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Friday, October 30

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Stay safe this Halloween: Change your clock, change your battery

Autumn is a season full of changes, and the Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services (HCDFRS) would like to remind residents as they prepare for the Halloween holiday to also remember to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery.”

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Baltimore Screenwriters Competition now accepting submissions

Entry deadline is January 20, 2016

Calling all screenwriters! The Baltimore Film Office is now accepting entries for the 11th annual Baltimore Screenwriters Competition.

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Keep your trick-or-treaters safe and seen on Halloween!

Few holidays delight kids more than Halloween. At the same time, Halloween generates significant worry in parents and with sound reason.

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Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers present major challenge to the Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens have quite a challenge this week when they face Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers. Rivers has found a high degree of success against the Ravens throughout his career.

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AACC receives third National Award for Equity

Anne Arundel Community College received the 2015 Charles Kennedy Equity Award from the Association of Community College Trustees at the ACCT Awards Gala October 16, 2015 in San Diego. This award is the third national recognition the college has received this year for its focus on diversity and inclusiveness in its policies, programs and procedures.

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Charlie Brown, ‘The Peanuts Movie’ Gang encourage kids to trick-or-treat for UNICEF

As kids set out with friends and neighbors on a quest for sweet treats and goodwill this Halloween, they can bring along a new gang – “The Peanuts Movie” gang, that is.

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A non-traditional solution for college dropouts

Today, more than one in five working-age Americans are college dropouts. Unfortunately, most dropouts aren't billionaires. Many are non-traditional students who leave school because of non-academic issues: a sick family member, a job loss, or just the pure shock of returning to school after a long hiatus.

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Breast cancer survivor starts nonprofit to help others

The pain nagged at Kiesha Harris. Then, the lump in her armpit swelled more. At 34, the Baltimore born Harris seemed to know something that her doctors dismissed as nothing to worry about. Harris had breast cancer.

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Taking a closer look at the Chris Canty Foundation

Many Baltimore Ravens players are very involved in helping out in the community. Defensive lineman Chris Canty is no exception— he has his own charitable foundation.

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Breast cancer survivor starts nonprofit to help others

The pain nagged at Kiesha Harris. Then, the lump under her armpit swelled more.

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BCCC celebrates National Cyber Security Awareness Month with new degree

As a 2015 National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) Champion, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) spent the entire month promoting online safety as well as new degree and certificate programs addressing the huge demand for highly skilled cyber security professionals.

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Watch film on Black Friday, before you spend another dollar!

When you die, what will you leave behind: bills or benefits?

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Women military veterans holding expo in Baltimore

They are regularly on the front lines, having served in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Marylanders recognized for volunteerism at 2015 Governor’s Service Awards

Adam Jones is the well-known All Star center fielder for the Baltimore Orioles.

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2015 She Rose Awards honors domestic violence survivors

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney, helped to honor survivors of domestic violence, during the 2015 She Rose Awards at The Double Tree Hilton in Pikesville, Maryland on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

Thursday, October 29

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A plea to save the family phone

This really struck me in the immediate aftermath of the South Carolina flood.

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Vests For Visibility Program helps protect trick or treaters

Be seen on Halloween

Even when armed with magic wands, capes and wings, children are left powerless in a match with a vehicle.

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How much do I really need to save for retirement?

I always thought 10% of salary was the amount you need to save for retirement. I save more than that, but a retirement calculator told me I'm not saving enough. Am I on track or is retirement just an impossible dream --Jessica, Texas

Wednesday, October 28

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Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are divorcing

Actors were married for two years

Halle Berry and husband of two years Olivier Martinez announced on Tuesday that they have split.

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12 new snacks to try for Halloween 2015

Many of us in the CNN Library have a sweet tooth and love sampling new flavors of candies and snacks, almost as much as we enjoy doing editorial news research.

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Why Ben Carson is beating Trump

Tim Stanley: Ben Carson, whose views are no less controversial than Trump's or other conservatives, is leading in Iowa. Why?

Now that the Republican race is a fight between Donald Trump and Ben Carson it feels more explicitly like a reality TV show. "We took a billionaire who hates China and a neurosurgeon who loves guns and made them fight to the death in Iowa. Stay tuned to see what happens next..."

Tuesday, October 27

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The link between diabetes and dental health

Regular dental checkups are essential to maintaining oral health.

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Ole Miss removes state flag from campus

NAACP was organizing march to demand flag's removal when decision came Monday

The University of Mississippi has removed the state flag from campus, according to a university statement issued Monday.

