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Monday, October 31

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Final Tribe Called Quest album coming

Rapper Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest was working on a new solo album when he died of complications from diabetes in March.

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Viola Davis takes on poverty in hometown

You know her as the tough-as-nails defense attorney Analise Keating on the ABC series "How to Get Away with Murder." But in real life, actress Viola Davis fights for a different cause: ending poverty.

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Skin patches may help kids' peanut allergies, study says

Peanut allergies are among the most serious food allergies, requiring constant vigilance. In severe cases, exposure to even trace amounts of the nut can trigger a deadly reaction. But according to a new study published last week in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, a tiny skin patch may help treat peanut allergies.

Saturday, October 29

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How can I grow my retirement savings without too much risk?

This is no guarantee of how a given mix of stocks and bonds will perform in the future. But it should give you an idea of how different allocations should fare relative to one another in the future, and certainly offer a sense of how much more (or less) volatility you can expect as you move more money into (or out of) stocks.

Friday, October 28

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Ciara and Russell Wilson expecting first child together

Ciara and Russell Wilson wasted no time starting a family.

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Despite incomes, black families still denied access to home loans

In recent weeks, a spate of news coverage has referred to America’s “inner cities.” Some may even interpret it as a new code word for minorities, usually referring to blacks and Latinos.

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BrightStar’s Caregiver of the Year keeps on giving

Kathy Carter demonstrates again and again why her clients and co-workers alike at BrightStar Care of Baltimore consider her a national treasure.

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New President and CEO hired at Visit Baltimore

John Frisch, chairman of the Baltimore Convention and Tourism Board of Directors, announced the hiring of Al Hutchinson, 57, as Visit Baltimore's new president and CEO.

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Maryland Students invited to submit best problem solving app ideas

Fifth Annual Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge is open for new submissions until Friday, November 18, 2016.

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Brakes for Breasts: Car repair shops raise funds for cancer vaccine

Auto Stream Car Care on Smith Avenue and Frame Rite Auto Repair on Harford Road in Baltimore are among the 20 car repair shops in Maryland that have signed on to participate in a charity to help breast cancer survivors and ultimately help to fund research for a new vaccine that some doctors believe might eventually cure the dreadful illness.

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Groupon buys rival LivingSocial for a heavy discount

Groupon just scored a great deal buying its competitor.

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Why we must continue to fight efforts to suppress black votes

In all democracies, the right to vote is fundamental to the legitimacy of an elected government chosen by the participatory action and will of the people eligible to vote. For 47 million Black Americans, the right to vote is a sacred responsibility without the fear of reprisal, retribution or repression.

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Black women will elect the next president

Black women will play a key role in electing the next president, according to a recent report by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), a national trade group and the largest federation of unions in the United States.

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Customers reminded about natural gas safety this heating season

Despite the unseasonably warm temperatures this month, the cold weather is quickly approaching.

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'Pretty in Pink' Parade Illuminates Loch Raven Drive

The entire student body of Cardinal Shehan School was “pretty in pink” last week for the school’s second annual Pink Parade, bringing attention the fight against breast cancer.

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A Survivor’s Story: The Cost of Surviving Cancer

Kimberly Curtis has battled and overcome breast cancer.

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Young writer travels to California for book signing

Nia Jolivet, a sixth grade student at Sudbrook Magnet Middle School in Baltimore County was recently honored at the Jack and Jill of America Convention in Palm Desert, California.

Thursday, October 27

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Nearly 3 in 5 Americans are making this huge financial mistake

Americans on a whole just aren't great savers, to the point where almost 70% of us don't even have $1,000 in the bank. Furthermore, almost half of Americans claim that to cover a $400 emergency, they'd need to borrow the money or sell something quickly to round up the cash.

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Autism study shows benefits when parents get involved

For millions of families around the world, autism poses daily challenges. Some parents find it difficult or even impossible to communicate with their own children or understand how they perceive the world around them. This mental condition can also affect their child's ability to interact socially or show emotion, and often create a desire for repetitive behaviors.

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Press Room: U.S. Black Chambers named distinguished advocate of the year

The U.S. Black Chambers, the only national advocacy organization working solely to advance Black businesses and building economic power in the Black community, was named Distinguished Advocate of the Year. The award, given by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency was announced as part of the 2016 National Minority Enterprise Development Week Award winners. This is the first year USBC has earned this award.

