Inside the Headlines with Amy Cavanaugh Royce: Maryland Art Place and SHADE 2017

Mayor Pugh’s Hire One Youth Summer Jobs Initiative provides students throughout Baltimore the opportunity to gain the skills and experience to succeed in the workforce. Watch below to hear Amy Cavanaugh Royce, Executive Director of Maryland Art Place, share the program's impact on one student. Once you're inspired, support the program and the future of Baltimore’s youth by attending SHADE 2017, Baltimore’s hottest Preakness after-party, on Saturday, May 20, 8:30 PM – 1:30 AM at Port Discovery.

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Dr. Leana Wen: Maryland Makes Progress in Treating Addiction as a Disease

The opioid epidemic has ravaged families and communities across Maryland, claiming thousands of lives every year. In 2015, there were 1259 drug- and alcohol-related intoxication deaths. That number rose to 1,468 deaths on only the first nine months of 2016, according to the most recently available data.

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Episode One | Elevate Maryland

Margrave Strategies CEO Ken Ulman talks with Elevate Maryland's Tom Coale and Candace Dodson Reed about his recent talk about college towns like College Park and Towson at SXSW with Scott Plank, his public service plans for the future, Columbia's 50th, Union Craft Beer, and Alec Ross's book The Industries of the Future. (Elevate Maryland)

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Coppin State Student Speaks Out For Baltimore Arts Funding

On Monday, Major Key Foundation submitted arts funding awareness videos from a collection of over 1,000 City residents to the Baltimore City School Board at Tupac's own Dunbar High School. Tupac's former bandmate EDI Mean will visit Dunbar today at 11:30 to thank local and state leadership for helping to close the school funding gap.

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Major Key Foundation takes arts funding awareness campaign to Baltimore City School Board

At a town hall held at Dunbar High School - where Tupac once attended - last night, Major Key co-founders classical flutist Sofia Hailu and hip hop artist Czar offered public comment on the importance of arts education in Baltimore. They also delivered flash drives to the Board members of the more than 1,100 video testimonials they have collected from Baltimore area residents, imploring elected officials and the School Board to save public school and arts funding. 

MICA Associate Dean urges Baltimore arts funding

Major Key artists, including hip hop artist Czar and classically-trained flutist Sofia Hailu, will open a City Schools music education funding pop-up performance before Orioles Opening Day at 1:30pm at Eutaw and Camden Streets. At 6pm tonight, Major Key will submit arts funding awareness videos from a collection of over 1,000 City residents to the Baltimore City School Board at Tupac's own Dunbar High School.

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Too much haze around medical marijuana

Maryland needs to get to the finish line when it comes to providing patients with medical cannabis. It’s just not happening. It seems to us that instead of focusing on delivering cannabis to those Maryland residents who would medically benefit from its use, the state has, instead, set upon a path to build cannabis empires for those fortunate enough, for whatever reason, to get the state's awards of what amounts to winning lottery tickets. This includes dispensers, growers, and distributors. (Daily Record)

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MICA student finds self-esteem through art

In a fusion of arts and activism, Major Key Foundation has collected video testimonials from a thousand Baltimore area residents on the importance of school arts funding. Center Maryland will release one testimonial a day in the lead-up to Major Key's concert at Soundstage on April 5, featuring Tupac's former bandmate E.D.I. Mean; Major Key co-founders professional flutist Sofia Hailu and hip hop artist Czar; and The Wire's Anwan Glover and his go-go Backyard Band.

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