The Area

Father Marcel Guarnizo of Gaithersburg’s Saint John Neumann Catholic Church is buzzing around the blogosphere after he denied communion to a lesbian parishioner at her mother’s funeral. Huffington Post reports: As The New Civil Rights Movement blogger David Badash is reporting, Father Marcel Guarnizo of Gaithersburg’s Saint John Neumann Catholic Churchreportedly covered the bowl containing the […]

The 2012 Radio One DC Media Appreciation Day Awards Lunch will be held Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 from 11am until 12:30pm. This year, honorees will be Aisha Karimah, Community Affairs Director at WRC-TV (NBC-4) and Tony Perkins, Weather Anchor and News Anchor (WTTG-TV). The special affair will be held at the stations new facility located […]

LARGO, Md.—Rear Admiral Barry C. Black (retired), the first African-American to serve as the Chaplain for the United States Senate, will deliver an address, Call of Duty: Leadership, Legislation, Lifestyle, at Prince George’s Community College’s 18th Millennium Management Lecture Series, March 6, 2:30 p.m., Accokeek Hall, Room 300. The gathering is one of the college’s […]

The Radio One Family Comedy Tour rolled through Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium over the weekend and comedians Marcus Wiley from the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, Griff, Chinnita Morris, Veda Howard and Praise 104.1 Inspirational Comedian contest winner E-Boogie all shut it down! Log onto for more information about this amazing tour.

(Annapolis, MD)  —  Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley says he plans to sign the just passed same-sex marriage bill into law on Thursday.  That’s when Maryland will officially join seven other states and the District of Columbia in having such a law on the books.  Meanwhile, opponents of the legislation are already organizing efforts to put […]

(Bethesda, MD)  —  Metro will hold a public forum tonight to discuss its 2013 budget plans, which include the possibility of fare hikes.  The transit agency says its “open forum” will get underway at 6 p.m. and a public hearing will be held afterwards at 7 p.m. at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center.  […]

(Largo, Md.)— President Charlene M. Dukes has been appointed to the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) board of directors. AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless […]

On today’s Girl Talk Moment, Elder Vikki Johnson, reminds us that God is Love and he has everything to do with it! Check out the full segment! If you have a question for Elder Vikki Johnson, you can text them to GIRLTALK at 64636 (after texting GIRLTALK text your question)! We’ll address them in weeks […]

Comediane Veda Howard talks about how she knew she was called to bring joy to people. Check out my interview with her as she tells us what to expect during the Radio One Family Comedy Tour. Reach out to Veda at and purchase your tickets at

(Annapolis, MD)  —  A bill legalizing same-sex marriages in Maryland is on its way to Governor Martin O’Malley’s desk after being approved yesterday in the state Senate.  The vote was 25-22. The governor has promised to sign the bill into law. However,opponents are already organizing a petition drive which would put the issue on the […]

(Charlottesville, VA)  —  Just hours after a Charlottesville jury convicted George Huguely of second-degree murder and grand larceny in the death of ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love, the panel recommended a sentence of 26 years.  The sentence includes 25 years for murder and one year for grand larceny. During the trial, prosecutors said the 24-year-old Chevy Chase man […]

Check out my interview with headliner, Chinitta Morris aka “Chocolate” of the Radio One Family Comedy Tour! Log on to her website Also, purchase your tickets today at, Blessed 24:7 in Capital Heights, MD and Gospel Spreading Bookstore in NW, DC.