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The Urban Oyster Now Operating from Hotel Revival

A Pearl of a Business Comes to Mt. Vernon

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David N. Dinkins, NYC’s first black mayor, dies at 93

David N. Dinkins, who became New York City’s first Black mayor died on Monday night (Nov. 23, 2020) at his home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He was 93.

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For the first time in NFL history, an all Black crew officiated an NFL Game

In 1965, after beginning his officiating career working college games in the San Francisco Bay Area, the NFL hired Burl Toler as a head linesman— making him the first Black official in any major professional sports league.

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Enrollment for State Health Insurance Marketplace open through December 15 for 2021 plans

Maryland Health Connection, the state’s health insurance marketplace is open for the enrollment season. The online marketplace, MarylandHealthConnection.gov, will provide a one-stop shop for Marylanders to compare and select private health plans through December 15, 2020 for coverage that starts January 1, 2021.

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The Power of Trust and Truth: Getting and sharing facts about COVID-19, trusting science can help turn tide for pandemic-strapped communities of color

COVID-19 has killed more than 230,000 people in the United States, and the death toll continues to rise at a rate of about 1,000 per day. We know, however, that families and communities don’t count their losses in thousands or hundreds; they count them one-by-one— a father, a teacher, a sister, a friend, a nurse, a son, a tribal elder, a church member. And these losses hurt.

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REVIEW Small Axe: Steve McQueen’s Five Part Anthology Centers Black British History

Mixed-race British academic, author, and documentarian David Olusoga wrote in “Black and British: A Forgotten History,“ “Almost every black or mixed- race person of my generation has a story of racial violence to tell... They are raw, visceral, highly personal and rarely shared beyond family circles.”

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One of Britain’s hottest young actors, Malachi Kirby, stars in ‘12 Years A Slave’ director’s anthology

British actor Malachi Kirby famously flubbed his audition for the role that brought him to the attention of TV watchers world wide. In a 2016 interview, Kirby revealed that just about everything that could go wrong in an audition, went wrong when he tried out for the role of Kunta Kinte in the Roots remake.British actor Malachi Kirby famously flubbed his audition for the role that brought him to the attention of TV watchers world wide. In a 2016 interview, Kirby revealed that just about everything that could go wrong in an audition, went wrong when he tried out for the role of Kunta Kinte in the Roots remake.

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Ravens facing COVID-19 scare once again

The Baltimore Ravens are facing another Covid-19 scare this week. The organization learned late Sunday night that multiple players tested positive for COVID-19. The news came hours after Baltimore’s 30-26 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

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Six tips to maintain a vehicle you’re not using as often

Tempe, Arizona— Amid the pandemic, consumers aren’t driving as much as they used to. In fact, according to Carinsurance.org, prior to the pandemic Americans spent nearly six hours per week commuting by car, just short of an hour a day

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Make plans for Midnight Madness shopping in Annapolis

Annapolis— Downtown Annapolis and the holidays have a deep and nearly timeless relationship. It is where we have traditionally congregated to celebrate, take our families out to eat and to shop.

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Instill an attitude of gratitude this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving might look a little different this year for most of us. Many of us will not be traveling to visit family or spending tons of money on big dinners for a house full of guests. With everything that has gone on this year, it may be somewhat difficult to find things that we are grateful for.

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VIDEO RELEASE: A Thanksgiving Message from Governor Larry Hogan

While the way we celebrate Thanksgiving this year may be different, we still have so much to be thankful for.

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Thanksgiving tips to keep newly adopted or fostered pets safe amid COVID-19

Baltimore— Like everything else in 2020, for most people this Thanksgiving will look quite different. There will likely be fewer folks around the dinner table, friends may be connecting on FaceTime, and grandma might be joining by Zoom, sadly without her famous sweet potatoes.

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Three Tips for Keeping Your Holiday Spirits Bright— Pandemic or No Pandemic

News & Experts— The annual stress of the holiday season could be even more intense than usual this year.

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Cancer Screening in the Time of COVID-19

The year 2020 has proven to be a year like no other. Restrictions related to COVID-19 have created many challenges to daily life, including access to routine health care services like cancer screenings.

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African American Woman, Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, makes US Naval Academy History

Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, a mechanical engineering major from Illinois, has been named brigade commander for the spring semester at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

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New coronavirus vaccine requires ‘trust’ of African American community

“Pfizer’s vaccine is the first in the United States to generate late-stage data. An analysis of individuals that received two injections of the vaccine, spaced three weeks apart, revealed more than 90 percent fewer cases of symptomatic COVID-19 when compared to those who received the placebo.”

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Happy National American Indian Heritage Month — Celebrate All Year!

Happy National American Indian Heritage Month!

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Pandemic Forces Family Thanksgiving Traditions to Online Platforms

As the Thanksgiving holiday arrives, there is an increased eagerness for many to return to some sense of normalcy.

Make Quality Time Thanksgiving's Secret Ingredient

Perhaps more than usual, the centerpiece this Thanksgiving won't be the turkey, the stuffing or even family-famous recipes for sweet potato casserole or pumpkin pie. Instead, when gathering around a table with loved ones, the precious moments of togetherness will be what many families treasure most.

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