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Baltimore Farmer's Market offers extended hours during holiday season

Make this season merry and bright with the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar!

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Outrage grows after South Carolina officer throws student in classroom

Details of what led up to the incident are sparse

Even without the full context, even without knowing what happened beforehand, the video is appalling.

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If meat causes cancer, what can we eat?

You may have just learned that processed meat such as bacon, sausage and ham may cause cancer and unprocessed meat may be "probably carcinogenic to humans," according to a new World Health Organization report. Or that cheese and sugar can be as addictive as a drug.

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Five tips for using household appliances more efficiently

When you get your monthly electricity bill, do you ever wonder which appliances consume the most power?

Monday, October 26

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Fees reduced to connect homes to natural gas this fall

Residential customers also can save $150 to $1,450 with rebates on gas equipment

BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program® reminds eligible residential customers that now is the perfect time to make the switch to natural gas for home and water heating. Before the cold weather sets in and the holiday season gets underway, customers can begin making their homes more comfortable and energy efficient— and save big on connecting to natural gas.

Friday, October 23

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Governor Larry Hogan announces transit plan for Baltimore City

Governor Larry Hogan recently announced $135 million in targeted investments to transform and improve transit throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area.

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Medicare’s fall open enrollment period runs October 15 through December 7

Everyone with Medicare should review their choices during the Fall Open Enrollment Period, according to the Medicare Rights Center, a national, nonprofit consumer service organization. Even people who are currently happy with their plan should do so, because plans make changes to their benefit packages every year.

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National Aquarium announces return of “Pay What You Want Day"

Guests donate an amount of their choice for Aquarium admittance on November 1, 2015

As part of its continuing effort to extend community access to Marylanders, the National Aquarium announced the return of “Pay What You Want Day” on Sunday, November 1, 2015.

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St. Vincent de Paul completes expansion of Sarah’s Hope

Baltimore City’s Largest Homeless Shelter for Families Located in Sandtown-Winchester Neighborhood

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore and other community leaders at the grand opening event for the newly renovated Sarah’s Hope family shelter in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore City.

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Dysfunction exacts a cost

Earlier this month, The Economist, a renowned British weekly, ran an editorial advocating an end to the U.S. dollar’s supremacy as the world’s chief currency.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Raising awareness and saving lives

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. It strikes blindly, touching women of all racial and ethnic groups.

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Ray Lewis discusses Atlanta murders, Baltimore riots in new memoir

There are few athletes who have the motivational ability that Baltimore Ravens legend Ray Lewis does. Lewis has been through some of the highest moments in life as well as the lowest. He touches on all of those moments in his newly released book, “I Feel Like Going On: Life, Game, And Glory.”

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Dedicated government employee honored at retirement party

When it comes to retirement parties, one would be hard-pressed to host a more exciting send-off from a long government career than the party for Baltimore resident Patricia Burns.

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Deltas, Alphas partner with Men Aiming Higher to mentor boys

On October 24, 2015, the Annapolis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Eta Eta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Men Aiming Higher (MAH) will kick off a free program called EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) to help boys in Anne Arundel County.

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day campaign working with HBCUs to raise awareness

Just as students are returning to campus embarking on new classes, student activities and volunteerism, the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) campaign is giving students an active role in raising awareness of the message “Get Educated, Get Tested, Get Involved, and Get Treatment.”

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Marsean Oyler returns to Baltimore with cast of ‘Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic’

At just 21, Marsean Oyler brings Disney characters and stories to life on ice, along with a cast of talented performers. From October 28, 2015 to November 1, 2015, Oyler will perform at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore City in the Feld Entertainment production— “Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic.”

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RAMBLING ROSE: Happy Halloween!

Hello my dear friends, as you can see, the leaves are turning brown and falling off the trees, and outdoor plants are turning to dead sticks.

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Life in Baltimore: Young Baltimorean attains goal of becoming a scientist

Baltimore native Tonya N. Taylor, Ph.D. knew she wanted to be a scientist from a young age because she wanted to help her brother who had cerebral palsy.

Thursday, October 22

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3 tips to get the most of workplace benefits during open enrollment season

For most Americans, the end of the year marks benefit open enrollment season.

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ASK ALMA: Ex-wife taking up too much time

My husband was married very young, from the age of 20-22. The marriage was a disaster and they divorced without having a conversation or even seeing each other in court. He didn’t contest it or show up to the court date.

