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Stacy M. Brown

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Maryland 529 Program helps families save for college

A Maryland 529 market research study revealed that 24 percent of respondents say they were not saving for their children’s college expenses.

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New Film Honors First Black Player in NBA History

Earl Lloyd, born in Jim Crow Era Virginia in 1928 to a father who worked in the coal industry and a stay-at home mother, was drafted in the ninth round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Washington Capitals.

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Annapolis Student Finds Success in Gymnastics, Online Schooling

An Annapolis resident, Sophia credits her flexible school schedule at GWUOHS for allowing her the freedom to practice three hours a day, five days a week, and travel across the world while still receiving a high-quality education.

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Money professionals offer top five tips for taxpayers

It’s tax time and time to pull out your manilla folder and get organized

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The ARC honors two city residents

Baltimore residents Aubrenda Ervin and Zelda Guster were honored by The Arc Baltimore recently.

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Icing Smiles bringing sweetness to sick children in Baltimore

Bakers Amy Egan and Tavares Evans of Cakes 2-A-T with Ray Lewis. They will be a part of the 2017 Nielsen-Massey Buttercream Ball festivities at the Baltimore Museum of Art on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

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Gus and Ruby Clay Celebrate

“He was always such an interesting person to me and I wanted to find out what made him tick,” the soft-spoken Ruby Clay, now 85 years old, said, as the couple prepares to celebrate their 63rd Valentine’s Day as husband and wife.

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Remembering the First Black Othello

Born to free black, the Rev. Daniel and Lurona Aldrige in New York on July 24, 1807 and later traversing Baltimore, Aldridge became to first Black actor to star as William Shakespeare’s Othello in London.

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Baltimore Could Lose Federal Funding as Sanctuary City

Federal grants to the city could be in jeopardy because Baltimore officials say they will defy President Trump's order on sanctuary cities. In 2015, Baltimore City received a $10 million federal grant for infrastructure improvements at the Port of Baltimore and the surrounding community.

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Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women ‘step’ into national spotlight

In a scene from the documentary film "Step," members of a dance team practice at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women.

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NNPA Receives $1.5 Million Gates Grant for Education Campaign

NNPA, a network of 211 Black-owned media companies, has received a $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support a three-year, multi-media public awareness campaign focusing on the unique opportunities and challenges of the recently enacted Every Student Succeeds Act

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Edkedsha Mathis Is on a Mission to Increase Supplier Diversity at Volkswagen

As the Supplier Diversity Manager at the Volkswagen Group of America’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., Edkedsha Mathis said she relies on a concept called the three A’s: Aim high, apply yourself and achieve your goals.

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After Losing HUD funding, MCVET Sticking to values, pursues other revenue

the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has defunded more than $1.2 million in funding from MCVET

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Weinberg Foundation continues great work in City Schools

Hampden Elementary/Middle School and George Washington Elementary School are the 12th and 13th schools, respectively, to receive newly-renovated libraries

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"I Am Not Your Negro,"

The film, "I Am Not Your Negro," is a journey into Black history that connects the Civil Rights movement to the present Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement

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Baltimore-based music video earns Grammy nomination

A music video shot in Baltimore has earned a Grammy nomination for an up and coming R ad B artist who has been compared to greats like Sam Cooke.

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Johns Hopkins partners with Facebook for research

Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory have been selected to join a group of universities and research centers participating in a research agreement

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Obama Rallies America in Farewell Speech

“Yes, we did!” Those were the words that Barack Hussein Obama ended his farewell speech to America on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, eight years after he captured the presidency, campaigning on the slogan, “Yes, we can!”

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Bike Share donation to benefit city residents

Baltimore Bike Share has announced that Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is providing $10,000 to subsidize new monthly Bike Share passes to enable low-income residents better access to what the organization says is a convenient and healthy way of getting around town.

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Hometown hero leaves lasting legacy

Former NFL standout Keion Carpenter dedicated his life to helping youth in his hometown Baltimore and around the country.

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Alzheimer’s Research Continues: Generation Study Now Recruiting Volunteers

Officials at the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative say they have made great strides in the fight to find a treatment to delay symptoms of Alzheimer’s or to prevent the disease altogether.

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Presidents’ Roundtable sets goals for New Year

Among the primary goals in 2017 for The Presidents’ Roundtable is to accelerate the formation of entrepreneurial opportunities for the African-American community and to expand and diversify the business opportunities for corporations that currently make up the ambitious organization.

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Mother, daughter team up for cosmetic line

A mother-daughter team are making innovative moves in field of cosmetics— at least in Baltimore.

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Madison Park North Construction Hits Home for Developers

When Governor Larry Hogan and Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh joined a host of other dignitaries and officials on Friday, December 9, 2016 to announce a multimillion, redevelopment plan for Madison Park North in West Baltimore’s Reservoir Hill, those working on the project were taken by more than just the dollar signs attached and the media attention the design brought.

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Everybody Loves Grace: Barclay resident beautifies community with green thumb

Grace Comer and the garden at Guilford Avenue and 21st Street go way back.

