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Angela Kessler Henry, principal at TJMS, Dawnita Brown, Ashley Little, and Vonda Leighton.
Angela Kessler Henry, principal at TJMS, Dawnita Brown, Ashley Little, and Vonda Leighton. (AFRO Photo/Anderson R. Ward)
Middle School Students Partake of ‘Pearls of Wisdom’
Originally published April 16, 2014

The young ladies at Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle School recently kicked off an initiative entitled “Pearls of Wisdom.”more More Arrow
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The Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester.
- The Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester will host Dr. Cynthia Byrd, 6 p.m., May 10, whose presentation “Text and Textiles: The Art and Collections of Julia and William Purnell,” will focus on the holdings of the Purnell Museum in Snow Hill, Md. more More Arrow


Former senator and current WOLB Radio One Talk show host, Larry Young.
- Former senator and current WOLB Radio One Talk show host, Larry Young, has progressed from number 54 to 52 out of more than 3800 hosts in his 10th year of being rated one of Talkers Magazine Heavy Hundred.more More Arrow


The Avenue Bakery.
- The Avenue Bakery Family and The Royal Theater & Community Heritage Corporation (TRTCHC) are proud to announce the installation of “Our Community’s Legacy” Photomontage, 4 p.m., May 3.more More Arrow


The Islamic Society of Baltimore.
- The Islamic Society of Baltimore and Greater Baltimore Muslim Council are hosting their Candidates Forum Brunch, 10 a.m., April 26, at the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Saturday. more More Arrow


Baltimore Gas&Electric (BG&E), Potomac Electric Power Co. (PEPCO), and Delmarva Power Co.
- BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Public Service Commission says utility customers are getting a break after an unusually cold winter.more More Arrow


Shooting
- OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police say a man is dead after FBI agents opened fire on the person in a busy shopping area in Owings Mills.more More Arrow


Ralph Matthews, Jr. oolumn in the March 13, 1965 edition of the AFRO American Newspaper.
- Ralph Dawson Matthews Jr., a top-flight journalist who followed in the footsteps of his father as a managing editor of the AFRO American Newspapers, was a friend to Malcolm X and Miles Davis, among others. He died on April 3 at the Adelphi House, an assisted-living facility in Adelphi, Md. He was 86 years old.more More Arrow


Antonio T. Hurt, Frederick Douglass High School principal.
- Antonio T. Hurt, Frederick Douglass High School principal who made national headlines for a dramatic turnaround of the drop-out and suspension-plagued West Baltimore school, pleaded guilty April 10 to stealing nearly $2 million in federal money intended for breakfast and lunch for poor children.more More Arrow


Chris Brown, left, mother of Christopher Brown for whom the new law is named, is with supporter, Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore NAACP.
- Christopher's Law was passed by the Maryland General Assembly and is awaiting the governor's signature. The legislation requires police officers to be trained in CPR, cultural sensitivity, the proper use of force, and interacting with the physically and mentally disabled. "This is an umbrella of protection," said Chris Brown, 40, for whose son the bill (HB0294/ SB0542) was named.more More Arrow


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