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Stacy M. Brown

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Grants Aimed At Helping Treat Older HIV Patients

After listening to healthcare providers, advocates and aging individuals living with HIV, officials at Gilead Sciences, a California-based biotechnology company that focuses on antiviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV and other viruses, said they realized more resources were needed to address their needs.

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UMBC Among Honorees Recognized For Financial Literacy Education

The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) received the Outstanding Organization Award from the nonprofit CASH Campaign of Maryland, Maryland Council on Economic Education and the Maryland State Department of Education during the sixth annual Financial Education and Capability Awards ceremony.

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AWARE for All – Baltimore

Free event to help educate public about importance of research studies

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, The Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), along with the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research will host AWARE for All – Baltimore, a free event that aims to educate the public about the importance of their participation in research studies.

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Deacon Jones Foundation Awards Education Grant To Baltimore City Young Emerging Artists

The Deacon Jones Foundation and Maryland Art Place announced that a “Young Emerging Artists Education Grant” has been awarded to Baltimore in support of local programming to engage and enrich the lives of students.

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Maryland Fellowship Of Christian Athletes Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Park Heights Saints Community Center And Resiliency Hub

In 2016, Garrick Williams, Sr. dreamed of a place where hundreds of athletes and coaches could gather, delve into the Bible and worship and fellowship together. On March 20, 2019, the dream became a reality as a $250,000 transformation of a West Baltimore home into the Park Heights Saints Community Center was completed and celebrated at a Grand Opening.

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Victorine Quille Adams: First Black Woman Elected To Baltimore City Council

Baltimore native Victorine Quille Adams became the first black woman elected to the city council and proved herself as a civic leader and pioneer in African American politics.

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Donna Brazile Trying “A New Lane” By Joining Fox News

Donna Brazile says there is no way she is selling out and her core values will always remain intact despite her controversial decision to sign with Fox News.

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City’s African-American Clergy Help Establish Nation’s First African-American Neuroscience Research Initiative

The nation’s first African-American Neuroscience Research Initiative, aimed at ensuring that genomic research and neuroscience studies are representative of individuals across all populations including African ancestry, was launched on Monday, March 18, 2019.

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COMMENTARY: The Black Women Jailed For ‘Stealing’ An Education

The Inequity of the Elite College Admissions Scam

“… she wanted a better life for her son, so she enrolled him in the Norwalk public schools despite having no real ties to the city. ‘When the city found out that it was spending its money educating her boy, it demanded that Ms. McDowell be charged with a crime,’ Pattis said. ‘Norwalk prosecutors, known statewide for an unreasoning mean-streak, obliged. She was charged with first-degree larceny,’ said Norm Pattis, a trial lawyer who is fighting for freedom “one client at a time.”

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Concerted Care Foundation Gives Addicts Sense Of Purpose

Ronald Shelley began volunteering which eventually led him to create the Concerted Care Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit whose central theme is “volunteerism is a career path.”

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Thirst Project ‘Warriors’ Encourage Student Participation In Environmental Advocacy

As part of their approximate 3,000-mile drive from Los Angeles, Hellen Elizondo and Anne Pfaff stopped by the Harford County school on February 22, 2019, as part of a “Road Warriors” program by the nonprofit Thirst Project, the world’s largest youth-led water activism organization.

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Dr. Michael Lomax And The UNCF Continue To Champion HBCUs

UNCF awards more than $100 million in scholarships annually and administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs.

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Youth Advocate Program Helps Teens With Education And Employment

The graduates were ten youth who just one year ago faced the prospect of jail. Instead, they’re at home, in their communities going to school and work.

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Antiguan Women Make History In Row Across Atlantic

The four Antiguan women who made a triumphant rowing trip across the Atlantic Ocean made a stop at a school near Baltimore to encourage young ones that they too can achieve dreams that sometimes appear unreachable.

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After Baltimore Boxer Wins Debut, Eyes World Title

Renowned Baltimore boxing guru Mack Allison appears to have another champion on his hands.

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Congresswoman Norton Fighting For D.C., Black Press In New Congress

“I’m [was] born and raised in this segregated city without any Home Rule rights and no equal rights when the city was segregated,” Norton said. “I’m a third generation Washingtonian and I’m the great, great granddaughter of a runaway slave, so motivation is built into my DNA.”

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Dr. Sheila Brooks, Author And Emmy Award Winner, Nominated For NAACP Image Award

Dr. Sheila Brooks, the founder, president and CEO of SRB Communications, a full service Washington, D.C.-based advertising and marketing agency, has earned an Image Award nomination in Outstanding Literary Work as one of the authors, (along with Clint C. Wilson) of the new book, “Lucile H. Bluford and the Kansas City Call: Activist Voice for Social Justice.”

