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Stories for July 2017

Friday, July 28

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We have and "us" problem

"Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced!" —James Baldwin

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Local Woman Establishes Diaper Drive

In 2014, while looking for a place to donate diapers that her children had out-grown, Jackie Weisman discovered the diaper gap, which stems from a federal program designed to help low income families.

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College student’s campaign raises over $11,000 to keep others cool

DaJuan Gay, a 20-year-old college student who attends the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), can vouch for the power of using social media to make a positive community impact.

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Pfizer, NNPA partner to spread awareness about Sickle Cell Disease

You really don’t know a company, until you know the people who work there.

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Nita Key Enrichment focused on saving music in N.C. schools

“College should not make you or break you,” said Shanita Ollison, a 27 year-old “artrepreneur” and the founder and owner of Nita Key Enrichment. “

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Ravens safety Eric Weddle expects to have the best year ever!

Veteran players reported to training camp for the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 and took to the field for the first time on Thursday. Camp can be a grueling and tedious process for veteran players.

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Baltimore man reflects on life as Orioles fan 'before' Camden Yards

When James Batty sits on the deck of his senior citizens home in Northwest Baltimore, he sometimes reflects on the times when an empty baseball field across the street, once housed a massive edifice, known as Memorial Stadium.

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Fashion enthusiast opens Maryland’s first Clothes Mentor

Suzanne Delica says she has always had a passion for fashion. As a young girl, she even crafted outfits for her Barbie dolls out of unique socks and ribbon.

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MTA believes new Baltimore LINK is definite improvement

After nearly two years of planning, the new Baltimore LINK service kicked off with major changes and a complete overhaul of the city’s bus system.

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Odessa Rose’s ‘Water In A Broken Glass’

Sculptor “Tonya Mimms” finds herself attracted to her high school female friend “Meyoki Outlaw.” Tonya struggles with her sexuality and subsequently immerses herself in her artwork. She ultimately buries her emotions deep within her sculptures.

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Hi there! How are you all doing?

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Coppin State wins Blackboard Catalyst Award for student success

Coppin State University (CSU) has been named the winner of the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Student Success, which honors individuals and/or institutions whose creative program application has led to increased retention, increased completion, and/or improved outcomes.

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Black parents have to get into the ESSA game

Back in May, I traveled to Chicago and saw “Hamilton: An American Musical” about founding father Alexander Hamilton. During Act II, Hamilton’s adversary Aaron Burr was upset, because he was excluded from “the room where it happens.”

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Silence is unacceptable: High-prescription drug prices hurt the black community

Nearly a decade ago, Clinton Crawley, a Baltimore resident and one of my constituents, was diagnosed with diabetes.

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Marylanders urged to protect themselves after the storm, too

Attorney General Frosh advises Marylanders to be wary of home repair, auto repair, debris removal and storm-related fraud

Thursday, July 27

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St. Petersburg empowering young women with girls conference

Stepping in to make lives better for young girls in St. Petersburg. Officials say they are trying to focus on their needs to they turn into successful adults.

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20 years later, man donates kidney to former missionary companion

Right now, there are more than 100,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant in the United States. For many, the donation doesn't come soon enough, but sometimes people connect in a way they never expected.

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MAGIC camp teaches teen girls about construction, skilled trades

Of all the things about the MAGIC camp that Namoonga Chilomo enjoys, her favorite might be that it's interactive.

Wednesday, July 26

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OKC Zoo receives rejected tiger cub from Philadelphia Zoo

The Oklahoma City Zoo has received a female Amur tiger cub that was rejected by her mother at the Philadelphia Zoo.

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Zoya is bottle fed for the last time by a Philadelphia Zookeeper.

On Aug. 21 a total solar eclipse will pass over North America, the first time one has crossed completely over the continent since 1979. Gordon State College chemistry professor and amateur astronomer Richard Schmude wants people viewing the event to do so safely.

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In Season 2, 'Insecure' is more sure of itself than ever

Warning: This post contains spoilers from the Season 2 premiere of "Insecure."

Monday, July 24

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Will Smith says 'Star Wars' was better than sex

Will Smith's love for science fiction started at a young age.