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French play hits Center Stage as $32 million renovation nears completion

The city’s biggest professional theater company, Center Stage, has entered the homestretch in its yearlong $32 million renovation, the most extensive in the 150-year-old building’s history.

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Running for gold and respect for Baltimore

William Johns, 56, will put on for his beloved city at the World Masters Games next spring in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Opera Great Luca Pisaroni Debuts at BSO

Earlier this year when making his debut in the role of Mephistopheles in the Houston Grand Opera’s production of Faust, Luca Pisaroni confessed that as a child in Italy he was unpopular.

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Customers turn to Harbor Bank to show ‘Black Dollars Matter’

After the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin, the “Black Lives Matter” movement began in earnest.

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BSU alum teams up with Allstate to help students at HBCUs

Luke Lawal, founder and CEO of HBCU Buzz, a news site for college students, shows love to his Alma mater and other historically black colleges and universities

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Nonprofit awarded for helping military members, families

A staggering share of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are returning home with mental illnesses brought on by their time overseas.

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Nation Election Leaves Democrats Red, Maryland Remains Blue

In the morning after what Democrats and their supporters— and even some Republicans— deemed a nightmare which resulted in the election to the Oval Office of bombastic, woman and minority-bashing Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton began her concession speech with two of the most sobering words in the American dictionary.

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Study reveals Ravens fans among most dedicated

The Baltimore Ravens have established themselves as a dominant and ferocious team, and now their fans have been recognized among the most influential supporters in the National Football League.

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Catherine Pugh Ready to Implement New City Agenda

After blazing a trail to election victory on Tuesday, Baltimore Mayor-elect Catherine Pugh said she’s ready to begin “lighting up our city.”

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Breast cancer survivor striving to help others

DaVeeda White is an entrepreneur who says she is strengthened by transforming her personal health challenges into a viable service that allows others to see obtainable possibilities.

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MECU celebrates 80 years in Baltimore

Small community banks and financial service institutions like Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Company, Provident Bank, MNC Financial closed one-by-one, disappearing from the Baltimore landscape during and after the Great Recession.

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Entrepreneurs grown their companies with Goldman Sachs 10,000 small business program

A growing number of Atlanta businesses are living up to the city’s famous nickname: Hotlanta!

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A Survivor’s Story: The Cost of Surviving Cancer

Kimberly Curtis has battled and overcome breast cancer.

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Brakes for Breasts: Car repair shops raise funds for cancer vaccine

Auto Stream Car Care on Smith Avenue and Frame Rite Auto Repair on Harford Road in Baltimore are among the 20 car repair shops in Maryland that have signed on to participate in a charity to help breast cancer survivors and ultimately help to fund research for a new vaccine that some doctors believe might eventually cure the dreadful illness.

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Baltimore entrepreneur carves out a ‘Taylor-Made’ business

Owning an event-planning business was not what Amethyst Taylor’s parent’s had in mind for her future.

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Baltimore resident founds organization to serve Rwandan refugees

Eugenie Mukeshimana was a young adult and eight months pregnant when the genocide began in Rwanda in 1994.

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Fly Girl Network seeks to empower young African-Americans

Tiffany Ginyard is adamant that a strong sense of perceived self-efficacy is an important and contributing factor to both the prevention of diminished self-concept and self-sufficiency in young adulthood.

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Organization seeking to ‘Stomp Out’ Bullying

A large majority of teenagers hold a very pessimistic view of the United States. Eighty-eight percent say they believe the country lacks kindness, according to a new survey released by “STOMP Out Bullying,” the leading national bullying and cyber-bullying prevention nonprofit organization for kids and teens.

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Youth Foundation, Southwest Airlines help kids to fly

Ariel Wilks, 16, a student at Carver Vocational Technical High school had always been afraid to fly.

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Local hospitals to serve as hubs for violence prevention

The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) was awarded a $500,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to support the planning and implementation of a comprehensive hospital-based community violence intervention program.

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City Schools Art Teacher Wins Maryland Teacher of the Year

Athanasia Kyriakakos was sitting nervously, palms sweating and her heart beating as fast as it ever has before.

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Local startup helping Dominican farmers

Luis Solis is described by those who work with him, and for him as a passionate and dedicated leader, who has pours his heart and soul into all things Caribé.

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Experts offer tips to protect personal information after Yahoo hack

Hackers swiped personal information associated with at least a half billion Yahoo accounts making it the biggest data breach in history to date.

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Breaking the cycle: Young mother of seven turns life around at McDonald’s

Ten years ago, Cameo Faust, a single mother of seven was working at an Atlanta-area McDonald’s, struggling to make ends meet and highly motivated to make a better life for herself and her family.

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T.D. Jakes to tackle headlines in new talk show on OWN

The struggles of an interracial marriage, families divided by race, religion and politics and the conversion of one Jewish woman to Islam are all upcoming segments that will be featured on Bishop T.D. Jakes’ new talk show which premieres on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on Monday, September 19 and is schedule to air Monday through Friday at 6 p.m.

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