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Stacy M. Brown

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Directors of New Rodney King Film Talk 1992 Riots

Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin were both in grade school when the Los Angeles riots of 1992 erupted in the aftermath of a verdict that acquitted police officers in the shocking videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King.

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Committed volunteer receives financial education award

Tisa Silver Canady was honored with the Maryland CASH campaign’s 2017 Community Champion Award recently.

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Comcast Cares Day Volunteers Spruce Up Park and Rec Center

Throughout the United States and in 20 other countries, Comcast Cares Day was a hit

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Millennials pay it forward with startup

In February this year, Ashley Grimes (left), and Destiny Jones (right) founded The Millennial Entrepreneur Network, LLC.

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Nikki Giovanni says everyone needs ‘A Good Cry’

Contradiction can be a good thing— sometimes. At least that’s a working theory of famed poet, activist, educator and author Nikki Giovanni

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Freeway to perform at Kidney Walk

Hip Hop artist Freeway, best known for his role as an artist on Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records label, will be the celebrity ambassador during the 15th anniversary of the Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

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Historic Diggs-Johnson Museum to Host Special Presentation

The Diggs-Johnson Museum will host a power point presentation on the 40 historic African-American communities of Baltimore County on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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Towson’s Hussman Center hires dedicated volunteer

Approximately 50,000 youth with autism transition each year to adulthood and only half of them continue with formal education or enter the workforce after high school.

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Internet security survey reveals Baltimore residents vulnerable to hacks

According to officials at Ooma, an online phone and Internet security company, multi-device Internet security has become particularly important now that a single network supports multiple devices

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Baltimore model chronicles cancer battle

Trina Isaac refuses to let cancer define her or to let the disease stop her dreams. She was discovered by designer Luna Joachim and is now an international fashion model walking the catwalk in places like New York and Paris— with her ostomy bag.

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Model chronicles cancer battle

The Baltimore Times front cover with Trina Isaac

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Bowie teen is finalist in nationwide ‘kidtrepreneur’ contest

Seventeen-year-old Gabrielle Jordan from Bowie, Maryland is among ten finalists from around the country in Barbara’s Bakery’s search for the next amazing young business owner.

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Hosanna School celebrates 150th anniversary

Hosanna School was built in 1867 on land owned by James Paca, the son of Cupid Paca, a free African-American who bought 50 acres of land from Berkley to Darlington, areas in Harford County

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Ruben Studdard digs deep for Sam Cooke Classic

Rueben Studdard has just completed a powerful new version of Sam Cooke’s classic, “A Change is Gonna Come.”

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Local Nurse among ‘greatest’ in nationwide competition

Kristy Gorman is the nurse at Essex Elementary School in Baltimore Count

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NAACP applauds women as leaders

During Women’s History Month, the NAACP began a national initiative to highlight some of its female executives in a campaign titled, “She Leads … I’ll Follow,” celebrating women leadership both past and present.

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March Productions brings play about Jesus’ death to the stage

Written by March, directed by LaSonia King with musical director Bishop John Washington, “In the Tomb” takes audiences on a journey into the past to understand those closest to Jesus as they cope with his death and ultimately learn the power of God’s love.

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Symposium encourages blacks to get involved in $17 billion tourism industry

Baltimore’s tourism counts as a $5 billion industry

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Globetrotters make a stop in Baltimore on 2017 World Tour

Bucket Blakes has been a member of the iconic Harlem Globetrotters for 15 years

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Roland Park Place chef’s mission is to win cooking tournament

Shamarie James is the executive chef at Roland Park Place, a full-service, continuing care retirement center in Baltimore City. James wants to win the Mason- Dixon Master Chef Tournament.

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McDaniel College to host Natural Hair Conference

McDaniel College students, Kylah Chadwick and Khadijah Poston, have organized a natural hair curl conference at the school on Sunday, March 26, 2017.

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Allstate Honors “Geek” from Glen Burnie

Allstate Honors “Geek” from Glen Burnie

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Spirit of a Woman Conference Tackles Mind, Body and Pocketbook

A one-day empowerment conference for women of African descent featuring a host of speakers, workshops and networking opportunities, is planned for Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys in Baltimore.

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Lawyer promotes financial literacy through Baltimore CASH Campaign

Francesca Jean Baptiste started her career as a tax preparation volunteer while working toward a career in tax law.

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Allstate Insurance Honors “Geek” from Glen Burnie

Ariell Johnson has created what she says is a “inclusive geek space” for residents and visitors of Philadelphia where she owns Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse— the first black-owned comic bookstore on the East Coast.

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Civic Works Revitalizing Park Heights with Planting Day

A new gathering space at 4701 Park Heights Avenue for children waiting at bus stop after school.

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Katherine Johnson goes from ‘Hidden Figure’ to Public Treasure

At 98, Katherine Johnson insists she has lived an ordinary life. However to others, she has proven to be nothing short of extraordinary.

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What African-Americans Need to Know about ALS

Classified as an orphan disease occurring in a small portion of the population and commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

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Six ways to help your child avoid gossiping

Six ways to help your child avoid gossiping

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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