Statue of pioneer African-American woman reporter points to ‘future of equality’

WASHINGTON – Last month, the Newseum unveiled a statue of Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African-American woman to receive press credentials to cover the White House. A few days later, Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi published an article entitled “The…

Maryland’s Black History: Taraji P. Henson

February is #BlackHistoryMonth and many influential African-Americans have called Maryland home. Meet Taraji P. Henson, a Hollywood actress who’s role in “Hidden Figures” helped earn the film an Oscar nomination.

Local community fights to preserve a piece of its history

SILVER SPRING, Maryland — Descendants and supporters of a local African American church battle over future plans for the land above the church’s cemetery.

Maryland’s Black History: Harry A. Cole

February is #BlackHistoryMonth and many influential African-Americans have called Maryland home. Meet Harry A. Cole., a man that paved the way for blacks in the courtroom.

Smithsonian’s new museum captures sweep of the African American experience

Resilience is a key theme for the newest Smithsonian creation, the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

SWIM DIVERSITY: Hall of Fame of Coach Works to Save Lives

African American children drown at a rate nearly three times higher than their white counterparts according to the Centers for Disease Control. One Baltimore area swim instructor is making it his mission to change that.

Why Aren’t More African Americans Playing Golf?

Nearly two decades after Tiger Woods won the Masters African Americans only account for a small number among the millions of Americans playing the sport.

One Million Veterans to be Focus of Federal Disease Research Project

Mega bio-bank under construction to study how genes affect veterans’ health.

African American Museum Kicks Off Countdown to 2016 Grand Opening

To kick off the year-long countdown to its grand opening, the museum hosted a three-night event last month to celebrate the anniversaries of three major milestones in African American history.

Curbing Heroin Addiction Among Bills Presented By Maryland Senate Leadership

Curbing heroin addiction, and civil penalties for drunken driving were atop a legislative agenda released by the Maryland Senate leadership Tuesday morning.