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First Sunday Arts Festival kicks off Annapolis Arts Week

Free admission; featuring over 130 local and regional artists on June 3, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Tax relief may be available for property owners impacted by recent heavy rain and flood damage

The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) is encouraging residents whose real property has been damaged by the recent severe weather to contact the Department, as they may qualify to have their property assessments reduced.

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Grants available for launching, expanding charter schools in Maryland

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is accepting applications for the new Charter School Program Grants.

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Gallery 90 exhibit features local folk art quilts ‘Wrapped In Love’

Gallery 90, the art gallery located throughout the nonprofit’s administrative building on the John & Cathy Belcher Campus, 90 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena, will feature “Wrapped in Love,” an exhibit of some of the many lap quilts created and donated by individuals and guilds to bring comfort to patients in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties.

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New ‘Religious Freedom’ appointee is a religious bigot

The newest addition to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, Tony Perkins, does not believe in religious freedom.

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Graduation is just the first hurdle

Marvel’s “Black Panther,” Chadwick Boseman, graduated from Howard University with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (BFA) in 2000. On May 12, 2018, Boseman returned to his alma mater to address the Class of 2018, while receiving an honorary degree.

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Keeping the Legacy Alive with Kenneth Morris: Banneker-Douglass Museum partners with St. John’s College

Celebrating "Year of Frederick Douglass" with lecture by descendant of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington

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World Premiere of ‘SOUL The Stax Musical’ generates sell-outs, rave revues

The world premiere of “SOUL The Stax Musical” has generated the excitement and applause that creative producers envisioned upon conceiving the historical musical production.

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How to encourage your kids to read and learn this summer

Summer, is almost here and that means a break from school for so many students. This is the perfect time to encourage them to read a good book— just for the fun of it.

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Longtime dentist Dr. Lawrence Bell Jr. dies at 77

Dr. Lawrence Bell was among the University of Maryland School of Dentistry’s first black graduates

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Fayette Street Outreach: An Organization with a Mind to Work

Nehemiah 4:6 (KJV) says “So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.”

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The Travis Manion Foundation: Serving Our Country, One Youth At A Time

First Lieutenant Travis Manion (USMC) was a hero in life.

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Wells Fargo awards five-year $500,000 grant to Jubilee Baltimore

A $500,000 grant awarded to Jubilee Baltimore by Wells Fargo should help local charities in Baltimore achieve some of its more pressing objectives and will support the implementation of Central Baltimore Partnership (CBP) and its “Front and Center Plan: A Comprehensive Equity Strategy for Central Baltimore Plan.”

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Comcast NBCUniversal awards scholarships to 101 Maryland students

Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program recognizes students’ achievements both in and out of the classroom

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Baltimore Ravens finally have Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson together at OTAS

There is a beginning and an end to everything. Joe Flacco took over as the Baltimore Ravens quarterback years ago and helped to deliver a Super Bowl win in 2012.

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Swim Healthy—Stay Healthy: Raising Awareness during National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week runs May 21-27, the week leading up to Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer. The Secretaries of Maryland’s Departments of Health, the Environment, and Natural Resources encourage all Marylanders to take note of swimming safety tips to ensure a safe and healthy swimming experience—no matter where they swim.

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Liberty’s Lite Holds Book Club Extravaganza

In celebration of “Older Americans Month,” the Liberty’s Lite Readers Book Club held its annual Book Club Extravaganza on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The event was held at the Liberty Senior Center located at 3525 Resource Drive in Randallstown. The Book Club Extravaganza featured dozens of authors and drew a capacity crowd.

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Baltimore Mom Celebrates National Foster Care Month

Yvette Hawkins has helped to raise 20 children with the help and guidance of the Woodbourne Center. Hawkins is the author of the book “Encased in Ice: Pain and Plaudits of Foster Care Parenting.”

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Discovering the Best of Black America in 2018

President and CEO of the NNPA, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. says that the Black Press welcomes the news and inspirations from the writings, videos and social media postings of the young aspiring journalists, who will be participating in the 2018 Discover the Unexpected (DTU) Journalism Scholarship and Fellowship Program.

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Maryland Author’s Debut Book “At Least Once” a Finalist in Best Books Award Competition

Author D. M. Cuffie will read from her book at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Northwood Branch of Enoch Pratt Library as part of the “Meet the Authors” series. Northwood Branch is located at 4420 Loch Raven Blvd. in North Baltimore. For more information about D.M. Cuffie and her book, “At Least Once,” visit: www.dmcuffieauthor.com.

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