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The Black Panther Movie Premier Successful Evening!

Belair-Edison Neighborhood, Inc. (BENI) and the Morgan Community Mile (MCM) would like to thank all who attended last night's Black Panther Advance Movie Premier Extravaganza.

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Drake Donates $1M in 'God's Plan' Music Video

Rapper Drake's music video for his song "God's Plan" shows him donating the video's nearly $1 million budget to people throughout Miami.

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Black Love Matters Panel Discussion

Today, the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus continued their Black History Month programming with a panel discussion centered around black love. Tonight’s Black Loves Matter panel featured three couples who shared their journey and experiences to finding and nurturing true love.

ShopRite Donates $117,500 to Support Maryland Food Banks

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Maryland Food Bank (MFB) welcomed associates from ShopRite and Price Rite Marketplace stores who made a special check presentation at a volunteer night in the food bank’s warehouse.

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Annapolis Native Serving Aboard Navy Warship In San Diego

An Annapolis native and 2011 Annapolis High School, Old Mill High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard USS Russell.

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Stars And Creators Reflect on Arrival of ‘Black Panther’ Movie

Fans, who bought a record-setting number of advance tickets, aren’t the only ones anticipating the February 16, 2018, opening of “Black Panther,” Marvel’s historic first black superhero film.

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Community Action Agency Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of the Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency, Inc. proudly announces the appointment of Corwin T. Macklin as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. Macklin has been serving as the Interim CEO since September of 2017.

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Baltimore Blast, The City’s Only Winning Team

While the team has a winning-athletic presence in the community, Blast team officials proudly boast that their organizational priorities include expressing community support and commitment to education among Baltimore area youths. “We believe in our motto ‘Education is a Blast,'" said team spokesman Moye.

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Macy’s Celebrates Innovators And Visionaries During Black History Month

This February, Macy’s celebrates Black History Month by welcoming a host of innovators in fashion, entertainment, art, music, literature and technology, who are pioneers in their industries. Innovation is one of the cornerstones of black culture, helping to propel trends, widely influencing pop culture, and changing the face of history.

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Documentaries Explore Life of Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry And Others

Three documentaries scheduled for release during Black History Month are being touted as thought provoking and powerful. One looks at the life of the late former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, while the others explores Kofi Adu Brempong, a disabled Ghanaian graduate student attacked by University of Florida campus police and the state of black males.

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Bethesda Company Receives Cyber Security Grant

Cybersecurity is an important and growing concern— one that touches every economic sector and is essential for national security, according to Max Shuftan, the program director of SANS CyberTalent at the SANS Institute in North Bethesda.

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I Believe

Something as simple as believing in yourself can have a profound impact on the rest of your life. There is so much untapped opportunity out there and sometimes you may feel it’s out of your reach, but all you have to do is chose to make a difference.

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Miss Black Maryland USA Featured in Lifetime’s New Women’s Campaign

Baltimore attorney Saidah Grimes is part of Lifetime’s new online campaign, “Her America: 50 Women, 50 States.” Grimes says she is using her platform as Miss Black Maryland USA to help shine a light on the inequality experienced by African Americans and women in the state. She also wants to remind young women that not only is black beautiful, but that brains and beauty go hand and hand.

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Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims 2018 as the “Year of Frederick Douglass”

Driving Tour Tracing Douglass' Steps in Maryland Unveiled Ahead of 200th Birthday of Anti-Slavery Icon

Governor Larry Hogan today signed a proclamation declaring 2018 as the “Year of Frederick Douglass” in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the famed abolitionist, writer, and orator.

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Teen Dating Violence: How to Recognize And React

According to the CDC, “psychological and emotional dating violence occur when a partner harms or threatens the victim’s self-worth.” These abusive acts can be obvious, such as insults and threats, or more subtle, like teasing and jealousy. Unfortunately, many of these warning signs are accepted as common teen-aged behavior. Teens see it in their own and their friends’ relationships regularly, and most don’t think it’s a big deal.

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Ravens Biggest Off-Season Needs

The Baltimore Ravens came close to making the playoffs in 2017 but fell short once again. It all came down to one play on defense against the Cincinnati Bengals at home in the season finale.

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BGE Increases Reward For Recycling Appliances During February

BGE residential customers can get $75 for recycling their old working refrigerator or freezer

BGE residential customers can get $75 for recycling their old working refrigerator or freezer

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Stronger Citizenship Role Can Help Rid Rogue Police

We must ask ourselves: do we fight the power or become The Power? To influence City Hall and police the police, we must participate in our democracy. Vote intelligently!

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UMB CURE Scholars: Raising Grades, Hopes

Princaya Sanders used to dream of being a professional wrestler. Now, she has her heart set on anesthesiology. Shakeer Franklin was a disruptive, inattentive middle school student. Now, he plans to be a psychotherapist. Nicholas Knight aspired to be an NFL football player. Now he sees a career in health care.

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There’s More To Black History Than Slavery

“Congresspersons, tell your constituents that prior to the Reconstruction there were black legislators, such as Matthias de Souza of the Colonial Maryland Legislature, 1641-1642 and Alexander Twilight of the Vermont Legislature, 1836-1837. And as early as 1783 an ex-slave, James Derham, could become a skilled and respected physician with a successful practice, treating both black and white patients.”

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