Small in stature and soft in voice, there’s little doubt that Esther McCready proved to be a giant in the fight for civil rights.
While most students are looking forward to a summer break that may include barbecues, a trip to the beach or a family vacation, one local high school standout is preparing to go on tour with music superstar Chris Brown.
Like so many others in Baltimore, Kamal Al-Mateen witnessed the protests, the demonstrations, the discord and ultimately the rioting in the aftermath of the death of local resident Freddie Gray.
Sirilar Stokes, an inmate at the Patuxent Institution in Jessup, first started trying her hand at quilting about three months ago.
The GenOUT Youth Chorus and the 160 singers of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington count among the most anticipated ensembles of the upcoming; “Born this Way,” concert at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington.
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski has been working with inner-city youth in a variety of programs for a number of years and has rarely fallen short in his goal of reaching impressionable young individuals.
The United Way has realized progress in issues facing the community and one goal of the nonprofit is to continue to have a positive effect locally and in cities throughout the country, according to the organization’s national president.
“I will seek justice on your behalf,” Mosby told a packed news conference. “No one is above the law.”
It’s a day that Yvonne Broady will never forget. On January 24, 2009, her beloved husband Clarence Cortez Loftin III, a distinguished venture capitalist and educator succumbed to pancreatic cancer sending her into deep depression and loneliness.
The statistics are sobering, if not eye opening.
What do Fashion Affair magazine, Luevo and News Channel 12 in New York have in common? They have all showed off designs by Baltimore-based handbag and accessories brand Linell Ellis.
Grammy Award-winning artist Bishop Hezekiah Walker can add the 2015 Torch Award for religion to his list of accomplishments as a gospel music artist and pastor of Love Fellowship Tabernacle, a mega church in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Shiek Mahmud-Bey could be a true Hollywood story that could eventually turn up in an episode of “Unsung” on BET. Not because he has ever been in over his head or has been on Skid Row and his career has fizzled— not by any stretch!
Baltimore resident Raymonna Jean was diagnosed in 2013 with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that affects the bone marrow.
As mothers, daughters, sisters and aunts, Tehma Hallie Smith, Ronae Brock and Michelle Davenport say they were bothered by the possible side effects connected to chemicals in the products they were using.
Success wasn’t simply handed to Jackie Bailey. Like most women entrepreneurs who also happen to be African-American, Bailey had to endure a few doors shutting in her face, overcome higher hurdles than most and display the kind of tenacity that it ultimately takes to run a business that’s now helping to change lives.
Snowstorms and extreme cold can create a situation that makes it unsafe for students, parents and staff to travel to and from school.
Christine Thomas enjoys talking about children. The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage real estate agent has two daughters, but there are many more Baltimore area children that she helps to nurture.
Like megastars Sidney Poitier, the late Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, a host of African-American film stars have also mastered the black theater.
Clerk of City Circuit Court died Sunday, February 15, 2015
Frank M. Conaway Sr., longtime clerk of the Baltimore City Circuit Court, is being remembered by many who knew him, and by those whom his work positively affected. He died on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at age 81.
James Spencer Hammond has always been the kind of person that simply wants to do his job well. Attention has never been high on his list of wants and, those who know him, say it’s difficult to find someone more humble.
There is little doubt most would agree that getting married can be very expensive. However, for those seeking wedded bliss, there is good news.
Two months after his stunning, yet decisive victory over Democrat Anthony Brown, Republican Larry Hogan Jr., took the oath of office on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 as Maryland’s 62nd governor.
The civil rights film, “Selma,” which was produced by Oprah Winfrey has opened nationwide and while many have concluded that Oscar voters essentially snubbed the movie, it still received a Best Picture nomination from the academy, which will announce winners next month.
For Barret Beyer, the tattoos that cover nearly half of his body tell the story of his life.
It was just a couple of short years ago when Andrew Coy taught history in the Baltimore School District.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is easily identified for its artistic excellence and, over the years, the organization has been able to attract a devoted following not just locally, but the world over.
Airs Jan. 5 on HBO
In a move that many fans would argue to be tantamount to Leonardo da Vinci touching up the Mona Lisa or Mario Puzo adding paragraphs to “The Godfather,” David Simon and HBO have re-mastered the critically acclaimed HBO series, “The Wire.”
It seems like it just might be a long shot, but one man continues to try and find a way to compel President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and the United States government to publish the un-redacted FBI, CIA and New York Police Department files relating to the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X.
With colder temperatures and wintry weather on the horizon, officials from the nonprofit Civic Works’ Real Food Farm program say they won’t slow down their efforts to improve neighborhood access to healthy food and develop Baltimore’s agriculture sector.
Each time Pat Roselle checks her telephone voice mail or email messages, she sees a familiar request. There’s a bridal shower, a baby shower, a wedding, Christmas is coming, a birthday, even a funeral.
SBLC offers hope to working poor
Tonya Pearson has enjoyed a long career in retail but after a bit of soul searching and a longing to not have any regrets, at age 36 she decided that it was time to earn a high school diploma.
Baltimore attorney Ronisha Moore believes in the power of art. She also believes that those who are in positions to do good deeds for others shouldn’t hesitate.
It’s possible audiences will be treated to classical violins during Motown legend Smokey Robinson’s upcoming concert at the Patricia and Arthur Modell Lyric Opera House on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8 p.m.
After his unanimous selection as the next chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, North Carolina Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield said he’s grateful to all in the caucus, including outgoing chair Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio).
William S. Keyes is 93-years-old. He was a Washington, D.C. police officer, worked in the U.S. Postal Service, ran his own business and bravely served in World War II.
"Collidescope: Adventures in Pre and Post-Racial America" debuts on Friday, November 7
With the shooting deaths of unarmed African-American teens like Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; Trayvon Martin in Florida and others, acclaimed filmmaker Ping Chong and noted director Talvin Wilks have joined forces to collaborate on a performance they say counts as a response to the seemingly perpetual killings of young black men in America.
There is only one Gladys Knight, and a surefire way for area residents to find that out would be to attend the Motown legend's upcoming concert at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8 p.m.There is only one Gladys Knight, and a surefire way for area residents to find that out would be to attend the Motown legend's upcoming concert at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Kendel Abrams is in the running for “Girl Golfer of the Year.” She led her high school golf team to a third place finish in the recently completed season and, before it’s all said and done, the 14-year-old could be competing for a state championship.
For 21 years, Earl Millett has carefully watched how the nonprofit Civic Works has strengthened Baltimore communities through job training, volunteerism and how the organization has changed many lives by providing job readiness, life skills, education and helping the underserved secure and maintain suitable employment.
Finally, there is some encouraging financial news for African Americans and Latinos.
Dr. Sanford Siegel knows the routine.
Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. Until now, it has not been clear exactly how stress influences disease and health, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh said they have found that chronic psychological stress is associated with the body losing its ability to regulate the inflammatory response.
The testimonies about the benefits of the CollegeBound Foundation can be endless.
It’s been less than a year since the Charm City-based Living Classrooms Foundation launched its POWER House Teen program, which provides academic support, mentoring and college preparation activities for underserved high school students who live in the Perkins Homes development in East Baltimore.
Arnold M. Jolivet, who worked tirelessly as a champion and crusader for minority-owned businesses, died Sunday at Sinai Hospital.
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.”
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 are more involved than any other group
Producers of a new film based on the incredible life story of James Brown give audiences a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of the legendary “Godfather of Soul.”
The Nigerian government finally will allow its citizens to see what Americans and others have called one of the unsung movies of the year.