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County native rapper Substantial experiments with first instrumental album “The Garden”

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Substantial 4NORTH BRENTWOOD – Surrounded by local artifacts and artwork plastered all over the walls of the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (PGAAMCC), rapper Substantial said he felt at home. With over 30 guests in attendance for the release of his first full instrumental project, the artist released a huge smile as the crowd sung along on command. 
 
“I just love the idea of every time I do a release, I am basically able to celebrate in the community I grew up in,” Substantial said. “…Just the idea that it is closer to home so it gives my family, friends and the few fans I have in this area [to celebrate].”
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Local students honored in school board awards ceremony

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Heaven PerryGREENBELT – As her name was called, Heaven Perry gleefully strolled onto the red carpet in the middle of the Martin’s Crosswinds ballroom in Greenbelt. The audience gave the Tanglewood Regional School student a rousing ovation as she smiled and walked toward the front of the stage.

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Raiders lacrosse teams booted out of state semifinals

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Camille Lorente lacrosseGAITHERSBURG – With rain splashing off his hat as time expired, Eleanor Roosevelt Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Scott Sorenson clapped as his players headed to the sideline. To his surprise, they were not upset. His players told him that this was a learning experience that they needed to go through that experience to complete their goal of winning a state title.

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Lady Pumas muscle Bulldogs out of state playoffs

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Colby CooperUPPER MARLBORO – Attacker Colby Cooper tried not to scream through the stinging pain, but her eyes were already filled with tears. The Dr. Henry Wise, Jr. High School sophomore was accidentally hit by an opposing stick on her head during a loose ball scramble in a Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) 4A girls lacrosse state playoff match against Bowie High School on May 11.

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Raiders lax teams dominate county championships

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IsabellaGandolph lacrosseGREENBELT – As Eleanor Roosevelt Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Scott Sorenson received the Prince George’s County Championship, he held it high for a few moments in front of his team before handing it off to senior captain Elias Kallon. As the handoff was completed, other members of the Raiders team showered Sorenson with a celebratory water bath.

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