Stacy M. Brown

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As Labor Day approaches businesses push for minimum wage hike

Hundreds of businesses and organizations— including many in Baltimore— are signing the online petition, “Business for a Fair Minimum Wage statement” and actively pushing for increases locally and nationally.

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War Horse Program hopes to inspire and engage local teachers

Teacher Wellness Center aims to keep teachers fit and healthy

A 1,574-square-foot wellness center equipped with treadmills, exercise machines, bikes, a rowing machine and more opened at the Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School in Locust Point on Thursday, August 27, 2015.

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Robert Johnson: Playing by his own rules

RLJ rule aims to level playing field in corporate America

Robert L. Johnson has proven to be one of America’s premiere innovators and with his RLJ Companies empire and other ventures; Johnson’s legacy could ultimately be defined by what he’s accomplished to level the playing field for African-Americans and other minorities in corporate America.

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Prominent surgeon Keiffer Mitchell Sr. dies at 73

Member of iconic Baltimore family saved countless lives during medical career

Keiffer Mitchell Jr. remembers fondly the early morning telephone calls his dad would make to him daily. And every evening, Mitchell Jr. would call his dad.

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Forgotten black church transformed into museum

For years, Louis S. Diggs has researched and documented African-American life in communities in and around Baltimore County while publishing 10 books about black history.

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New film in a ‘Search for Black Wealth’

Screenings for the film were sold out long ago. However, interest in “Generation One: The Search for Black Wealth,” generated the type of buzz usually reserved for an anticipated, high-budget blockbuster.

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Baltimore resident and Ailey dancer earns Princess Grace Award

She started dancing at the age of three and that was only because her mother went to a Target store and picked out a ballet outfit just to see how her toddler would look in it.

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'Cooley High' remembered on the 40th anniversary of release

Gary Susman of moviefone.com called it the most influential movie you’ve never seen and NPR’s Derek John referred to it as a classic of black cinema.

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Entertainment mogul starts “Backpacks for Baltimore” initiative

Kevin Liles sponsors school supplies giveaway

Since his rise as an executive at Def Jam Records and Warner Music, Kevin Liles has continued to use his fame and fortune to provide opportunity and hope for those less fortunate.

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New workbook helps teens 'Play Up'

Since the release of the wildly popular book “Playing Up,” Vaughn McKoy and his wife, Marnie McKoy thought of ways in which they could make the lessons found in the book practical in ways that could drive behavior and complement academic learning.

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