Yasmine Young Gets to ‘the Root’ of Her Success UMBC Grad Owner of Diaspora Salon in Charles Village
“In more recent centuries, our identities and distinctiveness in appearance have been suppressed and shunned by the mainstream. For us at Diaspora Salon, we celebrate our ancestry by outwardly adorning our curly and coily natural hair. It is our crown.” — Yasmine Young
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Baltimore Sixth District Councilwoman Sharon Middleton: A Woman Who Makes The Most of Her Opportunities
Opportunities seem to always come Sharon Middleton’s way and the Baltimore Sixth District Councilwoman has always managed to make the most of them.
“In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be...This is the inter-related structure of reality.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"She’s spry, has a sense of humor that will tickle any funny bone, encourages others, and has an amazing memory. Not bad, considering Harding recently celebrated her 110th birthday in November."
On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, members shopped with two-time Super Featherweight and Golden Gloves Champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Tammy Rivera Malphurs of VH-1’s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.
Nearly 50 years later, Williams still works in the library of her Alma Mater. She serves as Assistant Director and Head of Circulation of the Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) Library. She will retire from BCCC on January 1, 2020.
“The role of the university is not to produce just practitioners,” said Dr. Marshall. “The role of education is to get students to think about their role in the world, and do something on their own personal convictions. It empowers them to move democracy forward.”
A LOT to be Thankful For
Founded by Leonard, LTC provides residential therapeutic treatment for women recovering from addictions. Women living in the homes work on a self-improvement plan while living as a family unit to support their own and each other’s recovery process. The homes have been credited with helping dozens of women overcome drug addiction.
The Positive People Awards, presented by The Baltimore Times and Times Community Services, Inc. was held at Horseshoe Casino on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Photos by Gar Roberts.