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Friday, June 30

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Fireworks & Festivities

First Sunday Arts Festival is the place to start celebrating America’s Birthday

The perfect place to start celebrating America's birthday is to spend the afternoon of July 2, 2017 at the First Sunday Arts festival in downtown Annapolis. The festival gives you the opportunity to shop and buy American made from local and regional artisans, listen to great local band and eat at the food trucks and cafes along West and Calvert Streets.

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Entrepreneur’s Tech Tools

You Don’t ‘Wanna Cry’ When it Comes to IT Security

I know we’ve talked about security in this column before, but when a computer virus makes big international news, we need to bring up the topic again. Recently, the WannaCry virus led to a global pandemic of infected computer systems.

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Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

I recall in primary school, I didn’t ask too many questions. However, as I matriculated to higher grades, I started asking questions like a reporter. Just like a fifth grader, to move you and your business forward, consider asking the right questions to the right people.

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Ravens RB Danny Woodhead proves big things come in small packages

The Baltimore Ravens needed to add a jolt to their offense after losing Steve Smith Sr. last season. Other than Mike Wallace, the team lacked a playmaker on offense.

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Our Children Deserve High Quality Teachers

I am a native Washingtonian. I still live on the same street that my parents brought me home to 50 plus years ago. I am a product of D.C. public schools.

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Stay Safe This Fourth of July!

With the July 4th holiday fast approaching, many people are planning star-spangled celebrations...

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City School students shine at STEM showcase

Capstone project culminates with students identifying solutions to community problems

Arlington Elementary School students Tyreek Brown, Kaylen Randall, Aubrey Smith, Keith Stevenson, and their classmates identified a problem in their community and saw the evidence of it: Rats! To address the problem, they designed the inner workings of an electric rattrap.

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Baltimore Times hosts ‘ACCESS TO CAPITAL’ Forum

Harbor Bank, MECU, Wells Fargo and Meridian Management Group were among the local bankers and financial institutions to join a Baltimore Times-sponsored event that instructed dozens of individuals on how to get on the path to success for raising capital for their businesses. MCE (Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc.); kiva: Small Business Resource Center; and Minority Business Development Agency were other partners.

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Veteran Helps Others with PTSD

De’Andre Wells served in the U.S. Army’s Special Forces Group from 2001 to 2006 and gained extensive physical and mental training that came with three tours of duty during the global war on terrorism.

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Rambling Rose

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO ONE AND ALL!

Hello everyone, hopefully you are enjoying this beautiful weather we are having. No complaints from me! I know it has been a little windy and a little humid, but look at the other places in the world; East Coast, some on the West Coast and overseas. Honey child we are blessed, so stop complaining and enjoy.

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Epsilon Omega’s 5th Fabulous AKA Day at the Races

On Sunday, May 28, 2017, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Omega chapter and the Epsilon Omega Foundation hosted the 5th Annual AKA Day at the Races at Pimlico Race Course. The event boasted over 300 guests and included a lavish buffet brunch, a silent auction, a raffle, and live horse racing all in the name of charity.

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BGE Boss in Baltimore Wins Major Award

Calvin G. Butler Jr. called being recognized for his corporate and civic leadership across Baltimore and central Maryland a humbling experience.

Thursday, June 29

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Temecula Wife Hides Pregnancy While Naval Husband Is Deployed, Saving Reveal for His Homecoming

When a military wife in Temecula found out she was pregnant she knew it would be the best surprise for her husband to come home to, so she took pains to hide the news until he returned to the states.

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No more lies as 'Pretty Little Liars' comes to a close

"Pretty Little Liars" -- a show that for seven seasons prided itself on engineering implausible yet addicting twists that kept its cult-like following coming back for more -- ended its run on Tuesday with the five young women at the center of the series joined in a group hug as one of them prepared to embark on her honeymoon.

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St. Louis teens leave messages of hope on vandalized memorial

A group of St. Louis students took lessons learned in their social justice program and put them into action when they encountered vandalism hundreds of miles away.

Wednesday, June 28

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Surfing, falconry and other summer vacation pursuits

Catch a wave off the California coast, pedal a mountain bike in Utah's red rock canyons or try your gloved hand at falconry in Vermont.

