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HBCU Alum Beverly Winstead, Esq. becomes first Black woman and person of color in history to chair the Maryland State Bar   Association’s Tax Division

Beverly L. Winstead, Esq. made history when she was appointed as Chair of the Tax Division for the Maryland State Bar Association -- the first Black woman and person of color to hold the position since the organization was founded in 1896. She'll serve her first term through fall 2019. ...

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Senate passes HBCU PARTNERS Act

The U.S. Senate has recently passed the historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of results for Students (HBCU PARTNERS) Act. ...

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NAACP Restructures to Advance Advocacy Strategy

NAACP Restructures to Advance Advocacy Strategy ...

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Congressman Elijah Cummings endorses Maryland End-of-Life Option Act

Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings (7th Dist./Baltimore), the first African American to be named Speaker Pro Tem in the Maryland House of Delegates, today endorsed the Maryland medical aid-in-dying legislation during a bill before the Joint Committee on Health and Government Operations and House of Delegates Judiciary Committee.  ...

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Baseball Trailblazer, Civil Rights Icon Frank Robinson Dead at 83

     “Very sad day here in Baltimore with the passing of Frank Robinson, the greatest Oriole of all time in my estimation and a true baseball legend who dedicated his life to the game,” said Jason La Canfora, who hosts a podcast in Charm City. ...

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Spike Lee Says He Has Had it with Gucci and Prada’s Racism

      Legendary film director Spike Lee said he’s done with Prada and Gucci after both companies trotted out racist clothing and hand-bags. ...

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Meet the 32-Year Old Who Just Became the Youngest Black Woman Elected to Congress

Lauren Underwood, a 32-year-old African American registered nurse, has made history as the youngest Black woman to be elected to Congress. In her new role in Congress, she hopes to use her skills and experiences to fight for people who don’t have access to affordable health care. ...

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Black History Month: Two Centuries of Black History and the Black Press

“The Black Press is an aspect of the fabric of the Black existence in America that is not getting enough attention or support from the community,” Kisha A. Brown, the founder and CEO of Justis Connection, told NNPA Newswire. ...

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Lest We Forget: Hatilloo Theatre commemorating with monthly interactive events

     “Artists in the ’70s and ’80s like Curtis Mayfield wrote about and sang about the centuries we have spent in this country – our advances and setbacks, our triumphs and defeats, times of rejoicing and our times of struggle,” said Ekundayo Bandele, founder of the Hattiloo Technical Theatre Center. ...

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Why the New York City Council Proposal to Ban Menthol Cigarettes is wrong

     Seventy-eight percent of the cigarettes consumed in the Black community are menthol-flavored. As the selling of menthol products become prohibited within Black communities, do we honestly believe that people will stop smoking them? It doesn’t take the brilliance of Albert Einstein to recognize the financial opportunity of smuggling in a new supply of menthol products from another state or country. The ...

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