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The Battle For Mayor In One Of America’s Proudest Black Cities Is Underway

Ernest D. Davis firmly believes that his successor, the city’s current mayor, Richard Thomas, is in it for himself and has done much more harm to Mount Vernon than perhaps anyone whose held that office.

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Lillie May Carroll Jackson Middle School gets brand new home

Monica Mitchell remembers well the privilege she enjoyed while attending an all-girls private school as a child growing up in Baltimore. Today, Mitchell says she is proud to announce the purchase of a new building to house the charter school, which should help continue its mission of creating an experiential learning community for Baltimore City girls.

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Baltimore Comedian Wins NBC Stand-Up Competition

If you don’t know comedian Mike E. Winfield, he at least wants to make sure that you correctly say his name. “Mike … pause … E… pause… Winfield,” said the excitable Baltimore native, the winner of the 15th annual StandUp NBC comedy competition. Winfield beat out 1,600 applicants during the peacock network’s annual search for comedians of a diverse background.

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Smithsonian Channel Airs Special Presentation Of ‘The Green Book’

On Monday, February 25, 2019, the Smithsonian Channel is scheduled to air a special presentation of “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom,” a first-hand account of historians, business owners and others who experienced the phenomenon of “traveling while black” in pre-Civil Rights America.

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Orioles Legend Robinson Dead at 83

Frank Robinson, a trailblazing figure who was Major League Baseball’s first African-American manager and one of its greatest players during a career that spanned 21 seasons, died Thursday after a prolonged illness, according to pro baseball’s premiere website, MLB.com. Robinson was 83.

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Baltimore Chef Cooking Up Success

It’s easy to think that personal chefs cater only to the rich, famous or those who might be on the fringes of wealth and celebrity. However, many top-notched cooks, like Baltimore’s Dorien Murphy, regularly answer the call to pack up his pots and pans, spices and all the groceries needed to make delicious meals for every-day folks.

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Baltimore Nonprofit Announces $1K ‘Black Futures’ Micro-Grant

With a motto of “Building Black Futures Together,” CLLCTIVLY.org, a community-based organization in Baltimore, is spearheading an effort to show the tremendous effect black lives are having throughout the city.

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Baltimore Resident Maps ‘Small’ But Unique Plan To House Homeless

Smalltimore Homes was more of a manifestation for founder LaQuida Chancey.

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Students Present Famed Opera ‘Carmen’ At Special MLK Day Event

A special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day presentation of the George Bizet opera, “Voices of Carmen” that will include a discussion examining escalating conflicts and violence among young people is planned for Charm City. The more recent escalation in school violence and relational aggression among teens led writer, director and choreographer CJay Philip to believe the time was right to bring “Carmen” to the stage and into communities as a vehicle for dialogue around sensitive topics.

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Negro Leagues Centennial Team Gets Own Bobbleheads

Before Jackie Robinson broke the color lines in Major League Baseball, African Americans honed their immense talents in the Negro Leagues. Keeping the legacy of the Negro Leagues and its players alive is vital, according to Phil Sklar, the co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Dramatic Opioid Crisis Film Hits Baltimore

A new feature series, “Jacqueline and Jilly,” currently airing on the Urban Movie channel, will be screened at AMC Owings Mills 17 Theatre on Friday, January 11, 2019, is the story about one family.

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First HBCU-Focused Opportunity Zone Fund Launches

Opportunity Zones have become an attractive economic development tool to tages. In response, the HBCU Community Development Action Coalition (CDAC) has launched the first HBCU-focused Opportunity Fund to ignite reinvestment in and around Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

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Morgan State Partners In New National High School Engineering Education Pilot Program

Morgan State University (MSU) will participate as one of the lead institutions in a groundbreaking pilot program in engineering education, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), according to school officials in a news release.

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Baltimore Corps Celebrates Five Years

Earlier this year, Baltimore Corps commemorated its 5th anniversary with community sessions that included a “Community Fun Night at Shake & Bake Family Fun Center and a Masquerade Gala at the Legg Mason Tower.

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National Trust Raises Over $10 Million To Preserve Historic Black Sites

The National Trust through its Action Fund has supported four new National Treasure designations, including the childhood home of singer Nina Simone; and Memphis-based Clayborn Temple, famed for its role in the Sanitation Workers' Strike of 1968.