Wednesday, October 26

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The dos and don'ts of posting about your kid online

Yes, "sharenting" is a thing, and many parents do it. It occurs when parents share details about their children's lives online, and there are some benefits to "sharenting." Some say they discuss parenting on social media to feel less alone and others post about their family to stay connected with their loved ones.

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NNPA, Howard University team up to poll black voters

In a historic effort to measure the pulse of African American voters, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) partnered with Howard University to conduct the first scientific poll of the Black community during the 2016 election cycle.

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Early voting is critical to our democracy

Early voting has already begun in some 37 states and Washington D.C. Yet, many Blacks remain unaware of this option, or of the benefits it offers. But the folks who want to suppress the Black vote sure know about it.

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Black women will elect the next president

Black women will play a key role in electing the next president, according to a recent report by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).

Tuesday, October 25

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Film Review: Moonlight

In just his second feature film, writer/director Barry Jenkins tells a compelling story about sexual repression and ambiguity through the eyes of a vulnerable and confused little boy, who grows up to question his sexual identity as a teen and then finds a thin measure of serenity as a young man.

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CBC members join the call for payday lending reform

Within days of the October 7 deadline for public comment on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed payday rule, 104 Members of Congress from 32 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands together called for strong consumer protections, and an end to both regulatory loopholes and predatory debt traps.

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Fast Facts: American Generation

Here's a look at five generations of Americans in the 20th century: the "Greatest Generation" (or GI Generation), the "Silent Generation," baby boomers, Generation X and millennials. In order to examine economic trends and social changes over time, demographers compare groupings of people bracketed by birth year. There are sometimes variations in the birth year that begins or ends a generation, depending on the source. The groupings below are based on studies by the Census, Pew Research and demographers Neil Howe and William Strauss.

Monday, October 24

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Thousands of Seattle teachers take a powerful #BlackLivesMatter stand

Thousands of Seattle teachers made for an inspiring sight when they wore Black Lives Matter shirts en masse to reinforce their commitment to black students in their public schools.

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There are two versions of the iPhone 7 -- and one is way slower

All iPhones may look the same, but under the hood it's a different story.

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New African-American Museum 'sold out' through March 2017

Call it "museum mania."

Sunday, October 23

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Chuck Berry, 90, releasing new album

Chuck Berry is proving you are never too old to rock and roll.

Saturday, October 22

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Oprah to those who don't 'like' Clinton: 'She's not coming over to your house'

Oprah Winfrey has a strong message for undecided voters in a new interview with TV host T.D. Jakes: "There really is no choice, people."

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President Obama's cool, eclectic, speedy workout mix

The notoriously devoted exerciser in chief, President Obama has shared his current favorite workout jams for Wired magazine's November issue, showing an eclectic interest and a love of super speedy beats of rhythm and sound.

Friday, October 21

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Race and Beyond: Say It Ain’t So, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Out in the wilds of the Internet exist two sets of memes establishing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a champion of progressive idealism.

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After the election, back to important things

Soon, thank heaven the 2016 election will be over.

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African American Authors & Empowerment Book Expo delivers a menagerie of talent

Excitement filled the air along with countless expressions of content and delight as authors, book lovers, book clubs and artists came together to network on Baltimore’s historical campus of Morgan State University.

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The ‘Baltimore Times’ Celebrates 30 Years

Hello everyone, I hope everything is well with everyone— if not, keep praying.

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Baltimore resident founds organization to serve Rwandan refugees

Eugenie Mukeshimana was a young adult and eight months pregnant when the genocide began in Rwanda in 1994.

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Colgate’s ‘Bright Smiles Bright Futures’ celebrates 25 years

The Bright Smiles, Bright Futures campaign has provided free dental screenings, oral- health education and treatment referrals in urban and rural communities across the United States since 1991.

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Baltimore entrepreneur carves out a ‘Taylor-Made’ business

Owning an event-planning business was not what Amethyst Taylor’s parent’s had in mind for her future.

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Deadline approaching to participate in 10th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy

October 31, 2016 is the last day students can apply for a once-in-a-lifetime inspirational program at Walt Disney World Resort

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‘Boys of Dunbar’ is a winner!

