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Celebrate yourself at all times

We recently concluded a month centered on love and black history and have now entered a month, which highlights the achievements of women in history.

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I want to be like Gloria Richardson

March is Women’s History Month, and on March 8, 2021, we celebrate International Women’s Day. “I want to be like Gloria Richardson.” Why? She exhibited selfless activism, public fearlessness in the face of danger, and her unabashed comfort, in her will to work with and organize significant change with and for Black people.

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Walk to Hope: A virtual fundraiser to support hope

Baltimore— Missing travel? Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore (BHGH) is excited to announce the 1st Annual Walk to Hope being held virtually from April 1 through April 30, 2021.

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‘Blueprint’ A Down Payment For Underserved Marylander’s Futures

It appears there are those with political agendas contrary to Baltimore City’s best interests who have seized upon an out of context report in the national media declaring that Baltimore City Public Schools enjoys the 3rd highest per student spending allocation in the United States, and have scapegoated this fallacy to argue against the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future proposed by the Kirwan Commission and ratified by the Maryland General Assembly, overriding a veto by Governor Hogan.

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National Dental Association Foundation and Colgate-Palmolive establish “Audacity To Dream” scholarship program

New York— In a continuing commitment to address racial disparities in oral health, the National Dental Association Foundation (NDAF) and Colgate-Palmolive Company announce the creation of the “Audacity to Dream” scholarship program for African Americans pursuing careers in dentistry. Students currently enrolled in dental school and demonstrating success in areas such as leadership, community service, and research will be eligible for grants from $5,000 to $20,000.

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Local brewery initiates ‘Give a Crap’ campaign for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer disproportionately affects the Black community, where the rates are the highest of any racial group in the United States. African Americans are about 20 percent more likely to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and about 40 percent more likely to die from it than the national average.

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Baltimore real estate professional inspires freedom from mental imprisonment in book

Alan Upshur started writing the pages of his book Prison to Paradise during his first incarceration, but it was during the second that he really started committing to living the life he was writing about.

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Ravens must add free agent wide receiver this season

The Baltimore Ravens offense is based around the rushing attack with quarterback Lamar Jackson leading the way.

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Catch John Tyler’s Charitable Baltimore Love Groove Festival

John Tyler is a 21-year-old artist, guitarist and multi-genre producer from Baltimore. He is also the founder of Love Groove Music Festival.

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Area Company Sells $250,000 of Plant-Based Burgers Within 24 Hours of ‘Shark Tank’ Appearance

Everything Legendary, a Maryland new-to-the-market plant-based meat company, scored a big deal with Mark Cuban on ABC TV’s “Shark Tank.” Cuban offered the company $300,000 for a 22 percent stake.

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A Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2021

Each year, Women’s History Month offers an important opportunity for us to shine a light on the extraordinary legacy of trailblazing American women and girls who have built, shaped, and improved upon our Nation.

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Civil Rights Icon Vernon Jordan Dies at 85

Vernon Jordan, the former National Urban League president and civil rights leader, has died at 85.

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Baltimore attorney Venroy July uniquely qualified to fight for his clients

Ask Baltimore-based attorney Venroy July for legal advice and you will find he is well qualified to counsel you on everything from asset sales to debt offerings. Tell him you don’t care for his advice and he is equally well qualified to hit you with a left jab and a right cross. Not that he would, still you might want to reject his advice politely.

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“March In” is not the answer

All Democrats and many Republicans are committed to making prescription drugs more affordable.

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Amazon not prime for Black Bessemer, Alabama workers

On February 20, 2021, the Metropolitan Baltimore community formed a caravan of cars to demonstrate solidarity with the Bessemer, Alabama Amazon workers just outside of the Dundalk Distribution warehouse with signs on their cars read “Support the Amazon workers,’ and Solidarity with the Bessemer workers.

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Vulnerable Baltimore Children Face Down Savage COVID Scourge

If it were not already terrifying enough that the COVID Grim Reaper threatens death for every human on the planet, there are also equally threatening horrors COVID-19 has unleashed directly on our children.

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Former UPS driver gives Morgan State $20 Million, ensuring access to college for generations of students

Baltimore— Morgan State University (MSU) announced receipt of a $20 million commitment from alumnus and philanthropist Calvin E. Tyler Jr. and his wife, Tina, increasing an endowed scholarship fund previously established in the Tylers’ name. The monumental gift is the largest private donation from an alumnus in University history and is believed to be the largest contribution of its kind to any Historically Black College or University (HBCU) nationwide from an alum.

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Fifteen Baltimore Area Businesses Receive Comcast RISE Awards

Arion Long started her company, Femly, after being diagnosed with a cervical tumor linked to chemicals in popular feminine products. But, she survived that, and her business is surviving the pandemic.

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Baltimore Ravens continue to tweak coaching staff

The Baltimore Ravens have established themselves as one of the more successful franchises in the NFL. The team’s recent success continues to take a toll as members of the coaching staff have been plucked to serve roles with other franchises.

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‘Letter to a Nation’ Morgan Choir Alum Pens Song Confronting COVID and Racism

Moved by the civil unrest and racial disparities he was seeing happening around the nation, pinnacled by the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, Garrett “GP” Jackson sensed a calling to express himself in a creative way to share how he felt. He took words to pen and expressed sentiments through his debut solo release, “Letter to a Nation,” a song about coping with anger, grief, and tragedy, while opening the door to hope and healing.

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