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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.”

Tiny Homes Offer Big Benefits for Homeless Military Veterans

Marvin Gregory is a large man living in a tiny home. And he couldn't be happier.

Marvin Gregory is a large man living in a tiny home. And he couldn't be happier.

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3 Tips for Raising Capital: U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.

"The struggle continues. Blacks are still in need of achieving true economic parity and inclusion," said Jackson. "We need greater access to capital, credit, formal education and higher wages because many blacks are the working poor."

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Quincy Jones Opens Up On His Youth, Racism & Success In The Music Biz In "WHAT IT TAKES" Podcast

American Academy of Achievement Celebrates Black History Month with in depth Quincy Jones Interview in their "What it Takes" podcast series

The American Academy of Achievement is celebrating Black History Month by opening our archives and sharing the wisdom of America’s most storied musician and producer, Quincy Jones, on the WHAT IT TAKES podcast series. Hear how he got his start in music, the courage it took to create a career in segregated America, and what it takes to sustain 70+ years in the music business.

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Giant Food Offering Free Heart-Healthy Store Tours in February for American Heart Month

To honor American Heart Month, Giant Food is encouraging customers to put their heart health first by offering free heart-healthy store tours at Giant locations across Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Virginia.

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Jordan Peele, Frances McDormand, Ava DuVernay, and Rob Reiner Honored At The 9th Annual African-Americian Critics Awards

Get Out, Girl's Trip, Queen Sugar, and Black-ish among top honors

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), the nation’s premiere group of Black film critics, handed out trophies to winners in several categories at its 9th annual awards gala held in Los Angeles Wednesday night.

Trumped Up Treason

"If the new definition of treason is being willing to not clap for Trump’s utterances, I hereby formally and publicly admit to treason."

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Medical Community Places High Priority On Raising Awareness About Heart Valve Disease

February is American Heart Month and many experts in the medical community continue to seek to raise more awareness to heart valve disease, which occurs when the heart’s valves don’t work properly.

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Celebrate Black History Month By Circulating Black Dollars In Black Communities

“If 43 million black people consciously move their spending efforts from two percent with black people to four percent with black people, $26 billion more would be infused into the black economy. If black people can move their spending habits from two percent to 10 percent with black people, an additional $104 billion will be generated.”

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Bates, Center of Excellence: Memories of Bates Teachers

Legacy documentary debuts during Black History Month

The Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Foundation announces the debut of the documentary film, “Bates, Center of Excellence: Memories of Bates Teachers,” between February 17, 2018 and February 25, 2018 at the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center located at 1101 Smithville Street in Annapolis.

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Mayor Pugh kicks off Baltimore’s month-long celebration of Frederick Douglass’s 200th Birthday

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh commemorated the start of Black History Month with a celebration honoring the life, legacy and 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass on Thursday, February 01, 2018. Mayor Pugh began the program by recognizing some of Douglass’s many achievements.

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Cosby Show Revolutionized Modern Black Art

Before 1980, African-American artists had little choice but to only seek the support of black America. Exhibition venues were few, museum opportunities rare and there was no real infrastructure for African-American art.

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Legendary Performer, Civil Rights Activist Honored On New Forever Stamp

The United States Postal Service celebrated the life and legacy of Lena Horne as the 41st honoree in the Black Heritage stamp series during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at Peter Norton Symphony Space on Thursday, February 1, 2018.

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Maryland Museum of Military History Unveils New Exhibit To Celebrate Black History Month

A new exhibit will be unveiled at the Maryland Museum of Military History on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 10 a.m. to celebrate Black History Month. The museum is located at 219 - 29th Division Street in Baltimore City.

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Get The Download on BGE's New Mobile App

Important account information now available at the swipe of a finger

BGE recently launched its free mobile app, which allows customers to easily access account information on the go. Featuring fingerprint login, push alerts and swipe to pay, the app makes it simple for residential and commercial customers to manage accounts on smartphones and tablets.

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Comcast teams up with Smithsonian Channel on Lost Malcolm X Documentary

Comcast and the Smithsonian Channel have teamed up to present what many have described as a powerful documentary about Malcolm X.

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Dennis Edwards, Lead Singer For The Temptations, Dead At 74

Dennis Edwards, the former lead singer for The Temptations, whose gritty voice carried some of the biggest hits of the Motown era, has died, according to his booking agent Rosiland Triche. He was 74.

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Creme of Nature Marks Black History Month With the Launch Of A New Video Celebrating the Beauty of Natural Hair

In recognition of Black History Month and as an extension of the brand's "I Am Super Natural" campaign, Creme of Nature is releasing a new video paying homage to natural hair.

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Maryland Cannabis Policy Reform Coalition to Hold Citizen Lobby Day in Support of Legalization Referendum Bill, News Conference at the State Capitol on Wednesday

Sponsors of bills being introduced this week will join advocates at a news conference on Wednesday at 9 a.m. in Room 142 of the Lowe House of Delegates Office Building

State lawmakers who are introducing bills this week to put the issue of whether to tax and regulate marijuana for adult use on the 2018 ballot will hold a news conference in support of the legislation on Wednesday. Sponsors will discuss the details of the legislatively referred constitutional amendment at 9 a.m. ET in Room 142 of the Lowe House of Delegates Office Building.

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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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