- Steve Washinton, 60, is a volunteer at the Baltimore Animal and Care Shelter (BARCS) in Cherry Hill. For the past eight years, the Nottingham resident has taken on several roles such as greeting visitors at the entrance, spearheading adoption classes, fundraising events and nurturing cats and dogs at the shelter.
- During Black History Month, a local running group is mixing history with their workouts. Members of the RIOT (Running is our therapy) Squad are running to places significant to Baltimore's Black history, as they work out stress from the pandemic.
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- They couldn’t silence Billie Holiday’s voice, a voice that took her from an Upper Fells Point alley to New York City concert halls and into the annals of history as a performer and civil rights icon.
- Wordsmith, a Baltimore-based songwriter and performer, wrote an essay for Black History Month telling Black people to raise youth to tell the truth and be a voice for reconciliation.
- It is our intention to follow the sage advice of Malcolm X, who once observed that if a man knocks you down unprovoked, you only have two choices. You can wait until the man who knocks you down to help you up or you can decide to get up on your own.
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- The path that would eventually take Brown to Broadway and acclaim, began at the old Frederick Douglass High School on Dolphin Street, where she was a student of the legendary music teacher W. Llewellyn Wilson, who also had instructed Cab Calloway.
- As the country grapples with mental health issues from the pandemic, Dr. David Satcher spoke about the Black community and mental health as part of the University of Maryland School of Social Work’s Promise Heights Initiative, "From the Heights."
- After the racial reckoning of 2020, Oyin Adedoyin, a senior at Morgan State University, says she is working to share stories about reducing health disparities in the region.