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Ursula V. Battle

Stories by Ursula V.

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Xpressions Mentoring and Consulting targets young females

Retired cosmetologist launches mentoring program

Stacey R. Stanley raised her daughters as a single mother with the support of family and excellent role models as being key ingredients to her academic and entrepreneurial success.

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New Beginnings: Genesis 4U promotes female entrepreneurship

Referencing Genesis, entrepreneur Erica Massenburg credits the first book in The Bible for being the impetus for staring her company, Genesis 4 U.

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The Look that Gave Birth to A Mother’s Cry

Millie Brown is the Founder of A Mother’s Cry, which supports mothers who have lost their children to violence.

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Ringling Bros Returns to Baltimore One Last Time!

Feld Entertainment, Inc. parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® producer of live family entertainment, announced in January that the iconic circus would hold its final performances at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., on May 7, and at the Nassau Veterans Memorial.

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Baltimore comedienne survives heart attack, urges women to be aware of wellbeing

Well-known comedienne Pamela Hill, whose performance name is “Miss Maybelle,” has survived a heart attack and two stroke.

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Filmmaker debuts new movie in Baltimore

Roosevelt Jackson wrote and produced the film “Residue,” which looks at the aftermath of police brutality on families in the Baltimore, District of Columbia, Virginia and surrounding areas. Residue made its Baltimore premiere at the Charles Theater on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

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Light City Returns to the Inner Harbor March 31-April 8

Presented by The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), the electrifying festival returns for its second consecutive year, and runs Friday, March 31, 2017 through Saturday, April 8, 2017.

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Baltimore’s own LABBODIES will Shine at Light City

LABBODIES’ Light City installation examines devastating moments in history and their relationship to contemporary acts of violence in the United States.

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The Sarah M. Roach Tutoring Program:Private school students assist public school students through unique initiative

Sarah M. Roach Elementary is a Baltimore City Public School located at 3434 Old Frederick Road, while Mount Saint Joseph is a Catholic college preparatory school for young men from 9th to 12th grade.

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Howard Park Senior Center Choir Hold Black History Program

Contributions of African-Americans highlighted at event

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National Heart Month might be over… but the beat goes on for making healthy lifestyle choices

February was National Heart Month, a month-long observance, which seeks to raise awareness about heart health.

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The Cordish Companies, MWMCA hold 4th Annual Black History Heroes Awards

The 4th Annual Black History Heroes Awards Honorees. The group was honored on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Live! Casino & Hotel located at 7002 Arundel Mills Circle in Hanover, MD for their contributions to the community.

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‘The Obama Years: The Power of Words’ screened at Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Comcast, Smithsonian Channel and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture partnered to present a private screening of “The Obama Years: The Power of Words” on February 9, 2017.

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Pastor Ruth Travis to retire from Ebenezer A.M.E.

Retirement celebration will be held on Friday, March 3, 2017

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Poly Student Selected as Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar

Amy Zhang, a senior at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute was selected as a national scholar in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search.

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Valentine’s Comedy to be performed at the Randallstown Community Ctr. Feb. 11 New Life Fellowship to present ‘For Better or Worse’

The production is being presented by the Drama Ministry of New Life Fellowship Worship Center, and will be performed Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 (2 p.m. & 6 p.m.)

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‘The Littles’ and ‘The Bigs’ Mentoring program presented by Comcast/Big Brothers Big Sisters

Ronald, one of the program’s “Littles”, Brad Palazzo, Director of External Affairs for Comcast’s Beltway Region and a “Big” with the program, and Kiandre, another one of the “Littles,” during a recent session at the Comcast White Marsh office.

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Baltimore County Native Leads UMMS’ Population Health Efforts

Stacy Garrett-Ray set her sights on becoming a doctor in the first grade. Growing up, her parents always told her that she could do and be anything.

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An Interview with Suzzanne Douglas

Actress recently performed in Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Center Stage in Baltimore

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Ravens’ Benjamin Watson ‘plays’ Secret Santa

Twenty-five families from Building Families for Children, arrived at Walmart in Randallstown Monday, December 19, 2016, not sure what to expect.

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Urban Alliance Baltimore receives $200K grant from Bank of America

Shaquille Brooks, 21, a graduate of Digital Harbor High School in Baltimore proudly talks about his internship with the investment management firm Legg Mason.

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Matthew Henson students ‘star’ in their own Christmas Story

Thomas Burk, a teacher at Matthew Henson Elementary School gave his second-grade students an assignment.

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Busy Week for Mayor Catherine Pugh

Community Leaders Optimistic About Leadership

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Singing Sensations Youth Choir present “One Sound, One Season, One Savior” Concert

The Singing Sensations Youth Choir will perform on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at FCF World Outreach located at 9306 Winands Road in Owings Mills, Maryland.

