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Tiffany Ginyard (front), founder of The Fly Girl Network (FGN), and Kenae Foote-Patterson, a
- It takes a village to raise a child. It takes greater effort for that village to raise our young women. Not every family has the resources or support needed and provided by a village to help a child become mature and well rounded. Children with supportive parental figures – both biological and social – usually become healthy, well-rounded adults.more More Arrow

As with many of her clay pieces, the face of Paula Whaley's brother James Baldwin is an integral part of the work.
- Twelve years ago, at age 58, sculptor and traditional doll maker Paula Whaley purchased a property near the intersection of North Charles and 21st streets. Her neighbors at the time consisted of a methadone clinic and boarded up houses.more More Arrow

Appreciation for Women Awards
- WOLB Radio One Talk Show Host and former senator, Larry Young, presented awards to local women that stated, “In appreciation for the achievements and positive contributions you have made to your family, community and society at large.more More Arrow

A Musical Birthday Celebration for Payne Memorial AME music minister, Tony Winston.
- There’s going to be a great celebration for well known music minister, Tony Winston, 5:30 p.m., June 8 at Payne Memorial AME Church, 1714 Madison Ave. in Baltimore.more More Arrow

Michael Mayfield with Dara Calhoun, school psychologist and co-coordinator of Edmondson-Westside’s peer mediation program.
- Michael Mayfield had only played the baritone horn for about a year as a member of the Edmondson-Westside High School marching band. But he took to the instrument so quickly that of the two scholarships he had been offered by different colleges, one was for band.more More Arrow

17-year-old Michael Mayfield
- Baltimore police are investigating the April 16 shooting death of a teenager remembered as an outstanding student, youth leader and up-and-coming baseball star.more More Arrow

Roxbury Correctional Institution (RCI) in Hagerstown, Md.
- Two former Maryland correctional officers who conspired with their peers to commit and cover up the assault of an inmate at Roxbury Correctional Institution (RCI) in Hagerstown, Md., were sentenced on April 17.more More Arrow

Former senator and current WOLB Radio One Talk show host, Larry Young.
- Former senator and current WOLB Radio One Talk show host, Larry Young, has progressed from number 54 to 52 out of more than 3800 hosts in his 10th year of being rated one of Talkers Magazine Heavy Hundred.more More Arrow

The Avenue Bakery.
- The Avenue Bakery Family and The Royal Theater & Community Heritage Corporation (TRTCHC) are proud to announce the installation of “Our Community’s Legacy” Photomontage, 4 p.m., May 3.more More Arrow

MSU School of Architecture and Planning adjunct professor, Stan Britt, and students Thuy Do, and Zoia Jenkins.
- War ravaged infrastructure, inconsistent power, and a shortage of hot water were a few of the obstacles Morgan State University School of Architecture and Planning students had to overcome in designing a library and student center, called an E-brary, for William V.S. Tubman University in Harper, Liberia.more More Arrow

Crystal Richardson questions the wisdom of raising the minimum wage to only $10.10 and of the delay in full implementation until 2018.
- A planned demonstration on May Day seeks to advance a number of labor rights issues in Baltimore City, including a request for a raise in the minimum wage to $15 an hour.more More Arrow

- The preliminary action of the state’s 2014 June primary for the 45th District of Baltimore City actually took place in February 2013. That’s when Nina Harper, director of the Oliver Community Association was chosen by the Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee (out of a field of 10 candidates) to replace Del. Hattie Harrison, the veteran East Baltimore politician who died the month before.more More Arrow

Baltimore State Center Project.
- The $1.5 billion State Center Project hopes to revitalize several neighborhoods in West Baltimore. The development's implementation of an Economic Inclusion Plan – perhaps a first of its kind in the city – is attracting attention from other urban communities grappling with similar issues.more More Arrow

Angela Kessler Henry, principal at TJMS, Dawnita Brown, Ashley Little, and Vonda Leighton.
- The young ladies at Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle School recently kicked off an initiative entitled “Pearls of Wisdom.”more More Arrow

The Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester.
- The Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester will host Dr. Cynthia Byrd, 6 p.m., May 10, whose presentation “Text and Textiles: The Art and Collections of Julia and William Purnell,” will focus on the holdings of the Purnell Museum in Snow Hill, Md. more More Arrow

The Islamic Society of Baltimore.
- The Islamic Society of Baltimore and Greater Baltimore Muslim Council are hosting their Candidates Forum Brunch, 10 a.m., April 26, at the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Saturday. more More Arrow

