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I Am My Brother’s Keeper

I Am My Brother’s Keeper

By Asha GloverTonight, my brother received no justice. Mike Brown is my brother. A young, black brother with the build of a man and the face of a boy. Mike Brown had eyes that hadn’t seen all they could have seen. Tonight,  we were told that the loss of black life isn’t even worth a trial. Mike Brown, running down the street so fast that one of his sports flip-flops couldn’t keep up, was murdered before he could see manhood, but his murderer will live to see more days than my brother ever will. And that, ladies and gentleman, is […]

by · November 25, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · PERSPECTIVES
Baltimore Non-Profit Generates Change for Homeless Youth

Baltimore Non-Profit Generates Change for Homeless Youth

By Jada Vanderpool On North Charles Street, tucked away in one of the city’s residential areas, sits Youth Empowered Society (YES), Baltimore’s first and only drop-in facility for homeless youth. Through respect and trust, YES director Lara Law and her team are trying to help homeless youth make the transition from homeless to a place where they can make a contribution to society. “It’s really about getting to know the youth well and overtime that allows us in to be able to start to make a plan with them and take the steps to make them stable,” said Law. The […]

by · November 24, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · LOCAL NEWS, PERSPECTIVES
Local Salon Owner is Giving Gifts of Beauty and Awareness to Community

Local Salon Owner is Giving Gifts of Beauty and Awareness to Community

By Morgan BarberLakiesha Jernigan, dressed in black, bustles around her Parkville hair salon chatting with customers. “I remember when you cut my hair a month after receiving your cosmetology license about 12 years ago,” says Michelle Watson, a customer who is in Jernigan’s chair getting her hair styled. “It was so uneven. But I understood and did not get mad but gave you another chance. I’m glad I did because the aura in here is peaceful.” Lakiesha Jernigan’s Take Tyme salon is decorated in a calming red, black and white—all part of her master marketing plan for the shop. There […]

by · November 19, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · LOCAL NEWS, PERSPECTIVES

Dear Peer: Is it Love?

Dear Peer, I’ve been dating this girl and I’m really feeling her. We have a ton in a common, but we argue a lot.  I love her a lot and I’ll do anything for her but I just feel like we are growing apart. Even though every time I feel like I’m done with her, I just keep going back to her. What does this mean? I love this girl to death, she is the reason why I breathe, she makes me smile, but I still feel empty. Sincerely, I Love To See Her Go, But I Hate To Watch […]

by · November 17, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · DEAR PEER COLUMN, PERSPECTIVES, SECTIONS

VIEWPOINT: Morgan and “Greatness”

By Pamela Stewart, Amira Hairston, Herman Fogus and Ajada Thomas In hopes of boosting Morgan State University’s student enrollment, President David Wilson has opted to act on recommendations from the school’s Return to Greatness Committee to provide better equipment, scholarships and practice space for athletes. With these improvements they hope Morgan’s athletes will have a better success rate and that will, in turn, boost student enrollment. This is perfectly fine, and it can be argued that having a good athletic department would increase overall morale, but what about the rest of the university? Take, for instance, the School of Global […]

by · November 8, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · PERSPECTIVES