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Stacy M. Brown

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Caribbean Disaster Relief & Recovery Efforts Underway in Baltimore

Tropical Storm Maria quickly turned into a Hurricane on Wednesday, packing a power punch with winds of 115 mph that wiped out electricity to all of Puerto Rico.

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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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Six AA County women honored with Fannie Lou Hamer Award

Six Anne Arundel County women will be honored for their leadership in civil and human rights during the Fannie Lou Hamer Awards reception scheduled for Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Frances Scott Key Auditorium at St. John’s College in Annapolis. The 4 p.m. event marks the 100th anniversary of Hamer’s birthday.

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BGE promotes STEM Education at Mergenthaler High School

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) employees paid a visit to Mergenthaler High School on Hillen Road in the city to push careers in science, technology, engineering and math— or STEM.

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ZERO Prostate Challenge scheduled at Towson University’s Unitas Stadium

On Sunday, September 24, 2017, Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium will serve as the venue for Chesapeake Urology’s annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge event.

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Hundreds of Volunteers Turn out for Rebuilding Together Baltimore Events

They came, saw and hundreds of volunteers for a Rebuilding Together Baltimore and Lowe’s conquered the mission of helping to build a healthy neighborhood in the Govans community of Baltimore City.

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Lifelong Baltimorean Leads Rebuilding Together Baltimore

Since 1989, Rebuilding Together Baltimore (RTB), has mobilized more than 20,000 volunteers to repair hundreds of homes in the city and county, serving low-income seniors, families and individuals with disabilities who live in the area.

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Wells Fargo has a new region leader

Wells Fargo has a new area leader for the Maryland and D.C. area who has vowed to make building a team in the Greater Baltimore area a top priority.

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Catholic Charities Graduates Seven From Workforce Progam

Catholic Charities of Baltimore and its St. Edward’s Workforce Development Center (SEWDC) automotive training program graduated seven participants from a 12-week program this month, helping to secure a future for those who may have doubted they had a chance.

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Back-to-school immunizations are for parents too

National Immunization Awareness Month naturally coincides with the back-to-school season for Maryland children and throughout August, health officials are stressing the need for students to have their shots updated.

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Baltimore resident won’t let cancer change her life

Cancer has had a huge effect on the life of Brina Furman.

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Baltimore music maker inspired by his father and grandfather

While in his mother’s womb, Imani Wj Wright got a jump-start on life and a fledgling music career.

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Young artist paints her way to college

When Chavela Bell (also known as VelaRae) isn’t painting, she is active at her Bay Ridge Christian Church where she teaches Sunday School, singing and leading youth group programs.

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Dick Gregory Dies at 84

Legendary civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory died on Saturday. He was 84.

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New film about Ferguson unrest opens in Baltimore

A new film, which tackles the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown from two emerging directors opens Friday, August 18, 2017.

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Andrew Bertamini retires from Wells Fargo

If there were one sentence, a single statement, that underscores the quality, care and true love for his community and colleagues, it would only make sense that the words came from Andrew Bertamini himself.

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Viewing the solar eclipse requires safety measures

With good weather, the sun is visible anywhere which means Baltimore residents should get a decent glimpse of the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017.

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Girls on the Run Promotes Positive Youth Development

Students are heading back to school and in many cases, parents will be seeking after-school activities that promote positive youth development and increase physical activity.

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Baltimorean Wins Film Competition at NAACP Convention

A Baltimore resident is basking in the spotlight after winning the NAACP “ShortsTV” Champions for Justice Short Film Competition during the recently completed convention held in the city by the famed civil rights organization.

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Alodia Hair Care Focuses on Natural Products

A personal hair journey, which began several years ago for Dr. Isfahan Chambers-Harris led her to start the latest and one of the most innovative healthy hair solution systems for natural hair growth.

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Steps to manage and prevent chronic disease

Sixty percent of Maryland residents had a chronic disease in 2015, costing the state $21.6 million in healthcare spending, and more importantly, resulted in 18,500 deaths, according to the most recent health data available.

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Annapolis Clothiers Styling for Weddings, NBA Players

When the Philadelphia 76ers selected Maryland native Markelle Fultz as the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, there is little doubt that many noticed the custom-made gray pinstriped suit, he sported.

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Pfizer, NNPA partner to spread awareness about Sickle Cell Disease

You really don’t know a company, until you know the people who work there.

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Fashion enthusiast opens Maryland’s first Clothes Mentor

Suzanne Delica says she has always had a passion for fashion. As a young girl, she even crafted outfits for her Barbie dolls out of unique socks and ribbon.

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MTA believes new Baltimore LINK is definite improvement

After nearly two years of planning, the new Baltimore LINK service kicked off with major changes and a complete overhaul of the city’s bus system.

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Local Woman Establishes Diaper Drive

In 2014, while looking for a place to donate diapers that her children had out-grown, Jackie Weisman discovered the diaper gap, which stems from a federal program designed to help low income families.

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New wellness firm helps employees stay fit

For Jeremy Sherron, the creation of his Everest Wellness Corporation began with just a simple vision.

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Baltimore couple wins Abell Award for urban policy

George Zuo, a doctoral candidate in economics at the University of Maryland in College Park, and his wife, Dr. Stephanie Zuo, who graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine earlier this year, have been awarded the Abell Foundation’s 2017 Abell Award in Urban Policy.

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Walmart, Maryland Food Bank initiative raises over $211,000

Across the United States, one in eight Americans, including one in three children, struggle with hunger. In Maryland, more than 682,000 individuals are recognized as food insecure, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Anguillan Reggae Artist, Omari Banks to Perform at Artscape

Omari Banks has gone from playing cricket in Anguilla and around the world to playing Reggae on the main stage at Artscape in Baltimore.

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NAACP Annual Convention Convenes in Baltimore

As the new administration in the White House continues to cause many to be uneasy, there remains an obvious need for America’s oldest and largest national civil rights organization to move forward.

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Sheila E. headlines 36th annual Artscape in Baltimore

The 36th annual Artscape returns to Baltimore on Friday, July 21, 2017, and organizers are ambitiously optimistic that attendees will discover the best the festival has to offer during the three day event.

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Kaiser Permanente, Bon Secours partner to improve life in West Baltimore

Kaiser Permanente has committed to a long-term investment to promote health, wealth and equity for youth and adults in three of Baltimore City’s most vulnerable neighborhoods.

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Randallstown entrepreneur starts new endeavor for christian women

Baltimore area entrepreneur Ashley Grimes has started a new business inspiring Christian women to succeed. Grimes’ Christian Women of Color in Business, LLC is a networking organization for Christian women entrepreneurs. The group hosts networking mixers, luncheons, brunches and workshops.

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Martha Rivera Chavis, wife of NNPA President, dies

Martha Rivera Chavis, the devoted wife of civil rights leader and National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., has died.

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Baltimore woman receives small business award

Small business owners across the United States are making a difference every day, according to Vistaprint, the company that creates business cards, marketing materials, signage and other products in just minutes.

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AT&T presents jerseys, trip to O’s game for James Mosher Little League team

AT&T’s commitment to sponsoring the historic West Baltimore James Mosher Little League U-11 Team in the Ripken Baseball Blue Crab Tournament this summer kicked off with a night at Orioles Park and some pristine new uniform jerseys.

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Local attorney advocates helmets to prevent head injury

The third annual Bikes & Beers event celebrating the biking community in Baltimore went off without a hitch on Saturday, June 24, 2017, according to organizers.

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James Mosher Baseball field gets Hall of Fame makeover

William Neal is optimistic about the future of the James Mosher Baseball League and the fields they have called home for more than a half-century.

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