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Timeless Entity in Perring Loch Community

Timeless Entity in Perring Loch Community

Though the number of recreation centers has decreased in Baltimore, Northwood Recreation Center in Northeast Baltimore continues to make its presence known throughout the community, building family dynamics and providing a number of opportunities through the various programs that it offers.

NorthwoodRec Center’s youth basketball program, “keeps children out of mischievous behavior. It gives them something to do,” says Jamal Lee, father of Jamal Lee Jr., a member of the basketball program.

by · June 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · LOCAL NEWS, SECTIONS
Morgan Trains Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Morgan Trains Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Highly skilled jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – known as STEM – are expected to increase by 2014, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). But, according to STEMconnector, a national report, blacks will probably have few of them. “I believe these numbers are so low because a lot of African Americans are scared of the challenges that they will face in math and science classes,” Michael Reid, a junior engineering major at Morgan State University, said. Morgan is doing something about that. “We are introducing the youth to STEM, making sure they are ready to […]

by · May 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, TECHNOLOGY
Wilson: I Have No Doubt I Will Be a Long-Serving President

Wilson: I Have No Doubt I Will Be a Long-Serving President

Back in December, it seemed that Dr. David Wilson’s days were numbered as president of Morgan State University. The Board of Regents voted 8 to 7 against renewing his three-year contract when it expires  in June. But after an outcry by students, faculty and alumni, among others,  the board took another vote and decided, 14 to 1, to extend the contract for another year. It also decided,  in a 9-5 vote,  to oust the chairman, Dallas R. Evans, who remains  opposed to Dr. Wilson. Fast forward to May 7. The board named a new chairman, Kweisi  Mfume,  who graduated magna […]

by · May 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, SECTIONS
Black Soul, Black Owned: A Look Into One of Baltimore’s True Black Entrepreneurs

Black Soul, Black Owned: A Look Into One of Baltimore’s True Black Entrepreneurs

Life has few guarantees. That’s something people living today, when layoffs and home foreclosures are normal, understand. But there are always occurrences that are a safe bet to remain the same. The sun rising each day. Gas prices being outrageous. And at 10 a.m., Monday through Saturday, black, independent business proprietor, Larry Jeter, opening the door to his beloved record store, Dimensions in Music. However, the economy is in a downslide and the record industry is moving away from selling pressed copies of music. How does Jeter stay afloat in these harsh times? Downtown, near the corner of Park Ave. […]

by · April 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · LOCAL NEWS, SECTIONS, SPOTLIGHT
Album cover from Wes' latest album

Students Give Their Views on Music of Late UMES Artist

Motivated by his past and deeply rooted in his religion Trini Wes, a 21-year-old full time student and part-time rapper, appeared to have the work ethic and drive to make it in the music industry. Although he was not well known, he had an endless stream of music videos posted to several websites, including YouTube and datpiff.com, a popular hip-hop website that broadcasts free mixtapes. Those dreams, however, quickly came to an end when he was fatally stabbed on Feb.16 at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (UMES). To most, Trini Wes was known as Edmond St. Clair, a Trinidadian-American […]

by · March 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · LOCAL NEWS