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Maya Jai Pinson Is A Teen Voice For The Ages

Maya Jai Pinson has some seriously sound advice for young people: “Be committed in what you’re doing, follow your dreams and never give up. Be consistent in everything, be passionate, be open-minded, open-armed and just have fun.”

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The Most Wonderful ‘Stressful’ Time Of The Year

Like gift giving, feasts and Christmas trees, stress also counts as a holiday tradition. High expectations, loneliness and stress can lead to the “Holiday Blues.”

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Fight To Save Monarch Academy Baltimore Heats Up

Despite receiving more “stars” than several others in the most recent Baltimore City Public Schools ratings, Monarch Academy remains targeted for closing pending a possible January hearing.

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MDTA Officer Makes History

Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Chief Colonel Woodrow W. Jones formally announced the promotions of 27 officers to the rank of corporal through lieutenant colonel.

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DLA Piper Lawyer Named Chairman Of New Equal Justice Associates Group

Darryl Tarver, an associate in the Baltimore office of the global law firm DLA Piper, has been appointed chairman of Maryland Legal Aid’s new Equal Justice Associates (EJA) group.

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Hunger, Food Insecurities Rise During Holidays

With the holiday season in full swing with festivities that include parties, celebrations, and lots of well-wishing, there still remains another tradition that is always quite sobering— the awareness that hunger is widespread.

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Author’s New Book Tells Tale Of Young Girl Who Lives Life Grounded In Her Jamaican Roots

Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica is an island rich in history, culture and family, and the buoyancy of the music that plays in various locations and homes throughout that island nation brings life and stirs the soul, according to Ayesha V. Dwyer, a passionate storyteller who shares an adventurous tale of a young girl who lives life grounded in her Jamaican roots in her new children’s book, “Sista Me – Every Mikkel Make a Mukkel.”

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NAACP’s Tiffany Dena Loftin Honored At Black Girls Vote Ball

National Director of the NAACP Youth and College Division, Tiffany Dena Loftin was awarded the Rising Star Award on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the 2nd Annual Black Girls Vote Ball.

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Former Baltimore Times Writer Reflects On What Maya Angelou Taught Her

Former Baltimore Times journalist, Kimbely Brown has written a new book about her own journey. Her book, “Reflections – What Ms. Angelou Taught Me,” is an ode to the late poet Maya Angelou.

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Neighborhood Business Competition Puts Decision Making In Hands Of Community

The Greater Remington Improvement Association (GRIA), in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and Seawall has announced the launch of the Remington Storefront Challenge (RSC)— a Shark Tank-style search for local entrepreneurs— to start temporary retail concepts in two storefronts in what organizers say is one of Baltimore’s hottest neighborhoods.

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Baltimore Times Hosts Holiday Extravaganza To Support Small Biz, Community

The Baltimore Times and the Baltimore Times Foundation are hosting an inaugural Holiday Marketplace at the Coppin State University’s Talon Center on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

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Campaign Supports Baltimore-Based Ulman Cancer Fund For Young Adults

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, which provides support services to young people with cancer and their families, is nearing completion of a house in Baltimore where patients can stay while receiving life-saving cancer treatments.

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Maryland Media Coach Overcomes Tragedy To Dream Big

Media strategist and marketing coach, Jackie Kotei, who is often booked to speak at corporate and other engagements, has a goal of helping to change the narrative in the media so that more transformational stories like hers are featured.

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Monarch Academy Baltimore launches Community Revitalization Initiative

Monarch Academy Baltimore and The Children’s Guild have launched a Community Revitalization Initiative in partnership with the Coldstream Homestead Montebello Community Corp.

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Baltimore Teacher Sets Sail on Pacific Northwest Research Cruise

Garritt set sail to assist scientists on a 12-day Pacific Hake Survey in the Pacific Northwest where he participated as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Teacher at Sea program that bridges science and education through real-world research experiences.

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A High School Diploma With No High School

A single mother and east Ugandan refugee who wanted to beat the oldest of her six children to a high school diploma; a high school dropout who became a GED dropout because of math; a former AP Honors student who got sidetracked; and a 19-year-old who left high school to support her family.

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Organization Showcases Merchandise ‘Made in Baltimore’

When the “Made in Baltimore” sign was unveiled earlier this month at a pop-up shop on North Avenue, it marked the sixth time that the city-backed operators showed off goods made by local artisans and entrepreneurs.

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Baltimore’s Flo Woolston, 101, Tells her Story

Reunion and Showbiz History Lesson:

On July 11, 2018, Woolston, the oldest person living of the legendary former Minsky’s Burlesque showgirls, took a trip to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., where, after 80 years, she reunited with actor Alan Alda.

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