Eugenie Mukeshimana was a young adult and eight months pregnant when the genocide began in Rwanda in 1994.
Owning an event-planning business was not what Amethyst Taylor’s parent’s had in mind for her future.
Tiffany Ginyard is adamant that a strong sense of perceived self-efficacy is an important and contributing factor to both the prevention of diminished self-concept and self-sufficiency in young adulthood.
The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) was awarded a $500,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to support the planning and implementation of a comprehensive hospital-based community violence intervention program.
Ariel Wilks, 16, a student at Carver Vocational Technical High school had always been afraid to fly.
A large majority of teenagers hold a very pessimistic view of the United States. Eighty-eight percent say they believe the country lacks kindness, according to a new survey released by “STOMP Out Bullying,” the leading national bullying and cyber-bullying prevention nonprofit organization for kids and teens.
Athanasia Kyriakakos was sitting nervously, palms sweating and her heart beating as fast as it ever has before.
Luis Solis is described by those who work with him, and for him as a passionate and dedicated leader, who has pours his heart and soul into all things Caribé.
Hackers swiped personal information associated with at least a half billion Yahoo accounts making it the biggest data breach in history to date.
Ten years ago, Cameo Faust, a single mother of seven was working at an Atlanta-area McDonald’s, struggling to make ends meet and highly motivated to make a better life for herself and her family.
The struggles of an interracial marriage, families divided by race, religion and politics and the conversion of one Jewish woman to Islam are all upcoming segments that will be featured on Bishop T.D. Jakes’ new talk show which premieres on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on Monday, September 19 and is schedule to air Monday through Friday at 6 p.m.
More than three hundred underprivileged Baltimore youth and their families will be provided food, gifts and a day of entertainment as the Sharing and Caring Committee at John Wesley United Methodist Church hosts a daylong community event on Saturday, December 19, 2015.
Teacher Wellness Center aims to keep teachers fit and healthy
A 1,574-square-foot wellness center equipped with treadmills, exercise machines, bikes, a rowing machine and more opened at the Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School in Locust Point on Thursday, August 27, 2015.
Hundreds of businesses and organizations— including many in Baltimore— are signing the online petition, “Business for a Fair Minimum Wage statement” and actively pushing for increases locally and nationally.
RLJ rule aims to level playing field in corporate America
Robert L. Johnson has proven to be one of America’s premiere innovators and with his RLJ Companies empire and other ventures; Johnson’s legacy could ultimately be defined by what he’s accomplished to level the playing field for African-Americans and other minorities in corporate America.
Member of iconic Baltimore family saved countless lives during medical career
Keiffer Mitchell Jr. remembers fondly the early morning telephone calls his dad would make to him daily. And every evening, Mitchell Jr. would call his dad.
Screenings for the film were sold out long ago. However, interest in “Generation One: The Search for Black Wealth,” generated the type of buzz usually reserved for an anticipated, high-budget blockbuster.
She started dancing at the age of three and that was only because her mother went to a Target store and picked out a ballet outfit just to see how her toddler would look in it.
For years, Louis S. Diggs has researched and documented African-American life in communities in and around Baltimore County while publishing 10 books about black history.
Gary Susman of moviefone.com called it the most influential movie you’ve never seen and NPR’s Derek John referred to it as a classic of black cinema.
Kevin Liles sponsors school supplies giveaway
Since his rise as an executive at Def Jam Records and Warner Music, Kevin Liles has continued to use his fame and fortune to provide opportunity and hope for those less fortunate.
Since the release of the wildly popular book “Playing Up,” Vaughn McKoy and his wife, Marnie McKoy thought of ways in which they could make the lessons found in the book practical in ways that could drive behavior and complement academic learning.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake spent part of Wednesday, July 15, 2015 showing off her hula-hoop skills to the delight of young ones, parents and officials at the Robert C. Marshall Recreation Center on Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore City.
India Harris counts among the nearly 1.2 million Americans who have pre-diabetes and who are at risk of developing the debilitating disease.
Charles Wilson isn’t shy about discussing poverty and the issues that face many inner city and poverty-stricken youth on a regular basis.
The online petitions are as direct as Bree Newsome proved to be strong.
One national news publication called Venroy July a “triple threat,” while another said the boxer and CEO is among Baltimore’s entrepreneurs under 40 that are worth keeping a close eye on.
Bobby Turner was born and raised in Baltimore, so when it comes to developing affordable workforce housing in nearby Prince George’s County and across the nation, the successful businessman isn’t just passionate.
Four years ago, Elizabeth Seton High School officials heavily recruited Raven Fox to attend the all-girls college prep institution and to play basketball for the Roadrunners.
Monarch Academy Public Charter School celebrated a milestone in grand style on May 27, 2015. Guests were entertained by a video of students performing “The Wizard of Oz,” while others from various classes at the academy performed live music with string and brass instruments.
Lorence Rovell is among the graduates from Northwestern High School in May. The teen’s matriculation, however, was no easy feat.
Shawn Prez isn’t your typical CEO or the average business owner. Prez got his start working to help legendary rap mogul P. Diddy build “Bad Boy” Entertainment Group.
He was known as the giant who never quit. George Haley, a Silver Spring, Maryland resident and brother of famed author Alex Haley, died earlier this month. He was 89.
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.
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.
The statistics are sobering, if not eye opening.
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.
Like megastars Sidney Poitier, the late Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, a host of African-American film stars have also mastered the black theater.
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.