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Elmo: Refugee kids are just like us

Sesame Street & the International Rescue Committee are teaming up to educate displaced children in refugee camps

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North Carolina teen missing for more than a year found in Georgia

17-year-old girl who left her home in Charlotte, North Carolina has been found at a home in Duluth.

Tuesday, June 27

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Serena Williams on becoming a mom: 'It just doesn't seem real'

Serena Williams is still wrapping her head around her own pregnancy.

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Surfing, falconry and other summer vacation pursuits

Catch a wave off the California coast, pedal a mountain bike in Utah's red rock canyons or try your gloved hand at falconry in Vermont.

Monday, June 26

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Guess who uses public libraries the most? Millennials

A public library may conjure up an image of a place where a septuagenarian is scouring for books on tape or a harried mom is trying to calm her kids by reading "Where The Wild Things Are."

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BET Awards 2017: Biggest moments from the show

The four-hour award show was hosted by comedian Leslie Jones, who kept the laughs coming. The evening featured performances by Bruno Mars, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled.

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What Serena Williams wants you to know about domestic violence

When most people think about domestic violence, they probably think of physical, sexual or emotional abuse, but less well-known is how partners can use financial means to abuse and terrorize their partners.

Sunday, June 25

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Can sitting cancel out the benefits of exercise?

You've probably heard the trendy phrase that "sitting is the new smoking." Although it's an exaggeration to equate the two behaviors -- nothing comes close to smoking in its many ruinous and deadly effects on the body -- research does show that prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularly.

Saturday, June 24

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Bill Cosby: A big legacy, forever tarnished

For those who grew up with Bill Cosby's comedy, feelings of sadness shouldn't be confused with sympathy in appraising a legacy that -- whatever the eventual outcome of the criminal case against him, in which a jury on Saturday failed to reach a verdict -- has already been forever tarnished.

Friday, June 23

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Auto Review: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox should be in every neighborhood across the country. Chevrolet has continued to develop advanced vehicles to meet the needs of a diverse group of drivers and their different lifestyles.

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Hijacking the black media to undermine musicians’ rights

Traditional media has a long history of neglecting the black community, and an equally long history of refusing to give us a fair hearing or equal time.

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Maryland taxpayers be warned about phone scam involving certified letters, debit cards

Comptroller Peter Franchot, is warning taxpayers about a new scam linked to the Internal Revenue Services’ Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) in which fraudsters call to demand immediate tax payment through a prepaid debit card. The scam is being reported throughout the county.

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Global Response Needed for South Sudan Famine

On February 20, 2017, the United Nations (UN) declared a state of famine in South Sudan. Man-made crisis and conflict had left 4.9 million in need of urgent food assistance and at least 100,000 in immediate danger of death by starvation.

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Xpressions Mentoring and Consulting targets young females

Retired cosmetologist launches mentoring program

Stacey R. Stanley raised her daughters as a single mother with the support of family and excellent role models as being key ingredients to her academic and entrepreneurial success.

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Ben Tankard Releases ‘Full Tank 3: CanTankerous’

“I believe you go where you are celebrated,” said 15-time Stellar award-winning keyboardist Ben Tankard about his choice of featured artists on his new album Full Tank 3: CanTANKerous.

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Free and fun programs for the whole family at the Pratt Free Library

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is working to “Build a Better World” with Summer Challenge 2017. The summer learning initiative teaches all age groups that reading reaps great rewards.

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Now that hurricane season has begun, get prepared!

The emergency management agencies in the Baltimore region are working together through the Baltimore Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) to promote awareness and encourage residents to prepare for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which officially began on June 1, and ends on November 30, 2017.

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How to teach kids the value of money

Talking to your children about money when they’re young can help them make good choices later. PNC’s Jennifer Dempsey Fox shares tips about how parents can teach valuable financial lessons to kids of all ages.

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Dennis Pitta has positive outlook after third hip injury

Former Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta led the team with 86 receptions. Pitta's outstanding season came after he overcame two hip dislocations that caused him to miss the last two seasons.

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Kerri Moseley-Hobbs publishes historical creative nonfiction book

Postsecondary Education Executive and recent recipient of a Doctorate in Education, Dr. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs has published her first book, “More Than a Fraction.” The historical creative nonfiction tells the story of two brothers, Thomas and Othello Fraction, and their journey before, through and after the Civil War.

