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...

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...

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...

Saint Agnes Hospital Nurse Wins Award

Yolanda Copeland, senior vice president of Patient Services and chief nursing officer (CNO) at Saint Agnes Hospital, was recently honored as winner of the 2010 Nursing Spectrum Excellence Award in the competitions “ Advancing...

Tau Gamma Delta Sorority Hosts Diamond Ball

On June 12, the Pi Chapter of Tau Gamma Delta Sorority sponsored its Tauette Club's 24th Annual Diamond Ball. The event was held at the Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Ave. The Tauette Club's Diamond Ball...

Proposed Youth Jail Opposed by Protesters

Ronald was 14 years old when he was arrested for a murder he said he knew nothing about. But before his parents or lawyer could arrive, police managed to muster a confession out of...

Why Didn’t Patti LaBelle Sing?

The ninth annual African American Heritage Festival kicked off on June 18 and featured a wide-range of vendors, exhibits and performances at the M&T Bank Stadium. This year’s event featured performances from Robin Thicke,...

PSC Says ‘No’ to Smart Grid Proposal

In what Mark Case, senior vice president of strategy and regulatory affairs for BGE, called, "a real setback for customers," the Maryland Public Service Commission told the utility giant to try again with their...

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...

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