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That’s So Raven. **Eyeroll*

We are gathered here today not to discuss the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March (which saw little to no coverage outside of social media), but to address Miss Raven-Symoné who has seen extensive media coverage concerning some remarks she made during the telecast of “The View.”

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For a healthier and younger brain, eat Mediterranean

Fish appears to good for gray matter

As we age, our brains naturally shrink and our risk of having a stroke, dementia or Alzheimer's rise, and almost everyone experiences some kind of memory loss.

Wednesday, October 21

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Internet trolls call new 'Star Wars' movie 'anti-white'

Their gripes are mocked, quickly drowned out on social media

The haters of the Internet have never met a target they couldn't denounce. Even "Star Wars."

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Famed activist Angela Davis to deliver Margaret Brent lecture at St. Mary’s College

Political activist, scholar and author Angela Davis will deliver the 2015 Margaret Brent Lecture at St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics & Recreation Center Arena located at 8952 E. Fisher Road in St. Mary's City, Maryland.

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Four simple steps to prevent food poisoning

Food poisoning, an illness caused by bacteria or other pathogens in food, causes an estimated 48 million illnesses (representing one out of six Americans), 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics.

Tuesday, October 20

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Baltimore mayor shares words of wisdom

When Baltimore native and Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake, 45, stepped to the podium at D.C.’s historical National Press Club in Northwest, she looked poised, prepared and polished.

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Weight watching? Here's how Oprah can help

Oprah Winfrey will become a member and part owner of the company

If you're looking to break a bad habit -- or form a new one -- science shows you're more likely to stick to it if you make the change on a Monday.

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Best jobs for work-life balance

Whether it's even possible to have a healthy work-life balance usually depends heavily on the culture of the place where you work and your manager's attitude.

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Less stress this Thanksgiving: 7 Easy steps to your best turkey yet

Selecting, preparing and cooking the centerpiece of your family’s Thanksgiving meal can pile on a lot of stress.

Monday, October 19

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Ebony 'Cosby Show' cover causes a stir

Venerated African-American magazine questions survival of Cosby's show

There was a time when it was de rigueur for black American households to have a subscription to Ebony magazine. Its pages were one of the only places in media where black families could see their faces, lives and interests reflected back at them.

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Government House goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Government House goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This weekend, the Government House was lit pink to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Friday, October 16

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8th Annual Harbor Harvest Children’s Festival

The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore brings the country to the Waterfront with the 8th Annual Harbor Harvest Children’s Festival on Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore City.

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'Thought we were writing the blues'

“Thought we were writing the blues, but they called it rock ’n’ roll,” said Rose Marie McCoy during an interview for a radio documentary about her life and music.

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Alzheimer’s Association’s African-American Memory Loss Forum returns to Coppin

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter will host the 11th Annual Pythias A. and Virginia I. Jones African-American Community Forum on Memory Loss, Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Coppin State University located at 2500 W. North Avenue in Baltimore.

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Residents encouraged to use public transportation to get to Baltimore Running Festival

Marathon will impact traffic and local bus routes

Running 26 miles through the streets of Baltimore might be hard, but getting to the Baltimore Running Festival couldn’t be easier.

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Annapolis Dragon Boat Club marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October fundraiser to help support cancer survivors

For Joni Adrian Morgan of Annapolis, being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer was a life-changing event.

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PNC walks the walk for women business owners

PNC’s involvement in the “Mind Your Business: Ladies Who Launch” seminar at Morgan State University is just one of the many ways in which the bank has reached out to women who aspire to start their own enterprise or those who have an already up and running operation.

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No due process for ‘Standing While Black’

Is Patrick Lynch, president of the New York Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, obliged to defend his members even when they are wrong? The open letter posted on the PBA website and printed in the New York Daily News lacks credibility and contributes to the fractured state of police-community relations.

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Alabama's new Jim Crow far from subtle

In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault. Even as Alabama finally took down its confederate flags this year, it has raised new obstacles to voting.

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PNC Bank helps to inspire women, minority business owners

Like good neighbors and responsible community partners, PNC Bank endeavors to support businesses that lack some of the resources of powerful corporate entrepreneurs.

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International MSU student awarded NextGen Scholarship from local business

Carisse Lansiquot, a 22-year-old international student at Morgan State University (MSU), is the 2015 recipient of the NextGen Scholarship awarded by P.E.R.K. Consulting.

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Gina Neely touring to promote healthy eating

Celebrity Chef Gina Neely is traveling around the country to help individuals find different ways in which they can celebrate seafood.

