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Disney to introduce new heroine, 'Moana'

New Disney heroine: Moana, a navigator from Oceania

Get ready for another addition to the line of Disney heroines: Moana, an ocean adventurer.

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Family and creativity fuel Marlon Wayans’ success

Following the advice of his brother, Keenen, to not sit around and wait for Hollywood, Marlon Wayans has firmly established his own identity as an actor, writer, producer, director and stand-up comedian.

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Dear White People’ conveys complexity of contemporary race relations

“Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends to not seem racist has just been raised to two.

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Indie Soul Movie Review: Ballin’ at the Graveyard

With the NCAA 2014 Men’s Midnight Madness Basketball Set for Friday, October 17, and the NBA Season set to begin on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 basketball fans can’t wait to enjoy another season of we call “B’ball or Ballin.’”

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Maryland Food Bank partners with Bank of America and Feeding America to fight hunger

To address the hunger crisis, Bank of America and Feeding America are teaming up this fall to raise awareness— and support— for hunger relief through “Give A Meal.”

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Kidnapped Nigerian girls 'pawns'

The announcement by senior Nigerian military and government officials that an agreement has been reached with Boko Haram for the release of more than 200 kidnapped Chibok girls is welcome, although it has understandably been greeted with considerable caution. And news that a ceasefire has also been agreed, and that further negotiations will take place, is another positive development.

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Five steps to ‘de-cluttering’ your life

There is a good reason that professional organizers start their projects by first clearing out the cluttered space they're tackling. You can’t organize before you de-clutter. The same holds true for our lives.

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The hidden dangers of Internet gambling

Some people have asked me why I strongly oppose Internet gambling and I can sum it up in one sentence: Gambling on the Internet is for chumps.

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Stacy Dash's racist remarks hurt GOP

Black Republican Stacey Dash, an actress, called Louisiana blacks freeloaders

Fox News contributor and Republican as of 2012, black actress Stacey Dash proves she really wasn't acting in the movie "Clueless." Appearing on Fox News' "Hannity" show, Dash called all black people in Louisiana government freeloaders who don't work.

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Indie Soul Music: Motown 25 and Midnight Special

Check out two great DVD's for guaranteed to please music lovers.

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Eight steps women can take to improve their relationship with money

Do women have different relationships with money than men? Very definitely, yes, says entrepreneur and business coach Meriflor Toneatto. “For women, money is an emotional currency, tied to our sense of self-worth and confidence, which can lead us to financial pitfalls that ultimately limits what we pursue in life,” says Toneatto, a certified business and life coach, and author of “Money, Manifestation & Miracles: 8 Principles for Transforming Women’s Relationship with Money,” (www.moneymanifestationandmiracles.com).

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YWCA takes lead in helping domestic violence victims

While the YWCA is going purple in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the nonprofit organization has easily become the largest provider of domestic violence services in the country.

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Report: Michael Brown's blood found on Officer Darren Wilson's gun, car door

A leading activist finds account of officer's testimony "so hard to believe"

Forensic tests have found the blood of Michael Brown on the gun, uniform and police cruiser belonging to Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed teen two months ago in Ferguson, Missouri, The New York Times reported.

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Inspirational video tells story of family’s breast cancer experience

For Tami Scovitch, a breast cancer diagnosis was the beginning of a new journey in her life, and the lives of her family and friends.

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Cancer survivor advocates for breast cancer trials in black community

Averl Anderson didn’t know cancer was a part of her family history.

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Student of the Week: Jordan Cofield

This week, Indie Soul has tapped a young African-American teen, Jordan Cofield of New Town High School as the Student of the Week

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Indie Soul Review: Crash & Burn by Traci Braxton

On Monday, October 6, 2014 in the afternoon, the charismatic Traci Braxton stopped by the Baltimore Times office to talk about her solo project “Crash & Burn.”

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Let's unite and put ISIS to flight

Having studied and taught history, I tend to look at things with a slightly longer view and in a broader context than most people. Most people tend to view the political world map as always having looked the way it does, but that clearly is not the case.

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A doctoral candidate shares her successful homeschooling experience

Rachel Coleman is a remarkable young woman. Upon completion of high school she was accepted to Ball State University with a full tuition scholarship, graduated with highest honors in three years, and then earned a master’s degree.

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Ravens bring back cornerback Dominique Franks after cut

There is a saying, “Luck is when hard work meets opportunity.” Baltimore Ravens cornerback Dominique Franks has been granted a new opportunity to further his NFL career.

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