Andrea Blackstone

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Phenomenal Boy Wins Ellio’s Kids Scholarship Contest

Miguel Coppedge won Ellio’s 2018 Phenomenal Kids Scholarship Contest, which recognizes phenomenal kids in its second year of existence. Several months ago, Miguel participated in The Holiday Market Place that was held at Coppin State University’s Talon Center Lobby, sponsored by Times Community Services, Inc., which allowed the social change-maker to spread his message about community policing and other superhero adventures to Baltimore, City. The young trailblazer has also been previously featured in The Baltimore Times while celebrating the joys of adoption.

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Fourteen-Year-Old CEO Celebrates African History Through Business, Education

Fourteen-year-old Kalimah McKeaver is the CEO of her own company that makes clay key chains, bow ties, African activity tubes, African greeting cards, and hair beads throughout the year. The mission of her company, Dinkra Stylez, LLC is to educate clients about African heritage through the creation of fun, colorful, and engaging products. Kalimah is a homeschooled student from Prince George’s County, Maryland.

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Local Entrepreneur Makes Hair Care History In Airport, Creates Franchise Opportunities

After working as a registered nurse for 13 years but feeling unfulfilled, the domestic violence survivor left the nursing profession to pursue her dream of opening a hair salon and developing hair care products. Back in 2003, even though Tawiah was denied many bank loans and locations to lease, the determined Owings Mills, Maryland, resident kept pressing forward until doors opened for her business venture, “Diva By Cindy.”

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Anne Arundel County Nonprofit Assists NC Veterans And Uplifts Local Wounded Warriors

Mallory’s Crownsville-based nonprofit, “Truckin 4 Troops” was incorporated in January 2011 and since that time, the nonprofit has been supporting wounded veterans from all branches with numerous needs, such as picking them up from the hospital for the first time with their family members after being discharged— in addition to helping with other requested tasks. Additionally, more feats have been accomplished.

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Mother-Daughter Duo Take Home Sally Cultivate’s Big Prize

Thirteen-year-old Lexi Proctor and her mother, Monica Proctor know that big dreams can come true for hopeful entrepreneurs who aspire to have their products sold on the shelves of a major retail store.

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Anne Arundel County Teen Jewelry Maker Showcases Products At Biz Kidz Event

On Saturday, November 3, 2018, Biz Kidz Academy will hold a Market Day, Shark Tank Competition and Award Ceremony for business-minded girls and boys, ages five-18 at Long Reach High School, located at 6101 Old Dobbin Lane in Columbia, Md. from noon to 5 p.m.

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More Volunteers Needed As Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival Continues To Grow

On September 29, 2018, eclectic bands, energetic dancers, talented actors, skilled drummers, performers, conscious poets, vendors and community organizations gathered to celebrate the cultural heritage of the African diaspora in both traditional and new ways at he Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival at the City Dock in Annapolis.

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Annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival Returns To City Dock In Annapolis

The 29th Annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival returns to the Annapolis City Dock on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Over 90 vendors from food to arts and crafts to education and other community categories will be at the cultural celebration commemorating Kunta Kinte’s arrival in Annapolis from the Gambia and the perseverance, education, and cultural heritage of Africans, African-Americans and Caribbean people of African descent. Clones Of Funk will headline the main stage during the festival. New adult acts, a Generation Z Power Hour, featuring the child rapper, Young Dylan and other youth, in addition to young entrepreneurs will also be part of the scheduled festival entertainment and participants.

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Young Baltimore Girl Combats Bullying By Writing Popular Book

Rianna’s summer was full of memorable opportunities that could easily last a lifetime. She spent her time away from schoolbooks raising her voice as a young writer who appeared at Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Forest Park Branch in Baltimore City for an author talk. She also traveled to Chicago and Nashville to promote her book, “The Cat That Wouldn’t Go Away.”

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Moon’s Barbershop, Boys And Girls Club Host Annual Backpack Giveaway Extravaganza

Once a year, Edward Moon— owner of the barbershop— and volunteers who comprise “Team Moon,” turn off their clippers and leave barbershop stations to co-sponsor an annual Backpack Giveaway Extravaganza with the Boys and Girls Club.

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