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Upcycling, recycled clothes raise funds for home for pregnant teens

Tracy Yvette Arnold is a faith-filled woman who is on a mission to help pregnant girls and underserved young women in Maryland. On October 31, 2015 the CEO/community developer and founder of Arnold Place will receive keys to a home that is located at 801 Owens Rd. in Oxon Hill.

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Ravens celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Baltimore Ravens have made a commitment to supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a variety of initiatives throughout the month of October.

Thursday, October 15

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Long-term care planning

With about 10,000 Americans turning 65 each day, many families are making decisions about elder care. Due to the complexity and importance of these decisions, elder-care planning should include working with financial and estate-planning professionals who are experts at protecting assets and paying for care, if needed.

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Black polo player Kareem Rosser is smashing polo balls and stereotypes

Jackie Robinson in baseball, Tiger Woods in golf, Bill Pickett in rodeo: there have been many American pioneers, who defied the odds to become legends in sports, where Blacks had previously been excluded.

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Posing topless with purpose

Topless portraits of 50 women who have been through breast cancer surgery are on display at Parliament

Never in a million years would Anna Beckingham have dreamed of posing topless.

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Did Hillary and Bernie connect with black voters?

Three little words made a big difference during Tuesday night's debate after a viewer on Facebook asked the Democratic presidential candidates: Do black lives matter or do all lives matter?

Wednesday, October 14

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Myths cause flu vaccination disparities

The National Influenza Vaccination Disparities Partnership [NIVDP] kicked off flu season with free vaccinations for underserved communities whose livelihoods depend on them not falling ill to this disease.

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Baltimore officers' statements in Freddie Gray case ruled admissible

Statements given to investigators by two Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death can be used in their trials, a Maryland circuit court judge ruled Tuesday at a pretrial hearing.

Tuesday, October 13

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Number of black teachers rapidly declines as minority student population increases

The minority population has grown tremendously since the year 2000. According to the Census Bureau, the Hispanic population growth is due to U.S. births–and Asian population growth is due primarily to immigration since 2012

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Ben Carson talks gun control, new book at National Press Club

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson took an hour out of his campaign Friday afternoon to speak about his upbringing, gun control and cyber attacks from another country.

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Tracy Morgan returns to standup with New York show

It was his first performance since his accident in June 2014

Tracy Morgan has returned to the stage almost a year and a half after being critically injured in a car crash.

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Summer babies are healthier adults, study says

Babies born in summer months have better birth weight, are taller, and have later puberty, study says

Want to have a healthier and taller baby? You may want to aim for having a child in the summer months.

Monday, October 12

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Black activists press Hillary Clinton for action

Hillary Clinton took one more step toward trying to win the black millennial vote Friday.

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Delight guests with restaurant-quality dessert

Many people feel dessert is the best part of any meal. When dining out, diners who can't wait to peruse the dessert menu may find several items they think they can only enjoy at restaurants.

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Crowds rally for 'justice or else' on 20th anniversary of Million Man March

The first march, in 1995, drew attendees from all over the country

"Justice or Else" was the theme of a rally Saturday organized by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to mark the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.

The often unsung benefits of plastic surgery

Some are quick to pigeon hole plastic surgery as something restricted to the rich, famous or the vain. But plastic surgery often helps restore confidence and functionality, and is often relied on to correct birth defects or injuries.

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Raven-Symoné: 'I am very discriminatory' about some black names

"The View" co-host Raven-Symoné says she'd never hire someone named "Watermelondrea"

Various studies have found black people experience negative treatment based not only on the color of their skin, but even their names.

Friday, October 9

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PNC Bank, community, explore how to move Baltimore forward

On Thursday, October 1, 2015, over 225 people attended the first forum in a three-part series called “The Future of Baltimore Conversations and Solutions: How We Got To Where We Are As A City” at New Shiloh Baptist Church in West Baltimore.

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New phone line launched to help residents in crisis in Baltimore City

Available 24/7/365 phone number 410-433-5175 to handle calls from city residents

Working to improve access to critically needed care, Baltimore City has launched a new, single phone number for Baltimore City residents to use for substance use and mental health crisis calls, services and treatment, and information.

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. MedChi wants to help make a difference!

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Tips for choosing a major

Choosing a major is an important decision for college students. The right major can set students on a path to a rewarding and successful career, which can lead to a more fulfilling life.

