Healthy Start Creates Hope for Infants

Actors Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe were applauded for sharing the story of their daughter’s battle with spina bifida, a birth defect, at the third annual Cradle of Hope luncheon on Friday. But...

State of the City: Baltimore Buried in $120 Million Deficit

The mayor saved the worst for last at the 11th annual State of the City Address on Monday. After touting the improvements, accomplishments and points of pride within Baltimore in assurance that the city...

Baltimore City Council to Vote on New Member

City Hall completed its power shift on Thursday when the City Council voted on a new District 12 representative. Seven candidates – Frank W. Richardson, Arron Keith Wilkes, Rev. Rasheed Q. Ray, Charles U....

Secrets Exposed, Myths Vanquished at Minority Business Summit Luncheon

There were no tennis shoes, jeans or sweatshirts present at the Minority Business Summit’s “Men of Influence” luncheon on February 20, just neatly creased slacks, fashionable ties and double-breasted suits. But the only thing...

NAACP Hosts Public Meeting on Census

The Baltimore branch of the NAACP has not been shy about declaring what it feels city leaders and community organizers need to do to make the 2010 census a success. But president Marvin Cheatham...

Young Talks of Council Presidency

Bernard “Jack” Young has served on or chaired almost every Baltimore City Council committee over his tenure as a councilman. Now, he is pleased to use his experience as Baltimore City’s new City Council...

Baltimore Churches Promote Census

Where Baltimore City officials have received some of the blame for 2000’s census failure is where local NAACP president Marvin Cheatham says faith-based organizations can make a difference. Many underserved communities were not reached...

Black Engineer Awards: Annual Conference Honors Black Leaders

In a landmark weekend that will pay tribute to African Americans in science, engineering, and technology at the 24th annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) STEM Global Competitiveness Conference ceremony will be...

‘Yes We Can’ Awards Ceremony Held

More than 200 people walked the red carpet on Jan. 20 at Mo’s Seafood in Little Italy to celebrate the one year anniversary of the historic swearing in of President Barack Obama. The event, the...

State Legislators Take Aim at Gang Activity

ANNAPOLIS - The Safe Schools Act of 2010, unveiled Tuesday by House Speaker Michael E. Busch, D-Anne Arundel, would require courts to notify schools if a student is arrested for crimes that could indicate...

Recreating Residential Magic at the Maryland Home and Garden Show

Following the success of televised programs featuring residence improvement and self-help programming, home and garden expos have developed a cult-like following among Americans looking to save precious dollars during the recession. While a buckling...

The AFRO American Newspaper Presents: Economic Empowerment; Oyin Handmade

Oyin Handmade, is a fast growing business owned and operated by two dynamic African American entrepreneurs. As co-owners of Oyin Handmade -an all-natural body and hair care product line, husband and wife team Pierre and...

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