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Is The Aim Of Education To Get Good Jobs Or To Be Good Citizens?

You’d think that the National Academies of Sciences would be out there promoting STEM education: the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. However, a new report questions whether the purpose of education is to provide students with “a path to educated citizenship or employment.”

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Something We Can Learn From The Rescue In Thailand

The world celebrated the rescue of 12 Thai soccer players from a flooded cave in Mae Sai, Thailand. We grieved over the loss of one brave man, Saman Kunam who sacrificed his life to deliver supplies to the trapped boys. Many of us watched the media reports fearfully, while praying and hoping for a miracle.

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A Small Gift Can Leave A Lasting Legacy When You Invest In HBCUs

Earlier this year, a man named Jack Weldon Patrick passed away in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. A long-time lawyer, Patrick was remembered as a family man, an advocate for social justice, and a respected community leader.

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Annapolis City Dock Named To List Of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named Annapolis’s City Dock to its 2018 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, an annual list that spotlights important examples of our nation’s architectural and cultural heritage at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.

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Bowie Baysox Donate Ticket Proceeds To Capital Gazette Families Fund, Capital Gazette Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Bowie Baysox will donate 50 percent of the ticket proceeds from their home game on Thursday, July 19, 2018 against the Erie SeaWolves (Class AA Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers) to two funds set up to help and honor the victims and families affected in the Capital Gazette tragedy that occurred on June 28, 2018.

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Are You Ready For Summer Heat And Storms?

Summer’s high temperatures translate to more electricity use, as air conditioning units work harder to keep homes and businesses comfortable, but there are opportunities for customers to save. Starting June 1, 2018, the average BGE residential customer who purchases electricity from BGE will see a bill reduction of $11 a month due to the lowest electric commodity prices in a decade and distribution rate reductions spurred by federal tax-reform.

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Soundscapes Exhibit Currently ‘Playing’ at City Hall

Larry “Poncho” Brown

This collection of musicians includes saxophonists, guitarists, and pianists. They include “Big D” who is blowing away on the saxophone. “Big D” and the others have been “composed” over a 20-year period by Larry Brown. Currently, they are ‘playing’ at City Hall. “Big D” and his counterparts comprise a group known as “Soundscape.” However, these are not people— they are paintings created by Brown.

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Is Your Business Prepared And Protected For Hurricane Season?

“A remarkable number of business owners will spend a lot of time preparing their homes, but very little time preparing their businesses,” Strauss said. “Once a storm is on the radar, there is barely time to prepare your home, let alone your business.”

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Quarterback Robert Griffin, III Finds Himself In An Unfamiliar Backup Role

Once considered to be the cornerstone of a particular franchise down the road, Griffin now finds himself as a backup to Joe Flacco and a mentor for 2018 first-round pick Lamar Jackson.

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Artscape, America’s Largest Free Arts Festival Returns For Three Days

The 37th annual Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival returns to Charm City from Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street. Artscape opens from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, with Artscape After Hours taking place Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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B-360’s Brittany Young Is Making Her Mark

Engineer helping to put youth on the track of success

Brittany Young, founder of B-360 Baltimore, an organization that utilizes dirt bike culture to end the cycle of poverty, disrupt the prison pipeline, and build bridges in communities. B-360 is changing the perception of engineers and dirt bike riders in Baltimore and beyond. Young says that most dirt bike riders start riding dirt bikes at the age of three or four. Since they start at such a young age, they have natural ability. They also have mechanical ability. Most fix their bikes, which is mechanics. This is all a part of the engineering design process. They have a leg-up because they have a different way of thinking that would elevate them on any level.

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Pilot Program Seeks To Encourage African Americans To Consider Careers In Architecture, Historic Preservation

Only five percent of architecture students are black, according to data from the National Architectural Accrediting Board, and a meager 0.3 percent of licensed architects are African American women. However, all of that could soon change.

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Baltimore School Receives $100K Grant From Cooke Foundation

The Ingenuity Project at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute is among four recipients to equally share a $400,000 grant issued by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to selective public high schools.

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NNPA, New Journal and Guide Host National Black Parents’ Town Hall in Norfolk

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) recently hosted its second National Black Parents’ Town Hall Meeting on Educational Excellence at the Gethsemane Community Fellowship Church in Norfolk, Va.

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UA Basketball's New Original Series Home Court: Baltimore

Under Armour Basketball's new inaugural series, Home Court: Baltimore is now live on YouTube!

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The Angel Brown Affect

The infectious laugh, captivating smile, and endearing compassionate spirit of Angel Brown make the 5’2 real estate mogul a surprise to all who meet her and hear her story.

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The Baltimore Washington One Carnival Is Back!

Rambling Rose

The Baltimore Washington One Carnival is an annual event in July that celebrates local Caribbean communities and their culture. Highlights of the Carnival weekend include a Caribbean-style street parade and a two-day outdoor festival. This year's event takes place on Saturday July 14, and Sunday July 15, 2018 at Clifton Park in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Mental health Is A Real Thing!

Remember that it’s okay to take care of your mental wellbeing and put yourself first!

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Amazon Provides Backpacks To Six Head Start Locations In Baltimore

Large e-commerce company, Amazon worked with St. Vincent de Paul to donate 330 backpacks to six Head Start locations in Baltimore last month. The backpacks were filled with more than $8,000 worth of books, pencils, craft items and workbooks focused on reading, writing, math and science.

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August Deadline For 12th Annual Gaines Literary Award

The deadline for submissions for the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence is August 15, 2018.

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