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Stacy M. Brown

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Local doctor promotes prostate health in black community

Dr. Sanford Siegel knows the routine.

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Blacks rarely seek help for stress, mental health issues

Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. Until now, it has not been clear exactly how stress influences disease and health, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh said they have found that chronic psychological stress is associated with the body losing its ability to regulate the inflammatory response.

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Walmart pitches in for college bound students

The testimonies about the benefits of the CollegeBound Foundation can be endless.

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Powerhouse Program lifts students in East Baltimore

It’s been less than a year since the Charm City-based Living Classrooms Foundation launched its POWER House Teen program, which provides academic support, mentoring and college preparation activities for underserved high school students who live in the Perkins Homes development in East Baltimore.

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Funeral services announced for Arnold Jolivet

Arnold M. Jolivet, who worked tirelessly as a champion and crusader for minority-owned businesses, died Sunday at Sinai Hospital.

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From homeless to Morehouse: Bank of America program helps Baltimore student dream

It wasn’t that long ago that Shawn Key was homeless. The 18-year-old from Baltimore doesn’t talk much about that aspect of his life, except to say that, “sometimes, homelessness happens.”

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CDC report shatters myth about black fathers

While a 2012 federal government survey revealed that 15 million American children live without a father; a stark increase over a 1960 study that showed just 11 percent lived in homes without a dad, a new report shows black fathers are more involved than any other group

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James Brown biopic in theaters nationwide, August 1

Producers of a new film based on the incredible life story of James Brown give audiences a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of the legendary “Godfather of Soul.”

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Controversial film 'Half of a Yellow Sun' debuts in Nigeria

The Nigerian government finally will allow its citizens to see what Americans and others have called one of the unsung movies of the year.

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'Berries by Quicha’ opens first location

LaQuicha Brown has always had a passion for creating items that she says are outside the box.

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Charm City gives on #GivingTuesday

Charm City gives on #GivingTuesday

At least 15 businesses and nonprofits are doing more than just encouraging Charm City residents to open their hearts and wallets; they are joining forces to help raise $5 million to benefit Baltimore charities on GivingTuesday— better known as #GivingTuesday.

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Film “Black Nativity” opens nationwide

The buzz surrounding the new holiday film, “Black Nativity,” might turn out to be more about the compilation of talent assembled for the silver screen version of Langston Hughes’ masterpiece, than about the birth of Jesus Christ, which is the prevailing theme of the stage play.

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A ‘True Heart’ saves Liberty Recreation and Tech Center

When Baltimore City officials attempted to close the Liberty Recreation and Tech Center earlier this year, Kim Trueheart, an activist who helps to run the center, would hear none of it.

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“The Closer” rides off into the sunset

Yankee Mariano Rivera retires at 43

Muhammad Ali enjoys a figurative copyright on the term, “The Greatest,” so it may not be appropriate to apply that moniker to another athlete.

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Claudia Baquet secures health and education funding for urban, rural poor

Money to address health disparities

For 18 years Dr. Claudia Baquet has been able to secure important grant funding for the Maryland Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) program and its centers (AHECs), which exist to improve the health status of Marylanders through community-academic partnerships that foster a commitment to enhancing health care access in rural and other underserved areas of the state.

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Boxing program helps knockout dropout rates

“Marvin has always been dedicated, he loves boxing and he loves the children here in Baltimore,” said Kevin Grace, an instructor and spokesman for the UMAR Boxing and Youth Development Center. Grace, who has known Marvin McDowell for quite some time is also a historian and actor, who once appeared on HBO’s “The Wire.” 

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Astronaut champions STEM Program at Bowie State University

Eighteen years ago, Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr., made history as the first black astronaut to walk in space.

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Globetrotter talks bullying before games in Towson

Bull Bullard knows first hand the effects of bullying. Growing up, the Harlem Globetrotter basketball great spent a great deal of time in foster care programs and became a target of bullies.

Bill Cosby still advocating for stronger families

Vienna is a town in Virginia period, end of story! So, says iconic comedian Bill Cosby, who will be at the Wolf Trap in Vienna for a concert on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

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Baltimore Ravens honored at White House

There were no smoke machines, fire cannons or even a mascot to greet Ray Lewis and the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens at the White House on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.