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Morehouse Commencement Speaker Pays Off Student Debt From Class Of 2019

The commencement was delivered by Robert F. Smith, chairman, and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. As Chairman Smith was wrapping up his remarks, he delivered a line that sent every student and their loved ones into a frenzy. “My family is going to create a grant to eliminate your student loans,” Smith told the stunned crowd.

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Waterfront Partnership Expands Free Fitness Classes To Weeknights

Waterfront Wellness Presented By Medifast To Start Back Up On Saturday, May 25

The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore and Medifast® will bring Waterfront Wellness, a free outdoor fitness series, back to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor beginning May 25, 2019. Free fitness classes will be offered every Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday through October 1, 2019 at West Shore Park, next to the Baltimore Visitor Center.

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Storied Fraternity Celebrates Centennial In Baltimore

Since its 1919 charter, the century old local alumni chapter of the first intercollegiate Greek letter organization established by African American college men has been at the forefront of civic, social and political engagement in Baltimore, benefiting people of color and all citizens.

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Art Imitates Life: How One Woman Draws Inspiration From Illness

As a fashion illustrator, Kris Keys creates art from real life, in real time. She brings a canvas to life in feathery watercolor strokes, fluid yet precise. As a fashion designer, she's a storyteller, a modern traveler connecting her life with her art. Her clothing must be both beautiful and practical. Adventures await. As a woman, Kris carries herself with the quiet confidence of someone who set off to see the world while managing a chronic blood disorder. She knew what she wanted, and had the faith to make it happen.

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Kamari Johnson Selected For 2019 Amplify Scholarship

Heading to Morgan State University

Johnson was selected for iMentor and KIPP’s First 2019 Amplify Scholarship. He will receive a unique combination of financial support and mentoring during his four-year collegiate experience, which includes a mentor to provide ongoing support throughout college. He will also receive financial support totaling approximately $15,000 a year to cover a range of non-tuition needs.

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Quarterback Robert Griffin III Found A Home With The Ravens

The Ravens signed Griffin to a one-year deal in 2018 after he was out of the NFL the previous season. Baltimore selected Lamar Jackson in the first round of the draft soon after signing Griffin. Jackson is a fellow Heisman-winning quarterback known more for his ability to make plays with his legs despite being a talented passer as well.

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How To Ditch Techie Jargon And Improve Your Organization’s Cybersecurity

“There’s a serious gap in communication skills between cybersecurity pros and their general audiences, and it’s essential for the people on the IT side to bridge it,” Campos says. “Increasingly complex security threats demand that cybersecurity professionals use plain language when they are communicating with those less familiar with tech talk.”

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Can Investment In Infrastructure Drive Bipartisanship?

For U.S. commuters and communities, under funded roads, bridges, and public transit systems aren't a matter of political opinion— they're a fact of life.

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Learn Your Numbers During Stroke Awareness Month

Know your numbers, take your medication, educate your children, and adult family members, and talk about your health. Visit a physician on a regular basis. Take control of your health, your life depends on it. Remember at any age a person can have a stroke, but as you get older you are more susceptible to having a stroke.

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50 Years Later, Father And Daughter Unite At Surprise Reunion

Arthur Shepard had not seen Sawyer Kluttz since she was two-days old. Efforts to locate her proved fruitless until Brenda Sawyer Kluttz utilized Ancestry to contact family members of Shepard. That contact eventually led to a correspondence with him on Facebook. The two then utilized AncestryDNA to confirm they were father and daughter. The amazing chain of events culminated with the surprise reunion which took place in Harve de Grace, Maryland.

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Eight-Year-Old Maryland Girl Wants Kids To ‘Watch Ur Words’

In between balancing school, homework and filming, eight-year-old Janiya Williams finds time to encourage, inspire and motivate other children to “Watch Ur Words,” on social media platforms.

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Rambling Rose: Fundraiser & Entertainment

Hello everyone! I hope all the mothers enjoyed their special day last weekend. I hope that the children, grandchildren, husbands and the significant others showed you how much they appreciates you. I have a few things I want to share with you this week!

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Proud Mom Watches Bernard Young Take Oath of Office

Just In Time For Mother’s Day

Hundreds packed into the War Memorial Building on N. Gay Street on Thursday, May 9, 2019 to see Bernard C. “Jack” Young take the Oath of Office as the 51st Mayor of Baltimore City. Among them was Ida M. Rather, mother of the city’s newest mayor. “I am so proud of my son,” said Rather who witnessed the special moment a few days shy of Mother’s Day. “I thank God for all of my children. All of them are my favorites. I thank God for allowing me to see what I have witnessed here today.”

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Mayor Jack Young's Inauguration

Baltimore TimesWhen Catherine Pugh resigned just a week ago, Bernard C. "Jack" Young was fully vested as mayor of the city. As a result, we now have 35 year-old Brandon Scott serving as our City Council President!

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Vaccines Protect You, Your Family And Your Community

"Vaccines are safe and highly effective. There is a lot of misinformation swirling around out there suggesting otherwise, so we want to get the facts out."

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Rookie Daylon Mack Overcame Depression And Disappointment En Route To Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens got quite a bargain when they selected defensive tackle Daylon Mack in the fifth round (No. 122 overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. Mack was coming off a senior year at Texas A&M in which he posted 5.5 sacks and 9.5 tackles for a loss. The 6’ 1” and 340 pound defensive lineman managed to rebound after a disappointing sophomore and junior year.

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Time Off For Boxer ‘Papi’ Allison Means Helping Children Reach Their Goals

When Mack “Papi” Allison’s latest boxing match scheduled for May 4, 2019 in Waldorf was postponed, the Baltimore fighter took the time to attend another one of his passions— helping others who aspire to ring greatness.

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Hundreds Volunteer To Help Revitalize Collington Square

Comcast Holds 18th Annual Comcast Cares Day

Now in its 18th year, Comcast Cares Day is one of the largest corporate commitments to volunteerism and service in America. To date, more than 1 million Comcast Cares Day volunteers have contributed over 6 million service hours to improve local communities at more than 10,000 projects.

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‘The Greatest Mother’s Day Gift I Could Have Ever Received’

50 Years Later, Father and Daughter To Unite

This is Part 1 of a Two-Part Series on the making of a Surprise 50-year reunion between Arthur Shepard and his daughter Brenda Sawyer. The father and daughter found one another through Ancestry.com and Facebook. Part 2 of the series will conclude next week with the result of the Surprise Reunion, which is taking place on the evening of Friday, May 10, 2019.

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Marylanders Warned About DNA Testing Scam Targeting Medicare And Medicaid Beneficiaries

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, is warning consumers to be suspicious of representatives of companies that purport to offer "free" DNA testing to check for cancer. The DNA testing scam is a new twist used by scammers to trick people into giving away their health insurance information for the purpose of committing identity theft and fraud.

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