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Leslie Jones, black women have your back

We were in second grade. And I can still feel the dirt in my hair, falling down my face. Still hear the bullies screeching like monkeys, calling me "Rocky," after the old African gorilla at the local zoo. Nearly every week for a time, the kids in my neighborhood would chase me home with their monkey taunts.

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Nutrition and flavor packed into one simple dish

Chickpeas are loaded with protein and fiber, making them a healthy addition to just about anyone's diet.

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Meet the five grand opening sponsors of the African-American History Museum

Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, Prudential Financial Inc., Target and Toyota have each provided $2 million in sponsorships to support the grand opening and inaugural events for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Stereotyping is never a good idea!

We often hear about the crimes and homicides that take place in Chicago and in particular the south side of Chicago. The murder and overall crime rate is frightening.

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More Patti LaBelle pies coming to Walmart

Patti LaBelle is making an encore.

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Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the world. According to the World Cancer Research Fund International, more than 1.1 million cases of prostate cancer were recored in 2012, accounting for 15 percent of new cancer diagnoses in men that year.

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NFL star Colin Kaepernick sits in protest during national anthem

San Francisco quarterback says his protest is against racism

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat in protest during the national anthem for a pre-season game, saying he would not honor a song nor "show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color."

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Push for DC statehood picks up steam

The issue of whether the District of Columbia (D.C.) will become the United States’ 51st state has been brewing for a long time, and the lack of voting power within Congress has many residents, city officials and presidential candidates saying the time is right for officially lobbying to make the District a state.

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‘A trusted comrade,’ Black Press legend George Curry dies at 69

The Black Press lost one of it’s most celebrated warriors when George Curry, veteran journalist and former Editor-In-Chief of the NNPA News Wire, died from an apparent heart attack on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

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Maryland schools begin to open for 2016-2017 academic year

Maryland public school systems began to re-open on August 17, 2016, and another record number of students, are expected for the 2016-17 academic year.

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North Avenue Rising Project promises efficient, effective transit

Last school year, Brittany Patterson’s commute to work started at 5:45 a.m. on the 91 bus from Garrison Boulevard and Bateman Avenue.

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Breshad Perriman excited to be back on the field with Ravens

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman took the field Tuesday, August 23, 2016, after being cleared to return to practice. Perriman was happy to return after missing all of his rookie season with a knee injury.

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Unify Baltimore back-to-school rally at held Mondawmin Mall

It’s back to school time in Baltimore.

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Digital Harbor High School student creates ‘Back to School’ logo for BCPS

The Baltimore City Public School system does not always receive the most positive feedback due to a lack of programming to productively foster educational growth for the city’s students.

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Local Mary Kay entrepreneur is first black woman to be top Independent Sales Director

What started as a small goal to make $200 extra dollars a month turned into a record-setting accomplishment and extraordinary success story for Mary Kay Independent Elite Executive National Sales Director Gloria Mayfield Banks.

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RAMBLING ROSE: Summer is not over, yet!

Hello everyone, this was an exciting and hot weekend. “Shorty” my Boo-Boo and I had a very busy week covering the last of the “Liberty Live” Festival for the Randallstown Community and the Ruth Kirk Fun Festival for two days at Franklin Square Park.

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Why are black Democrats more popular in the GOP than black Republicans

If Black Republicans ever want to be taken seriously by the Black community, they have to stop accepting the silly ultimatum being offered by the Republican Party.

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Choices dwindling for Obamacare customers

Many consumers may find they have few choices when shopping on the Obamacare exchanges for 2017.

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Verizon is once again the best performing mobile carrier

With its "Better Matters" campaign, Verizon likes to brag it's the best. Now, a new report suggests those claims are mostly true.

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A black voter on Trump: What we have to lose

Donald Trump is making his pitch to African-American voters in these terms: "What the hell do you have to lose?"

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