For some, the idea that racism is still prevalent in modern-day society is a preposterous idea. Slavery is over. Segregation is over. Equal opportunities seem to exist for everyone. But Sirad Hassan, Crystal Yuille, and Amya Diggs know that is not the case, because they experienced it almost daily within the walls of each Frederick County Public School they attended.
Sarah Coleman and her Southern cooking seem to have taken Frederick by storm within the last few months - but that wasn't always the case. Coleman has one of few Black-owned food establishments in the county. After launching IMOJAE's in January 2019, she struggled.
In one of the northernmost parts of Frederick County, about a 10-minute drive from the Pennsylvania line, sits Sabillasville Elementary School. It can be a bit of a hike to get there - through winding, wooded roads and hills - but the drive is scenic, a polar opposite environment to the bustling sidewalks of downtown Frederick or the more developed parts of the county such as Urbana.
Jamontrez Williams walks around the white folding tables in the basement of Asbury United Methodist Church and greets some of his favorite people. To some, he asks how they are. To others, his tone becomes parental. "Did you wash your hands?" Williams asks as one boy shovels chips into his mouth.
It may not have been obvious, but for the first two weeks of November, I was halfway across the world in the Philippines. I spent Halloween night on a plane and landed in the nation’s most densely populated island of Mactan on Nov. 1. A little fun fact, the Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands. One of my best friends, Julia, is Filipino and over a year ago she invited me to come along with her family for a vacation and family reunion. Of course, I jumped at the idea. And of...
When her son asked if he could take a bedtime request and turn it into a book, Bethany Lord was a little taken aback. Six-year-old Mason was asking to take on a huge project, and writing and publishing a book was not something Lord knew how to even begin to help him do.
Why did the human cross the road? To check if their local Popeyes had a chicken sandwich. That's what many humans, including your new food reporter, spent the last three weeks doing after Popeyes Louisiana Chicken debuted their first-ever fried chicken sandwich.
One of my recent favorite exposés in the food writing world was a spread that Bon Appétit magazine put together last year titled "Red Sauce America." A series of articles from various writers, it looked at the history and culture of Italian-American cuisine. "The oversize portions. The red-and-white-checked tablecloths.
Mary Harris has spent the majority of her life in Frederick, including her school years. The 80-year-old attended a segregated primary school and then Lincoln High School - now Lincoln Elementary School in Frederick - the school where black high school children in the county went.
This week’s review is a little different. For the entirety of last week, schools across the country celebrated National School Lunch Week. Board members and superintendents went to schools and served food and an article published in the News-Post highlighting some of the lunch staff at Waverley Elementary School. It’s a week that deserves to be celebrated, as according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2018 nearly 5 billion school lunches were served across the country, with almost...
With blazing red hair, sticks firmly in hand, and a focused look on his face, Cade Suddith took the stage at the Great Pumpkin Patch festival at Old National Pike Park in early October. Cade, 10, and his band, Electric Rainbow, were the first group scheduled to perform at the festival that morning. Over a half-hour period, the band played songs by bands as varied as Kiss and Paramore. Cade maintained his focus throughout, drumming so fast his sticks could snap, and occasionally flipping...
Dillon Drenner, Elizabeth Anderson and Kayla Curran were not yet born on Sept. 11, 2001, but they have a level of knowledge about the horrific day that may surpass those of many who were alive at the time.
The Frederick County Board of Education voted Wednesday night to pass the proposed Linganore-Oakdale-Urbana redistricting plan. The vote was unanimous among board members, with an abstention from the student member. The plan, proposed by School Superintendent Terry Alban in early September, will affect almost half of FCPS students.
House Republican leaders came down hard on one of their own Monday, stripping Iowa Rep. Steve King of his committee assignments less than a week after he made a comment to the New York Times that was widely seen as racist. King's punishment is a rare move that often leads lawmakers to resign.
President Trump is defending his first concrete proposal for compromise since the government shutdown began. He offered immigration concessions in exchange for billions in border wall funding. But he did so without consulting Democrats who rejected it almost immediately. Major Garrett reports.
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On Saturday afternoons, 75 year-old Betty Dooley can be found tapping and swaying in a dance studio in Midtown.
In Astoria, many of the old family-run businesses that put down roots in the community long ago are still in place. If you stroll down Broadway, you'll see them. There is Sac's Place, a simple and rustic Italian restaurant that has been open for nearly 20 years.
On Monday nights, singing voices accompanied by a piano can be heard floating through the windows of a private school building in the East Village. This is where Lavender Light: The Black and People of All Color's Gospel Choir rehearses. Three black, gay men who felt excluded by their churches formed the group in 1985.
Waldo Rodriguez, Jeff McPherson, Barry Washington. Those were just three of the thousands of names read on Thursday honoring New Yorkers who have died of HIV/AIDS in the 35 years since the first reported case in the city. Their names were read during the dedication ceremony of the new AIDS Memorial in St.
BY Katryna Perera In early August a petition titled "Bring Fame back to the 'Fame' school" was created by members of the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School community who think that the school ought to stick to what it does best - develop the artistic gifts of New York City's most talented youth.
Last November students at Georgetown University sat in protest outside the office of their university president. They were sitting in solidarity to object the university's recent announcement that a newly renovated residence hall would be named after a former Georgetown president, Thomas Mulledy, S.J.
Saint Joseph’s University was founded as St. Joseph’s College in 1851 by Jesuits from the Maryland Province, just 13 years after the Maryland Jesuits sold off their slaves.
When they won the election for executive positions on the Saint Joseph's University Student Senate, two students never dreamed that election would mean that they would one day shake the hand of the pope. During the Student Senate meeting Monday, Sept.