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NAACP launches #WeAreDoneDying campaign

Washington, D.C.— The NAACP, the nation's foremost social justice organization, has launched a campaign entitled #WeAreDoneDying, aimed at exposing the inequities embedded into the American healthcare system and the country at large. From COVID-19 to running while Black in America, the abuse faced by people of color, particularly African Americans is devastating.

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Covid-19 has Ayesha Gallion dreaming of hiking, picking fruit on farms, visiting museums

While the novel coronavirus pandemic has been a nightmare for just about everyone, it hasn't yet spoiled the summer dreams of Morgan State University alum, Ayesha Gallion.

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Covid-19: Now What America?

America is now opening back up. People are starting to venture back to church. Places of work are reopening. Restaurants are reopening. State parks are reopening. The beaches are opening in many places. Most Americans are breathing a sigh of relief. Americans are sick and tired of Covid-19. We're tired of hearing about it and we're tired of the repercussions from it.

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Jamila Blake and MCRC helping seniors fight economic insecurity

Economic insecurity is a daily reality for thousands of older adults in Maryland living on fixed incomes and struggling to meet their obligations each month, according to The Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition (MCRC), a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations that advances economic rights and financial inclusion through research, education, advocacy, direct service, and community organizing.

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Virtual Mini May Concert Series May 23 & May 30

The Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District will be host a free virtual concert series, via Instagram Live @officialblackartsdistrict. Headliners include Tate Kobang; Deetranada; Davon Fleming; and George Lovett.

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Ravens Ray Lewis to start a podcast

Baltimore Ravens fans flocked to M&T Bank Stadium every time Ray Lewis took the field from 1996 – 2012. The Super Bowl MVP and 13-time Pro Bowl linebacker even has a statute outside of the stadium. His story of overcoming a rough childhood and his drive to become great has served as motivation for so many people.

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The American Legion pays tribute to America's fallen veterans

Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out. Now, during the Coronavirus pandemic, the most visible heroes are the health care professionals, who are saving others and risking their own lives while doing so.

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BALTIMORE OFFICE OF PROMOTION & THE ARTS ANNOUNCES EVENT CANCELLATIONS AND UPDATES FOR SUMMER 2020

Artscape 2020 and 4th of July Fireworks canceled Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize will continue on virtual platform

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Maryland native Ricki Fairley: Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor, TRODELVY Advocate

Ricki Farley had a thriving marketing agency in Atlanta, GA. The services of the successful Dartmouth College graduate were highly sought after by clients who included the likes of former U.S. President Barack Obama.

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Rambling Rose: COVID-19 Cancellations of 2020 Jazz & Music Festivals

Rambling Rose: COVID-19 Cancellations of 2020 Jazz & Music Festivals

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Y-LIT Helping to Brighten the Day Amidst COVID-19

Y-LIT Helping to Brighten the Day Amidst COVID-19

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Entrepreneurial flexibility keeps business afloat during pandemic

Purchasing a facemask is a new experience for many overwhelmed online shoppers, many of whom want to support brands made in the U.S.A. Buying from small businesses like Soluade Couture LLC (Soluade Couture) sends a message that buyers are actively rooting for local entrepreneurs to financially survive the pandemic.

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Community leaders, health officials lead local fight against COVID-19

In the face of an ongoing public health crisis, and the subsequent concerns it has raised among various black communities, local leaders and health officials are actively addressing the disparities that adversely affect Baltimore City’s most vulnerable residents.

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Shooting death in Georgia defined as ‘modern day lynching’

Months after the U.S. House passed a new lynching law, which has been held up by the Republican led U.S. Senate, and a day after investigative journalist Ida B. Wells was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer Prize— a lynching story dated February 23, 2020 is in the news.

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Restarting Meat And Poultry Processing Plants

After I was discharged from the Navy and finished graduate school in the late 1960s, I started my corporate career as a manufacturing analyst/industrial engineer for a large food company that processed meat and poultry, and I know how close the workers are on the manufacturing lines.

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In America the Choice: Death, Coronavirus or the Economy

“The failure is national, and our president sees the coronavirus pandemic in personal and political terms. He is forcing Republican governors to open up the country with limited thought, no strategic plan, and everyone on their own. Trump sees the coronavirus pandemic as a ‘temporary speed bump,’ that will magically disappear, and things will go back to normal. America will not be just back in business, the virus is highly contagious, and there will probably be more than one wave. With the Republican governors opening their states, we can expect more carnage and death, because there is no drug or vaccine.”

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DJ Fluker signs with Ravens, reunites with college teammate Mark Ingram

The Baltimore Ravens finished last season with an NFL-best 206-yard rushing average per game. The trio of Mark Ingram, Lamar Jackson, and Gus Edwards did most of the running but the offensive line led by guard Marshal Yanda was an equally important part.

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MCAAHC announces $1 Million in Funding for preservation projects

Baltimore— The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) announces $1 million in available funds for African American preservation projects. The goal of the African American Heritage Preservation Program (AAHPP) is to identify and preserve buildings, communities, and sites of historical and cultural importance to the African American experience in Maryland.

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How to take fear out of the workplace

News & Experts— Fear. Uncertainty. A growing sense of panic every time the president delivers a national address about the far-reaching effects of the coronavirus. Chatter around the workplace these days is filled with questions like: Will I get sick? Will I have a job tomorrow? Can I afford to pay my rent?

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MEMA partners with Coca-Cola North America, Coca-Cola Consolidated, MakersRespond and K&W Finishing, Inc. to deliver 50,000 face shields

In partnership with Maryland Department of Commerce and Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Coca-Cola North America and several partners recently delivered 25,000 face shields to support healthcare workers at area hospitals and municipal health departments who are caring for patients with COVID-19. An additional 25,000 face shields will be assembled and delivered to Maryland healthcare workers the week of May 11, 2020.

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