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...

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...

Coppin Aims to Increase Graduation Rates

A year ago, the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research indicated that Coppin State University has one of the lowest graduation rates in the country. Addressing the issue, the university launched the Summer...

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...

Music, African Heritage Celebrated

The African American Heritage Festival, a celebration of African-American history, culture, heritage and art was held this weekend in Baltimore. The festival embraces rich traditions and is committed to providing cultural experiences from the...

Children Receive Free Meals During Summer

Because Baltimore City Public Schools believe good nutrition is critical to student achievement, they have committed to making sure all students receive nutritious meals this summer. Through the food service program, BCPS is making...

City ‘Safer’ After Fugitives Surrender

At the start of the Fugitive Safe Surrender program last weekend, Mayor Rawlings-Blake said the event would be a success if it gave just one person a second chance. However, officials have so far...

Going ‘Green’ for Jesus

Faith leaders are helping their congregants enjoy a little heaven on earth by encouraging “green” living and lessening their carbon output. Organizations like the Washington, D.C.-based Evangelical Environmental Network and the Eco Justice Program...

BCCC Wins Marketing Award

The Baltimore Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) has named Baltimore City Community College the winner of its 2010 Marketing Excellence Award in Education. The association presented the honor at its end-of-year gala...

Students, Staff Dedicate Memorial Garden to Deceased Student

The students and staff of Windsor Mill Middle School, led by Principal Deborah Phelps and sixth-grade team leader Casey Head, hosted a special event to dedicate a memorial garden to the memory and life...

Baltimore City School’s Arts Program Earns National Honors

The Academy of College and Career Exploration’s (ACCE) after-school arts program, Careers in the Arts, has been recognized as a national semi-finalist for the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities’ “Coming Up Taller...

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