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Stories for May 2013

Friday, May 31

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President addresses Morehouse graduates

Black American's responsibility

President Obama urged Morehouse graduates to use their education "for something larger than yourself."

Thursday, May 30

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5 things about the controversy surrounding AG Eric Holder

Holder under fire for phone records, subpoenas

Attorney General Eric Holder, a political lightning rod for Republican critics of the Obama administration, is under fire for two cases involving secret subpoenas or searches for phone records and other information of journalists involved in reports about leaked classified information.

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Mother of Redskin Quarterback RG3 delivers message of hope, inspiration at homeownership workshop

The mother of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III urged families attending a homeownership workshop on Saturday, April 13, 2013 to live within their means focus on their dreams and never, ever give up— even when faced with adversity.

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Negro Leagues Museum thrives in Baltimore

Some of the greatest players to play baseball are mostly unknown. Most of the names evoke few memories among the masses.

Wednesday, May 29

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Should I be concerned about new virus?

When the head of the World Health Organization says a new virus is her "greatest concern right now," people worldwide may wonder whether they should be concerned.

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Giant Food shares tips for safe Summer grilling

Ready, set, fire up those grills to kick start the summer season! Giant Food of Landover, Md. wants to make sure your next barbecue is a safe and healthy one by sharing food safety tips to keep top of mind when grilling.

Wanted: At least 15 Stanley Cherrys

Needed: at least 15 corrections officers like Stanley Cherry to work in the Baltimore City Detention Center. Who, many readers will no doubt ask, is Stanley Cherry?

O’Malley, O’Reilly and Cobor, Oh My!

This story about the federal indictments handed down regarding corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) just keeps getting better and better or worse and worse, depending on your perspective!

Sun and Post

You mean the "Washington Post" is NOT a liberal newspaper?

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Teen chefs battle in healthy cooking competition

HealthCorps, a national non-profit co-founded by Dr. oz and his wife Lisa to combat the childhood obesity crisis, hosted a regional Teen Battle Chef (TBC) cooking competition on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in Baltimore.

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President Salutes Morehouse graduate Leland Shelton

Imagine this. You have earned a Phi Beta Kappa key, which makes you a member of the world’s most prestigious academic honor society.

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A day at the races: A hat and glove affair

A day at the races: A hat and glove affair

The Epsilon Omega Foundation, Inc. the charitable arm of the Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. sponsored their second “Day at the Races” on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the famed Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore City.

Saturday, May 25

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Doctor raises money for obstetric fistula surgeries

A fate worse than death for some African women

It's a condition practically unheard of in the United States and most Western countries. But in a culture where a woman's status and dignity is decided by her ability to provide a husband with multiple children, it can be a fate worse than death.

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Happy Mommy Day!

Hello everyone; “HAPPY MOMMY DAY” to all the mothers and mothers to be, this is your weekend.

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Anne Arundel Community Action Agency celebrates volunteers

The Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency (AACCAA) held its second annual homecoming celebration for its dedicated volunteers at the La Fontaine Bleue in Glen Burnie, Maryland on Friday, May 17, 2013.

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Eleven-year-old Krissa Hillman pitches ‘sweet business’ to Warren Buffett

Not every 11-year-old knows how to make cupcakes, and it’s rare that a pre-teen comes up with such a sweet idea to raise money to help other children learn to read. Krissa Hillman is an exception.

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Jennifer Hudson might return to 'Idol' as a judge

It sounds like "American Idol" is far more interested in sticking with old friends than making new ones.

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Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco, Gino Gradkowski, Ed Dickson sign pledge to ban the “R” word

Special Olympics of Marylad event highlights the hurtful word

Do you use the "R" word?

Friday, May 24

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Should baby killers be executed?

There are baby killers among us. At least one, possibly three, of them killed little Carter Scott.

Thursday, May 23

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Cash Money boss 'excited' about signing Paris

Paris Hilton is the newest member of one of hip-hop's hottest labels.

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HBCU sports roundup

Catch up on the latest in HBCU sports.

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The food and the fun that define a glorious summer

Summer means plenty of fresh food to enjoy

When the weather warms, there are plenty of fun outdoor activities to enjoy, which means there's also a bounty of summer fare to eat. From the traditional to the intriguing, you never know what interesting food choices you may find while out and about.

Saturday, May 18

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Class of 2013: Courage, Choice and Compassion

University commencement season is a time of high hopes and great celebration.

Friday, May 17

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Answers to your breast cancer questions

When Angelina Jolie revealed she'd had a double mastectomy, she probably had a pretty good idea that her bravery would empower other women to tell their breast cancer stories.

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12-year-old golfer racks up titles, awards

Kendel Abrams is a member of the Clifton Park Junior Golf Program

Kendell Abrams may one day be a household name

Tuesday, May 14

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Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy

Announced preventative surgery in New York Times Op-Ed

Actress Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed article on Tuesday that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

Thursday, May 9

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When zero tolerance makes zero sense

Minor incidents have major consequences

Kiera Wilmont a black, 16-year old straight-A student was handcuffed, arrested and charged with two felonies after her high school science experiment blew the top off a small water bottle.

Wednesday, May 8

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HBCU Sports Roundup

What's happening in black college athletics

Tuesday, May 7

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The historic Globe Poster legacy lives on

Globe Poster Company and old school bands honored

The Globe Poster legacy lives on.

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Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones saves lives in Baltimore

Joins forces with Connor Cares Foundation to teach swimming, life skills

Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones nearly drowned when he was five. Now his mission is to teach children to swim.

Thursday, May 2

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I'm just asking

School closings sadden alumni

What happens to students when a school closes, and what is the impact on the alumni?

Wednesday, May 1

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University of Maryland alumni win grant to fund eco-friendly garden company

Two entrepreneurial University of Maryland alumni were recently awarded over $52,000 as the winner of this year’s Cupid’s Cup Business and Innovation Showcase and Competition in order to fund their eco-friendly company, Earth Starter.