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Five self-preservation tips for Black people watching the Chauvin trial

America’s traumatization of Black people continues with the trial of Derrick Chauvin, the former Minneapolis officer who nonchalantly bore his knee into George Floyd’s neck for nearly ten minutes, killing the handcuffed man as bystanders pleaded for his life.

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COVID-19 Testing and Black America

The COVID-19 pandemic across America and throughout the world is still a serious danger to public health for all communities, but especially for African American and other people of color communities. African Americans are still disproportionately negatively, impacted by this deadly virus.

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Nearly 11 percent of older Black adults lack health insurance

Washington, D.C.— A new analysis from AARP’s Public Policy Institute finds that nearly half of older adults purchasing health insurance through the non-group health insurance market faced unafford- able health coverage in 2019, compared to only 30 percent of younger adults.

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New Film draws attention to significance of identifying “unmarked” graves of enslaved people

In recent years, interest in locating burial grounds of enslaved people has grown. There is even a project called The National Burial Database of Enslaved Americans (NBDEA), which Slaververyremembrance.org describes as “the first and only national database to document individual burials and burial grounds of enslaved Americans.

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Former Baltimore Teacher Inspires Students with Rita’s Ice Franchise

Former high school algebra teacher Albert Holley and his wife, Dr. Melissa Holley, are proud Rita’s Italian Ice Shops franchise owners.

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Give the gift of life insurance

Life insurance is like a security blanket for your loved ones

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Popular Choice: Terrace Marshall to Ravens in first round

With the 2021 NFL Draft less than two weeks away, the Baltimore Ravens appear more and more likely to take a wide receiver with the 27th pick. LSU wide receiver Jamar Chase is the consensus top player at the position and will be long gone by the time the Ravens pick in the first round. However, his teammate Terrace Marshall is a pretty sweet consolation prize and should be there for the Ravens’ taking.

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MDH Secretary visits Johns Hopkins Medicine-supported mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic in priority East Baltimore ZIP code

Baltimore— On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Secretary Dennis R. Schrader visited a Johns Hopkins Medicine- supported mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic set up at Park View at Ashland Terrace, a senior apartment building in a priority East Baltimore ZIP code, 21205.

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Black Real Estate Agent Program launched to support aspiring Black agents

Program is the first of its kind, providing financial, educational, and career support for aspiring Black real estate agents to help them achieve high- production success

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Western High School 175th Anniversary ‘Shine the Light’ Gala Honors a Bright Past, Present and Future

Western High School Foundation will present Western High School’s 175th Anniversary “Shine the Light” Gala on Thursday April 29, 2021 at 7:00 p.m to honor America’s oldest all-girl public high school and its shining legacy which has inspired women since 1844.

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Community Action Agency celebrates 55 years of helping Maryland residents

It wasn’t long ago that a woman with little means moved from New Jersey to Anne Arundel County.

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Life After the Village: Tales from an Ex-Village People Cop

“As much as I hated auditions— I was game. I had a wife, a young son, and a daughter on the way for motivation, so I went, not knowing it was for the Village People. I was the most unlikely candidate for the Village People gig and, to this day, I don’t know if I would have even gone to the audition had I known what it was all about.”

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Sibling Artists Create Baltimore’s First Interactive Selfie Exhibition, #aslongasitsdope

Flatform (Studios) presents “#aslongasitsdope,” Baltimore’s first interactive selfie exhibit created by sisters Kaya Gordon and Ayana Gordon.

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PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH, DEAD AT 99

Prince Philip, the lifelong companion of Queen Elizabeth II and the longest-serving consort in British history, died at the age of 99 on Friday.

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UMMS Appoints System’s First Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Baltimore— The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has recruited a physician with deep roots in addressing healthcare inequities over a career spanning nearly three decades, and lived experiences in inner city America, to serve as the System’s first- ever Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO).

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Paul Robeson, a renaissance man of the twentieth century

Paul Robeson’s birthday, (April 9, 1898) ignites a unique spirit in me. Robeson’s name remains underground with a black mark through it in the annals of history even today.

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Maryland Department of Health re-launches CovidCONNECT

Site provides more streamlined user experience, expanded access to COVID-19 clinical study information, community support and mental health resources

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The American Rescue Plan: Changing the Course of the Pandemic for All Americans

“The American Rescue Plan also addresses inequities in access to pandemic resources by making significant investments into small, Black businesses by providing $50 billion for new and existing small business relief programs. This legislation bolsters the Paycheck Protection Program with an additional $7.25 billion in funding to support small businesses and non-profits that were previously excluded.”

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National Association of Black Accountants welcomes new president

The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA), a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for Black professionals in the accounting, finance, and related business professions, is continuing its work to bridge existing gaps for people of color— particularly women– in the accounting and finance industry.

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Tyus Bowser happy to be back with Ravens

Entering the free agent period with multiple pass rushers with expiring contracts was an unforgiving situation for the Baltimore Ravens. Defensive coordinator Don ‘Wink’ Martindale likes to get after the quarterbacks. The outside linebackers play a key role in executing Martindale’s plan.

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