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This fall ease into retirement online

During this season, many people reflect on the gradual passing of time as green leaves turn gold and pine needles blanket lawns. You are also slowly changing, and those golden years of retirement are one season closer.

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BGE delivers Marvel comic books to area elementary schools

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) in partnership with Marvel Custom Solutions recently announced that they will be distributing comic books entitled “Iron Man featuring Captain Mercaptan, A Natural Team!” and lesson plans to public and private elementary school students in BGE’s service area.

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Black and latinos working together

If there was ever a propitious time for African Americans and Latino Americans to unite to advance the cause of freedom, justice, equality and economic empowerment, it is now.

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Tips for smarter shopping

Whether you’re in the market for the newest gadget or stocking up on sports goods for the whole family, getting the most bang for your buck is top of mind for many families.

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Baltimore Ravens unveil Baltimore City school library

The Baltimore Ravens have a longstanding relationship with the community. It has become a tradition for the team to find ways to give back to the community. Their most recent community service event will have an impact for years to come.

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When will it end?

After all of the senseless killings in schools, in churches, in workplaces, on streets by civilians and by those charged to protect and to serve us; I cannot help but wonder, “When will it end?”

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RAMBLING ROSE: A week of music and artistic excellence

Hello everyone, I hope you had a good week.

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Peace in the streets message spread before 20th Anniversary of The Million Man March

On the evening of October 2, 2015, the Stanton Community Center located at 92 West Washington Street in Annapolis buzzed with activity.

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Cancer drug helps increase survival for stage 4 patient

Euvon Jones had always been used to working hard, overseeing his successful business for hours each day before heading to the gym to keep his muscles toned and his abs ripped. At 59, Jones bragged to his children and those much younger than he about his strength.

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Successful women unite to offer empowering messages to girls in Maryland

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, the cafeteria of Charles Herbert Flowers High School located in Springdale, Maryland, was transformed into a no judgment safe zone for teen and “tween” girls ages 12-18.

Thursday, October 8

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Janet Jackson, N.W.A., Los Lobos among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

The inductees will be announced in December

This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees include some familiar faces and one star who has just returned to the scene.

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Great times of year to buy a new car

Save money on your next vehicle by shopping at the right time

New automobiles are one of the biggest investments many consumers will ever make.

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Is it right to hold Oregon shooter's mother responsible?

Peggy Drexler: If mother nurtured Oregon shooter's gun interest, that's irresponsible

As details emerge about Laurel Harper, whose 26-year-old son, Christopher Harper-Mercer, opened fire on his creative writing class at Umpqua Community College, so too has a common, unsurprising, undercurrent of blame.

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Halloween costumes you can get away with

We know, we know. It's hard to come up with an original idea, especially when it comes to Halloween costumes.

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A new breed of bigoted politicians

Among the many windswept cliffs that stand guard on the shores of the island of Okinawa, one is known for its particularly gruesome history.

Wednesday, October 7

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It's time to get your flu shot

Now is the time to get your flu shot -- and this vaccine is expected to be more effective than last season's.

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Keshia Knight Pulliam defends legacy of 'Cosby Show' in wake of scandal

She says the Cosby being accused of sexual misconduct is not the man she knows

As more allegations are made against Bill Cosby, his former co-star says the scandal doesn't negate the importance of his iconic television show.

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Food challenge tests when children outgrow food allergy

Starting kindergarten marked new beginnings for Joy Haire and her parents, Will and Lisa Haire. Just before the school year started, through a Food Challenge, Joy’s doctor determined she outgrew the serious and potentially life-threatening dairy allergy that surfaced a few weeks before her first birthday.

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Think big, act big

Jeffrey Hayzlett is a marketing powerhouse who has built a massive business from the ground up. He started as a small town cowboy who loved to talk to small businesses about marketing.

Tuesday, October 6

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Gladys Knight: A candid conversation

Motown Records was considered the number one most influential company to lead in setting a precedent for talent, style, good music, swag and success

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Army issues new breastfeeding policy

The Army issued a service-wide breastfeeding policy this week, making it the last military branch to implement guidelines for supporting nursing service members.

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AA County Executive Steve Schuh concludes official visit to Cuba

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh concluded his official visit to Cuba after a meeting Friday with Ambassador Jeffery DeLaurentis and officials at the U.S. Embassy in Havana.

Monday, October 5

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Car Review: 2015 Cadillac Escalade 4WD Premium

The Cadillac Escalade has reached cult status. No other reason explains why the body on frame, three-row sport utility’s global sales were up by almost 70 percent through July.

