thinker who cares about his surroundings and his music. Music is his therapy as well as a way to connect with an audience.
CenterStage has some great entertainment this season.
The Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week is a man who understands being a successful business person means being willing to expand beyond your comfort zone.
With the NCAA 2014 Men’s Midnight Madness Basketball Set for Friday, October 17, and the NBA Season set to begin on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 basketball fans can’t wait to enjoy another season of we call “B’ball or Ballin.’”
Check out two great DVD's for guaranteed to please music lovers.
This week, Indie Soul has tapped a young African-American teen, Jordan Cofield of New Town High School as the Student of the Week
On Monday, October 6, 2014 in the afternoon, the charismatic Traci Braxton stopped by the Baltimore Times office to talk about her solo project “Crash & Burn.”
According to the 2012 Maryland School Assessment, approximately 34.5 percent of third graders are reading below grade level, a figure that is double the state average.
Indie Soul is always looking for something different and exciting to bring to you to broaden your experience. When an associate mentioned she was a bellydancer, Indie Soul decided to find out more.
In the face of adversity, the Coppin State Eagles united, stayed strong and trusted each other in winning the last two sets to earn a memorable 3-2 victory over Maryland Eastern Shore in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Northern Division treasure Sunday, October 4 at the W.P. Hytche Center.
This week’s Indie Soul Student of the Week is a very ambitious and career driven young lady who attends Howard High School in Howard County. Naomi Lilly is only a junior but is focused on her next journey— college. The 17-year-old old holds an impressive unweighted GPA of 3.86 and a weighted GPA of 4.57.
Choosing to be a comedian means facing a lot of obstacles. There’s the criticism from family telling you to get a real job, friends who don’t get it and others who seem to think making people laugh is easy.
On Saturday September 20, 2014, local fashion retailers and designers hosted Trendsitions: Shop and Soiree,” an event designed to showcase Baltimore’s fashion scene.
A rundown of new fall shows on the CW network featuring African Americans.
One of the most incredible things about Baltimore is that you are always able to find great shows from independent artists almost any day of the week.
The fall TV season is quickly approaching and over the next few weeks, Indie Soul will shine a light on networks and shows aimed specifically at African American audiences. This week: Fox Television.
Sunday, August 24, 2014, The Real News (www.therealnews.com) hosted a town hall meeting to discuss the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and how African Americans can be more involved in finding solutions to problems in the community.