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Educators get lesson in cursive writing

While cursive has been left out of the national Common Core Standards, Maryland legislators have mandated the skill be taught.

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‘EXPRESSIONS’ Dance Company, The Vision of a Dancer’

In Fall 1991, Rhonda L. May was hired by the Community Outreach Foundation to conduct a dance workshop for teenagers. The dance program was held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts for a two-hour class every Saturday for eight weeks. One of Ms. Rhonda’s missions has always been to share the arts with her students.

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Cancer survivors host 2nd annual 5K Warrior Walk

Event honors late co-founder Marlene King

During a November 2014 interview, Marlene King, told The Baltimore Times, “I thank God every day for waking me up. It’s something you think about and are really grateful for when you don’t have that much longer to live. I am not a cancer survivor, but a cancer warrior. I will continue to fight. Either way it will be alright.”

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Peace Corps, University of Maryland Baltimore announce new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

Peace Corps and the University of Maryland, Baltimore announced the launch of a new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program housed in the School of Nursing.

Thursday, June 22

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Lyft tells employees not to 'gloat' over Uber crises

The wheels may be coming off Uber, but Lyft is telling its employees not to rubberneck.

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Airbnb to call out 'premium' listings

Airbnb is quietly launching a quality-control program to attract customers tepid about staying in stranger's homes.

Wednesday, June 21

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Camp for children with arthritis gets visited by NFL player

Juvenile Arthritis is a condition no child and their family should have to go through.

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$1 million Powerball ticket sold at St. Louis gas station

A $1 million winning Powerball ticket was sold at a St. Louis gas station.

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McDonald's incorporates SnapChat app in application process

SnapChat came onto the scene nearly five years ago, and since its creation it has been downloaded by hundreds of millions of users around the world. The app is very popular among teens, which could be one of reasons McDonald's has decided to incorporate the app into its application process.

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White bread or whole-wheat? It may depend on your gut

As a popular staple, bread is consumed by billions of people around the world.

Tuesday, June 20

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Jada Pinkett Smith, others connected to Tupac slam 'All Eyez On Me'

All eyes are on a new film about the life of Tupac Shakur, and some of his friends don't like what they see.

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12 stylish resorts for chic family travel

A new wave of design-focused properties recognizes that just because you have tots in tow doesn't mean you want cheesy interiors, chicken fingers and character breakfasts.

Monday, June 19

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Hollywood reacts to Bill Cosby mistrial

Celebrities took to social media‪ Saturday ‬to comment on the mistrial of Bill Cosby for sexual assault.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z welcome twins

Beyoncé and Jay Z have welcomed twins, a source close to the couple tells CNN.

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A veggie by any other name may actually get eaten

Labeling food with indulgent words may make people feel more satisfied when eating, says another study

Sunday, June 18

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Kids swap wheelchairs for toy cars in innovative therapy program

A growing grassroots movement is helping children with special needs swap wheelchairs for motorized toy convertibles.

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A good way to boost retirement income

Is an annuity is a good way for seniors to increase their income in retirement?--S.N.

Saturday, June 17

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A good way to boost retirement income

Instagram wants users to call out when they're flaunting sponsored content.

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Betsy DeVos freezes Obama-era rules meant to protect student borrowers

The Department of Education will halt two Obama-era rules that would have protected student borrowers and held for-profit colleges accountable.

Friday, June 16

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Making the case for investing in HBCUs

The United Negro College Fund’s (UNCFs) iconic, “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” advertising campaign remains the gold-standard for shining light on the urgency of investing in black colleges and universities.

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'Black Henna' Tattoos May Put You at Risk

Summer vacation season is here and we will soon be hitting the beach and perhaps indulge in a little harmless fun.

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Bill Maher, the n-word and how he betrayed black intellectuals

NNPA Columnist Armstrong Williams talks about the use of the n-word and the recent Bill Maher controversy.

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Never leave a child unattended in a car

Summer and warmer temperatures have arrived and with the hot weather comes the reminder not to leave children unattended in a vehicle under any circumstances.

