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Stacy M. Brown

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Miss Black Maryland USA Featured in Lifetime’s New Women’s Campaign

Baltimore attorney Saidah Grimes is part of Lifetime’s new online campaign, “Her America: 50 Women, 50 States.” Grimes says she is using her platform as Miss Black Maryland USA to help shine a light on the inequality experienced by African Americans and women in the state. She also wants to remind young women that not only is black beautiful, but that brains and beauty go hand and hand.

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Bethesda Company Receives Cyber Security Grant

Cybersecurity is an important and growing concern— one that touches every economic sector and is essential for national security, according to Max Shuftan, the program director of SANS CyberTalent at the SANS Institute in North Bethesda.

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Cosby Show Revolutionized Modern Black Art

Before 1980, African-American artists had little choice but to only seek the support of black America. Exhibition venues were few, museum opportunities rare and there was no real infrastructure for African-American art.

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Medical Community Places High Priority On Raising Awareness About Heart Valve Disease

February is American Heart Month and many experts in the medical community continue to seek to raise more awareness to heart valve disease, which occurs when the heart’s valves don’t work properly.

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Comcast teams up with Smithsonian Channel on Lost Malcolm X Documentary

Comcast and the Smithsonian Channel have teamed up to present what many have described as a powerful documentary about Malcolm X.

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Back in the Day: Rosa Pryor Remembers Pennsylvania Avenue

Rosa Pryor remembers fondly the heyday of Black Baltimore.

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Author Recounts Recy Taylor’s Assault and Black History

Years before Oprah Winfrey’s stirring speech at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards where the talk show queen spoke about Recy Taylor, historian and author Danielle L. McGuire had already uncovered the explosive story of the 24-year-old African-American sharecropper who was raped by six white men in 1944 as she walked home from a late night church service.

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Baltimore Couple On Mission To Transform Shipping Containers Into Housing For Homeless

Christian Wilson and his wife, Pamela, are on a mission to turn empty shipping containers into housing for the city’s homeless.

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Sorority chapter makes a difference with girls conference

The Baltimore Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is host to the M.A.D (Make a Difference) Girl Conference, a signature event within the award-winning Delta Academy youth program on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Delta Community Center on Springhill Avenue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Historian to Discuss Baltimore County African-Americans role in Civil War

Very few documented histories of African American life and communities are available in Baltimore County. However, historian and author Louis S. Diggs, the president of the Friends of Historical Cherry Hill AUMP, Inc. and the president of the board of the Diggs-Johnson Museum in Granite continues his mission to tell these stories.

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CASH Campaigns merge to assist more with taxes and other services

The 2018 tax season doesn’t have to be stressful for local residents.

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Baltimore Area Companies Participate in Day of Service to Honor MLK

PNC, Wells Fargo, BGE, Comcast and the Johns Hopkins Medicine community are just a few of the Baltimore-area businesses and organizations that have joined the nationwide movement, Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, designed to make a difference by giving back and serving others.

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Former MLK aide celebrates civil rights icon

Dr. Clarence Jones met Martin Luther King Jr. when he was 29 and King was 31

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Special King Day Events at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture is preparing to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in what officials say is a special way.

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Warner Bros, DC Entertainment bringing world of comics to D.C.

Locally, fans will get an inside look during a “DC in D.C.” event scheduled during the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend when Warner Bros. Television Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will team up for a landmark pop culture event that officials said brings together the worlds of entertainment and public service to illuminate the story of America and current issues through the lens of comics and Super Heroes.

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Study to look at new approach to alcoholism, other trauma affecting blacks

More than six million African-Americans drink heavily, and many black Baltimore residents struggle with the problem and are unable to control their drinking, according to new research.

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Baltimore entrepreneur helping others reach new heights in business

Baltimore-born Nicole Webb provides a unique service to both men and women in business. She serves as a career coach helping her clients who are in the midst of changing careers or life changes.

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Generation Hope Provides A Future for Teen Moms and Dads

Fewer than two percent of teen mothers earn a degree by age 30. It’s a statistic that Maryland resident Nicole Lewis wants to help change.

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Report reveals racial barriers prevent children of color and immigrant children from reaching potential

Between 2013 to 2014, just 49 percent of Latino children age three to five in Maryland were enrolled in nursery school, pre-school and kindergarten while the percentage was 63 percent for African-Americans and 65 percent for white children, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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Attendees, participants talk strategy for New Year at Baltimore Times Event

A Baltimore Times-hosted and PNC Bank-sponsored networking event brought out a who’s who in the Charm City area to reflect on 2017 and to determine just how businesses and entrepreneurs can continue building their legacy in 2018 and beyond.

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Def Jam Records signs Baltimore Trio, Riplay

Marshaye Hebron, aka “Shay,” younger sister A’laiza Hebron, aka “Lay,” and Kiya Hawthorne, aka “Ki,” who are between the age of 15 and 17, have joined together to form the music group, “Riplay.”

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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