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Stacy M. Brown

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Reginald F. Lewis widow celebrates anniversary of historic $1 billion deal

Thirty years after Reginald F. Lewis made history with a $1 billion leverage buyout of Beatrice International Foods, his widow is leading the commemoration and celebration of her husband’s...

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Ginna Barilone overcomes challenges to succeed as Mzz B

Ginna Barilone’s friends know all about her Mzz B Productions, a business she started after a sudden and painful divorce two years ago.

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Maryland Defense Contractor Seeking 100 New Employees

Polaris Alpha is looking for a few good men and women— 100 to be exact.

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Time to Work program getting young people working

Baltimore officials have made it a mission to dedicate resources towards creating opportunities for the city’s youth population and one entrepreneur suggests that a quick way to accomplish this is by merging the needs of the city to the abilities of young individuals.

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BGE, Ripken Foundation Unveil Eddie Murray Field in West Baltimore

Shortly after the demonstrations and unrest rocked Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation decided it was time to step up its efforts in West Baltimore.

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New diversity officer at AACC aims to keep college headed in right direction

Dr. Deidra Dennie has one title but the description of her job quickly reveals that she wears many hats.

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New lung cancer drug should help patients live longer

In Maryland, 60.3 people per 100,000 are diagnosed with lung cancer and that number increases in Baltimore City to 79.5 per 100,000, according to health experts. Those figures are just for white residents.

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Educators join forces to create new public charter school in Baltimore County

Jessie Lehson and Casey McDonough have little problem acknowledging that there are great schools that already exist in Baltimore County. However, the two friends haven’t always been sure if those schools were the right fit for their families. They also agree that private schools were just a bit out of reach.

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Former research NASA engineer writes about overcoming learning disability in new book

Lawrence Schneider, a former research engineer at NASA, grew up in Cleveland, Ohio but has lived a large part of his life near Baltimore, in Hunt Valley.

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VA volunteer receives award for thousands of hours of service

The leadership of the Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center honored a special volunteer with the President’s Voluntary Service Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Catholic Charities Head Start of Baltimore Benefits from PNC, Donors Choose Initiative

For Mary Gunning, the new PNC Foundation alliance with DonorsChoose.org has been a godsend for Catholic Charities Head Start of Baltimore.

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Maryland Film Festival presents Student Film Showcase featuring high school, college students

On Monday, November 6, 2017, and one week later on November 13, the Maryland Film Festival will host the Fall 2017 Baltimore Student Film Showcase at Theater 2 at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway located at 5 W. North Avenue in Baltimore City.

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Local Mortgage Professional Travels to Africa to Help Refurbish School

While many often travel to South Africa to experience the rich culture and the world famous safaris, Academy Mortgage District Manager Shawn Williams discovered an entirely different way to enjoy that nation.

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The Unique Art of Larry ‘Poncho’ Brown, a Baltimore Legend

Larry “Poncho” Brown has many accolades that he earned with the stroke of a paintbrush.

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PNC sponsors ‘Mind Your Business’ Seminar for Creative Artists

PNC continues to immerse itself into the community as a good neighbor and responsible partner, supporting small businesses and those in the arts— particularly business owners who might lack some of the necessary resources of powerful corporate entrepreneurs.

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A bright light in the Black Press dims: Bernal Smith dies at 45

The National Newspaper Publishers Association has lost one of our own this week.

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National Society of Black Engineers hosts Minority Innovation Weekend

The first Minority Innovation Weekend kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2017 at Hotel RL - Baltimore Inner Harbor.

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American Diabetes Association hosts Fabulous YOU Gala

The American Diabetes Association has scheduled its annual Fabulous YOU gala luncheon for Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore.

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Kaiser Permanente Brings Health and Wellness Program to Community

An innovative public health program that provides free flu shots and a wide range of health and wellness services to Baltimore City residents continues to expand after a successful pilot program that began a year ago and now includes various neighborhood barbershops and beauty salons.

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Barber, Salon Owners Praise Kaiser’s Mobile Health Unit

If Brenda M. Fletcher had any concerns about the viability of the ever-popular Kaiser Permanente Mobile Health Van parked a few blocks from her Short Cutz Hair Salon in West Baltimore, one of her clients arrived with news that could be categorized as a game-changer.

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Boyz II Men to perform benefit concert for Baltimore Homeless

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, one of the most iconic R&B groups in music history will take the stage at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric for the annual “An Evening of Unexpected Delights” fundraiser to benefit “The Journey Home,” Baltimore City’s 10-year plan to make homelessness rare and brief.

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NNPA, Chevrolet Honor 2017 Discover The Unexpected Journalism Fellows

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Chevrolet recently recognized the achievements of eight students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. that participated in the 2017 Discover The Unexpected Journalism Fellowship program.

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Lutherville teen awarded major prize for his charity work

Jordan Yaffe of Lutherville, Maryland, was awarded $36,000 by the Helen Diller Family Foundation in recognition of his commitment to “tikkun olam”— repair the world.

