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Baltimore County Public Library to Screen Oscar-Nominated 13TH at Multiple Locations in Late March

Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL) is inviting the public to take part in a community viewing of Ava DuVernay's Oscar-nominated documentary 13TH on March 27. The movie, which explores the ties between slavery, the current mass incarceration of African Americans and the profits of the prison-industrial complex, will be followed by a guided discussion.

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Media Release FINAL World Water Day - Ten Reasons Why Wastewater Should Not Be “Wasted”

World Water Day is a great time to reflect on how fortunate those of us that have clean, safe, drinking water really are.

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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park Opens

The grand opening for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center was held in Church Creek, Maryland in Dorchester County March 11- 12, 2017.

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Hogan-Rutherford Administration Dedicates $50 Million to combat heroin, opioid crisis

Governor Larry Hogan recently signed an executive order declaring a State of Emergency in response to the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis ravaging communities in Maryland and across the country

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New community effort to collect and donate used sporting goods

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides is proud to showcase a local family and their plan to supply children the sporting equipment they need

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NKF-MD Providing Free Kidney Health Assessments

Free test identifies adults at risk for kidney disease and raises awareness of risk factors

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Read to Reef Book Club is Back!

Baltimore’s young readers with a Pratt Library Card can read aquatic-themed books to earn a free visit to the National Aquarium.

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New book documents Civil Rights Movement in photographs north of Mason-Dixon line

Speltz will discuss and sign his book,“North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South” (J. Paul Getty Museum, 2016) on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater on the third floor of the Library of Congress’ James MadisonBuilding, 101 Independence Ave. S.E.

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'The Ground On Which We Stand: An Exploration of Black Excellence’

The Baltimore Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. in partnership with Baltimore Center Stage presented “The Ground On Which We Stand: An Exploration of Black Excellence,” on Sunday, February 12, 2017. The one-time performance to a sold-out crowd featured music, dance, art, film and projection technology highlighting breakthrough moments in history.

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Letters to the Editor

The week included many visits by community groups to thank our veterans for their sacrifices and to let them know that their deeds are not forgotten.

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BGE rededicates first gas street lamp in country

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) rededicated the first gas streetlamp

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Milton Hershey School Incorporates Virtual Reality Technology into STEAM Curriculum

Computer Technology students prepare for future careers through new technology tools

Maryland agencies pursue program to reduce lead poisoning, asthma cases

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has partnered with the Department of the Environment and the Department of Housing and Community Development to apply to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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WomenHeart and Burlington Stores Host “Night Out to #KnockOutHeartDisease” Event in Baltimore

The event will include a free heart health screening to educate women on their heart health

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Obama legacy captured in docu-series ‘The Obama Years: The Power of Words’

Smithsonian Channel special tells the story of Barack Obama, writer in chief, and takes viewers inside the defining moments of his political career through the prism of his most memorable speeches.

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3 Often-Overlooked Tax Tips For African Americans For the 2017 Tax Season

African Americans don’t think about taxes until the days and weeks leading up to April 15. However, there are many things you can do now to help our results then be more appealing.

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(BPRW) Students at historically black colleges and universities more likely to favor limits on press’ right to cover campus protests, express less trust in media, Gallup survey shows

Students who attend historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States are confident that First Amendment rights are secure, but are more likely than other college students to favor limits on First Amendment press freedoms during campus protests, a Gallup report has found.

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Season Four of Hit Bounce TV Series Family Time Premieres Tues. Oct. 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET

Bounce TV, the fastest-growing African-American network on television, announced today that the fourth season of the popular comedy series Family Time will premiere Tues. Oct. 4, 2016 with new episodes every Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. ET.

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The Walters Debuts New Manuscripts Website

The Walters Art Museum has launched a new website that houses its digital collection of manuscripts: manuscripts.thewalters.org. Featuring a user-friendly design, the site provides visitors with intuitive search options, including the ability to refine their search by date, geography, subject, culture, and more. It also gives users a chance to coordinate their own online collections by gathering, saving and sharing their favorite masterpieces.

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The Bath Tub

A multi-sensorial playground to nurture baby’s development

During the first three years of life, 85 percent of baby’s brain is formed. Researchers have found that during the formative first years of life – every interaction – every moment – is an opportunity to help shape baby’s developing brain.

