Stacy M. Brown

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Black, Latino Graduation Rates Improve

Urban League Officials Say Plenty of Work Still Remains

Two reports released within moments of each other have served to highlight how African-Americans and Latinos have overcome many obstacles in order to strive toward success. However, the fine print of each of those reports provides a reality check that the American dream remains deferred for individuals of color.

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MGM National Harbor Marks Employment Milestone

Officials Tout 1,000th Construction Job in Maryland

With still more than a year before it opens, MGM National Harbor probably has local residents feeling as though they've hit the jackpot.

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Vincent Gray Left Hanging after Machen Resignation

With U.S. Attorney Ron Machen Jr.'s announcement last week that he's leaving office — without returning an indictment or charges of any kind against former D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray — some are more convinced that Machen engaged in a witch hunt.

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Charity Assists Resident With Multiple Myeloma

Organization Helps Pay Medical and Travel Expenses

Good Days From CDF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping ensure that no one living with a chronic condition has to choose between getting the medication they need and affording the necessities of everyday life.

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Three Find Business Together Enriching

Local Women Push Healthy Skin Products

Tehma Hallie Smith, Ronae Brock and Michelle Davenport have come up with a line of organic body and skin products that prides itself on being health conscious and environmentally friendly.

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Maryland Senate, House Races Heat Up

Brown, Edwards, Ivey Vie for Vacated Seats

Like musical chairs, there's a merry-go-round for Senate and House seats in Maryland after longtime senator Barbara Mikulski decided not to seek a sixth term in 2016 and after Rep. Donna Edwards announced she's bolting her chair in an attempt to gain a Senate seat.

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Officials Unveil New Suicide Prevention Tool

App Alerts Providers to Potential Risk

Professionals at the Rockville, Maryland-based Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration have developed a new tool that they hope will help prevent suicides.

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My Brother's Keeper Exceeding Goals

Obama's Initiative Rakes in $300M in Grants, Resources

On Feb. 27, 2014, five young District of Columbia Higher Education Readiness Opportunity Scholars joined the president for the launch of his My Brother's Keeper initiative, an effort to create opportunities for young men and boys of color. A little more than a year later, White House officials are giving a thumbs-up to the initiative, and cities and businesses have bought in at a rate that's exceeded even Obama’s expectations.

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Actor Tackles Rehab, Drug Addiction in New Drama

Shiek Mahmud-Bey has created, written, directed, produced and stars in the television psychological drama "The Inner Circle," a gritty look at how substance abuse reaches across ethnicity, class, gender and age groups.

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The Oblate Sisters of Providence: A D.C.-Area Staple

The Oblate Sisters of Providence could be classified as a miracle.

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