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The Maryland Commission On African American History And Culture Honors The 170th Anniversary Of Harriet Tubman's Escape From Slavery

The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture Honors the 170th Anniversary of Harriet Tubman's Escape From Slavery

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Cokie Roberts, Broadcast Journalism Legend, dies at 75

Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts, winner of three Emmys and a legend and trailblazer in broadcasting, has died at the age of 75, ABC News announced.

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Enoch Pratt Free Library Grand Re-Opening Block Party

Saturday, September 14th, the Enoch Pratt Free Library had a block party on Cathedral Street to celebrate their grand reopening and completion of renovations.

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A Whale Washed Ashore In Maryland And Citizens Attempted To Push It Back Into The Water

A young whale stranded early Sunday morning on the shore of Ocean City, Maryland, has died, the state Department of Natural Resources said. The National Aquarium in Baltimore had sent a team to the area earlier in the day to assess the animal's condition. The aquarium said in a statement that the juvenile appeared to be "extremely underweight."

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Council President Brandon M. Scott Announces His Bid For Mayor Of Baltimore

Today, Council President Brandon M. Scott formally announced his bid for Mayor of Baltimore City.

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PNC Bank Prepares For Informative ‘Mind Your Business’ Workshop

Chris Rockey has worked for PNC for two decades and leads the PNC Community Development Banking team, which works to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and businesses in low and moderate-income neighborhoods.

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Back To School Healthy Habits: Meal Prep Tips For Kids And Parents

‘Back to school’ season can be a great time to realign your schedule and get back on track to meet your fitness goals. Preparing meals for the week is just one way to keep the momentum going.

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Mindfulness And Yoga Over Suspensions And Detention At Baltimore City Schools

A June 2019 University of Kentucky doctoral graduate's comprehensive research on the subject found that African American students receive discipline the most by detention, suspensions, and expulsions. In what has proved successful, two Baltimore schools have implemented a unique program, thanks in part, to the Holistic Life Foundation, a local social services nonprofit.

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Liberty Elementary School Staff ‘Granting’ Brighter Futures For Their Students

Under the leadership of Joseph Manko, Liberty Elementary School #64 located on Maine Avenue in Northwest Baltimore has received an estimated $6 million dollars in grant money to support students, staff and the community. Quite an amazing accomplishment given the fact that Manko and his staff have been able to do it without a paid professional grant writer.

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Sickle Cell Disease Association Making Strides In Blood Disorder Awareness

Despite its prevalence, the medical community still has difficulty understanding the illness. Experts say most people lack essential awareness of the inherited blood disorder that affects approximately 100,000 people in the United States.

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Ravens Cyrus Jones Hosts Backpack Giveaway In His Hometown Baltimore

Baltimore Ravens defensive back Cyrus Jones has always wanted to give back to the community that was a part of his youth. A Gillman High School product, Jones wanted to give back to back his hometown during the back to school season.

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Local Businessman Enters 2020 Baltimore City Mayoral Race

“I am honored and delighted to announce that after careful consideration with an exploratory committee and residents, I am entering Baltimore’s 2020 Mayoral race,” Rikki Vaughn said. Vaughn says that Baltimore is in need of aggressive and immediate actions to turn the city around.

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Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit! 5K Run/Walk/1 Mile Walk

The Baltimore County Department of Aging invites you to participate in its 13th annual Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit 5K Run/Walk 1 Mile Walk fundraiser, which benefits health and wellness programs for older adults. The race will be held Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 8 a.m. at the Community College of Baltimore County Essex campus.

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‘It’s Not Your Usual Bike Ride,’ Say Patrons Of Rides Around Lake Montebello

Rides Around Lake Montebello is a program sponsored by Baltimore City Recreation and Parks and has been around for seven years. Riders can take advantage of the bike program from May through October each year. The city’s outdoor recreation team is on hand to assist people with finding the right bike and helmet. Ethan Abbott, director of the program says that his team also gives lessons on how to properly ride and brake.

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138th Maryland State Fair Did Not Disappoint This Year According To Foodies

If you didn’t make it to the 138th Maryland State Fair this year, then you missed an epic battle between French fries and fruit. Fairgoers who are into staying fit, and avoiding sweet treats had to navigate acres of temptation during this annual summer-ending ritual that took place August 22 to September 2, 2019.

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Sports Enthusiast Serves Up Some African American History At Maryland State Fair

Long-time baseball enthusiast Rayner “Ray” Banks brought black history to the Maryland State Fair in Timonium through his Negro Leagues Baseball exhibit.

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American-Made Excellence

My grandfather instilled in me the idea of the excellence of American automotive engineering. That was then passed down to my father, and I remember when he brought home the Pontiac 6000. He stressed how American-made cars were built to be stronger and more efficient. That impressed me and gave me an understanding of how spending my dollars on American-made products supported our economy.

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For-Profit Colleges Handed $11.1 Billion Over 10 years

"Rather than saving taxpayer dollars, it seems that this new rule is guaranteeing a taxpayer-funded revenue stream for the benefit of for-profit colleges— not students."

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When Tragedy Strikes, Should Families Of The Accused Also Suffer?

When the most heinous crimes occur— murders, mass shootings, serial killings— much of the focus understandably turns to the victims and their grieving families who struggle to make sense of senseless violence.

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Governor’s Office On Service And Volunteerism Announces Opening Of AmeriCorps State Grant Application

The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism today announced the opening of the AmeriCorps State Grant application process for the 2020 - 2021 service year.

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