The Boys of Dunbar: A Story of Love, Hope, and Basketball.

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Ravens loss shows Jimmy Smith's value can't be measured by stats alone

The Baltimore Ravens lost a close game to the New York Giants on Sunday, October 16, 2016.

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Fly Girl Network seeks to empower young African-Americans

Tiffany Ginyard is adamant that a strong sense of perceived self-efficacy is an important and contributing factor to both the prevention of diminished self-concept and self-sufficiency in young adulthood.

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It's lonely in the Black 1%

It's one of the loneliest, most exclusive clubs in America. Among the nation's wealthiest Americans -- known as the Top 1% -- only a very small percentage are black.

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Paid leave reality check: What are the chances of a national law?

For the first time in a presidential campaign, both the Democratic and Republican nominees have put forward plans calling for mandated paid leave.

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Ciara on the power of being a woman

Ciara is both blessed and busy.

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The best work perk: Getting your evenings and weekends back

These days, a lot of companies expect their employees to regularly work more than 40 hours a week. But here's a radical suggestion: Just stop.

Thursday, October 20

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Former history major makes history as librarian of Congress

Dr. Carla Hayden made history in September when she was sworn in as the first African-American and female librarian of Congress.

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Macy's is opening even earlier on Thanksgiving

There might not be time for dessert on Thanksgiving this year for bargain hunters. Macy's is kicking off its Black Friday sales at 5:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day, an hour earlier than the prior two years.

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Pretty in pink: Navy fighter jet painted for Breast Cancer Awareness month

The fight against breast cancer picked up a powerful new ally -- a Navy fighter jet. And of course, it's pink.

Wednesday, October 19

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The golden age of black television

The last time people were saying there was a "golden age of black television" there was unrest over the civil rights of African-Americans, protests and calls for more diversity. Sound familiar?

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Can we please stop falling for this Facebook privacy hoax?

We've been debunking this hoax for SEVEN YEARS now, and yet, here we are doing it again. No, Facebook hasn't changed its privacy settings. No, what you post doesn't belong to Facebook now.

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Black women's roundtable launches national vote effort

The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) and the Unity’16 Campaign of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) recently announced a nationwide “Get Out the Vote” campaign. BWR is the women and girls empowerment arm of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.

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Kerry Washington welcomes baby boy

Congrats are in order for Kerry Washington.

Tuesday, October 18

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Kevin Hart on his mentor Chris Rock: He's 'always spot on'

As Kevin Hart's star continues to rise, there's another comedian he continues to look to for advice."Chris Rock [is my mentor], one hundred percent," Hart told CNN Wednesday at the New York premiere of his new comedy tour film "What Now?" "Rock's advice is always great. It's always spot on."

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Small girl raises big funds for Hurricane Matthew victims

Even as winds and rain from Hurricane Matthew lashed her Florida home, 8-year-old Madeline Fox was coming up with a way to help storm victims elsewhere.

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President Obama talks about the future of HBCUs, My Brother's Keeper at North Carolina A&T

During a recent town hall discussion at North Carolina A & T University in Greensboro, President Barack Obama said that historically Black colleges that are producing engineers, doctors and dentists serve as the foundation stone for building Black middle class wealth and success, and are also important to the entire nation.

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Serena Williams out of BNP Paribas WTA Finals after shoulder injury

Serena Williams will not take part in the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in late October due to a "troublesome shoulder injury," according to a statement released by Women's Tennis Association (WTA).

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Racial disparities receding for women with breast cancer

Racial disparities between black and white breast cancer patients are receding, according to a report released Thursday. Younger women of both races benefit equally from timely treatment, but differences in death rates still exist for black and white women over age 50, a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates.

Sunday, October 16

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Gabrielle Union sues BET

Actress Gabrielle Union is suing the BET network, claiming they are unfairly trying to extend her contract on the series "Being Mary Jane."

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Obama warns of the danger of AI wiping out jobs

President Obama joined a chorus of those warning of the potential downsides of artificial intelligence.

Saturday, October 15

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Officer saves baby from choking and takes on the role of a lifetime

Officer Kenneth Knox didn't know it at the time, but a child he saved from dying would soon become his goddaughter.

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And the world's best new cruise ship is...

Like to party on a Carnival cruise, vacation on an entertainment-packed Disney cruise or take a romantic trip on a Princess ship?