Baltimore Gas&Electric (BG&E), Potomac Electric Power Co. (PEPCO), and Delmarva Power Co.
- BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Public Service Commission says utility customers are getting a break after an unusually cold winter.more More Arrow

- OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police say a man is dead after FBI agents opened fire on the person in a busy shopping area in Owings Mills.more More Arrow

Ralph Matthews, Jr. oolumn in the March 13, 1965 edition of the AFRO American Newspaper.
- Ralph Dawson Matthews Jr., a top-flight journalist who followed in the footsteps of his father as a managing editor of the AFRO American Newspapers, was a friend to Malcolm X and Miles Davis, among others. He died on April 3 at the Adelphi House, an assisted-living facility in Adelphi, Md. He was 86 years old.more More Arrow

Antonio T. Hurt, Frederick Douglass High School principal.
- Antonio T. Hurt, Frederick Douglass High School principal who made national headlines for a dramatic turnaround of the drop-out and suspension-plagued West Baltimore school, pleaded guilty April 10 to stealing nearly $2 million in federal money intended for breakfast and lunch for poor children.more More Arrow

Chris Brown, left, mother of Christopher Brown for whom the new law is named, is with supporter, Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore NAACP.
- Christopher's Law was passed by the Maryland General Assembly and is awaiting the governor's signature. The legislation requires police officers to be trained in CPR, cultural sensitivity, the proper use of force, and interacting with the physically and mentally disabled. "This is an umbrella of protection," said Chris Brown, 40, for whose son the bill (HB0294/ SB0542) was named.more More Arrow

Veteran newsman, multi-Pulitzer Prize nominee, journalism professor and founder of the National Association of Black Journalists Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone Jr.
- The journalism fraternity is mourning the loss of a veteran newsman, multi-Pulitzer Prize nominee, journalism professor and founder of the National Association of Black Journalists Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone Jr., who died April 6 at an assisted-living facility in North Carolina at the age of 89.more More Arrow

- Baltimore’s Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings Blake and other political leaders and will be in attendance at the 11th annual ecumenical Palm Sunday event. more More Arrow

Dr. Joyce M. Thomas, left, Felicia Weeks, Maxine Bowers, Angela LaPrade, National President Loretta Kirk Adair, Lucinda Nobles, Rosalyn Stephens, Gloria Dorsey and Melinda Lawson.
- On March 30, Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Epsilon Epsilon Chapter was chartered at a luncheon at the DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel in Pikesville, Md.more More Arrow

Pumpkin Theatre presents 'Jack & The Beanstalk - The Story of Jack and Daisy'.
- Pumpkin Theatre continues its 46th season, “Discovering New Friendships Through Familiar Tales,” with Jack & The Beanstalk - The Story of Jack and Daisy. more More Arrow

The site of the pending State Center Project. (Courtesy Image/
- Many argue a large swath of Old West Baltimore –once one of the most vibrant Black communities in America – was dissected and diminished by the city’s attempts at urban renewal from the 1950’s to the early 1970’s. Now the State Center Project some say once the sight of failed public policy hopes to breathe new life into some West Baltimore neighborhoods.more More Arrow

Acclaimed composer and conductor Darin Atwater’s 
latest original work is So Many Stars - a Concerto for Soulful Symphony
- The Hippodrome Foundation recently announced the world premiere performance of acclaimed composer and conductor Darin Atwater’s latest original work, So Many Stars - a Concerto for Soulful Symphony, 8 p.m., May 3 at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center of the Hippodrome Theatre.more More Arrow

The Reverends Kirk J. Jackson, left, Alvin Gwynn Sr., Dean A Jones-Evans, Joel Small, Dontè L. Hickman Sr., Cleveland T. A. Mason 2nd, Bowyer G. Freeman, Franklin Lance, Domanic A Smith and Willie Mason.
- Several hundred pastors, officers and lay members representing churches affiliated with the United Baptist Missionary Convention and Auxiliaries of Maryland (UBMC) assembled at Wayland Baptist Church in West Baltimore to witness the group’s inaugural candidates’ forum.more More Arrow

- ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's legislature has given final approval to a bill that would eliminate criminal charges for possessing small amounts of marijuana, and the governor says he plans to sign it.more More Arrow

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., left, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., center, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., head to the chamber during the vote on restoring jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, legislation that expired late last year, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, April 7, 2014. With their 17-day spring break beckoning at the end of the week, House and Senate lawmakers will have to scramble to reach agreement.
- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well.more More Arrow