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Alice Walker’s Hometown Celebrates Literary Legend’s 75th Birthday

Alice Walker, one of the premiere writers of the 20th Century, was honored in July by her hometown of Eatonton, GA for her 75th Birthday (Alice Walker 75). Hundreds of people flocked from all over the country to Walker’s birthplace to celebrate the birthday of the Pulitzer Prize winning author.

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Offensive Tackle Orlando Brown Jr. Settling In With The Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens retooled their offensive line in recent years by adding left tackle Ronnie Stanley in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft and Orlando Brown Jr. in the third round in 2018. Brown is entering his second season with the Ravens and is set to once again be the starter at right tackle.

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How To Protect Your Joints During The Hot Weather

To some of us, summertime implies backyard barbecues, family photos on the beach, and lots of splashing in the neighborhood pool. For others, the word “summer” has less pleasant connotations—humidity, bugs and, yep, even joint pain.

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Rambling Rose: Baltimore Jazz Festival Downtown

Hello everyone, this is going to be an exciting, week. It includes a lot of fun, lots of music and entertainment. Just follow my lead.

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Sickle Cell Strong: Sickle Cell Disease Advocate Marie Ojiambo

Sickle cell disease – or SCD – affects approximately 100,000 Americans and occurs among about one out of every 365 African-American births, according to medical experts.

Reform Alternative Business Lending Practices To Protect Small-Business Owners

In my three decades representing parts of New York City in the House of Representatives, expanding economic opportunities for underserved communities was a top priority. That’s why, after I retired from public service, I joined the Board of World Business Lenders, an alternative business lender that provides desperately needed financing for businesses who want to grow or expand, leading to so many ancillary benefits to their local communities.

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Shop Talk With Schroeder Cherry

After the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent civil unrest in Baltimore, resulting in rioting, arsons and vandalism in many parts of the city in the spring of 2015, ShopTalk: Share. Heal. Grow., a community-based project was ushered into service.

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Obama Remembers Toni Morrison As A 'National Treasure'

Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday honored the life and legacy of author Toni Morrison, who died Monday night at the age of 88.

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Fashion Gaffes Are A Reflection Of The Industry's Diversity Problem

Last month, fashion house Chanel appointed its first head of diversity and inclusion. Announcing the hire, the French brand said it hoped to provide "momentum" for its "existing diversity and inclusion approach."

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Nonprofit Recognizes Young Entrepreneurs, Advocates, Change-Makers, Trailblazers

Mollon-Williams is a fifth generation business owner who helped to create a platform for young trailblazers and their supportive parents, to connect, learn and grow through the village of entrepreneurship. Jordan, now 18, is the owner of an upscale jewelry company called Jewelz of Jordan.

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How To Train Your Mind To Think Victory, Not Defeat

Remember, you become what you think about all day long. You wake up with it, you walk around with it, you go to work with it and you go to sleep with it— eventually you are going to act on it, good (positive thoughts) or bad (negative thoughts).

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Will Smith Chosen As New Executive Director Of Belair-Edison Neighborhoods

Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc. (BENI) Board of Directors announced that Will Smith is the organization’s new executive director. Beginning his tenure at BENI in 2013, Smith built upon his neighborhood revitalization experience while continuing to transform Belair-Edison into a healthy community where residents and local businesses can thrive.

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Doctors At Saint Agnes Healthcare Offer Tips To Help Keep Children Safe Around Swimming Pools

According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children ages one to four have the highest drowning rates. And, behind motor vehicle crashes, fatal drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children between the ages of one and 14 years old.

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Baltimore Author Shares ‘Her-story’ In Two New Books

A Crowning Achievement

Homelessness, domestic violence, losing her children, an addiction to marijuana, low self-esteem and anger problems were among the issues that Ashley Tate has faced over the course of her life. The 29-year-old has taken her tumultuous experiences and packaged them into two books that she hopes will help other young mothers avoid the pitfalls she encountered. Tate is the author of #CROWNED A Spiritual Journey Guide and #CROWNED I Promise Never To Be Broken Again.

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Ravens DT Michael Pierce Settling In At Training Camp

The Baltimore Ravens were without one of their key defensive players when training camp started. Defensive tackle Michael Pierce was held from practice during minicamp because of weight issues. He made it his mission to come back for training camp ready to go.

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How Parents Find Hope When Their Children Are Victims Of Violence

School shootings, gang violence, domestic abuse and other heinous criminal acts in the U.S. have claimed the lives of many young people, devastating families and sending shockwaves across communities.

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What We Can Learn From Schools That Educate Military Children

As a lifetime educator, I am inspired to see how Virginia Beach Public Schools are supporting military children. They are truly a model to be emulated by any school, because every kid—military or not-deserves this kind of high-quality support and instruction.

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Black Women Taking On The Fight Against Diabetes

The cost of insulin is skyrocketing and people—especially Black women—are dying because they cannot afford or don’t have access to vital medication.

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RFL Museum Hosts Author Of “Notes From A Young Black Chef,” In Celebration Of Baltimore’s Restaurant Week

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture will host Chef Kwame Onwauchi for an author talk and book signing in honor of Baltimore Restaurant Week on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Volunteer Maryland “Class 31” Celebrates Graduation

Volunteer Maryland announced the graduation of Volunteer Maryland Class 31 last week. This service year, the graduating class consisted of 24 AmeriCorps members, also known as Volunteer Coordinators, who worked to mobilize and manage more than 6,100 volunteers to serve 51,882 service hours in communities throughout Maryland. Among 6,100 volunteers more-than-half, were newly mobilized by the Class 31 during this service year.

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