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2016 great for black cinema, but don't kill off #OscarsSoWhite

Gil Robertson has no problem saying that 2016 has been "the best year ever in terms of the diversity of content for black images, black stories in cinema."

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Contestant Halima Aden wears hijab, burkini to inspire others

While most Americans were still recovering from Thanksgiving feast over the holiday weekend, Halima Aden was making history.

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Waterfront Partnership Announces Special Events and Programming for the PANDORA Ice Rink’s 2016 Season

The PANDORA Ice Rink at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is here for another magical season! The Waterfront Partnership announces a full lineup of programming including Late Night Skate with Insomnia Cookies, the Inner Harbor Frost Fest, Excerpts from the Nutcracker by The Next Age Ice, SkateFest, benefitting Special Olympics of Maryland and Saturday’s with Santa. All activities are free to enjoy with paid admission.

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Obama's gift to Trump: A 'pretty solid' economy

President Obama is giving President-elect Trump a welcome gift: A pretty good economy.

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'La La Land' wins New York Critics' big award

The musical "La La Land" has danced its way into snagging a biggie at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

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Morgan Receives $2M UNCF Grant To Help Graduates Secure Careers

After a six-month planning phase, Morgan State University announces the award of a five-year, $2-million grant from UNCF (United Negro College Fund) for the implementation of the UNCF® Career Pathways Initiative (CPI), a transformative effort to design and implement programs to improve employment outcomes for graduates. Morgan is one of 24 colleges and universities awarded grants totaling $35.3 million, and the university will work collaboratively as a cluster with Norfolk State University and Tennessee State University to improve graduates’ career outcomes.

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Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance (DBFA) shares holiday season with East Baltimore families

Families from two Baltimore Curriculum Project schools, Wolfe Street Academy and Govans Elementary School, will enjoy a brighter Holiday season again this year thanks to the generosity of the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance (DBFA). Since 2008, DBFA has been providing toys, books, games, clothing, bicycles and other gifts for hundreds of Baltimore City families through their Adopt a Family Program.

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Unemployment drops to 4.6%, lowest since 2007

America kept hiring amid election shock.

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'Mariah's World' lives down to expectations on E!

To say that "Mariah's World" is a predictable train wreck serves more as promotion than criticism. Yet even by the standards of reality docu-series, this E! showcase for pop diva Mariah Carey is pretty hilarious, especially with everything that's transpired since the point where the show's storytelling begins.

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The world's best Christmas markets

Christmas shopping doesn't have to mean joylessly battling through department store crowds or trawling the Internet for bargains.

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Trump didn't save as many Carrier jobs as he claimed

President-elect Donald Trump said Carrier is "keeping 1,100 people" in jobs that won't be shifted to Mexico from a factory in Indianapolis.

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No headphone jack, no problem: Wireless headphones for the holidays

Mariah Carey's crooning holiday tunes may already be on repeat, but if you're not rocking a solid pair of wireless headphones, her range could get dropped like your Bluetooth connection.

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U.S. health spending rose nearly 6%, fastest since 2007

As more Americans get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, spending on health care is rising faster than it has in years.

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The NFL is now hiring

The NFL is bringing on some new talent.

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Black AIDS Institute Honor Lee Daniels on World AIDS Day

The Black AIDS Institute’s Heroes in the Struggle Gala and Award Celebration honors, in a star-studded event and photographic tribute, individuals who, over the past year, have made a heroic contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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Facebook's "ethnic affinities" is digital racism and it's time to end it

Racism is a malignant, powerful, and harmful reality for millions of persons of color throughout the world. Here, inside the United States, racism is institutionalized and we have the evidence that this dreadful, racially discriminatory system of oppression now has been digitized thanks to Facebook.

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Imperative that Flacco improves his sliding technique to avoid injury

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is easily Baltimore's most important player.

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A Lesson in American Government: C-SPAN visits Frederick Douglas High

Students at Frederick Douglas didn’t know what to expect when they followed their American Government teacher out of the classroom to a tour bus parked outside.

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Hill-Aston wins fourth term as president Baltimore Branch of NAACP

Tessa Hill-Aston remains president of the Baltimore Chapter of the NAACP for a fourth term after beating back rival Cortley C.D. Weatherspoon in the branch’s most closely watched election in a generation.

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STEM program at BCCC positions students for success

West Baltimore native and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute graduate Brittany Young struggled during her first year of college at the University of Maryland but that didn’t keep her from participating in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) revolution and becoming a leader in her field.

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