WESTOVER, Md. – The United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore thanked public schools in Somerset County for participating in its 2005 fund-raising campaign. During this month's Somerset County Board of Education meeting, United Way representative Kennen Lubley presented plaques to representatives of participating schools.
Baltimore, Md. – Life's few necessities drew a long line of the homeless and poor back to Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church yesterday. They came for the weekly organized meal, a rarity in Baltimore on Saturday afternoons, and for a chance to eat in peace.
UNDATED (AP) – It's been a year since Washington, D.C. native Tamika Huston disappeared in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The F.B.I. lists her case as a kidnapping. Her family complains that her case didn't get as much attention as others in the news because Huston is black. Huston's mother tells WJLA-TV that the past year has been very hard and she feels like ... quote ... "a walking skeleton." The family hopes renewed attention will provide some answers. The F.B.I. says Huston lived alone and her relatives reported her
WASHINGTON (AP) – Public television stations and National Public Radio would lose 25 percent of their federal funding next year under a bill cleared by a House committee Thursday night, although some of their funding for future years would be restored.
The moves came as the House Appropriations panel approved a tightly drawn spending bill for labor, health and education programs. For the first time since the early days of GOP control of Congress 10 years ago, the measure, taken as a whole, makes actual cuts to the programs funded by the bill.
NEWARK, NJ – Yesterday she coached her younger son Issac, 5, on the best way to display the African-American flag as they watched police officers pass along the parade route. "Wave it proudly honey, proudly," Whiteneck said.
The 39th annual African-American Statewide Heritage Parade and Festival was held yesterday as tens of thousands packed the streets of Newark to celebrate the culture and accomplishments of black Americans.