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.
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.
“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.”
Willa Bland, 1925 — 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rosa Pryor remembers fondly the heyday of Black Baltimore.
Years before Oprah Winfrey’s stirring speech at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards where the talk show queen spoke about Recy Taylor, historian and author Danielle L. McGuire had already uncovered the explosive story of the 24-year-old African-American sharecropper who was raped by six white men in 1944 as she walked home from a late night church service.
Christian Wilson and his wife, Pamela, are on a mission to turn empty shipping containers into housing for the city’s homeless.
Very few documented histories of African American life and communities are available in Baltimore County. However, historian and author Louis S. Diggs, the president of the Friends of Historical Cherry Hill AUMP, Inc. and the president of the board of the Diggs-Johnson Museum in Granite continues his mission to tell these stories.
The Baltimore Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is host to the M.A.D (Make a Difference) Girl Conference, a signature event within the award-winning Delta Academy youth program on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Delta Community Center on Springhill Avenue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The 2018 tax season doesn’t have to be stressful for local residents.
PNC, Wells Fargo, BGE, Comcast and the Johns Hopkins Medicine community are just a few of the Baltimore-area businesses and organizations that have joined the nationwide movement, Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, designed to make a difference by giving back and serving others.
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture is preparing to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in what officials say is a special way.
Dr. Clarence Jones met Martin Luther King Jr. when he was 29 and King was 31
Locally, fans will get an inside look during a “DC in D.C.” event scheduled during the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend when Warner Bros. Television Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will team up for a landmark pop culture event that officials said brings together the worlds of entertainment and public service to illuminate the story of America and current issues through the lens of comics and Super Heroes.
They came, they saw and they celebrated!
More than six million African-Americans drink heavily, and many black Baltimore residents struggle with the problem and are unable to control their drinking, according to new research.
Baltimore-born Nicole Webb provides a unique service to both men and women in business. She serves as a career coach helping her clients who are in the midst of changing careers or life changes.
Report reveals racial barriers prevent children of color and immigrant children from reaching potential
Between 2013 to 2014, just 49 percent of Latino children age three to five in Maryland were enrolled in nursery school, pre-school and kindergarten while the percentage was 63 percent for African-Americans and 65 percent for white children, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Fewer than two percent of teen mothers earn a degree by age 30. It’s a statistic that Maryland resident Nicole Lewis wants to help change.
A Baltimore Times-hosted and PNC Bank-sponsored networking event brought out a who’s who in the Charm City area to reflect on 2017 and to determine just how businesses and entrepreneurs can continue building their legacy in 2018 and beyond.
Marshaye Hebron, aka “Shay,” younger sister A’laiza Hebron, aka “Lay,” and Kiya Hawthorne, aka “Ki,” who are between the age of 15 and 17, have joined together to form the music group, “Riplay.”
Thirty years after Reginald F. Lewis made history with a $1 billion leverage buyout of Beatrice International Foods, his widow is leading the commemoration and celebration of her husband’s...
Polaris Alpha is looking for a few good men and women— 100 to be exact.
Ginna Barilone’s friends know all about her Mzz B Productions, a business she started after a sudden and painful divorce two years ago.
Baltimore officials have made it a mission to dedicate resources towards creating opportunities for the city’s youth population and one entrepreneur suggests that a quick way to accomplish this is by merging the needs of the city to the abilities of young individuals.
In Maryland, 60.3 people per 100,000 are diagnosed with lung cancer and that number increases in Baltimore City to 79.5 per 100,000, according to health experts. Those figures are just for white residents.
Shortly after the demonstrations and unrest rocked Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation decided it was time to step up its efforts in West Baltimore.
Jessie Lehson and Casey McDonough have little problem acknowledging that there are great schools that already exist in Baltimore County. However, the two friends haven’t always been sure if those schools were the right fit for their families. They also agree that private schools were just a bit out of reach.
Dr. Deidra Dennie has one title but the description of her job quickly reveals that she wears many hats.
Lawrence Schneider, a former research engineer at NASA, grew up in Cleveland, Ohio but has lived a large part of his life near Baltimore, in Hunt Valley.
The leadership of the Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center honored a special volunteer with the President’s Voluntary Service Lifetime Achievement Award.
While many often travel to South Africa to experience the rich culture and the world famous safaris, Academy Mortgage District Manager Shawn Williams discovered an entirely different way to enjoy that nation.
On Monday, November 6, 2017, and one week later on November 13, the Maryland Film Festival will host the Fall 2017 Baltimore Student Film Showcase at Theater 2 at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway located at 5 W. North Avenue in Baltimore City.
For Mary Gunning, the new PNC Foundation alliance with DonorsChoose.org has been a godsend for Catholic Charities Head Start of Baltimore.
Larry “Poncho” Brown has many accolades that he earned with the stroke of a paintbrush.
PNC continues to immerse itself into the community as a good neighbor and responsible partner, supporting small businesses and those in the arts— particularly business owners who might lack some of the necessary resources of powerful corporate entrepreneurs.
The National Newspaper Publishers Association has lost one of our own this week.
The American Diabetes Association has scheduled its annual Fabulous YOU gala luncheon for Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore.
The first Minority Innovation Weekend kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2017 at Hotel RL - Baltimore Inner Harbor.
An innovative public health program that provides free flu shots and a wide range of health and wellness services to Baltimore City residents continues to expand after a successful pilot program that began a year ago and now includes various neighborhood barbershops and beauty salons.