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Meet Ramsey Harris, PNC’s lead on community development banking and corporate responsibility 

Meet Ramsey Harris, PNC’s lead on community development banking and corporate responsibility 

Ramsey L. Harris, PNC’s senior vice president and Greater Maryland market manager for Community Development Banking and the Corporate Responsibility Group, is a third-generation Pentecostal pastor who is passionate about serving communities and helping people become financially empowered.
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Black males debunk America’s stereotypes, embrace higher education as a means to achieving their dreams

Black males debunk America’s stereotypes, embrace higher education as a means to achieving their dreams

Black male achievement has been a longstanding issue, with statistics showing low graduation rates and high unemployment rates, but individuals like Duane Sedgwick, Alan Bradford Wilson and Jared McNeir have defied the stereotypes and achieved success through education and hard work.
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Maryland Chamber of Commerce honors Key Bridge heroes

Maryland Chamber of Commerce honors Key Bridge heroes

The Baltimore County Fire Department responded to a call about a cruise ship striking the Francis Scott Key Bridge, but later discovered it was a cargo ship, the Dali, that had crashed into the bridge, resulting in the death of six construction workers.
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Last student who helped integrate the University of North Carolina’s undergraduate body has died

Last student who helped integrate the University of North Carolina’s undergraduate body has died

Ralph Kennedy Frasier, the final surviving member of the trio of African American youths who desegregated the undergraduate student body at North Carolina’s flagship public university in the 1950s, has died at age 85.
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Biden-Harris administration propels HBCUs with record $16B investment

Biden-Harris administration propels HBCUs with record $16B investment

The Biden-Harris administration has committed over $16 billion in federal funding and investments to historically Black colleges and universities, including $11.4 billion in grants, contracting awards, and debt relief, to support their role in advancing intergenerational economic mobility.
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AFRO inside look: Addressing depression in the K-12 setting 

AFRO inside look: Addressing depression in the K-12 setting 

Baltimore County Public Schools and Baltimore City Public School System have partnered with Talkspace to provide virtual licensed counseling to students suffering from depression or other mental disorders, as part of their commitment to supporting student mental health and wellness.
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Shocking new surveillance footage appears to show Diddy assaulting former girlfriend Cassie

Shocking new surveillance footage appears to show Diddy assaulting former girlfriend Cassie

Sean “Diddy” Combs has been accused of assaulting his then-girlfriend Cassie Ventura in a disturbing video, which has been released and has sparked a federal lawsuit and an ongoing investigation into human trafficking.
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Biden administration unveils new initiatives to combat school segregation on Brown v. Board anniversary

Biden administration unveils new initiatives to combat school segregation on Brown v. Board anniversary

President Biden announced new funding and resources to enhance school diversity and tackle racial segregation, including a $20 million investment in magnet schools and the creation of a Technical Assistance Center on Fiscal Equity, in an effort to fulfill the promise of equitable education for all.
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Street Medicine Team Provides Healthcare to San Bernardino’s Unhoused Populations

Street Medicine Team Provides Healthcare to San Bernardino’s Unhoused Populations

Kristen Malaby, a Fontana native, was injured in a warehouse in 2017 and found empowerment in organizing nature trash cleanups across the region, and later became a Peer Navigator for Healthcare in Action, forming the first street medicine team in San Bernardino County.
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Community Members Rally to Reinstate DEI Director at Perris Union High School District

Community Members Rally to Reinstate DEI Director at Perris Union High School District

Community members, the NAACP, LULAC, and CART joined the Perris Union High School District board meeting on May 15 to discuss the elimination of positions under the CARES teams and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Department, citing the California Department of Education’s mandate to improve school suspension rates and the presence of existing funding for CARES personnel.
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President Joe Biden celebrates the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education with plaintiffs and descendants 

President Joe Biden celebrates the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education with plaintiffs and descendants 

President Joe Biden met with the plaintiffs and families of Brown v. Board of Education to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the landmark decision, and announced new initiatives to advance racial, educational equity and ensure access to a high-quality education for all students.
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Living where you work: Can teachers afford it?

Living where you work: Can teachers afford it?

The National Education Association has revealed that the average teacher earns $69,544 per year, but inflation has caused a 5% decrease in teacher pay over the past decade, leading to a teacher pay penalty and a national teacher shortage.
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Financial Preparation for Homebuying

Financial Preparation for Homebuying

Buying a home in the spring requires financial preparation, including a mortgage pre-qualification and a strong offer, and there are numerous resources available to help make informed decisions.
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Teaching against the grain: The Black Teacher Archive as a blueprint for educator organizing

Teaching against the grain: The Black Teacher Archive as a blueprint for educator organizing

Harvard University has launched the Black Teacher Archive, a digital collection of primary source materials created by members of the Colored Teachers’ Associations between 1861 and 1970, to provide access to these historical documents and revolutionize research in various fields.
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Bridging the gap: How Byte Back brings free digital literacy training to Baltimore’s underserved communities

Bridging the gap: How Byte Back brings free digital literacy training to Baltimore’s underserved communities

Byte Back, a nonprofit organization, is working to close the digital divide in Washington D.C. and Baltimore by providing free digital literacy and tech certification training to residents from underserved communities, with a focus on making classes more accessible and engaging.
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Tuskegee University Students Redesign Birmingham’s Legion Field, Through NFL Partnership

Tuskegee University Students Redesign Birmingham’s Legion Field, Through NFL Partnership

www.tuskegee.edu Tuskegee University students from different majors worked together to complete a reimagined design of Legion Field Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama. The project is part of a partnership with the Alabama HBCU, the NFL, and the Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science that was announced last fall. The Historically Black Colleges and University […]

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Birmingham Business Conference Raises BAR for Community Change

Birmingham Business Conference Raises BAR for Community Change

By Keisa Sharpe | For The Birmingham Times Dozens of business and community leaders gathered Thursday at the UAB Hilton Hotel on Birmingham’s Southside for Building Alabama Reinvestment (BAR) Conference’s “Banking on Change: Uncovering Opportunities in the South.” The daylong meeting centered on conversations and collaborations with speakers and panel discussions – in which tools […]

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After Having Her Blood Pressure Reach ‘Stroke Level’, Marcella Roberts is Raising Awareness

After Having Her Blood Pressure Reach ‘Stroke Level’, Marcella Roberts is Raising Awareness

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson | For The Birmingham Times Marcella Roberts, American Heart Association (AHA) National Board Member, remembers being at a Scientific Sessions Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana when a blood pressure machine caught her attention. It was the shape of the machine, which was peculiar and looked like the sleeve of an arm, she […]

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Owners of MedsPLUS Consulting Bring Personal Touch to Pharmacy Services

Owners of MedsPLUS Consulting Bring Personal Touch to Pharmacy Services

By Chanda Temple | Special to The Birmingham Times Jennifer Campbell and Pauline K. Long, co-owners of MedsPLUS Consulting Pharmacy & Wellness Center in downtown Birmingham, are far more than doctors in pharmacy who dispense medications to patients in the metro area. Their personalized approach to pharmacy services, including medication management, consultations, and even in-home or office deliveries, help to […]

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