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The acronyms teens really use on social media

Acronyms or slang teens used ranged from innocent to racy

For the sake of this story, I'd like to invent a new acronym: IAVS, which means, "I am very sorry."

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How to sneak fruits and vegetables into any recipe

Fruits and vegetables are the building blocks of a healthy diet. But many people do not eat the recommended number of servings of produce.That's especially true among growing children, who can benefit greatly from the vitamins and nutrients fruits and vegetables provide.

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Library of Congress: Main Reading Room open house on Columbus Day

Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room for a special open house to share information about how the public can access the Library’s resources year-round.

Friday, October 2

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Baltimore Dance Company marks 15th anniversary with Cancer Benefit Concert

Since 2001, the Baltimore City Cancer Program (BCCP) has screened more than 31,000 Baltimore City residents and provided more than 10,000 free clinical breast exams, 11,500 mammograms, 6,000 cervical cancer screenings, 3,000 oral cancer screenings, and 460 colonoscopies. Of those diagnosed with breast cancer, more than 70 percent have been diagnosed in the early stages of the disease.

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Applications accepted for undergraduate scholarships for high-achieving, low- income high school students

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation invites applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country.

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New website launched to help Marylanders receive refunds after Supreme Court Decision

Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot urged eligible Maryland residents who filed and paid income taxes to another state between 2011 and 2014 to apply for a tax refund against the county portion of their Maryland state income taxes.

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Teaching our dollars to make sense

When Donald Trump first spoke about his intentions to run for president and called out Mexicans and Hispanics in general, here’s what happened.

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Honoring Ravens coach Juan Castillo during Hispanic Awareness Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time when the contributions and achievements of Hispanic/Latino Americans are recognized in the United States.

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Pioneer of National Black Press is subject of book discussion

The daughter of a Kentucky sharecropper, Alice Dunnigan rose from typist to Washington journalist as the first African-American female reporter acccredited to the White House.

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Hispanic heritage at heart of Social Security mission

From September 15 to October 15, 2015, people across the country will join in celebrating the many contributions of Hispanic Americans during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Six local women to be honored at Fannie Lou Hamer Awards Reception

Documentary film about Fannie Lou Hamer to be presented at ceremony

The 20th annual Fannie Lou Hamer Awards Reception will be held Sunday, October 4, 2015, at the Frances Scott Key Auditorium at St. John’s College located at 60 College Avenue in Annapolis from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Baltimore organization helps homeowners make crucial home improvements

On September 25, 2015, a beautiful sunny day, it was like Christmas in September for 68-year-old Mary Madden.

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Black tenor returns home, makes history in opera

Tenor and former longtime Washington, D.C. resident Issachah Savage laughs when he was told of a most flattering comparison made by an opera legend.

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Lenovo donates laptops, tablets to Patterson High School

Students will use technology to develop mobile apps

Tech giant Lenovo donated laptops and tablets to Patterson High School, which the students will be able to use to assist them in learning about coding, testing and developing mobile applications.

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Baltimore reporter wins genius grant

You may refer to journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates as “Genius Coates” or “Sir Genius or, as Coates tweeted: “He who holds knowledge of all things in all realms at all times.”

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Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival returns to Annapolis with energy and entertainment

Strong winds did not deter over 4.000 festival-goers from attending the 26th Annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival that was held in Annapolis on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

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We face real challenges to representative democracy

People who care about the United States’ place in the world often fret about challenges to representative democracy from other countries. I’d contend that the more formidable challenge comes not from abroad, but from within.

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Morgan, Howard receive scholarship donations at Chicago Football Classic

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, Morgan State University competed against Howard University at the Chicago Football Classic. Following the game, both schools received scholarship donations from Coors Light.

Thursday, October 1

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Collecting $200 Million from the debt collectors

At one time or another, many consumers have fallen behind on paying their bills.

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Could Hurricane Joaquin be another Superstorm Sandy?

Hurricane Joaquin, a powerful Category 3 storm, could strengthen, forecasters say

It's October. A powerful hurricane is brewing in the Bahamas. The whole system is threatening to head straight north to the United States.

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No-show wedding guests billed for missed meal

Not showing up to a wedding you've said you'll attend is bad form, but billing wedding guests for missed meals is probably not the best way to handle no-shows.

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Get your home fall and winter ready with 5 simple projects

If boots, a warm hat and a tuned-up snow blower are the only items on your winter preparation list, your home maintenance plan may need a makeover.