Wyatt Foundation, local groups join forces

CAMBRIDGE — The John & Janice Wyatt Foundation is at work in Dorchester County, in an effort to optimize cooperation among local non-profit organizations and public schools. While the work extends through elementary and middle schools, it is focused on early childhood education. Jymil Thompson was principal of Mace’s Lane Middle School for three years, […]

Millennials, Foster, residents confront Bradford House management

CAMBRIDGE — The Millennials Demanding Change (MDC) didn’t rest for long.After speaking in support of Queen Anne’s County Superintendent of Public Schools Dr. Andrea Kane at a rally they organized on Sunday, the group was back in action on Tuesday. In coordination with City Commissioner LaShon Foster (Ward 3), the Millennials charged Bradford House property […]

City protesters demand racial equality

CAMBRIDGE — A series of protests took place in Cambridge on Friday, during Juneteenth observances across the nation remembering the day in 1865 when the last slaves were freed. Local groups gathered in this city, known for its civil rights activism, to call for racial equality. Recent deaths of African Americans, some at the hands […]

African-Americans honored for achievements

HURLOCK — A boisterous, hopeful, optimistic event, the 10th Annual Black List Awards was all those things and more this year. The Rev. Charles Cephas, pastor of Hurlock’s Full Gospel Church and founding member of the town’s Ministers and Citizens group, welcomed the crowd on Feb. 28 and invited them to “Make yourselves at home. […]

Stars are coming to the Shore!

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Banner is partnering with her sister publications, the Salisbury Independent and the County Times, to introduce a new and exciting readers’ poll to honor their favorite businesses as the Stars of the Eastern Shore. Publisher Darel La Prade announced the news at a recent staff meeting for the three publications, saying, […]

MSP celebrates Black History Month

ANNAPOLIS — On Friday, the Maryland State Police gathered to celebrate Black History Month. During the two-hour event, troopers past and present, along with the latest Trooper Candidate Class, witnessed a panel discussion that highlighted several trailblazing African-American female troopers. Those who participated included retired TFC Jacqueline Ringgold-Johnson, who in 1974 became one of the […]

It’s time to nominate your Hometown Hero!

CAMBRIDGE — For more than a century, The Banner’s mission has been to educate and celebrate the Heart of Chesapeake Country, and to fulfill that mission, we have published countless stories about the people who make this community what it is. But we know there are more stories out there — people who haven’t received […]

Black History Month event begins local observances

CAMBRIDGE — Dramatic performances, dances, audio-visual presentations, music and speeches were all part of the Black History Celebration at Dorchester Center for the Arts (DCA) on Friday. The event began this year’s countywide observance of African-American culture, history and contributions to local life. Robin Stanley and Omeakia Jackson welcomed guests who filled DCA’s George B. […]

Council names January Mentoring Month

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council proclaimed January as Mentoring Month. Reading from the proclamation, Council Member William Nichols (District 2) said, “We recognize the selfless individuals who devote their time, energy and expertise to ensure that future generations of Americans are better prepared to lead their communities.” He said mentoring groups help […]

Council names January Mentoring Month

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council proclaimed January as Mentoring Month. Reading from the proclamation, Council Member William Nichols (District 2) said, “We recognize the selfless individuals who devote their time, energy and expertise to ensure that future generations of Americans are better prepared to lead their communities.” He said mentoring groups help […]