Friday, October 14

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Michelle Obama: This issue is personal for me

For me, education has never been simply a policy issue -- it's personal.

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A Trump win in November could tear this nation apart

Alright, we are getting close to the finish line: Election Day November 8, 2016.

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Pay attention to domestic violence!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Maryland taxpayers warned about phone scam threatening arrest

Comptroller Peter Franchot is warning taxpayers to stay vigilant and safeguard their personal information by being alert to a new phone scam aimed at scaring people into paying money.

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Tips for selecting seafood and serving it safely

October is National Seafood Month and a time to highlight the importance of fish and shellfish as part of a healthful diet

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Engineer's 'hustle' becomes successful construction company

Brunson L. Cooper dreamed of starting his own construction firm but had no money, no investors and no connections. He decided to become his own rich uncle.

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Fire of Jazz meets chill of hip-hop

Being born in the Philippines and raised in the Bahamas and the United States makes jazz guitarist Vernon Neilly a man of the world.

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City Schools Art Teacher Wins Maryland Teacher of the Year

Athanasia Kyriakakos was sitting nervously, palms sweating and her heart beating as fast as it ever has before.

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Local hospitals to serve as hubs for violence prevention

The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) was awarded a $500,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to support the planning and implementation of a comprehensive hospital-based community violence intervention program.

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Ravens turn to Marty Mornhinweg to bolster offense

John Harbaugh is not afraid to make a tough decision if it means helping the Baltimore Ravens.

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Princess Tiana Follows Her Heart To Baltimore

An interview with figure skater Hope Alexander

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Youth Foundation, Southwest Airlines help kids to fly

Ariel Wilks, 16, a student at Carver Vocational Technical High school had always been afraid to fly.

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Organization seeking to ‘Stomp Out’ Bullying

A large majority of teenagers hold a very pessimistic view of the United States. Eighty-eight percent say they believe the country lacks kindness, according to a new survey released by “STOMP Out Bullying,” the leading national bullying and cyber-bullying prevention nonprofit organization for kids and teens.

Thursday, October 13

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Tommy Ford, 'Martin' star, dies at 52

Actor Tommy Ford, best known for his role as Tommy in the 1990s hit sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta, a spokeswoman for his family said. He was 52.

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Janet Jackson confirms pregnancy at 50

Janet Jackson is finally letting the world in on her big news.

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Social Security checks to get a tiny increase in 2017

Social Security checks are about get a little bit bigger. Very little.

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This is why increasing diversity in healthcare is essential for the black community

Diversity is good for communities, companies, and our nation. A plurality of viewpoints, experiences, and beliefs has the potential to foster both understanding and innovation. And in the healthcare field, the need for diversity is evident every day. Providers in the U.S. serve people from all walks of life, and each patient’s personal background plays a significant factor in the way care is delivered.

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Clinton wants to double the child tax credit

With just a month to go before the election, Hillary Clinton detailed a new proposal to help limit the burden of child care costs for lower and middle-income families. She wants to double the child tax credit for children under 5 years old.

Wednesday, October 12

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How to stop city life from stressing you out

Stand-still traffic, air pollution, crowded streets, endless gray sidewalks. Sound familiar?

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Solange Knowles: She's more than just Beyonce's sister

Solange Knowles is more than just Beyonce's little sister. But like Queen Bey, Solange now has a number one album.

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Colin Kaepernick to start Sunday for 49ers

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked a national movement in sports by not standing during the national anthem to protest racial injustice, will make his first start of the season Sunday.

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Young boy battling cancer becomes pilot for a day

A Virginia boy put his cancer battle on hold to be a pilot -- just for a day -- at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Eight-year-old Kwami Penty of Falls Church, Virginia, has a rare malignant brain tumor, but on Thursday he took a break from chemotherapy for what would end up being a very special experience.

Tuesday, October 11

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Tiger Woods pulls out of comeback tournaments

Tiger Woods has put his long-awaited return to competitive golf on hold. After announcing last week he would make his comeback at the Safeway Open this Thursday, Woods revealed Monday that he is pulling out of the PGA Tour tournament in California and next month's Turkish Airlines Open.