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Baltimore City Public Schools Superintendent lays out blueprint for success

Over the past 14 months Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises says she has worked hard to address the many issues facing Baltimore City Schools

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Wanda Draper brings new life to Reginald F. Lewis Museum

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture has seen its share of both lean times and healthy times.

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UMBC professor receives $1.5 million grant to build organ-saving device

Gymama Slaughter, an associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, will develop a bioreactor to extend the viability of lifesaving human organs as they await transplant.

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Baltimore work convention to match job seekers with employers

The City of Baltimore Department of Human Resources has spearheaded an initiative, which officials say will further Mayor Catherine Pugh’s vision of getting city residents back to work.

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Baltimore students win regional entrepreneur awards

A pair of student entrepreneurs from Baltimore are preparing to hit the road for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Challenge, an enterprise sponsored by the Citi Foundation and Microsoft.

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Caribbean Disaster Relief & Recovery Efforts Underway in Baltimore

Tropical Storm Maria quickly turned into a Hurricane on Wednesday, packing a power punch with winds of 115 mph that wiped out electricity to all of Puerto Rico.

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Six AA County women honored with Fannie Lou Hamer Award

Six Anne Arundel County women will be honored for their leadership in civil and human rights during the Fannie Lou Hamer Awards reception scheduled for Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Frances Scott Key Auditorium at St. John’s College in Annapolis. The 4 p.m. event marks the 100th anniversary of Hamer’s birthday.

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BGE promotes STEM Education at Mergenthaler High School

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) employees paid a visit to Mergenthaler High School on Hillen Road in the city to push careers in science, technology, engineering and math— or STEM.

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ZERO Prostate Challenge scheduled at Towson University’s Unitas Stadium

On Sunday, September 24, 2017, Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium will serve as the venue for Chesapeake Urology’s annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge event.

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Hundreds of Volunteers Turn out for Rebuilding Together Baltimore Events

They came, saw and hundreds of volunteers for a Rebuilding Together Baltimore and Lowe’s conquered the mission of helping to build a healthy neighborhood in the Govans community of Baltimore City.

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Lifelong Baltimorean Leads Rebuilding Together Baltimore

Since 1989, Rebuilding Together Baltimore (RTB), has mobilized more than 20,000 volunteers to repair hundreds of homes in the city and county, serving low-income seniors, families and individuals with disabilities who live in the area.

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Catholic Charities Graduates Seven From Workforce Progam

Catholic Charities of Baltimore and its St. Edward’s Workforce Development Center (SEWDC) automotive training program graduated seven participants from a 12-week program this month, helping to secure a future for those who may have doubted they had a chance.

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Back-to-school immunizations are for parents too

National Immunization Awareness Month naturally coincides with the back-to-school season for Maryland children and throughout August, health officials are stressing the need for students to have their shots updated.

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Baltimore resident won’t let cancer change her life

Cancer has had a huge effect on the life of Brina Furman.

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Wells Fargo has a new region leader

Wells Fargo has a new area leader for the Maryland and D.C. area who has vowed to make building a team in the Greater Baltimore area a top priority.

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Baltimore music maker inspired by his father and grandfather

While in his mother’s womb, Imani Wj Wright got a jump-start on life and a fledgling music career.

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Young artist paints her way to college

When Chavela Bell (also known as VelaRae) isn’t painting, she is active at her Bay Ridge Christian Church where she teaches Sunday School, singing and leading youth group programs.

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Dick Gregory Dies at 84

Legendary civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory died on Saturday. He was 84.

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New film about Ferguson unrest opens in Baltimore

A new film, which tackles the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown from two emerging directors opens Friday, August 18, 2017.

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Andrew Bertamini retires from Wells Fargo

If there were one sentence, a single statement, that underscores the quality, care and true love for his community and colleagues, it would only make sense that the words came from Andrew Bertamini himself.

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Viewing the solar eclipse requires safety measures

With good weather, the sun is visible anywhere which means Baltimore residents should get a decent glimpse of the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017.

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Girls on the Run Promotes Positive Youth Development

Students are heading back to school and in many cases, parents will be seeking after-school activities that promote positive youth development and increase physical activity.

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Baltimorean Wins Film Competition at NAACP Convention

A Baltimore resident is basking in the spotlight after winning the NAACP “ShortsTV” Champions for Justice Short Film Competition during the recently completed convention held in the city by the famed civil rights organization.

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Alodia Hair Care Focuses on Natural Products

A personal hair journey, which began several years ago for Dr. Isfahan Chambers-Harris led her to start the latest and one of the most innovative healthy hair solution systems for natural hair growth.

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Steps to manage and prevent chronic disease

Sixty percent of Maryland residents had a chronic disease in 2015, costing the state $21.6 million in healthcare spending, and more importantly, resulted in 18,500 deaths, according to the most recent health data available.

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Annapolis Clothiers Styling for Weddings, NBA Players

When the Philadelphia 76ers selected Maryland native Markelle Fultz as the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, there is little doubt that many noticed the custom-made gray pinstriped suit, he sported.

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Pfizer, NNPA partner to spread awareness about Sickle Cell Disease

You really don’t know a company, until you know the people who work there.

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