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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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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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My Sons Were Racially Profiled on a College Tour

“Critics wonder why I would blame Colorado State University for the actions of a campus visitor. But I challenge them to imagine being young, hours away from home, and confronted by campus police due to a ludicrous report from a ...
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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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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 ...
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Local Entrepreneur Expands Her Brand

Baltimore resident Gia Winfield has taken entrepreneurship by the horns— or, in her case, by the nails— and she is thriving.
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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 ...
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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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Blacks Can’t Afford to Ignore Dental Health

While Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide a safety net access to dental care is a big issue, especially for children of color.
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Northeastern Ohio Youth Group Tours Baltimore Area

As a high school junior in Akron, Ohio, Malcolm Deluvon Burton founded the My Brother/My Sister organization during Black History Month in 2008. Recently, members of the group traveled to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. to visit Burton’s alma mater, Morgan ...
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MLK Jr.’s Hearse and a Mission to Save History

Do some artifacts hold such significance that they should be available for everyone to see rather than closeted away from public view?
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Martin Luther King Jr. Wanted Equal Treatment For Blacks, Not Special Treatment

'So, as I reflect on King’s assassination and his legacy, I can hear him telling both blacks and whites: “Boy, go get me a switch, because you have brought shame on America.” After we start crying from his love taps ...
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Pasadena Native Serves With U.S. Navy Half a World Away

Pasadena, Maryland, native and 2012 Northeast High School graduate, Seaman Shaquona O'Berry is serving in the U.S. Navy forward-deployed aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Curtis Wilbur.
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