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Specialty cupcakes are “sweet success” for local company

Tyreece Johnson recalled the delicious smells that would fill the air on Saturday mornings.

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Native Baltimoreans Own Tote Bag Company in Fells Point

Aaron Jones and Jason Bass are guilty of “treason.” They have defied the status quo by “going against the grain.”

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East Coast Gospel Music Summit is ‘off the charts’

Some of gospel music’s biggest recording artists including Vashawn Mitchell, Troy Sneed, Gary Hines of Sounds of Blackness, Joe Pace, and Ted Winn were in town for the East Coast Gospel Music & Arts Summit.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Early Detection Can Be a Life Saver

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Recently, Amy McCoy reflected back on this time in her life two years ago.

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Organizations partner with Price Rite to feed 800 Woodlawn families

Price Rite, Feed the Children and The Salvation Army gave a whole new definition to “Food Drive” on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

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Storm Entertainment releases comic book in memory of Prince

Publication released on Music Icon’s Birthday

Storm Entertainment is keeping the memory of late music icon Prince alive in a special edition comic book entitled “Tribute: Prince.” B

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Broadneck High School graduate creates book to encourage others

Elizabethe Caswell Overton was selected as “Most Likely to Brighten Your Day” by her fellow Class of 2015 Broadneck High School classmates.

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Meet NAREB President Donnell Spivey: Looking to increase black home ownership

June is National Home Ownership Month. The goal of the month-long initiative is to develop programs and incentives to help every American citizen realize the dream of homeownership.

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Disney’s Doc McStuffins, Neverland Pirates come to Baltimore

Chicago, Illinois, native Denise Coleman portrays “Doc McStuffins”

Doc McStuffins, from the popular Disney Junior show, is an adorable six-year-old who wants to be a doctor when she grows up, and fixes all of the toys and stuffed animals.

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Marlene King’s Breast Cancer Story, Part II

Marlene King does not consider herself a breast cancer survivor, but a breast cancer warrior. Since her breast cancer diagnosis in 2008 at age 48, she has had a lumpectomy, a double-mastectomy, and has undergone breast reconstructive surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. In July 2012, she found out that she had Stage 4 metastatic cancer.

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Meet Marlene King: Breast cancer warrior

Marlene King, 55, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 at the age of 48. Since that time, King has had a lumpectomy, a double-mastectomy, and has undergone breast reconstructive surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.

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St. Agnes Breast Cancer Center offers multi-pronged approach

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is most common in women age 40 and over, but in the African American community, women are more likely to die from breast cancer at all ages. At St. Agnes Hospital, African American women accounted for 32 percent of their breast cancer patients in 2013.

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New Town honor student encourages grace and poise among peers

Delanee-Alexis Coley to hold conference in February

Delanee-Alexis Coley, a student at New Town High School, is already an accomplished young woman. She’s hosting a three-part series for young women in February focusing on having poise and grace, serves as president of a college and career readiness organization, has had an internship at the Washington Post, and is writing her second book. All that and she’s only 16 years old.

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Comcast kicks off fourth year of Internet Essentials

55 students awarded free computers

Comcast continues to make significant strides in closing the digital divide. On September 22, 2014, Comcast hosted a special event at Digital Harbor Foundation (DHF) in Baltimore to announce the extension of its Internet Essentials promotion and awarded 55 computers and six months of complimentary service to students attending the event from Digital Harbor High School and Liberty Elementary School.

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Chef “G” Garvin partners with Allstate to highlight community heroes

More stories are being sought for “Give It Up for Good” Campaign

Chef Gerry "G" Garvin grew up in a large, single-parent family. The celebrity chef, restaurateur and TV personality recalls how people would help his mother during tough times.

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Freed from the bondage of drug addiction

Penny Wooten was afraid she was going to die. The Baltimore native had a $1500 per week drug habit. “And that was a bad week,” added Wooten.

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Howard Park welcomes new ShopRite

Food desert ends after more than a decade

A major food desert has officially been closed and longtime residents of Howard Park like Rhona Lewis couldn’t be happier.

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An Afternoon Tea at The Greens

Dainty seniors gather to share fellowship and encouragement

Adorned in white gloves, and beautiful hats, well-dressed, dainty ladies chatted with one another while enjoying a spot of tea at high noon.

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Civic Works’ Real Food Farm helping to “grow” Baltimore

An innovative urban agricultural program is helping to “grow” Baltimore. Real Food Farm is improving neighborhood access to healthy food, developing Baltimore’s agriculture sector, providing hands-on education to city students, and protecting the environment.