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Firebirds Falter Late; Lose to Bridgeport, 83-72

Bridgeport, which is just a game back of St. Thomas Aquinas in the win-column for 1st place in the ECC standings, won its 4th straight game with solid contributions from forward Willie Williams III (22 points, eight rebounds), Asamoah (14 points, five rebounds, two blocked shots) and guard Devon Elliot (13 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three steals).

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Firebirds Storm Past Purple Knights, 70-56

The Purple Knights actually out-shot UDC 41-percent to 40-percent from the field and out-rebounded the Firebirds 43-32; however, with just 11 turnovers to UB's 26, the Firebirds got off seven more FG attempts and more than doubled-up Bridgeport in free-throws (14-of-18 to 6-of-8).

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BGE Reminds Customers to Shop Maryland’s Upcoming Tax-Free Weekend, Shop Maryland Energy, to Save on New ENERGY STAR® Certified Products

During Shop Maryland Energy weekend, the following ENERGY STAR products are tax-free and also rebated by the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program.

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Street renamed to honor George and Marion Phelps

Annapolis—Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen invited the public to celebrate the lives of George and Marion Phelps at the unveiling of George and Marion Phelps Lane, formerly Middle Street, in Parole

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June is National Homeownership Month

Maryland Mortgage Program offers special interest rate for homes purchased in Maryland’s Targeted Areas

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Dress your home to impress buyers this summer

(BPT) - Your home is a place to kick off your shoes, relax and enjoy precious time with friends and family.

Five questions to ask before hiring a real estate agent

(BPT) - Want to sell your property quickly? Looking for your dream house? Are you hoping to get the best deal possible during the complex process of buying or selling a home?

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“Thank-Yous” Every Father Should Hear

If you’re searching for a meaningful Father’s Day gift, look no further: Todd Patkin shares eleven “thank-yous” that dads everywhere would love to hear.

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Clarisse and Morris A. Mechanic Foundation partners with Healthy Start

Clarisse and Morris A. Mechanic Foundation recently granted Baltimore Healthy Start, Inc. $10,000 to continue its efforts to improve birth outcomes in fragile communities across the city.

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BGE and Baltimore Community ToolBank Celebrate Inaugural Year

Community and nonprofit leaders from across central Maryland gathered to applaud the collaboration between BGE, the Baltimore Community ToolBank and their organizations

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Students bring “Enchanted Tales to Life

On Monday, June 10, 2013, the Hippodrome Foundation, Inc. (HFI), the non-profit partner of the Hippodrome Theatre hosted a book party for 50 fourth and fifth grade students at Dr. Rayner Browne Academy,

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Bowie Baysox host Star Wars Night

Bowie, Maryland— The Bowie Baysox will be in the center of an intergalactic conflict when the team hosts Star Wars Night at Prince George's Stadium Saturday, June 22, 2013

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AACC Wins State Education Awards of Excellence

The Maryland State Department of Education has recognized Anne Arundel Community College’s partnership with Maryland Live! Casino and staff member Deborah Meyer-Mercado for her distinguished service through her work in preparing students for careers and further education.

Annapolis Election Judges Needed

65 Additional Judges Needed

Annapolis— Election Judges are urgently needed to work in the sixteen polling places throughout the City for the Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Municipal Primary and the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Municipal General Elections.

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Socialize in the sun at Waterfront Partnership’s Summer Social Series

The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore’s Summer Social Series is returning to West Shore Park this summer to offer FREE entertainment on the Waterfront.

A family that prays and plays together, stays together!

Baltimore— St. Francis Xavier Church believes that “A family that prays and plays together stays together.”

Ten Cool Summer Drinks

Milwaukee— Watching your weight doesn’t have to sentence you to a life of water and diet drinks.

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Victoria Murray debuts new novel “Never Say Never”

In 2012 national bestselling author Victoria Christopher Murray received her second NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Literary Work-Fiction (Destiny’s Divas).

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2013 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Empowering the community to identify and prevent elder abuse in the County

Towson— Baltimore County Restoring Elder Abuse Today, (BC-REST) is a coalition working to educate and empower the community to identify and prevent elder abuse in the County through education, advocacy and resource development.

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“You Will Know” returns to Baltimore’s Theatre Project

New multi-media sketch comedy looks on the bright side of unemployment.

Baltimore— “You Will Know,” an uplifting new comedy that debuted at Centerstage in January this year, returns to Baltimore’s Theatre Project from June 27 to 30, 2013. This original production humorously explores the possibility of self-actualization through joblessness.