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Former Congressman Ron Dellums Dies at 82

Ron Dellums, the firebrand former Oakland, California mayor and founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, who vigorously fought on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised, died on Monday, July 30.
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A Small Gift Can Leave A Lasting Legacy When You Invest In HBCUs

Earlier this year, a man named Jack Weldon Patrick passed away in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. A long-time lawyer, Patrick was remembered as a family man, an advocate for social justice, and a respected community leader.
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Soundscapes Exhibit Currently ‘Playing’ at City Hall

This collection of musicians includes saxophonists, guitarists, and pianists. They include “Big D” who is blowing away on the saxophone. “Big D” and the others have been “composed” over a 20-year period by Larry Brown. Currently, they are ‘playing’ at ...
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B-360’s Brittany Young Is Making Her Mark

Brittany Young, founder of B-360 Baltimore, an organization that utilizes dirt bike culture to end the cycle of poverty, disrupt the prison pipeline, and build bridges in communities. B-360 is changing the perception of engineers and dirt bike riders in ...
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UA Basketball's New Original Series Home Court: Baltimore

Under Armour Basketball's new inaugural series, Home Court: Baltimore is now live on YouTube!
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The Angel Brown Affect

The infectious laugh, captivating smile, and endearing compassionate spirit of Angel Brown make the 5’2 real estate mogul a surprise to all who meet her and hear her story.
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Legacy Of Maya Angelou Carries On With African American Expressions And Caged Bird Legacy LLC Partnership

Dr. Maya Angelou had a spirit full of love and hope. The power of her words and the stories she told were precious gifts given to us all. Now with the help of Caged Bird Legacy LLC, African American Expressions ...

Baltimore Activist Connects Present With Civil Rights Movement In New Book

Kevin Shird is a three-time published author, writer and social activist and he has many talking about his latest book, “The Colored Waiting Room: Empowering the Original and the New Civil Rights Movements; Conversations Between an MLK Jr. Confidant and ...
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Artist Robert Lugo Discusses Walters Museum Collection, History

The Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore commissioned Philadelphia-based ceramicist Robert Lugo to create works of art and to participate in programming for the reopening of the historic Mount Vernon building located 1 West Mount Vernon Place. Roberto Lugo’s handmade ...
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Walters Art Museum 19th Century Mansion Ready for Visitors

Visitors will now have a unique opportunity to explore the Walters Art Museum’s stunning 19th century mansion at 1 West Mount Vernon Place, which opens with a free community celebration on Saturday, June 16.
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Local Historian to Talk About All African American Unit Part of Maryland National Guard

On Saturday, June 30, 2018, the Friends of Historical Cherry Hill AUMP, Inc., a non-profit 501©3 organization will have it’s President and Local Historian/Author Louis S. Diggs make a presentation on the history of an all-African American unit, which has ...
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Paul Coates Celebrates 40 Years at Black Classic Press, BCP Digital Printing

For 40 years, Paul Coates has lived the highs and the lows at the helm of Black Classic Press and BCP Digital Printing.
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Recreation Therapy Keeps 82-Year-Old Veteran, Athlete, Coach, Mentor on His Feet

You may have seen him at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, he is the one with an easy smile, a bounce in his step and multiple award medallions around his neck. Army Veteran Bernie Gibson, 82, is an ...
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Banneker-Douglass Museum Celebrates ‘Year of Frederick Douglass’ with New Interactive Exhibit

In celebration of the “Year of Frederick Douglass,” the Banneker-Douglass Museum hosts a new temporary exhibit, the Douglass Reading Room from June 5, 2018 until February 28, 2019.
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Award-Winning Photographer Donates Arabber Series to RFL

Over 100 rare images about the Baltimore Arabber culture in their authentic home are now part of the Lewis Museum’s permanent collection, thanks to a donation from award winning photographer Roland Freeman.