Baltimore couple speaks on importance of handing down spirit of philanthropy for HBCU’s and Black institutions

By Baltimore Community Foundation “Ours is a very Baltimore story,” says Kaliq Hunter Simms, an educational consultant and incoming president of Sisters Academy in Baltimore. Kaliq grew up in a close-knit family in West Baltimore while her husband Joe Simms, chief diversity officer for Stanley Black & Decker, grew up in a similar community nearby.


Washington Informer’s Denise Barnes recognized as Innovator of the Year in sales, marketing

By Lindsey Estes, Local Media Association Denise Barnes, publisher of The Washington Informer, has been named the Sales and Marketing Innovator of the Year by Local Media Association for consistently demonstrating outstanding performance. She has achieved remarkable results through her creativity, strategic thinking and dedication to excellence. Each year, the Local Media Sales and Marketing