Meet Choo Smith: ‘Baltimore’s Best Kept Secret’

Coppin State University’s new Physical Education Complex has become the hot spot for college athletes looking to stay in shape during the summer. But during the past week, the $136 million center was filled...

Retailers Have Mixed Feelings on Beverage Tax

The beverage tax that everyone thought was down for the count rebounded at half the assessment, 2 cents instead of 4, but with long reaching effects for Baltimore City residents and businesses. Soda, water,...

‘Doc’ Set for Next Level Leadership

The man called “Doc” by his friends, who has come to embody the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is ready to begin a new phase in his...

Baltimore’s “Stop Snitching” Creator Sentenced to 20 Years

The creator of an underground video, which warned viewers to “stop snitching”, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on June 25 for his role in a racketeering conspiracy. Ronnie Thomas, 36, of Baltimore, created...

Baltimorean Receives ‘Ray of Hope’ Award

In a press release, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) announced Darryl A. Stokes, vice president of engineering and standards for BGE, as the 2010 recipient of the Ray of Hope award, which recognizes...

Y of Central Maryland Seeks Volunteers

To better serve the community, particularly local youths, the Y of Central Maryland is seeking volunteers willing to serve as mentors. Y mentors work with children between the ages of 6 and 18 who have...

MSU Student Receives James H. Ashby Jr. Award of Excellence

Temitope Owoeye is the recent recipient of the James H. Ashby Jr. Award of Excellence, an award established this year in memory of James (Jim) Hubert Ashby Jr., a devoted husband, father, brother, son...

Morgan State Professor’s Historic Graduation from Pa. School

Dr. An'Nita C. Moore of Baltimore recently completed her final oral doctoral defense at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa. Dr. Moore is the first African American to graduate from Drexel's doctorate of nursing practices program. She is...

Local Student Rises to the Top of Class

Eric Charles Stewart Jr. recently graduated from Cross Country Elementary-Middle School, where he was the class valedictorian and received nine awards for academic excellence. Nearly half of Eric’s class was African American and 25 percent...

Memories, Tears at Funeral of Teen Drowning Victim

Hundreds poured into Hanover, Md.’s Kingdom Builders Church of God in Christ for a somber afternoon funeral service on June 29. Positioned at the front of the church was a pearl white casket holding...

Baltimore Agrees to Pay for ‘Illegal Arrests’

In the wake of a report earlier this month that indicated Baltimore locks up a higher percentage of its population than any major metropolitan area in the nation, the city agreed to pay $870,000...

Preparing for the Fourth of July and Harborplace Birthday Celebration

The Fourth of July weekend is filled with excitement, cookouts and fireworks. However, if it was not for Ports of America Chesapeake, the title sponsor, Baltimore’s dream for an event-filled weekend would have gone...

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