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Spend It Like It’s Your Own

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

You may have heard that tempers are flaring over the planned metro station at Dulles. According to news reports, the board at Dulles International Airport stands behind its decision to build an underground station because it would be more 1) convenient for travelers, and 2) attractive than an above ground station.

So, it behooves us to ask about the degree of perceived inconvenience. How would using an above ground metro station compare with:

Honest Tea Celebrates Joining the Coca-Cola Brand, Investing in the Community, & Staying in Bethesda

Honest Tea Celebrates Joining the Coca-Cola Brand, Investing in the Community, & Staying in Bethesda

Honest Tea® and The Coca-Cola Company announced today that The Coca-Cola Company has exercised its option to acquire the remaining portion of Honest Tea.  The move completes a transaction which began three years ago when Coca-Cola, led by the Venturing and Emerging Brands (VEB) unit of Coca-Cola North America, purchased a minority stake in the company.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

President Obama Visits Metropolitan AME Church

President Obama Visits Metropolitan AME Church

President Obama and the first family visited AME Church which was founded by free and enslaved African Americans.

Photos courtesy of Kea Dupree Alfred and Metropolitan AME Church.

Assistant Attorney General Comes to James Hubert Blake High School to Talk About Bullying

Assistant Attorney General Comes to James Hubert Blake High School to Talk About Bullying

Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, will meet with students at James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring, Md., to discuss the department’s efforts to combat bullying today at 11am.

DC, Maryland, and VA Youth Receive Scholarship Awards from Interior’s Blacks In Government

WASHINGTON, D.C.— In partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA),  the Department of the Interior’s Blacks In Government (BIG) Chapter celebrated the academic achievements of ten high school students from the National Capital region today during its 5th annual awards ceremony.  Robert Stanton, Senior Advisor to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and Flip Hagood, SCA Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, led the ceremony in which the students each received a Dr. Dorothy I. Height Scholarship from BIG and work opportunities from SCA.

“The ten students receiving scholarships today are the future leaders of our country,” said Robert Stanton. “They have demonstrated great academic and extracurricular achievement and this scholarship will enable them to continue to aim high in their educational development and careers.”

Maryland Governor's and Senate Race Projections

According to projections posted by The Huffington Post, it seems that democratic candidate Governor Martin O'Malley is ahead of republican candidate former Governor Robert Ehrlich.

O'Malley leads by 51.5% while Erhlich trails behind with 40.6%.

In the race for Senate, democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski has a steady lead against republican candidate Eric Wargotz.

Mikulski is projected to win with 56.4% compared to Wargotz's 36.2%

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O'Malley/Brown Set-Up Underway

It's a gorgeous day on the Inner Harbor and a fantastic location at the American Visionary Arts Museum where the O'Malley/Brown team has just begun to set up shop for Maryland's gubernatorial race.

Today, Governor Martin O'Malley faces former Governor Robert Ehrlich in a heated competition.  With voter turnout in Maryland forming at a steady pace,The Baltimore Business Journal reports that both campaigns have turned to social media to spread the word and get residents to the polls.

O’Malley’s Twitter feed, @GovernorOMalley, started blasting tweets at 6:30 a.m. telling voters: “Polls open in a half hour. Are you ready to move #md4ward? #mdvote”