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Amazon and Whole Foods earnings; Fed decision; Trump economy reading

Earnings deluge continues. Get ready for an earnings-paloooza. Big names from tech, food, retail and energy will redeliver their quarterly financial reports next week.

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9 bizarre things that actually happened in the '90s

As we age, we tend to look back on earlier decades' culture with smug superiority.

Sunday, July 23

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Brown twins celebrate 91 years in Butts County

What could be Butts County's oldest set of living twins celebrated their 91st birthday by doing exactly what they chose to do — absolutely nothing out of the ordinary.

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Harbor Market at McKeldin Square Adds Live Music to Lineup

Harbor Market, a pop-up food marketplace at McKeldin Square featuring the best eats from around Baltimore, will now feature live music on select dates throughout the summer. Local musicians will be providing live tunes as Harbor Market visitors enjoy a variety of menu offerings from food trucks and local vendors, making Wednesday and Friday lunch breaks just that much more fun.

Saturday, July 22

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DMV helps catch fugitive who had been on the run for 25 years

Nevada DMV finds man who escaped 25 years ago. Facial recognition technology flagged man who had allegedly used fake name.

Friday, July 21

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Montgomery County woman discovers more than $100,000 in unclaimed property

Recently released unclaimed property list includes accounts worth more than $61M

A Bethesda woman tops the list so far this year of Unclaimed Property recipients by finding more than $100,000 in a bank account listed among the accounts published by Comptroller Peter Franchot.

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Paul Butler takes on police brutality in new book

Police brutality in the black community is as old as law enforcement itself.

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Being Too Much!

Some people are just too much, as the story goes or too “extra,” in the parlance of today’s youth. That is, they are more than the status quo can take.

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New Harvard study finds steep declines in black homeownership in major cities

For the 12th consecutive year, America’s national homeownership rate has declined, according Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS)’ annual report, "State of the Nation’s Housing 2017."

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Baltimore couple wins Abell Award for urban policy

George Zuo, a doctoral candidate in economics at the University of Maryland in College Park, and his wife, Dr. Stephanie Zuo, who graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine earlier this year, have been awarded the Abell Foundation’s 2017 Abell Award in Urban Policy.

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Walmart, Maryland Food Bank initiative raises over $211,000

Across the United States, one in eight Americans, including one in three children, struggle with hunger. In Maryland, more than 682,000 individuals are recognized as food insecure, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Ravens have a full stable of running backs

The Baltimore Ravens have been trying to find a way to repeat the success they enjoyed running the ball in 2014 with Gary Kubiak as their offensive coordinator.

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Morehouse student follows his passion, finds the Black Press

Darrell Williams is a rising senior at Morehouse College, who has big dreams of being a creative director, one day.

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Day of Unity addresses HIV disparities during 108th NAACP Convention

In 2014, the number of Baltimore residents living with diagnosed HIV stood at 17,505, according to statistics provided by the Department of Health.

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Phantasmagoria heads to Baltimore

Theatrical Stage Thriller Coming to Theater Project

Halloween isn’t until October 31, but with its haunting and whimsical stories of horror, the critically acclaimed Victorian Horror Troupe Phantasmagoria, is sure to leave you believing that the scariest time of the year might have arrived early.

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Anguillan Reggae Artist, Omari Banks to Perform at Artscape

Omari Banks has gone from playing cricket in Anguilla and around the world to playing Reggae on the main stage at Artscape in Baltimore.

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New wellness firm helps employees stay fit

For Jeremy Sherron, the creation of his Everest Wellness Corporation began with just a simple vision.

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Marylanders urged not to consume Caribeña’s yellow, Maradol papayas

Health department investigating fruits in potential salmonella contamination

The Maryland Department of Health is warning consumers to avoid eating Caribeña’s yellow, Maradol papayas because of potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

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Half of those with Hepatitis C in Baltimore don’t know they have it!

Hepatitis C is a major factor in the life of 57-year-old Cynthia Richardson.

Thursday, July 20

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New Orleans named fourth best city in U.S. by Travel + Leisure

For the fourth year in a row, New Orleans has been named a top five city in the U.S.

