Micarie Kemp

Web Manager/ Digital Host

Baltimore native, Micarie Kemp has always been passionate about working in the media. 

 

Growing up, she would perform skits with her sisters and cousins where she often acted as a television host. 

 

She graduated from Baltimore City College High School and obtained a bachelor's degree from Bowie State University where she majored in Broadcast Journalism. 

 

The social media maven loves being able to share impactful and inspiring stories to keep communities connected. 

 

Micarie, also known as Cari K., has worked in the media industry for over 6 years. 

 

Before joining WEAA 88.9, she worked as an Assignment Editor and Web Producer at FOX45 News in Baltimore, Maryland and held the same position at CBS21 News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania prior to her employment at FOX. 

 

She serves as the Web Manager and Digital Host for WEAA. 

 

Instagram: CariMoniqueK

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Email: micarie.kemp@morgan.edu

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) – Following a violent weekend in Fells Point, outraged businesses owners have threatened to withhold taxes and fees if Baltimore City officials don’t resolve issues surrounding crime, violence and trash pickup. 

 

Thiru Vignarajah, former Deputy Attorney General of Maryland and Baltimore mayoral candidate weighs in on the neighborhood’s concerns and actions needed to deter crime. 

 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, former President of the Baltimore NAACP and a community activist discusses his latest project, a skatepark for Baltimore City youth. 

 

Later in the show, Dr. Samuel Ramsey, an entomologist, shares his expertise on Brood X cicadas! 

 

Dr. Sammy shares how long we can expect the critters to stick around, why they are emerging after 17 years and the impact they have on the environment. 

 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Chocolate covered cicadas are on the menu at a candy shop in Gaithersburg, Maryland and according to their website, the limited edition treat is in high demand. 

Billions of the loud, red-eyed bugs are reemerging after 17 years below ground.

 

For some people, the thought of eating a cicada may turn stomachs, but there are others who are taking advantage of the opportunity to indulge in the gluten-free, low-carb critters. 

 

Maryland Lottery

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — According to Maryland lottery officials, 17 Marylanders are $40,000 richer due to the state’s $2 million Vax Cash promotion

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — The Maryland Department of Health reports 121 new coronavirus cases have been added since Wednesday morning. 

 

Officials say the state’s positivity rate remains at 0.95%. 

 

COVID-related hospitalizations are still declining with 227 patients currently hospitalized due to complications. 

 

According to the coronavirus dashboard, eight more virus-related deaths have been reported within 24 hours.

 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Maryland has reached two major milestones in the battle against the coronavirus. 

 

For the first time, health officials say the state’s 7-day positivity rate has dropped below 1% – down 84% since mid-April.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is also announcing half of Marylanders are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

 

Health officials say, Maryland has reached this milestone faster than 42 other states. 

Baltimore City Recreation & Parks

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Charm City Games is back! 

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced Monday that the 2nd Annual Charm City Games competition will take place this summer. 

Baltimore City Recreation & Parks’ (BCRP) week-long Olympic style athletic competition provides teens ages 12-14 the opportunity to compete in a variety of games including: soccer, basketball, track and field and tennis. 

The teens will work with each other, BCRP and volunteer coaches to battle for the Charm City Cup. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — “If you don’t live it, you can’t even understand how horrid those two and a half years living in sanctuary was,” said Oneita Thompson. 

Each year, thousands of people come to the United States seeking asylum or protection from persecution. 

Oneita Thompson and her husband Clive Thompson traveled from Jamaica 16 years ago seeking asylum in the U.S. after Oneita’s brother was murdered and her family was threatened. 

Within three months of arriving in the U.S., Oneita applied for asylum. 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Maryland health officials say COVID-19 hospitalizations have fallen to its lowest level since March 2020. 

 

Currently, 276 patients are hospitalized due to virus complications. 

 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Biscotti and his wife, Renee Biscotti are honoring Ozzie Newsome —the team’s longtime executive and first Black general manager in NFL history — by donating $4 million to Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). 

 

The $4 million donation will create the Ozzie Newsome Scholars Program, which will fund scholarships for Baltimore City Public School graduates over the course of 4 years. 

 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — To make the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, President Joe Biden became the first president to visit the site Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

The president traveled to Tulsa on Tuesday to acknowledge one of the deadliest incidents of racial violence in U.S. history. 

As many as 300 Black residents were killed by a white mob who also terrorized and destroyed the city's 35-block Greenwood neighborhood — a business district known as "Black Wall Street.”

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Happy African American Music Appreciation Month! 

WEAA celebrates Black musicians and culture every day but on June 7, 1979, President Jimmy Carter announced June as African American Appreciation Month, also known as Black Music Month. During this time, the nation acknowledges and honors the musical contributions of African Americans that have shaped society and inspired many.  Celebrate with WEAA! 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Maryland health officials say fewer than 100 new coronavirus cases have been added within 24 hours, the first time since March 25 2020.

 

According to the Maryland Department of Health, 65 positive cases have been added since Tuesday morning. One month ago today, Maryland reported 939 new cases. 

 

Governor Larry Hogan says, “Another major milestone as the state emerges from the pandemic”. 

 

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