The Ingenuity Project at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute is among four recipients to equally share a $400,000 grant issued by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to selective public high schools.
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) recently hosted its second National Black Parents’ Town Hall Meeting on Educational Excellence at the Gethsemane Community Fellowship Church in Norfolk, Va.
Local barber Paul Vincent sees taking a razor to one’s hair as an opportunity to change a life by offering haircuts that cost as much as $50 to those who otherwise may not have been able to afford one.
Large e-commerce company, Amazon worked with St. Vincent de Paul to donate 330 backpacks to six Head Start locations in Baltimore last month. The backpacks were filled with more than $8,000 worth of books, pencils, craft items and workbooks focused on reading, writing, math and science.
“Keep going because there’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur of color, especially for women,” said Kyle O’Connor, the entrepreneur behind The Startup Nest, which in 2016 opened a 25,000-square-foot incubator in historic Pigtown in South Baltimore.
At 17, Madison Poole is already a successful entrepreneur. The Baltimore teen owns and operates Prince M Cosmetics, an online retailer with all-natural products and shades like Color Me Coral and Purple Fusion, which she helped to create with the assistance of a chemist she found on the Internet.
For the 16th year, the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is providing young people, ages 14 to 21 with work readiness skills training through targeted job matching to their career interests.
Kevin Shird is a three-time published author, writer and social activist and he has many talking about his latest book, “The Colored Waiting Room: Empowering the Original and the New Civil Rights Movements; Conversations Between an MLK Jr. Confidant and a Modern-Day Activist.”
For more than a decade, he has spearheaded efforts that have resulted in raising more than $4 million dollars to fund research, provide free screenings and educate the community about this disease. Now, the fight has become personal for Siegel.
Something good is happening in Reservoir Hill, something that residents and those who run the more than half-century old St. Francis Neighborhood Center call “The Miracle on Linden Avenue.”
It’s nothing but a man thing at Hammer & Nails. At least, that’s what the owners of the grooming shop for men have created at the Owings Mills-based business that offers hand and foot care, haircuts and shaves in what’s billed as a man cave nirvana.
Tommy Washington wasn’t thinking of becoming an adoptive parent that day five years ago when his daughters moved out of his home and letters began crowding his mailbox about foster care. But, when he finally opened one of those letters, Washington studied the two empty rooms in his home and thought he could help make a difference.
Visitors will now have a unique opportunity to explore the Walters Art Museum’s stunning 19th century mansion at 1 West Mount Vernon Place, which opens with a free community celebration on Saturday, June 16.
For 40 years, Paul Coates has lived the highs and the lows at the helm of Black Classic Press and BCP Digital Printing.
The Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore commissioned Philadelphia-based ceramicist Robert Lugo to create works of art and to participate in programming for the reopening of the historic Mount Vernon building located 1 West Mount Vernon Place. Roberto Lugo’s handmade dishes and urns, which depict historical African-American figures such as Freddie Gray and Frederick Douglass, will be on display during the grand opening. His works are eye-catching, and when the museum opens on Saturday, June 16, the pieces are certain to draw a lot of conversation. Lugo’s works combine the forms and traditions he previously observed in the Walters’ collection with contemporary color and imagery. Lugo will be attending the free community opening celebration of 1 West on June 16.
“When I lived in Baltimore I would leave the house at midnight and walk around the city and take in its true energy. I would walk around Neighborhoods [that] people would consider unsafe and safe learning the streets and the people,” he said. “Baltimore helped me to make the decision [to] get on the bus with eight trash bags full of clothes and books, and take a leap of faith onto a path I couldn’t see but an inner voice that was loud and determined to win against all odds.”
Malik Titus has his heart set on becoming an Olympian but the 20-year-old Baltimore boxer has more to offer than just being a champion inside the ring.
Brett Bramble and John Azerolo, and a dog named Domino, strolled along Route 40 in Baltimore last week for a cause that has gripped the nation: overdose awareness.
A $500,000 grant awarded to Jubilee Baltimore by Wells Fargo should help local charities in Baltimore achieve some of its more pressing objectives and will support the implementation of Central Baltimore Partnership (CBP) and its “Front and Center Plan: A Comprehensive Equity Strategy for Central Baltimore Plan.”
Baltimore resident Gia Winfield has taken entrepreneurship by the horns— or, in her case, by the nails— and she is thriving.
Rocket science has historically been considered difficult because the slightest mistake could wreck a multi-billion-dollar mission. But one Annapolis-born rocket scientist says, not everything is— well— rocket science.
Yvette Hawkins has helped to raise 20 children with the help and guidance of the Woodbourne Center. Hawkins is the author of the book “Encased in Ice: Pain and Plaudits of Foster Care Parenting.”