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Saki monkey gives birth at John Ball Zoo

The John Ball Zoo has a new monkey!

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Social Security Administration warns about fradulent callers trying to steal your checks

The Social Security Administration is warning that schemers are impersonating government agents and stealing people's benefits.

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Snapchat debuts its first daily news show

Can an app known for puking rainbows also find traction with hard news? Snapchat is about to find out.

Wednesday, July 19

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Young girl makes handmade crosses for entire Gilbert police force

Earlier this week, the Gilbert Police Department got a package in the mail. Inside were 250 plastic crosses handmade by a little girl all the way from Illinois.

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Wellness instructor helping patients kick cancer while fighting it herself

The Huntsman Cancer Institute, respected worldwide for its medical treatment of patients, also offers Chinese practices of deep breathing, meditation and gentle movement to help patients with recovery.

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'I've been waiting on this day': Man saved by Colorado organ donor meets teen's mother

A man from Illinois who was saved by a Colorado teen's decision to donate his organs for the first time met the mother of the donor this past Friday.

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Newborn rhinoceros Kendi takes first steps at Cincinnati Zoo

Fiona the hippopotamus is going to have to share the limelight with Kendi, an eastern black rhino born Monday at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

Tuesday, July 18

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Google strengthens security to keep you from getting phished

Google wants to prevent another massive phishing attack like the one that targeted Google Docs users earlier this year.

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Technology opens new world for brothers with dyslexia

Stacey Harvey was driving with her young son Cole in the back seat on an afternoon just like any other. The two were having a casual conversation when Cole suddenly asked, "What if I never learn how to read?"

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5 things for Tuesday, July 18: Health care bill, Minneapolis shooting, Korea talks, worker visas, Mediterranean diet

Today's a great day to indulge -- it's Caviar Day! Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)

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Roll up, roll up for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor circus

The boxing purists are utterly dismissive of the fight as a total mismatch but the fans seem to love the idea, turning out in their tens of thousands just to glimpse the fighters on their promotional tour.

Monday, July 17

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Mikey's Miracle Foundation to host 'Community Conversations for a Cause'

Mikey’s Miracle Foundation, Inc. is an emerging 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to support families in the Baltimore Metropolitan area in their fight against cancer. We recognize that cancer is a disease that doesn’t just affect the patient but also friends, family members, and caregivers.

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Americans are cutting back on spending

American consumers account for the majority of economic growth. And they're cutting back on their spending.

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What's inside the Senate Republican health care bill

This story has been updated to reflect the changes made to the Senate health care bill, as of July 13.

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Tyler Perry signs deal with Viacom

Tyler Perry is adding to his house.

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NPR radio workers threaten to strike

The makers of your favorite podcast could be ready to walk off the job.

Sunday, July 16

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AT&T to consider splitting telecom, media divisions after Time Warner deal

AT&T is considering splitting its telecom and media assets after acquiring Time Warner Inc., giving AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson oversight over two separate divisions.

Saturday, July 15

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Kansas City firefighters rescue 18 people trapped in elevator

Emergency crews are at an elevator rescue in the area of 3150 Mercier Street in Kansas City.

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News One Now: Panelists Challenge the "Divine Nine" on Social Activism, HBCU Support, and Working Together To Create Change

Broadcasting live from the Alpha Phi Alpha 94th General Convention in Baltimore, host and managing editor Roland Martin addressed the disconnect between social activism and historically black sororities and fraternities within the show’s panel discussion, collectively known as the “Divine Nine.”

Friday, July 14

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Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford hosts Project C.O.R.E. Community Forum in West Baltimore

State, City officials highlight partnership, future plans to remove urban blight

Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford hosted a community forum at Coppin State University in West Baltimore focused on Project C.O.R.E— Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise— a multi-year, multi-hundred-million dollar initiative launched by Governor Larry Hogan in partnership with Baltimore City to demolish vacant and derelict buildings and replace them with green space or the foundation for redevelopment. The lieutenant governor was joined by Baltimore City Mayor Catherine E. Pugh, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth C. Holt, and Maryland Stadium Authority Senior Vice President Gary A. McGuigan, as well as Baltimore City officials and community partners.

