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Baltimore Hero Honored During National Recovery Month

Terrie Alexander was honored this month by the nonprofit, Institutes for Behavior Resources, Inc. not only as an individual in long-term recovery but as manager of the REACH Intensive Outpatient Program for Addiction Recovery, which the organization has named in her honor.

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SBLC Director Brings Attention To Adult Literacy Struggle

For people between the ages of 25 and 64 without a high school diploma, the unemployment rate is 21.9 percent, according to SBLC officials who also note that a chronic lack of education and literacy skills perpetuates Baltimore's poverty problem.

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Young Baltimore Girl Combats Bullying By Writing Popular Book

Rianna’s summer was full of memorable opportunities that could easily last a lifetime. She spent her time away from schoolbooks raising her voice as a young writer who appeared at Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Forest Park Branch in Baltimore City for an author talk. She also traveled to Chicago and Nashville to promote her book, “The Cat That Wouldn’t Go Away.”

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Chickie & Co. Boutique’s 4th Thursdays’ Event Features Brandi Lewis Pop-Up Shop

Chickie & Co., one of Baltimore’s newest fashion boutiques will host its second 4th Thursdays’ event on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 801 N. Howard on Antique Row in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood in Baltimore City.

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STEM Day Extravaganza At MSU An Immense Success

The seventh annual Baltimore STEM Day Extravaganza at Morgan State University (MSU) on Saturday, September 8, 2018, turned out favorably— attracting hundreds from Baltimore City and the surrounding areas to participate in a fun-filled day of interactive and educational STEM-related activities.

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Deborah’s Voice To Hold National Rally In D.C.

‘Awake. Arise. Advance’

“Awake. Arise. Advance” is the call of the rally, which includes a dynamic line-up of women who have overcome incredible odds. The goal of the event is to bring awareness to human slavery and forced child prostitution.

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Warning Signs That Your Teen May Have A Substance Abuse Problem

Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center, Governor’s Office on Crime Control and Prevention want you to know, “Before It’s Too Late”

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‘Fresh Prince’ Star Puts Grace, Soul And ‘Mother Wit’ Into New Cookbook

Daphne Maxwell-Reid, the wife of acting icon Tim Reid, started her career as a model and became the first African American to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine in 1969. She has also published several books on photography and now, her latest is a cookbook titled, “Grace, Soul and Mother Wit: A Cookbook Spiced with Personal Memories.”

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Rambling Rose

Special people, special places, special things to do!

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The Braxton Brothers’ ‘Higher’ Jazz Album Rocks Superbly

It’s evident when you hear the new album, “Higher,” by The Braxton Brothers that they were born to complement each other— being twins help also. Nelson plays the bass (and lead guitar) and brother Wayne plays the saxophone.

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Maryland Offers Support To Small Businesses Providing Paid Sick Leave

Small businesses in Maryland that provide paid sick and safe leave to their employees will soon be able to apply for a refundable tax credit administered by the Maryland Department of Commerce. The Small Business Relief Tax Credit offers businesses that meet certain criteria a state income tax credit of up to $500 per employee and $7,000 per small business for every year in which they qualify.

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BGE ‘Bright Ideas’ Teachers’ Grants Now Being Accepted

Applications for grants up to $500 for in-classroom innovation projects due by October 31, 2018

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Girl Scout Cookie Sale Begins In Central Maryland

The Girl Scout Cookie Sale is the largest girl-led business in the nation.

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Anne Arundel Community College Receives Higher Ed Diversity Award

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for the third year in a row. The award comes from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

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Cure For American Doctor Shortage Lies Abroad

Waiting at the doctor's office could soon become a national pastime. One-third of America's doctors are on the verge of retirement. Yet the number of students graduating from U.S. medical schools is growing at an anemic rate— less than 1.5 percent a year, on average, over the last five years.

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What Is Our Legacy, Part I

"Is it the successes and triumphs versus the losses, measured in a wins-and-losses format? Is it the total distance traveled past the life obstacles one has overcome? Or is it the amount of people one has connected with and inspired to help them maximize themselves and their potential?"

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Broadway And Singing Sensation Cynthia Erivo Headlines BSO Gala

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will present a dazzling program of Broadway hits and orchestral favorites for its 2018 Gala Concert.

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Words Have Power!

I can’t express enough the importance of using your words wisely. Your words have the power to either create positive change or to be extremely damaging. Think before you speak and if you have nothing of substance to say it’s probably better to keep your thoughts to yourself. How will you use your words?

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Tips For Spotting And Avoiding Dating Abuse

Dating abuse, as defined by the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and their project “loveisrespect,” is a pattern of destructive behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner. That pattern usually involves a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time.

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Students At Furley Elementary School Receive Donated Backpacks With Back-To-School Essentials

Comcast Spotlight teamed up Kids In Need Foundation to provide more than 2,600 children across the nation with school supplies to start school year.

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