Category: Local Monitor News

Who is Kandace Crystal?

A Catalyst for Change, that’s who! Kandace Crystal (she/her) is an Actor, Director, Producer, & Florida State alum from Miami, FL. As Artistic Director of American History Theatre and Associate Artistic Director of Trinity Theatre Company, Kandace implemented an online discussion series examining historical American events on the mental health of marginalized communities.  With Trinity,

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Former UPS Executive Boosts Pledge To Alma Mater By $15 Million

BALTIMORE — To help students avoid crippling college debt, former United Parcel Service executive and Morgan State University alumnus Calvin Tyler is increasing his $5 million commitment to his alma mater by $15 million to fund academic scholarships. The expanded Calvin and Tina Tyler Endowment Scholarship Fund, created in 2002 to offer scholarships for Baltimore students,

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Former Champs Craig Hodges, Zina Garrison Talk Sports Activism With Scoop Jackson

Negro League Baseball and Black College (now known as HBCU) sports would have been totally omitted from American sports history had it not been for journalists of color and minority publications. Outlets such as the Amsterdam News, Afro American, Atlanta Daily World, Pittsburgh Courier, and Jet Magazine made legends athletes who were afterthoughts in mainstream

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Premature Babies In ICU Celebrate Carnival Weekend In Superhero Costumes

BARCELONA, Spain — The parents of a set of premature babies had a special day at a Barcelona-based hospital’s intensive care unit after the babies were dressed up in their superhero costumes to celebrate the Carnival weekend. Carnival weekend is a Western Christian festive season that occurs before the liturgical season of Lent. The main

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The Guardians of the Community

San Diego Guardian’s power-forward Iso Kane, visits Rady’s patient Anthony Nunez and his brother Joseph Nunez upon Anthony’s return home. After 11 surgeries in 13 years, Anthony was ready for some hoop downtime. Anthony’s love for basketball was energized with a wonderful hoop visit by Iso Kane who wanted to show off his moves but

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D.C. Businessman, Yimaj “Steve” Kalifa, Helps Howard University Fight The Pandemic

As an immigrant from Ethiopia, Washington, D.C., businessman Yimaj “Steve” Kalifa is living the American Dream, having built a personal wealth estimated at $100 million. Now at a time when COVID-19 has struck nearly 38,000 residents of the District and killed more than 900, Kalifa is paying back to the community that helped him build

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