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Songful Annapolis native gains GRAMMY consideration, set to perform after signing with record label

Music has publicly been Craig T. Dobson’s passion since his first church singing debut at the age of six years old. Dobson recalls belting out soulful notes, while moving to and from classes in the halls of Annapolis Jr. High School. Administrators and guidance counselors who heard Dobson singing in front of their offices stopped to notice whose soulful voice captured their attention. Positive feedback from administrators and peers inspired Dobson to get involved in the school’s chorus and talent shows.

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MLK Day Parade in Annapolis celebrates peace, recognizes community service

A sudden snow shower did not stop these energetic youth performers from jumping joyfully to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. along with a host of community groups, sororities, fraternities, politicians, other youth groups, Annapolis City employees, and exotic car drivers and passengers. The Annapolis fourth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade was held on January 15, 2018. The parade’s theme was “Pushing Peace in our Homes, Communities, Nation, & World!”

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Local teacher helps boys dress for success, gain critical life skills

While reflecting on 2017, it’s an ideal time to acknowledge caring teachers who make a difference in our communities.

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Twelve-year-old spreads holiday cheer, celebrates moving adoption story

For many people, Christmas is a joyous time to celebrate the birth of Christ and to reconnect with family and friends.

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Bowie State University alumnus makes Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ list

Bowie State University (BSU) alumnus, Dior Ginyard, was recently named to Forbes magazine’s ‘30 Under 30’ list in the sports category for 2018. The prestigious list spotlights 600 young innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs across 20 categories where 30 honorees are selected in each of them.

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Bearded Brothers of Baltimore create calendar to benefit cancer survivors

According to “Statistics at a Glance: The Burden of Cancer in the United States” from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer would be diagnosed in the United States, and 595,690 people would die from the disease in 2016.

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Gavin Buckley sworn in as new mayor of Annapolis

Gavin Buckley, the 137th mayor of Annapolis, took the oath of office on Monday, December 4, 2017 in front of a large diverse crowd on West Street.

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Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap preparing to bring school supplies directly to schools

At first glance, Wicomico Street in Baltimore City looks like any other industrial area with many warehouses and big trucks.

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Beyond Bars celebrates 25 years of uniting incarcerated mothers with their daughters

While flipping through the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland (GSCM) Beyond Bars 25th Anniversary program booklet at the luncheon at La Fontaine Bleue on November 4, 2017, the alarming statistics sprawled across two pages commanded attention. Two of which read: “Women, compared to men, are the fastest growing group of prisoners in the United States,” and “68 percent of incarcerated women have at least one child under the age of 18 left behind when they enter prison.”

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Successful entrepreneur gives back to domestic violence survivors

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an ideal time to raise awareness about domestic violence but Owings Mills, Maryland resident, Cindy Tawiah is committed to helping women and young girls who have been touched by this issue anytime of year.

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