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NAACP Annual Convention Convenes in Baltimore

As the new administration in the White House continues to cause many to be uneasy, there remains an obvious need for America’s oldest and largest national civil rights organization to move forward.

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Entrepreneur’s Spotlight: Angela O. James

Company: C.U.T.I.E Girl

July's Entrepreneur’s Spotlight!

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Home Depot Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Kids Workshops

School is out for the summer and finding fun, free activities for kids to do can leave parents wondering where to turn. Parents who are looking for creative activities may find one opportunity closer than they think.

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NAACP convenes in Baltimore for 108th annual convention

NAACP convenes in Baltimore for 108th annual convention

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Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

Entrepreneur's Toolkit

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Entrepreneur’s Tech Tools

The Custom Software Conundrum

We live in the world of the app and the web. Thanks to smartphones, the iPhone especially, the proliferation of apps have reached saturated levels of consciousness.

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Mental resiliency for life’s success

Have you ever wondered what separates successful people from unsuccessful people? Why do some people accomplish their goals while others fail?

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New NNPA Chair Talks about Every Student Succeeds Act

Dorothy Leavell, the newly-elected chairwoman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), said that she wants the NNPA to be the principal source of information for the black community concerning the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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Volunteers of America Chesapeake collecting backpacks, school supplies for kids in need

Volunteers of America Chesapeake kicks off its Operation Backpack initiative later this month, working to ensure low-income students from around the Baltimore-Washington region have access to supplies they need to be successful in school.

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Black families believe racial inequality growing in U.S. schools

Black families overwhelmingly believe that their schools are underfunded, and that racial inequality is growing, according to a poll conducted by The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research firm.

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Sheila E. headlines 36th annual Artscape in Baltimore

The 36th annual Artscape returns to Baltimore on Friday, July 21, 2017, and organizers are ambitiously optimistic that attendees will discover the best the festival has to offer during the three day event.

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Veteran safety Tony Jefferson feels Ravens are perfect match for him

The Baltimore Ravens were looking to get younger at safety during the offseason. Eric Weddle, the big free agent signing in 2016 proved to be a solid acquisition with his team-leading four interceptions.

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Kaiser Permanente, Bon Secours partner to improve life in West Baltimore

Kaiser Permanente has committed to a long-term investment to promote health, wealth and equity for youth and adults in three of Baltimore City’s most vulnerable neighborhoods.

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Randallstown entrepreneur starts new endeavor for christian women

Baltimore area entrepreneur Ashley Grimes has started a new business inspiring Christian women to succeed. Grimes’ Christian Women of Color in Business, LLC is a networking organization for Christian women entrepreneurs. The group hosts networking mixers, luncheons, brunches and workshops.

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Lynette Charles is chief meteorologist at WMAR

WMAR has named Lynette Charles as its chief meteorologist. Charles has been with the Baltimore news station since August 2010.

Thursday, July 13

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Chesapeake Children's Museum awarded $10,000 for NEA Big Read

Chesapeake Children’s Museum is among seventy-five nonprofit organizations awarded grants totaling more than $1 million to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2017 and June 2018.

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Five tips for a healthy vacation

While having fun in the sun, consider these five tips to make sure your trip is a healthy one.

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Shot in the face, but alive — a survivor's story

He told her to get on her knees and count to 10. And that's what Sara Cusimano did. She closed her eyes and counted. "One...two...three." She thought her attacker would run away while she counted, but instead he put the gun between her eyes and pulled the trigger.

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Make-A-Wish recipient celebrates perseverance

Tiffany Ross, 17, of Buckhannon, received itinerary for her dream vacation in Cape San Blas, Florida Monday, four years after she was diagnosed with cancer.

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Camp guides children through and beyond parent's cancer

Upon entering Camp Kesem, one can hear nothing but quirky names like Princess Peach, Cyclone, Maleficent or Cookie Dough. In fact, everyone there – campers and counselors – goes by a peculiar name.

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Bride surprised at wedding by recipient of her son's donated heart

A bride received the surprise of a lifetime when a man, who was the recipient of a heart donated by her son, was able to attend her wedding.

