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Ursula V. Battle

Stories by Ursula V.

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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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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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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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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.