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Md. Remembers Baltimore’s First African-American Top Cop, Bishop Lee Robinson

Gov. Martin O’Malley has ordered flags at half staff in Maryland in honor of Bishop Lee Robinson Sr., Baltimore City’s first African-American Police Commissioner, who died Tuesday at age 86.

01/07/2014

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New Assistant Adjutant General For Md. Army Guard

The Maryland Army National Guard is getting a new leader.

08/08/2013

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Eastern Shore Dig Seeks Proof Of 1st Free Black Community

Archaeology students have been sifting through a little patch of ground on Maryland’s Eastern Shore this summer, seeking evidence that it was home to the nation’s first free African-American community.

07/27/2013

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Hundreds Of Thousands Expected To Attend African-American Festival

The African-American Festival comes back to M&T Bank Stadium.

07/06/2013

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Defective Breast Cancer Gene Common In African American Women

Genetics can play a big role in getting cancer. A new study shows a breast cancer causing gene is surprisingly common in African American women with the disease.

06/09/2013

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1st Order Of African American Nuns Prays Its Founder Will Be Made Saint

The remains of the Baltimore nun who started the world’s first black Catholic order have been returned to the nuns who carry on her work.

06/05/2013

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Baltimore City Fire Department Promotes First African-American Female Battalion Chief

The promotion of Captain Charline B. Stokes makes her the first African American female to attain the rank of battalion chief in the 154-year history of the Baltimore City Fire Department.

05/22/2013

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Md.’s Historically Black Colleges Included In Supplemental Budget

Gov. Martin O’Malley is asking for an additional $4.1 million in his supplemental budget to go directly to the state’s four historically black colleges and universities or their students.

04/04/2013

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African American Cemeteries Tell Unique Story

Rick Smith usually teaches chemistry at McDaniel College, but during the school’s January term, he teaches students how to research their genealogy. He doesn’t have any trouble getting students to sign up for the class, which combines genealogical research methods and actual documentation efforts of African-American cemeteries in Frederick County.

02/25/2013

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Artist Mark Cottman’s Latest Work Pays Tribute To Unsung Black Inventors

It’s a history lesson wrapped into artwork. A Baltimore artist is paying tribute to little known African American inventors for Black History Month.

02/15/2013

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Opinion: Black-on-Black Racism During The Presidential Campaign

While it is reported that 94% or more of African-Americans support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming national presidential election, the rarely-spoken question is: Are many African-Americans only voting for Obama because he’s black?

10/15/2012

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Opinion: The Unreported Racism Of The 2012 Election: 0% Of African-Americans Support Romney

The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support in 2008. What the media isn’t talking about is the NBC-Wall Street survey results which say that there are basically no black supporters for the Caucasian candidate, Mitt Romney, in 2012.

09/11/2012

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