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Ferguson: An instant that could lead to a lifetime of change

In one instant, Michael Brown was identified as a threat and in the next he was dead. The people in Ferguson, Missouri have seen this story before and they are tired of its repetitive nature.

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CDC director raises Ebola alarm

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is much worse than official figures show, and other countries are unintentionally making it harder to control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden told CNN Tuesday.

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Foley's horrifying death, ISIS is a cancer that must be eliminated

The beheading of American journalist James Foley was horrifying. My prayers are with his family. May God comfort Foley's soul in eternity.

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Baltimore activists discuss events in Ferguson at town hall meeting

Sunday, August 24, 2014, The Real News (www.therealnews.com) hosted a town hall meeting to discuss the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and how African Americans can be more involved in finding solutions to problems in the community.

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Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week: April Wilson

Entrepreneur April Wilson says she always wanted to create something. Keeping true to her dream, Wilson, who is from Baltimore, has designed one of the most exciting products on the market— the Ultra Cuddle.

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Ravens finalize roster

The Baltimore Ravens were one of the first teams to get their roster down to 75 players.

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Rambling Rose: Tony Williams Jazz Festival; A Labor Day Music Barbecue

Hello everyone! I just want to say happy Labor Day weekend to all of you. I hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend!

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Local Liberian community holds Ebola donation drive

Donations of medical supplies sought

Johnetta Flomo lives in Maryland and he's worried about Ebola.

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Backpacks, buses and bikes: Tips for eliminating school injuries

The start of a new school year is an excellent time to review precautions families can take to keep their children safe, both inside and outside the classroom. Without proper attention to basic safety measures, school can become a hazardous environment.

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Blacks rarely seek help for stress, mental health issues

Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. Until now, it has not been clear exactly how stress influences disease and health, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh said they have found that chronic psychological stress is associated with the body losing its ability to regulate the inflammatory response.

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Ravens wide receiver Kamar Aiken keeps on fighting

Many people don’t know the trials and tribulations that a lot of players in the NFL go through.

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Freed from the bondage of drug addiction

Penny Wooten was afraid she was going to die. The Baltimore native had a $1500 per week drug habit. “And that was a bad week,” added Wooten.

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Chef “G” Garvin partners with Allstate to highlight community heroes

More stories are being sought for “Give It Up for Good” Campaign

Chef Gerry "G" Garvin grew up in a large, single-parent family. The celebrity chef, restaurateur and TV personality recalls how people would help his mother during tough times.

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Indie Soul Fashion: 'Wear It Out Wednesdays' returns in the fall

The Baltimore Times and Indie Soul are happy to announce that one of the most talked about fashion events of 2013 is back for the fall in 2014: Wear It Wednesdays.

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center hosts American Red Cross blood drive

Donating blood is a simple thing that can make a big difference in the lives of others. Nearly 44,000 blood donations are needed each and every day to meet the needs of accident victims, cancer patients and children with blood disorders. These patients and countless others rely on blood products for survival.

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Douglas McAuthur McCain: From American kid to jihadi in Syria

Douglas McCain was born in Chicago and grew up in Minnesota

He was a basketball-loving kid from the Midwest who turned into a jihadi fighting for terrorists in Syria.

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ABC TV adds people of color to fall lineup

The fall TV season is quickly approaching and over the next few weeks, Indie Soul, will spotlight networks and shows aimed specifically at the African American community.

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Former Baltimore student receives CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Scholarship

When she was a little girl growing up in Guyana, former Maryland resident Tiffany Murray watched with wonder as her grandmother prepared traditional plant-based remedies to treat an aunt who had polio. She remembers imitating her grandmother’s behavior, grinding Hibiscus flowers to make medicine for her dolls.

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Indie Soul: Entrepreneur of the Week Nia Anderson

Everyone dreams! Some dream of making it big and becoming famous in the entertainment business while others dream about how they can be of better service to others.

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2014 Emmy Awards: 5 buzzworthy moments

The Emmy Awards will never be confused for the MTV Video Music Awards -- especially when they air on consecutive nights.

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