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Amazon only needs a minute of human labor to ship your next package

By the time you take an Amazon delivery off your stoop, walk into your home, find a pair of scissors and open the brown box, you've already spent nearly as much time handling the package as Amazon's employees.

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Film Review: Kevin Hart kills in new stand-up "What Now?"

Has success spoiled Kevin Hart? Forbes Magazine lists him as 2016’s highest paid comedian with an annual income of $87.5 million, from June 1, 2015, to June 1, 2016. Unlike many of his cohorts (Jerry Seinfeld, etc.) Hart makes lots of his income from live performances in large stadiums where he can earn $1 million a pop. So, it’s fitting that his latest live concert film was shot outdoors at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, in Hart’s hometown. Fifty thousand people ate up his bawdy, personal humor like they were famished. Spoiled by success? Maybe. Spoiled by his fans? Definitely, yes.

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Farming is key to economic growth in the black community

It is clear that it when it comes to jumpstarting the economy, generating jobs and wealth for the average American, we are in quite a fix. After coming out of the Great Recession, the economy is experiencing anemic growth rate of around one percent, and labor force participation is at a thirty-year low. The problem is proving to be somewhat intractable, despite efforts by centralized government to goose the economic engine through financial manipulation.

Monday, October 10

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President Obama talks opioid epidemic with Macklemore in MTV documentary

President Barack Obama gets candid with Grammy winner Macklemore in a new MTV documentary about the opioid crisis in America.

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Jay Z producing Richard Pryor biopic and Lee Daniels is back on board

Jay Z producing Richard Pryor biopic and Lee Daniels is back on board

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September jobs report: 4 things to know

America is getting one of its last checkups before the election. The Labor Department will publish the September jobs report at 8:30 a.m. ET Friday. Amid campaign promises of better jobs, wages and economic growth, the report serves as a reality check. And this one could be historic. Here are four things to know about Friday's jobs report.

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Verizon and Sprint say you can turn in your Galaxy Note 7 replacement

Still worried that your replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone might catch fire? If you're a Verizon or Sprint customer, you can trade it in for a completely different phone.

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Silicon Valley pours $300,000 into Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Silicon Valley is banding together to help Haiti, after the island nation was slammed by Hurricane Matthew.

Sunday, October 9

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Don't call Issa Rae an overnight success.

Don't call Issa Rae an overnight success.

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Why your next statement purchase will come from Africa

There is a new international scramble for Africa happening but this time it is not for lucrative geographical territories but its modern art.

Saturday, October 8

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Play golf, live longer?

Looking for ways to keep fit and healthy and even live longer? A game of golf could be the answer.

Friday, October 7

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Baltimore woman receives national caregiver award for devoted service

BrightStar Care Honors Kathy Carter with 2016 Caregiver of the Year Recognition

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Give Communities of Color a Voice in Reshaping Education

For the first time in our nation’s history, the majority of students in public schools are students of color

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Me and Pops: Showing Boys Path to Becoming Men

Even though it was the first football weekend in Baltimore, fathers and sons, uncles and nephews, mentors and mentees put down the pigskin to spend a day engaged in learning what it takes to shape boys into men at the “Me and Pops” event on Saturday, September 24, 2016,

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Early Detection Can Be a Life Saver

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Recently, Amy McCoy reflected back on this time in her life two years ago.

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Community festival in Poppleton spreads unity, hope and love

On September 25, 2016, GCT helped to spread a message of community love and unity in the Poppleton neighborhood in Baltimore by hosting the inaugural “Sowing a Seed Fesitval”

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Author’s books explain foster care and adoption to children

Diamond will sign and sell her books along with over 40 authors on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the 7th Annual African American Author's Expo and Multicultural Book Fair at Morgan State University, Student Center in Baltimore City.

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Easing America’s Pain Epidemic: Managing opioid addiction in the black community

A patient-centered approach to improving the health of the African American community

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Reginald F. Lewis Museum hosts teen summit

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum hosts “Teen Summit: Stop the Violence” on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as a part of Free Fall Baltimore.

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High-performance multi-gigabit ethernet network expanded in Annapolis

Investment designed to support business communities requiring high-capacity network services

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Film Review: Deepwater Horizon

Written by Matthew Sand and Matthew Michael Carnahan, Deepwater Horizon, rated – PG, in theatres now. Visit: www.DeepWaterHorizon.Movie.com to see the trailer.

