Stacy M. Brown

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21st Anniversary Gala To Raise Funds To Help Combat AIDS In West Baltimore

On Saturday, October 19, Rock’s LIGHT Health and Wellness Comprehensive Services, Inc., will celebrate its 21st anniversary with a “Be The LIGHT” gala at 7 p.m. at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore. The gala serves as LIGHT’s principal fundraising event.

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Coppin State, Open Works Making Big Impact With Makers In Community

Coppin State University is basking in the spotlight as the first historically black college and university to collaborate with a nonprofit maker space. The university and Open Works have joined together to operate a maker space inside a 34,000-square-foot space on Greenmount Avenue where entrepreneurs can make products and build companies.

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Baltimore Start Up Among Finalists In $100,000 Competition

Baltimore's Ellington West has become quite the innovator as CEO of Sonavi Labs. The startup is one of seven small businesses from across the country that will pitch to a panel of experts for the chance to win $100,000 to support the business's growth.

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After Eight Years In Prison, Marcus Bullock’s Invention Helps Inmates Connect With Their Families

Bullock had as tough a childhood as anyone. At 12, he survived a kidnapping but still turned to a life of crime. At 15, he committed a carjacking, which led to an eight-year prison sentence. Today, Bullock is the founder and CEO of Flikshop, a photo-sharing app for inmates around the country.

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Baltimore Artist’s Colorful Mural Transforms Poe Houses Basketball Court

A bright, freshly minted, attractive mural that promises to pump excitement into Poe Homes Apartment buildings in Baltimore has transformed the neighborhood basketball court. The project is the work of Baltimore artist Wendell “Supreme” Shannon, whose art career was inspired by the legendary Charm City artist, Larry Poncho Brown. Volunteers from Baltimore were joined by people from as far away as Atlanta, Charlotte, and New York and set to work. The result is a geometric abstract painting that includes several vibrant colors, which Shannon says is intended to promote positivity, energy and optimism

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AKA Raises $1 Million For HBCUs In One Day Plus Announces Collaboration with Black Press of America

For the second year in a row, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-educated women, raised $1 million in just 24 hours during this month’s HBCU Impact Day. The AKA Sorority, Inc. also has agreed to collaborate in the planning for the upcoming 80th-anniversary celebration of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) in 2020.

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Report Says Most U.S. Adults With Mental Health Issues Don’t Receive Care

More than 90 percent of people who died by suicide showed symptoms of mental health conditions, according to a new QuoteWizard report, released in September, which is Suicide Prevention Month. The report notes that 59 percent of U.S. adults with a mental health condition did not receive care over the past year. The report also found that Maryland ranks 38th for the prevalence of mental illness and has the 14th-highest access to mental health care in the country, ranking it with a composite score of 2nd-best overall for its lower mental illness rate and higher access to care.

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Mindfulness And Yoga Over Suspensions And Detention At Baltimore City Schools

A June 2019 University of Kentucky doctoral graduate's comprehensive research on the subject found that African American students receive discipline the most by detention, suspensions, and expulsions. In what has proved successful, two Baltimore schools have implemented a unique program, thanks in part, to the Holistic Life Foundation, a local social services nonprofit.

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PNC Bank Prepares For Informative ‘Mind Your Business’ Workshop

Chris Rockey has worked for PNC for two decades and leads the PNC Community Development Banking team, which works to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and businesses in low and moderate-income neighborhoods.

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State Expands Cyber Reskilling Program

The SANS Institute announced the expansion of funding for its Cyber Workforce Academy – Maryland, a program designed to develop a cybersecurity talent pipeline across the state.

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