BLK GOLD gives young black entrepreneurs a space to showcase their creativity

By Sahana Jayaraman Galaxy print booties and traditional African jewelry were among the items sold at an event run by Distinctly Creative Feb. 23, BLK GOLD: Black Creative Showcase + Marketplace. For entrepreneur and UMD alumna Zakiya Shivers, BLK GOLD was more than just a chance to sell her goods or get her business’s name out. “Not only is [BLK GOLD] good for…people of color to work … Continue reading BLK GOLD gives young black entrepreneurs a space to showcase their creativity

New College Park Scholars program SPARC aims to de-stress students

By Jon Orbach With the countless stresses of college, it’s easy for students to find themselves overwhelmed and in need of a helping hand. That’s where Scholars Promoting and Revitalizing Care (SPARC) comes in. The student-led initiative, founded by junior psychology and kinesiology major Anthony Sartori, and sophomore government and politics major Kristen Brockett, works toward fostering mental health and interconnectedness within the Scholars program and … Continue reading New College Park Scholars program SPARC aims to de-stress students

Restaurant and bar performance venue MilkBoy ArtHouse to open this spring

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (CSPAC) and MilkBoy of Philadelphia are partnering up to open College Park’s newest restaurant, bar and live music venue this spring, MilkBoy ArtHouse. The venue – which will be located along Route 1 on Baltimore Avenue – will host a wide range of local, national and international performers, including bands, classical pianists, spoken word. According to the CSPAC executive … Continue reading Restaurant and bar performance venue MilkBoy ArtHouse to open this spring