Local Woman Turns Misery into Mentoring

David B. Wright Memorial Foundation (DBWMF) director and founder Shawnte' Wright still remembers Feb. 4, 2009 —a date she'll never forget. That was the day that her husband, David Bryan Wright, a Marine Corps...

Morgan Honors Esteemed Professor

Dr. Ruthe T. Sheffey, a professor of English and longstanding member of the Department of English and Language Arts at Morgan State University, was honored recently in a dedication ceremony at the University’s Communications...

Local Nonprofit Provides Vehicles for Families in Need

Imagine waking up early and taking three buses just to get to work. For some Baltimore residents, this is a reality. But a local organization aims to change the lives of these individuals by...

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...

City, State Seek End to Infant Mortality

The mayor, city organizations and state officials are closing in on a serial killer in Baltimore City responsible for a growing death toll among its youngest residents. Infant mortality is defined as the death of...

‘Average Girl’ Wins Major Educational Award

After completing a 20-page application, writing nine essays and waiting for three weeks, Jerusa Miller was elated when she received notification that she was a finalist for the Gates Millennium Scholarship. Juggling the workload...

Let the Games Begin

July 6, the filing deadline for the 2010 elections across the state, came and went with few surprises. Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler sparked a firestorm and riled up a lot of Republicans and...

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...

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...
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