Tuesday, July 11

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Jay-Z's '4:44' is even better than you thought

Lisa Respers France

The album's sole producer talks about the project. Firm says album pushed Tidal to the top of app store.

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15-year-old PSU graduate gets help from local barber shop to study abroad

A local barber shop is helping raise money for a 15-year-old boy who wants to pursue a master's degree in theoretical physics in Scotland.

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Virginia Aquarium to release four rehabilitated sea turtles

It's back to the ocean for four rehabilitated sea turtles!

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Young chefs to show off culinary chops

Members of the A.R. Gus Barksdale Boys and Girls Club of Rockdale County have one mission this upcoming week – to create the best salsa in metro Atlanta.

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Baton Rouge officer sues Black Lives Matter over 2016 ambush of cops

A wounded officer's lawsuit filed in federal court in Louisiana alleges Black Lives Matter and several of its leaders are responsible for last year's ambush on law enforcement in Baton Rouge.

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Bill Cosby retrial is set for November, judge rules

Bill Cosby will be retried on three charges of assault starting November 6 of this year, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Judge Steven O'Neill ruled Thursday.

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Solving the problem of sleep in hospitals

When Dr. Joseph Schlesinger's mother was in the hospital, it was hard to speak with her by phone above the beeps and blips of medical devices. It was even harder for her to get some shut-eye.

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How Trump compares with Obama so far on jobs

For a president who loves to talk about creating jobs, it's been a strong start: Employers have added 863,000 jobs during Donald Trump's first five full months in office.

Monday, July 10

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The children most likely to be bullied by their own friends

Lindsey Averill's definition of torment was seventh-grade gym class.

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Police spokesman finds himself announcing his brother's killing

T.J. Smith, Baltimore's chief police spokesman, has been getting the names of city homicide victims by text message with increasing regularity of late.

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Police: Video shows Venus Williams drove 'lawfully' before fatal crash

New evidence shows that tennis star Venus Williams "lawfully" entered a Florida intersection seconds before a fatal crash involving her SUV, police said.

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Ava DuVernay to do Central Park Five series for Netflix

Ava DuVernay's exploration of America's criminal justice system will continue with a new project about the Central Park Five on Netflix.

Sunday, July 9

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This STD is becoming 'smarter' and harder to treat

Gonorrhea is becoming harder and in some cases impossible to treat with antibiotics, the World Health Organization said.

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How to make fast food healthier for vegetarians and vegans

Ordering fast food can be tricky for people who are trying to eat healthfully, but it can be particularly challenging for vegetarians. Menus are often limited in vegetarian staples such as beans, lentils, whole grains and vegetables.

Friday, July 7

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Martha Rivera Chavis, wife of NNPA President, dies

Martha Rivera Chavis, the devoted wife of civil rights leader and National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., has died.

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HBCU leaders, advocates must engage Democrats and Republicans

“Working with the White House, through open communication and lots of effort, HBCU leaders and I were able to deliver flat funding for HBCUs in the upcoming fiscal year budget. Flat funding is a big win, considering President Trump proposed a 13.9 percent overall funding decrease in federal education dollars this year.”

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Baltimore woman receives small business award

Small business owners across the United States are making a difference every day, according to Vistaprint, the company that creates business cards, marketing materials, signage and other products in just minutes.

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AT&T presents jerseys, trip to O’s game for James Mosher Little League team

AT&T’s commitment to sponsoring the historic West Baltimore James Mosher Little League U-11 Team in the Ripken Baseball Blue Crab Tournament this summer kicked off with a night at Orioles Park and some pristine new uniform jerseys.

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Summer Reads: The hunt is on for the next Grateful American Book

Kids learn how to read in school, but they learn to love it at home, according to education advocate David Bruce Smith.

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Raw Produce and Fresh-Squeezed Juices: Handle Them Safely!

Whether from a supermarket, farm stand or your own garden, fresh fruits and vegetables are highlights of summertime.

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Be The Match® to rally black and African American marrow donors

Marrow donor registry teams up with Mike Conley to launch new campaign, Heritage Holds the Cure

Be The Match®, the organization that operates the world's largest and most diverse donor registry, and Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, have teamed up on a new public service announcement campaign, Heritage Holds the Cure, to urge blacks and African Americans to register as potential marrow donors.

