(Baltimore, MD) — Clinical trials for a swine flu vaccine start next month at the University of Maryland Medical Center. But is the quick development of a vaccine safe? During a swine flu scare in 1976, President Ford ordered every man, woman and child to receive a vaccine. Hundreds developed Guillain-Barre syndrome, and some died. […]

(Baltimore, MD) — Several Baltimore faith-based groups are banding together in the fight against the HIV virus and AIDS. Eleven churches across the city became testing sites where more than 40 trained volunteers administered swab tests. The goal was to test one-thousand people. It’s called Project Shalem because Shalem means “peace” or “a safe place” […]

(Landover, MD) — A teenager is under arrest in connection with a pair of recent sexual assaults along Brightseat Road in Landover. Prince George’s County Police say they took 18-year-old Jose Herrara into custody at his home on Brightseat Road last Monday morning. Herrara is accused of attacking a total of three women during incidents […]

(Washington, DC) — Metro is working with a vendor to develop technology ordered by federal transportation leaders in the wake of the deadly crash on the Red line. Annapolis-based ARINC will build a real-time computer system to help Metro keep trains from running into each other. Yesterday, General Manager John Catoe admitted Metro has found […]

Here is the infamous video that Nike and LeBron James didn’t want you to see of him getting dunked on by Xavier University basketball phenom Jordan Crawford at his skills camp. Nike allegedly confiscated all footage but this camera phone video managed to sneak out. You’ve got to see this to believe it!

(Washington, DC) — Washington, DC Republican Committee Chairman Bob Kabel says he is opposed to renaming the newly renovated 14th and Girard Street Park in Northwest Washington, Barack Hussein Obama Park. Kabel says to affix President Obama’s name to the Columbia Heights park would violate the city’s code that states “no public space in the […]

VIA FAMM: Born six minutes apart from each other on an April morning, identical twins Lawrence and Lamont Garrison were inseparable.  As they grew older, the brothers remained close, dressing alike, hanging out with the same friends, and always supporting each other. Both Lawrence and Lamont dedicated themselves to their studies in high school and […]

(Upper Marlboro, MD) — Prince George’s County Public Schools officials are pointing to results from recent standardized tests and Adequate Yearly Progress reports as proof of improvement in the schools. Board of Education Chair Verjeana Jacobs says she is particularly pleased by a ten-point jump in Grade Eight reading achievement in the Maryland School Assessment […]

(Washington, DC) — Glitches with the train control system which may have contributed to last month’s deadly crash on the Red Line, reportedly could be plaguing Metrorail system wide. The “Washington Post” refers to officials and documents in saying at least a half-dozen track circuits have failed on four of the system’s five lines. The […]

VIA THE URBAN DAILY: NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is getting ready to multitask. The four-time hoops champion, who joins the Cleveland Cavaliers next season, will star in Shaq Vs., an ABC reality series that pits him against top athletes in their own sports. Filming begins Wednesday in Pittsburgh, where Shaq takes on Steelers quarterback Ben […]