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Frederick County Immigrant Affairs Commission: Upholding Voices, Advocating for Equity

The Frederick County Immigrant Affairs Commission (IAC) stands at a crucial juncture, awaiting reauthorization to continue its vital work in advocating for the immigrant community. Established in 2021 through the sponsorship of County Executive Fitzwater and subsequent approval by the County Council, the IAC has played a pivotal role in addressing the needs and concerns…

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Stories of Strength: Honoring Frederick’s African American Women Authors

Women's History Month culminated with a powerful and inspiring event hosted by the The Frederick Club of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., (NBPW) program, where five local African American women authors were honored for their remarkable contributions to literature: Theresa Harrison, Joy Hall Onley, Dr. Denise Rollins, Dr. Terry Scott, and Dr. Love Sechrest. The event, held last week, served as a celebration of resilience, creativity, and the power of storytelling to uplift and inspire.

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Celebrating Wendell Pointdexter: A Pillar of Inspiration in Education and Arts

Wendell Pointdexter, a distinguished professor in the Fine Arts department at Frederick Community College, stands as a beacon of excellence and inspiration, having dedicated 35 years to nurturing creativity and shaping minds within academia and the arts community. His steadfast commitment to education and the arts underscores the profound impact of black men in such fields.

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Angela Alsobrooks Visits Frederick: A Momentous Campaign Stop at the Rollins Life Celebration Center

Angela Alsobrooks, a trailblazing black woman and the current County Executive for Prince George’s County, brought her message of leadership and representation to Frederick during a visit to the Rollins Life Celebration Center as part of her campaign for Senate. As she seeks to claim her seat to represent Maryland in the Senate, Alsobrooks' visit underscored the importance of diverse voices in shaping legislative priorities and policies.

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Westridge Square Master Plan Set to Move Forward Despite Community Concerns

The City Planning Commission has unveiled the Westridge Square master plan, an initiative aimed at revitalizing Westridge Square. The plan encompasses a mix of residential, commercial, and recreational spaces. Though many are displeased with the proposed changes, the community failed to rally enough protest. Some now ask for a focus on promoting connectivity, sustainability, and…

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Unscripted Sisters: Empowering Conversations on Women’s Wellness

Unscripted Sisters, comprised of Dr. Denise Rollins, Charlotte Shakleford, Katrina Norfleet, Zohnette Sligh, and Simone Whyte, have embarked on a transformative journey to empower women through candid conversations and shared stories. Through their platform, the Whole Life Center, they aim to address issues of interest to women today while focusing on the holistic well-being of the whole woman—mind, body, and spirit.

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Victory After Decades: Frederick High School Boys Basketball Team Clinches Class 4A State Championship

In a historic triumph that sent waves throughout the Frederick community, the Frederick High School Boys Basketball team secured the Class 4A State Championship title, marking their first win in an astounding 42 years. Under the guidance of dedicated coaches and the relentless determination of the players, Frederick High School etched its name into the annals of Maryland high school basketball history.

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