Thursday, October 6

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Meet the Ghanaian chef ditching restaurants and moving meals outside

Selassie Atadika wants to change the way you eat. The UN worker-turned-chef is on course to revolutionize African cuisine through her new movement: the nomadic dining experience, where she encourages diners to ditch restaurants and move meals outside.

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Local startup helping Dominican farmers

Luis Solis is described by those who work with him, and for him as a passionate and dedicated leader, who has pours his heart and soul into all things Caribé.

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Ravens need a spark to jumpstart running game

Through four games, the Baltimore Ravens averaged only 94.2 rushing yards per game— a far cry from the successful ground and pound Ravens’ running teams of the past.

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(BPRW) Students at historically black colleges and universities more likely to favor limits on press’ right to cover campus protests, express less trust in media, Gallup survey shows

Students who attend historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States are confident that First Amendment rights are secure, but are more likely than other college students to favor limits on First Amendment press freedoms during campus protests, a Gallup report has found.

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FDA warns parents against using teething tablets and gels

Parents may have fewer options to soothe their teething child. The US Food and Drug Administration is warning caregivers to stop using homeopathic teething tablets and gels.

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U.S. economy won't grow fast until we unleash entrepreneurs

We all like a good creation story. That moment where it all began. In America, we love one in particular. The story of the great entrepreneur.

Wednesday, October 5

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'Empire' praised for taking on police brutality

"Empire" waded into #BlackLivesMatter Wednesday night and the hit Fox series is being hailed for it.

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This picture of a cop consoling a little boy will give you all the feels

It happens. Every once in a while, a bad day creeps up. And when you're a little guy, you just want to lie down and cry.That's how Sgt. Precious Cornner-Jones found a little boy at the Indiana State Capitol the other day.

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Film Review: The Birth of a Nation

Finally, a filmmaker unearths one of the biggest secrets in American history: slave revolts. It’s a lesson rarely mentioned in history books, though it’s common knowledge to anyone who has taken a Black History course. Kudos to actor-turned-director Nate Parker for shepherding this ambitious project from the kernel of an idea to the completion of an inspiring and evocative film that is nothing less than a masterpiece. There are many facets of this movie that are groundbreaking, historic, monumental and unique.

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Prince fans to get brief peek inside Paisley Park

Paisley Park, the home and recording studio of Prince, will open to the public this week.

Tuesday, October 4

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Season Four of Hit Bounce TV Series Family Time Premieres Tues. Oct. 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET

Bounce TV, the fastest-growing African-American network on television, announced today that the fourth season of the popular comedy series Family Time will premiere Tues. Oct. 4, 2016 with new episodes every Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. ET.

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What to watch in the vice presidential debate

Pence needs to help Donald Trump recover from his lost week and re-focus his message, as well as convince people the White House is in good hands with the unpredictable Trump. Kaine wants ensure Hillary Clinton can solidify her post-debate gains in several swing states and in national polls. Here are five things to watch when the vice presidential nominees sit down for their only debate:

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The Walters Debuts New Manuscripts Website

The Walters Art Museum has launched a new website that houses its digital collection of manuscripts: manuscripts.thewalters.org. Featuring a user-friendly design, the site provides visitors with intuitive search options, including the ability to refine their search by date, geography, subject, culture, and more. It also gives users a chance to coordinate their own online collections by gathering, saving and sharing their favorite masterpieces.

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Ava DuVernay hopes her documentary '13th' will spark a 'revolution within'

Ava DuVernay tackles racial division in America and the disproportionate incarceration of African-American men in her new Netflix documentary, "13th."

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Polls Show Voters Want More Financial Regulation

On July 21, the first federal agency dedicated to serving the financial needs of consumers will be five years old. Created in the aftermath of the worst financial calamity since the 1930’s Great Depression, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created through the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act.

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Why your Starbucks barista seemed a little happier this morning

If your Starbucks barista seemed particularly happy for a Monday morning, there's a reason: The whole company just got a raise.

Saturday, October 1

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Six women to be honored with Fannie Lou Hamer Award

Six trailblazing women will be honored Oct. 2 at the 21st annual Fannie Lou Hamer Awards Reception for the lasting contributions they’ve made to Anne Arundel county and the city of Annapolis.