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Stacy M. Brown

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Educators get lesson in cursive writing

While cursive has been left out of the national Common Core Standards, Maryland legislators have mandated the skill be taught.

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Mulberry Madness Festival promotes goodness of mulberries

The Baltimore Orchard Project is hosting its third annual Mulberry Madness Festival this month by hosting mulberry harvests around the city to promote the goodness of mulberries, and the awareness of something organizers deem even more important: the need to re-imagine a 21st century food system that must gear up to feed 9 billion people world-wide.

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Ben Jealous’ parents renew vows on Supreme Court anniversary

For Fred and Ann Jealous, there is a strong belief that love has the ability to move mountains. And, in their case, love also has helped them overcome terrible odds and obstacles, none the least was the unpopular for its time, interracial marriage.

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Maryland State Youth of the Year to Compete in New York

Anne Arundel County resident, Sydney Williams was named Maryland State Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Club of America.

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Miss Black Maryland Graduates Dental School

Ashlee Thomas, the reigning Miss Black Maryland USA, is now Dr. Ashlee Thomas.

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Non-profit fighting childhood obesity with local youth triathlon and duathlon

Baltimore-based International Association of Black Triathletes (IABT) will host a youth triathlon on Saturday, June 25, 2015 at Druid Hill Park.

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Baltimore Design School student wins big Artscape prize

Brian High just couldn’t believe it when he was told that he was the winner of the fourth annual Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize, known as “The Fred.”

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Annapolis hip-hop artist hits big with contest win, new video

Freestyle rap battles represent a creative process for popular Annapolis hip-hop artist Tre Da Kid, whose approach of taking the contest to his opponent helped him to capture the Verizon #freestyle50 challenge, a national competition that allows rising lyricists to put their bars to the test and compete for the chance to open on tour for various big name artists.

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Coalition Seeks to Change Substance Abuse Behaviors in West Baltimore

Morgan State University (MSU) associate professor Dr. Lorece Edwards says binge drinking has been among the most severe problems among the young in the community and wants to eliminate substance and alcohol abuse among youth in West Baltimore.

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Celebration planned for 90th anniversary of historic Coleridge-Taylor School

Dr. Jannette L. Dates, Dean Emerita of the Howard University School of Communications and Coppin State University graduate, recalled the “good old days” when she attended the Historic Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary, School #122, in Baltimore in the 1940s.

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Author and global traveler brings kindness message to Baltimore

Leon Logothetis brought his message of kindness to Baltimore’s Arbutus Middle School earlier this month, and the global adventurer and philanthropist says the students there embraced his belief that doing something good for others goes a long way in creating a peaceful world.

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Vitamin D checks are vital for African-Americans

African-Americans are at a higher risk for vitamin D deficiency than anyone else in the U.S. population, according to some medical experts.

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Essex High School student raises awareness about lupus

Like the estimated 1.5 million Americans who have lupus or some form of the illness, Essex High School student Kayura Gwynn admitted confusion and sadness when doctors first diagnosed her a little more than three years ago.

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National nonprofit builds first outdoor classroom in Baltimore

School gardens have proven to be more than just a trend, and the blossoming health and education benefits that go along with them have many looking to create additional space.

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Auto dealers compete to save the bay, help students

Anyone buying a new vehicle in the next few months just might help the Chesapeake Bay, students and teachers in K-12 education, and conservation and restoration programs in Maryland.

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Music from Baltimore’s Shire featured in Fox’s hit TV Show

Baltimore native Talia “Shire” Burgess is among the talented team of songwriters for Fox Network’s “Shots Fired.”

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Aspiring museum curator selected for special KIPP program

The KIPP Alumni Leadership Accelerator counts as a nine-month, early-career fellowship for college graduates who completed middle or high school at a KIPP school.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Allstate Honors “Geek” from Glen Burnie

Allstate Honors “Geek” from Glen Burnie

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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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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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