The historic race commonly referred to as “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans,” has a unique place in American horse racing history and Pimlico, it’s home along Park Heights Avenue in Baltimore got its name from a horse who won the stakes more than a century ago. However, often buried in that history is the significant role of African-Americans, particularly jockeys.
Earlier this month, the national nonprofit Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training (MCVET) began its Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adults 18 and older.
Local entrepreneur Robert L. Wallace is on a voyage that will take him by boat to about 35 countries and 100 ports to complete research for his new book, “Global Entrepreneurship.”
“The Avenue,” which will air Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Mondays at 7 p.m., provides city youth with an opportunity to not only share their views but to get involved in the production of the show, which will include a work-study to learn about the ins and outs of television production.
The National Kidney Foundation, which serves Maryland and Delaware, will hold its 16th annual Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at The Weinberg Y located at 900 E. 33rd Street in the Waverly neighborhood in Baltimore City.
Baltimore native Alexander London’s latest book “Black Wings Beating,” the first in a series of fantasy books set in a world of cut-throat falconry is scheduled to be released in the fall. The 38-year-old author has written numerous best-selling books including books for children and teens.
Tyler Stallings, age 6, shops for underclothes and other clothing items for female and male homeless veterans, in preparation for a delivery to the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training (MCVET). Tyler raised thousands of dollars through his GoFundMe campaign to purchase a large supply of spring items and toiletries, which he selected from the Baltimore-based nonprofit's wish list.
Volunteers from various companies partnered to support Generosity Feeds for event that packed 20,000 meals for local kids.
The office of the State Attorney’s Office will hold its 14th annual Crime Victims’ Fund Run/Walk at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 7 in Druid Hill Park.
Karen Gibbs, who runs “The Gibbs Perspective” blog, received honor with a “Community Champion” award at the recent 5th annual Maryland Financial Education & Capability Awards – a statewide program that recognizes the importance to children and adults of understanding money. Gibbs, who was featured during Black History Month by Roosevelt University, desires to help close the gap between the “haves and the have nots.”
Women’s History Month has allowed Tonya Buckner time to reflect on her successful business, the role of her parents including her father who raised five children alone, and her faith.
The region’s biggest free financial fitness fair, “Money Power Day,” returns Saturday, Apri1 7 at Poly-Western High School.
Johns Hopkins University is collaborating with the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities will try to determine if eating meals high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and lean meats can protect the kidneys and reduce damage.
Ashley Clark is a former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader who once dreamed of ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange and making hats with the word “Soigné” inscribed.
A section of Wyman Park Dell in Baltimore, which was once named after two Confederate generals, will now be known as Harriet Tubman Grove. The ceremony marked the 105th year since the death of the famed abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor.
Ashley Minner, a community-based visual artist, counts among the 55,000 members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina that established a separate school system to benefit its members.
“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 African American prisoners, to the practice of stop-and-frisk which has disproportionately targeted minorities.”
Professional forums that cater to the multicultural, businesswoman are largely absent, according to Betty J. Hines, a strategic business consultant who works with CEOs and their executive management teams.
Women’s History Month
Under the direction of Dr. Leana Wen, the Baltimore City Health Department is leading the country in health innovations, including “B’More for Healthy Babies,” a collective impact strategy resulting in a 38 percent reduction of infant mortality in just seven years.
Willa Bland, 1925 — 2018
The 15th Annual MammoJam Music Festival will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Baltimore’s famed 8x10. Proceeds will support local breast cancer screening and treatment programs for low-income women.
Author Thomas Scharf’s compilation of more than 200 rarely, seen photographs that skillfully illustrate Baltimore’s heritage as an elite boxing town highlight the effect the city had on the sweet science.
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.
Cybersecurity is an important and growing concern— one that touches every economic sector and is essential for national security, according to Max Shuftan, the program director of SANS CyberTalent at the SANS Institute in North Bethesda.
Baltimore attorney Saidah Grimes is part of Lifetime’s new online campaign, “Her America: 50 Women, 50 States.” Grimes says she is using her platform as Miss Black Maryland USA to help shine a light on the inequality experienced by African Americans and women in the state. She also wants to remind young women that not only is black beautiful, but that brains and beauty go hand and hand.
February is American Heart Month and many experts in the medical community continue to seek to raise more awareness to heart valve disease, which occurs when the heart’s valves don’t work properly.
Before 1980, African-American artists had little choice but to only seek the support of black America. Exhibition venues were few, museum opportunities rare and there was no real infrastructure for African-American art.
Comcast and the Smithsonian Channel have teamed up to present what many have described as a powerful documentary about Malcolm X.