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Don’t Let Predatory Tax Loans Take Your Refunds

Everyone who works for a living should be entitled not only to a paycheck but 100 percent of their tax refunds.

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How Zip Codes Relate To Achievement Gaps

It’s very important that parents, teachers, administrators and community members take strategic steps to address factors contributing to the educational shortcomings in some of our schools while working with policy makers to equitably utilize all the tools and resources available.

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Annual Basketball Showcase Continues To Boost Baltimore’s Sports Reputation

DTLR, one of the nation’s most prominent and emerging urban lifestyle brand retailers, kicked the year off with an event that galvanized and unified the sports community in Baltimore City with its third annual Charm City vs. Windy City High School Basketball Showcase at Saint Frances Academy on January 19, 2019.

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Baltimore City Public Schools Motivate, Educate, Inspire Dads At First Over Fatherhood Engagement Summit

Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) joined a host of partners to conduct the first-ever Fatherhood Engagement Summit at Frederick Douglass High School in West Baltimore on January 12, 2019. The power of black fatherhood was put on full display, as the function attracted dozens of dads from Baltimore City and surrounding vicinities.

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Rambling Rose: Music Entertains The Soul

Hello everyone! Yes, it is cold outside, but what do you expect, it’s winter— enjoy it, embrace it, go out and have fun, and listen to some good music. It will warm up your body and soul.

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Overcoming Tragedy And Celebrating Life Again

"Born in Norfolk, Va., and raised by a single mother, I felt a special responsibility to go to college but, at first, I failed at it – quite literally. But I turned my life around and saw a pathway to success."

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ICYMI: Inauguration Of Governor Larry Hogan And Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford

Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford were sworn in for a second term in office on Wednesday, January 16th, in an inauguration ceremony at the Maryland State House.

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CBP Names Program After Minority-Business Advocate And Pioneer

The Neil Muldrow Business Development Fund

Following the death of Ackneil M. Muldrow, II, the longtime businessman was remembered as “a tireless advocate for uplifting and empowering African Americans.” Muldrow’s long and storied business career included serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Development Credit Fund, Inc. Muldrow served as chief administrator of a $7.5 million loan pool formulated to provide low cost financial assistance to minority-owned businesses operating in the State of Maryland.

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Day 2019 in Annapolis

Visit Annapolis and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the holiday weekend of January 19-21, 2019!

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Baltimore Resident Maps ‘Small’ But Unique Plan To House Homeless

Smalltimore Homes was more of a manifestation for founder LaQuida Chancey.

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Baltimore Nonprofit Announces $1K ‘Black Futures’ Micro-Grant

With a motto of “Building Black Futures Together,” CLLCTIVLY.org, a community-based organization in Baltimore, is spearheading an effort to show the tremendous effect black lives are having throughout the city.

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Three Ways To Release Yourself From The Past And Live For Today

Our memories help us relive life’s most delightful moments, such as a trip to the Grand Canyon or a child’s high school graduation. However, not every memory is a happy one, and often people become so tied to the past— dwelling on mistakes they made or offenses committed against them— that they fail to enjoy and take advantage of the present.

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Brooks Long: A True Songster

You can catch Brooks Long on Friday, January 25, 2019, when he will be opening up for Kentavius Jones at Creative Alliance!

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Insurance Flip-Flop Hurts Vulnerable Seniors

The vast majority of seniors have at least one chronic condition, and more than two thirds have two or more chronic conditions, so choosing the right coverage is important.

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Peace Groups Sponsor Writing Contest For Maryland Middle School Students

All Maryland middle school students are invited to enter a statewide writing contest focusing on the themes of peace and social justice.

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Remembering Dr. King And ‘The Other America’

Once again on the third Monday in January, much of the nation will mark the anniversary of the death of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countless programs and events will no doubt recall several of his famous speeches from the 1963 March on Washington’s “I Have A Dream” to his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” delivered in Memphis during the 1968 sanitation workers’ strike.

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Anne Arundel County Nonprofit Assists NC Veterans And Uplifts Local Wounded Warriors

Mallory’s Crownsville-based nonprofit, “Truckin 4 Troops” was incorporated in January 2011 and since that time, the nonprofit has been supporting wounded veterans from all branches with numerous needs, such as picking them up from the hospital for the first time with their family members after being discharged— in addition to helping with other requested tasks. Additionally, more feats have been accomplished.

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Applications Open For Scholarships For Minority Students In Chemical Sciences

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program is offering renewable scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 per year for African-American, Hispanic and Native American students entering chemistry-related fields. Qualified students may be studying at community colleges or four-year institutions. Graduating high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors may apply.

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Celebrate The New Year With 10 Free Flowering Trees Or Five Free Crapemyrtles From The Arbor Day Foundation

Local residents can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2019.

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Vernier Software & Technology Now Accepting Applications For 2019 Engineering Contest

Vernier Software & Technology is accepting applications for its 2019 Engineering Contest. This annual contest recognizes one middle school, high school, or college educator with a prize valued at $5,500 for innovatively using Vernier technology to introduce engineering concepts or practices to their students.

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