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Dr. Freeman Hrabowski to Moderate Discussion at Center for Urban Families’ Urban Visionary Awards
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Hrabowski will moderate a discussion between honorees, Angela Glover Blackwell and Wes Moore.


The Center for Urban Families’ (CFUF) will welcome University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) president Dr. Freeman Hrabowski on June 4th as discussion moderator for its 3rd Urban Visionary Awards. CFUF’s Urban Visionary Awards is designed to honor trailblazers who do outstanding work in communities across the nation. This year, the Center will honor founder and PolicyLink CEO Angela Glover Blackwell as its national honoree and OWN Network’s “Beyond Belief” host, author Wes Moore as its local honoree. Blackwell and Moore will engage in a thought-provoking “living room chat” about challenges and solutions for urban communities as one of the event highlights.

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The 2nd Annual African American Children's Book Fair
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Just when will books reflect the population? This is the question posed in a recent editorial in The Baltimore Sun. This makes the museum's 2nd Annual African American Children's Book Festival on Saturday May 10, 1-4pm a timely event. The event is free and open to all ages and will be held at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum (830 E. Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202). 

 

Photo credit: Clarissa Peterson

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Fashionistas, Artists, and Icons Are a Part of Women's History Month
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This year's Women's History Month explores the multiple ways that women have contributed to history and culture. Scroll down for the full calendar.

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Al Sharpton and Other Black Celebrities Defend Paula Deen
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By now, we've all heard about the controversy surrounding Ms. Paula Deen.  The recent accusations against Paula are outstanding and certainly had our nation up in arms about the entire situation.  The majority find themselves with justified feelings of judgement towards Deen's words, that she has in fact in the past used the N-word and other racial slurs.  However, not everyone felt this way and even to the suprise of some, not every African-American felt this way.  Infact, some even spoke out against the bashing of Paula Deen:

 

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton, actress Stacey Dash, and NFL player Kris Jenkins are just some of the black celebrities that have come forward in support of TV chef Paula Deen.

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Mos Def Undergoes Force-feeding To Call Attention To Treatment Of Hunger-strikers At Guantanamo Bay
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Mos_Def_Bey_StoryThe rapper-actor couldn't handle the force-feeding and begged for it to stop.

WASHINGTON – Yasiin Bey, the actor and activist formerly known as Mos Def, submitted to the type of force-feeding imposed on hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay — and it wasn’t pretty.

 

The Brooklyn-born entertainer joined with the human rights group Reprieve to demonstrate what the hunger strikers are enduring at the U.S. military lockup. The demonstration was videotaped and posted online Monday.

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Beenie Man To Headline The 2013 International Reggae Jerk Festival In Baltimore
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The Caribbean Dutch Pot Restaurant presents the 2013 International Reggae Jerk Festival featuring the Grammy Award Winning self-proclaimed King of the Dance Hall, Beenie Man, along with I-Wayne, Devonte & Tanto Metro, Droop Lion, Jr. Demus and many more reggae artists. This day-long, annual family fun festival, an outdoor celebration of the music, food and tapestry of Caribbean culture, takes place Sunday, July 7, 2013 on the infield of the world famous Pimlico Racecourse (home of the second leg of horseracing’s triple-crown, The Preakness Stakes). Every year, thousands of foodies, reggae music lovers and their families come out to savor various authentic Caribbean and “jerk” dishes, including jerk chicken, jerk lobster, jerk shrimp and jerk conch to name a few. Our music stage boasts a continuous line-up of local, national and international artists, DJs and performers.

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