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Orioles Legend Robinson Dead at 83

Frank Robinson, a trailblazing figure who was Major League Baseball’s first African-American manager and one of its greatest players during a career that spanned 21 seasons, died Thursday after a prolonged illness, according to pro baseball’s premiere website, MLB.com. Robinson was 83.

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Author Recalls Brave ‘Maryland 400’ In New Book

A few years ago, Baltimore author Chris Formant happened upon an announcement in a local newspaper describing a ceremony that was taking place in Brooklyn, New York, to honor the Maryland 400, the Revolutionary War regiment that fought in the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776. Now, Formant has written “Saving Washington: The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and the Battle of Brooklyn.”

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Lilly May Carroll Jackson Middle School gets brand new home

Monica Mitchell remembers well the privilege she enjoyed while attending an all-girls private school as a child growing up in Baltimore. Today, Mitchell says she is proud to announce the purchase of a new building to house the charter school, which should help continue its mission of creating an experiential learning community for Baltimore City girls.

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Baltimore Comedian Wins NBC Stand-Up Competition

If you don’t know comedian Mike E. Winfield, he at least wants to make sure that you correctly say his name. “Mike … pause … E… pause… Winfield,” said the excitable Baltimore native, the winner of the 15th annual StandUp NBC comedy competition. Winfield beat out 1,600 applicants during the peacock network’s annual search for comedians of a diverse background.

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Eric DeCosta Kicks Off First Season As Ravens GM

As a long time assistant for Newsome, DeCosta was a perennial GM candidate for other NFL franchises. DeCosta declined each of the interview opportunities and kept his eyes on the future job of running the Ravens. The future is now for DeCosta.

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Local Activist Receives New Vehicle, Recognition From Mayor At Special Ceremony

Erricka Bridgeford, a noted social activist in Baltimore City and co-founder of Baltimore Ceasefire 365, received a new vehicle by MileOne Autogroup after openly expressing the burden of being without reliable transportation. The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan was presented to Bridgeford not only as a token of appreciation for her contributions to the community but was given in response to Bridgeford’s need for a new vehicle.

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You Are A Priority!

Raise your hand if you are guilty of putting your wants and needs aside to fulfill other tasks at hand or to make sure your loved ones are taken care of first. So very often we forget about the importance of taking care of ourselves. Remember, you can’t fully give 100 percent to others without making sure you’re whole first. The most important and valuable relationship that you will ever have is with yourself. Way too often I see people putting their own care on the back burner because of other “priorities.” This year, take time to set precedence for yourself by focusing on your mind, body, and soul.

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Smithsonian Channel Airs Special Presentation Of ‘The Green Book’

On Monday, February 25, 2019, the Smithsonian Channel is scheduled to air a special presentation of “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom,” a first-hand account of historians, business owners and others who experienced the phenomenon of “traveling while black” in pre-Civil Rights America.

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Angela Wilson’s Tears Of The Soul Production Looks At Memphis Sanitation Strike

On February 1, 1968, two Memphis garbage collectors, Echol Cole and Robert Walker, were crushed to death by a malfunctioning truck. Twelve days later, frustrated by the city’s response to the latest event in a long pattern of neglect and abuse of its black employees, 1,300 black men from the Memphis Department of Public Works went on strike.

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Smithsonian American Art Museum Extends Critically Acclaimed Exhibition “Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor” for Three Weeks Through April 7

The critically acclaimed exhibition “Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor” will remain open to the public through Sunday, April 7, allowing visitors an additional three weeks to experience this major retrospective. The exhibition brings together 155 drawings and paintings from 51 public institutions and private collections to provide the most encompassing and in-depth study of the artist to date. In a tremendous show of support, all lenders agreed to the extension.

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Get Your Heart In Good Health

About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year but that doesn’t have to be your fate. Some risk factors like your family history, sex or age you can’t control but there are some lifestyle changes you can make to decrease your risk.

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You Get What You Pay For In A Police Commissioner, Baltimore

At the end of the day, the responsibility to police Baltimore is not the purview of the mayor or police commissioner alone. In a democracy, we the people must ultimately shoulder that responsibility. Pugh and Harrison are on our, the public’s payroll.

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Closer Look At Westside Baltimore Neighborhood Cause For Concern

Good news. Baltimore's murder rate declined 10 percent in 2018, with 309 killings versus 342 for all off 2017. However, the scope of violence overall continues to plague the city's neighborhoods and our reputation.

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Why “Likes” Will Ruin Us All: The Generation of Problematic Validation

We all love a good scroll through social media to pass the time and satisfy our idle minds, but the question is, at what cost? We live in the generation of instant gratification and double-tap validation. All you have to do is swipe up to RSVP for the weekend move, or tap to vote on whether or not your friend should buy the denim jacket she’s been eying in her favorite store. But is there a downside to people having access to your every move?

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Documentary Explores Mental Health In Young Adults

Recently, Saint Demetrios Church in Parkville screened, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety,” a fifty-six minute IndieFlix documentary about pre-adolescent and adolescent anxiety. The film follows multiple teenagers who discuss their experiences with anxiety, what causes their anxiety to surface and the various ways it can trigger certain behavior.

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Ravens Safety Ed Reed Is Hall Of Famer On And Off The Field

The Baltimore Ravens have always been known for defensive excellence. Linebacker Ray Lewis has had his share of running mates on defense during his Hall of Fame career. Safety Ed Reed is the first fellow defensive player to join Lewis in Canton, Ohio.

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Modell Lyric And University Of Baltimore Present ‘A People's History Of The United States’ At Wright Theater

The Modell Lyric Education Department and the University of Baltimore (UB) Diversity and Culture Center presents a staged reading of excerpts from Howard Zinn’s landmark book A People's History of the United States on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from noon to 2 p.m. at the University of Baltimore’s Wright Theater.

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Local Entrepreneur Makes Hair Care History In Airport, Creates Franchise Opportunities

After working as a registered nurse for 13 years but feeling unfulfilled, the domestic violence survivor left the nursing profession to pursue her dream of opening a hair salon and developing hair care products. Back in 2003, even though Tawiah was denied many bank loans and locations to lease, the determined Owings Mills, Maryland, resident kept pressing forward until doors opened for her business venture, “Diva By Cindy.”

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Helping Make The City More Attractive, Safe And Vibrant

Central Baltimore Partnership

Formed in 2006, the Central Baltimore Partnership’s mission is to galvanize the renaissance of Central Baltimore. It pursues its mission by partnering with neighborhood organizations, non-profits, educational institutions, businesses and government agencies.

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Robert Wooden III & Levite Praise Debuts At Concord Baptist Church

This past Saturday, February 2, 2019, I had the chance to see Robert Wooden III & Levite Praise (RWLP) perform at their very first concert at Concord Baptist Church in Baltimore City. I'd like to get right into my experience— it was a roller coaster that kept going up and up and the only dip was that the show had to end!

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