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Bank Of America Launches $5 Billion Home Loan Assistance Program

Bank of America has committed to remove the barrier of saving up for a down payment towards home ownership with the announcement of a new $5 billion affordable homeownership initiative for low-to-moderate-income and multicultural homebuyers across the country. The new Bank of America program includes down payment and closing cost assistance; innovative low down payment mortgages; grants that can be applied to non-recurring closing costs; a national network of lending professionals; easy-to-understand financial education tools; strategic partnerships with real estate professionals; and a national network of knowledgeable affordable housing nonprofit partners who provide in-depth homebuyer education and counseling.

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Rambling Rose: Beginning Of Summer

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‘Life is Full’ Author Encourages Us To Pause, Reflect And Find Our Purpose

The power of pausing, she explains as taking time to unplug, getting back to the core of who you are and embracing the beauty of all that is good. From that pause her second book, “Life is Full: Musings on the Beauty of Life, Growth and Love,” was birthed.

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Liris Crosse Makes The World Her Runway With New Book

Baltimore born and raised Liris Crosse made history in the sixteenth season of Project Runway when she became the first black plus sized model to win the competition. Fans may recall her unforgettable victory night as she unabashedly shed tears of joy upon realizing she had won. “I was so overcome by emotion,” she recalls. “Imagine, I was the first black plus sized model to walk in a designer finale on Project Runway during season 14!”

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Baltimore Doctor Prepares For 2019 Prostate Cancer Run/Walk

Dr. Sanford Siegel will continue his annual Prostate Cancer Run/Walk this year with a little better news than when he kicked off the event last year.

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Ravens Need OLB Matt Judon To Lead Team’s Edge Defenders

The departure of veteran outside linebackers Terrell Suggs and Za'Darius Smith have cleared the way for fourth year edge defender Matt Judon to be the veteran leader. Judon is coming off a year in which he posted seven sacks (tied with Suggs for 2nd behind Z. Smith 8.5 sacks) and 10 tackles for a loss to go with 20 quarterback hits for Baltimore.

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Student Debt Repayment Plan Initiative Launched

Governor Larry Hogan announced the launch of SmartWork, an important component of the administration's overall college affordability and student debt relief package. The governor introduced SmartWork in 2018 as part of a comprehensive series of initiatives to make a college education more affordable and provide relief to Marylanders burdened by student debt. The SmartWork component for state employees is now being launched following completion of negotiations with the state employee unions.

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Oletha Devane BMA Artifacts Installation Equally Vibrant Artistically And Factually

World-renowned Baltimore artist and educator Oletha Devane is featuring a new installation, “Traces of the Spirit,” at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) through October 20, 2019.

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Celebrate Your Community On Independence Day!

Back when our ancestors landed on our shores, they didn't head off into the woods to build a log cabin singlehandedly. No, they banded together in small communities. They worked together, struggled together, cried together, and celebrated together. They shared what they had when they could—and expected others to do the same for them when they needed help.

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July 4th And The American Spirit

We live in a free country where we have the freedom to try and even do the impossible. If fear is holding you back, it's part of the normal process of living and trying. Our forefather's paved the way and millions of brave Americans have maintained the real spirit of America.

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June 27th Is National HIV Testing Day

MedChi wants to spread the word about National HIV Testing Day on June 27. National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) was first observed on June 27, 1995 to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment.

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Access To Capital Event Provides Valuable Resources For Small Businesses

The Baltimore Times and Times Community Services hosted “Access to Capital 2019 Small Business Forum” at The Impact Hub Baltimore on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Pictured are the four winners of the Small Business Micro-grants which were offered to help the entrepreneurs expand their businesses with Joy Bramble, The Baltimore Times publisher.

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Year Up Baltimore Continues To Fulfill Its Mission

Latonya Hines with 92Q’s "Chop" at Year Up Baltimore. Hines is the director of Admissions & College Enrollment at Year Up Baltimore. She is responsible for ensuring that the admissions and recruitment team brings in qualified young adults from the underserved community seeking an opportunity to reach their fullpotential.

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Baltimore’s Bishme Cromartie Wows Fashion World On Project Runway

The opportunity to be on Project Runway came at a point in his life when Bishme Cromartie says he felt at his lowest.

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Jazz Pianist Richard D. Johnson Joins Peabody Conservatory Faculty

The Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University welcomes pianist Richard D. Johnson to its jazz studies faculty beginning in the 2019-20 academic year.

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Ravens Must Maximize Quarterback Lamar Jackson's Passing Ability

The Baltimore Ravens made an assertive commitment to quarterback Lamar Jackson during the offseason. Now the team has to showcase Jackson's playmaking ability especially as a passer to make cash in on their commitment.

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Public Reminded About Natural Gas And Electric Safety During National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month, the perfect time to remind customers about the importance of natural gas and electric safety. While BGE’s top priority is always the safety of its employees and customers, it’s important that customers understand their role in energy safety as well.

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Plastics Are Strangling The Planet

The planetary crisis in plastics is one that no one nation-state can resolve alone. There must be a collective pact, and this necessitates a shift in the attitude of an arrogant US administration.

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A Tale Of Two Graduations

The two commencements I attended during this graduation season shared those characteristics, but in many ways, they could not have been more different.

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This Summer’s Ultimate Old Bay Fan Contest

Old Bay Knows ‘You Don’t Just Like It’ – So Prove It!

#OldBayFanContest wants you to show your love by submitting your best expressions of fandom for a chance to be crowned the ultimate fan

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