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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.

Baltimore Bass Clarinetist Todd Marcus to perform at Center Stage

Baltimore-based Todd Marcus is one of the most prominent, renowned bass clarinetists in the world. As one of only a few players who solely focuses on the instrument, Marcus has carved out a unique sound, which thrusts his bass clarinet ...
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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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Oakland Museum of California Hip Hop Exhibit Recognizes Art Form as Cultural Juggernaut

“Hip hop has arrived. Mainstream institutions are talking about it. There's a hip hop section in the new African-American Museum in D.C.; Harvard and Cornell have hip hop archives and collections. The Kennedy Center has a hip hop program. The ...
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Historian Remembers Blacks as ‘Original Horse Whisperers’ on Eve of Preakness Stakes

The historic race commonly referred to as “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans,” has a unique place in American horse racing history and Pimlico, it’s home along Park Heights Avenue in Baltimore got its name from a horse who won ...
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Jubilee Arts Unveils Expressive Exhibit

The exhibit is the latest from Jubilee Arts, and is a program of Intersection of Change, which uses visual art, jazz, and the stories of community residents to explore these ideas, themes and issues.
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