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Reginald F. Lewis Foundation hosts essay-writing contest for Baltimore City Public School students

Reginald F. Lewis Foundation hosts essay-writing contest for Baltimore City Public School students

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, msayles@afro.com The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation is currently calling for submissions to its student writing contest.  Baltimore City Public […]
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Birthing While Black in California, Are Doulas Part of the Solution? – Pt. 1

Birthing While Black in California, Are Doulas Part of the Solution? – Pt. 1

The disproportionate rate at which Black birthing people die as a result of pregnancy-related causes in the U.S. is no secret. While California may have a lower rate of pregnancy-related deaths, California is not exempt from the problem. Black birthing people in the state still experience a higher rate of death than any other race, but Black doulas have been working to reduce that rate by prioritizing Black health, supporting families and advocating for change. This series explores the work of doulas, the families they support, regional and state-wide efforts to expand doula access as part of the solution to this historical disparity.
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O’Hara Development Partners unveils renderings for new community park in East Baltimore Midway neighborhood

O’Hara Development Partners unveils renderings for new community park in East Baltimore Midway neighborhood

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, msayles@afro.com O’Hara Development Partners (O’Hara), a Baltimore-based community development company, recently unveiled its renderings for a new park in […]
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Free and reduced meal no longer automatic, public schools now accepting applications year round

Free and reduced meal no longer automatic, public schools now accepting applications year round

By Deborah Bailey, Contributing Editor We are still in a global COVID-19 pandemic, but with many returning to pre-pandemic routines, most school schedules across the nation have also returned to […]
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Monica Lewis steps into new role as senior director of communications for Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Communications

Monica Lewis steps into new role as senior director of communications for Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Communications

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Report for America Corps Member, tmcqueenafro.com Monica Lewis has known she wanted to write and work in the media field since she was in […]
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OP-ED: A New Kind of Hope Lives Here

OP-ED: A New Kind of Hope Lives Here

NNPA NEWSWIRE — At Operation New Hope (ONH), we understand that people returning from incarceration face a multitude of barriers, with employment, transportation, and housing being three of the most reported obstacles. Without these necessities, people often feel less connected to their environments, creating communities that experience higher rates of crime, unemployment, and recidivism.
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PRESS ROOM: Morgan State University students win Zillow’s HBCU Hackathon with app that measures financial credibility outside of credit scoring

PRESS ROOM: Morgan State University students win Zillow’s HBCU Hackathon with app that measures financial credibility outside of credit scoring

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “We are very impressed with the caliber of the work, the quality of the presentations, and the outstanding, innovative ideas the students displayed at Zillow’s second HBCU Housing Hackathon,” said Aldona Clottey, Zillow vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility and one of the judges. “With 20 schools represented, this hackathon not only helps Zillow continue to foster engagement among HBCUs, but it allows us to tap our next generation of technology leaders to help ensure we are continuously evolving as a company and positively impacting the technology industry as a whole.”
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