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Randallstown High School Principal awarded Baltimore County Principal of the Year

When students at Randallstown High School (RHS) celebrated the culmination of a another school year with their senior prom and graduation, they added one more celebration to the list— Principal Aubrey P. Brown received the Secondary Principal of the Year Award for the 2017-2018 school year for Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS).

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Applications Open for Disney Dreamers Academy Class of 2018 at Walt Disney World

High school students nationwide can now apply at DisneyDreamersAcademy.com to be among 100 selected to participate in the 2018 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE, the innovative, outside-the-classroom, mentoring program that takes place in March at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

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MSU appoints interim radio general manager to help revitalize station

Morgan State University's School of Global Journalism and Communication (SGJC) has appointed Mireille Grangenois, the former publisher of The Chronicle of Higher Education as interim General Manager for its NPR-member public radio station, WEAA.FM (88.9).

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James Mosher Baseball field gets Hall of Fame makeover

William Neal is optimistic about the future of the James Mosher Baseball League and the fields they have called home for more than a half-century.

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Ravens have a big dilemma at tight end

The Baltimore Ravens will have an interesting road to travel when it comes to the tight end position. The team will be without Dennis Pitta, last year's team leader in receptions.

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Local attorney advocates helmets to prevent head injury

The third annual Bikes & Beers event celebrating the biking community in Baltimore went off without a hitch on Saturday, June 24, 2017, according to organizers.

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A funny thing happened on the way to the job market

Deans of colleges and schools have an annual ritual. Each fall, they greet their incoming class of freshmen— excited, hopeful and mostly young minds ready to enter adulthood, citizenship and self-sufficiency.

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Spiritual leader Sheila McKeithen comes to Baltimore

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear” is a quote that Constance Mann-Leonard, a member and teacher at The One God One Thought Center for Better Living (OGOT), lives by.

Thursday, July 6

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Green vacations: 10 sustainable places that don't cost the Earth

Travelers are more socially and environmentally conscious than ever, seeking to get away safe in the knowledge they've had minimal impact on the planet's resources.

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How sunscreen works

Not so long ago, people like my Aunt Muriel thought of sunburn as a necessary evil on the way to a "good base tan." She used to slather on the baby oil while using a large reflector to bake away. Aunt Muriel's mantra when the inevitable burn and peel appeared: Beauty has its price.

Wednesday, July 5

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Good Samaritan saved passengers from a burning plane in Mapunapuna Friday afternoon

Witnesses described in horror how they saw the small plane head directly down the canal before it crashed. Then there was smoke and flames.

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Kelly Clarkson is not here for your body shaming

-The singer shut down a Twitter troll -She's talked before about being body shamed

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How to get the most out of customer loyalty programs

Brands covet your attention, but there's something they want even more: your loyalty. And they're willing to offer you early access, special prices or free goods to get it.

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Firefighters rescue deer fawns from fire

Firefighters wear many hats while battling wildfires.

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Facebook post leads woman to long-lost brother

Facebook is often used to keep in touch with old friends, but for Nicole Belkin, it was the tool that reunited her with her long-lost brother.

Monday, July 3

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'Acts of heroism' shine amid the horror of New York hospital shooting

They wasted little time in keeping patients safe when a disgruntled former employee opened fire Friday at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York.

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No, Americans aren't actually flocking to Canada in droves

Remember when your anti-Trump friends vowed to pack their bags and flee to Canada after the 2016 US presidential election?

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Crayola opens colorful contest for new crayon shade

Crayola fans feeling blue about the recent retirement of the beloved dandelion from the crayon box now have a chance to help choose its replacement.

Sunday, July 2

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How 4 Americans say Obamacare helped or hurt them

As Senate Republicans have picked up efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, Americans have taken to social media and elsewhere to share stories of how they believe Obamacare has helped them or hurt them.

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Living to 125 and beyond: Scientists dispute there's a limit to our lifespans

Don't mess with our collective dreams of immortality. A flurry of new research vigorously opposes a study from last year that dared to suggest there might be a ceiling to the human lifespan.