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HBCU Students "Discover The Unexpected" with the Black Press

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) kicked off the second year of the “Discover The Unexpected” (DTU) Journalism Fellowship program with an “Immersion” event in Detroit, Mich. Chevrolet, the sponsor of the program, hosted the student scholars and a handful of NNPA publishers and editors for an interactive experience designed to prepare the fellows for a summer working with the Black Press.

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Ben Jealous’ parents renew vows on Supreme Court anniversary

For Fred and Ann Jealous, there is a strong belief that love has the ability to move mountains. And, in their case, love also has helped them overcome terrible odds and obstacles, none the least was the unpopular for its time, interracial marriage.

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Ravens offense gets boost by signing veteran wide receiver Jeremy Maclin

The loss of Steve Smith Sr. to retirement and Kamar Aiken via free agency left the Baltimore Ravens with a void at wide receiver. Throw in the departure of Kyle Juszczyk along with an injury to Dennis Pitta, and now four of Joe Flacco's top targets will not be there this season.

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Mulberry Madness Festival promotes goodness of mulberries

The Baltimore Orchard Project is hosting its third annual Mulberry Madness Festival this month by hosting mulberry harvests around the city to promote the goodness of mulberries, and the awareness of something organizers deem even more important: the need to re-imagine a 21st century food system that must gear up to feed 9 billion people world-wide.

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Life in Baltimore: A look at the Crisis in Black Education, Part I

The 2017 theme for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is The Crisis In Black Education." Guided by a vision to study and acknowledge the significance of the historical and cultural experiences of people of African descent, the founder, Dr. Carter G. Woodson crafted a plan of action that not only remains relevant in today's challenging environment but essential to our successful continuation and growth.

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Spanish Teacher at Baltimore Design School receives Fulbright Scholarship

Baltimore— When people meet her, the first thing they notice is her wide, warm smile. As you converse with her, they realize how intelligent she is and how strong her faith in God is. These aspects of Allison Hall-Pridgen are the beginning but certainly not the end of her life’s beautiful unfolding.

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UniverSOUL Circus brings diverse culture to the BIG TOP in Baltimore

If you are ready for a lot of laughter, some mystery, a little history and lots of fun for the whole family, then you won’t want to miss the UniverSOUL Circus Maryland tour.

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Celebrate Juneteenth in Reservoir Hill

This year, Baltimore will hold it’s first Juneteenth Celebration honoring the contributions and significance of the city’s right black history. Juneteenth is one of the largest black holidays in the country and the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

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Rambling Rosa: Salute to the daddy’s in the community

Check out the Father’s Day events you can take that special guy in your life to this weekend.

Thursday, June 15

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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother's obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found.

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Making the case for investing in HBCUs

UNCF’s iconic, “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” advertising campaign remains the gold-standard for shining light on the urgency of investing in Black colleges and universities.

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Dave Chappelle will take the stage with Chris Rock, Trevor Noah at Radio City Music Hall

Dave Chappelle is taking the stage with a little help from some of his fellow comedians and a few musicians who have appeared on his famous Comedy Central show.

Wednesday, June 14

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Mindful eating: 'Suddenly, you have power over food'

Kathryn Hutchinson, a 52-year-old retired teacher, was accompanying her father to a doctor's appointment last year when his doctor recommended that Hutchinson make an appointment of her own.

Tuesday, June 13

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Does more sweating mean a more intense workout?

For some people, summer is the time to head indoors to exercise. But others welcome the heat as a way to sweat more and get a better workout.

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Warriors dethrone Cavaliers

Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors to win his first NBA championship.

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How Naomi Campbell got money from Trump

Naomi Campbell has her own art of the deal.

Monday, June 12

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Two of the Governor's Offices to Partner with Harvard's Government Performance Lab

Lab Will Provide Technical Assistance to Help Implement Justice Reinvestment Projects

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Annapolis Youth Services Bureau: Helping Youth & Families

The Annapolis Youth Services Bureau (AYSB) is dedicated to helping youth and families address individual and family behavioral and mental health issues, as well as substance use related problems.

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'Wonder Woman' soars in its second weekend as 'The Mummy' staggers

"Wonder Woman" is still wonderful at the box office, but Tom Cruise and "The Mummy" are staggering.

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Maryland and D.C. plan to sue Trump over foreign payments

The state of Maryland and the District of Columbia plan to sue President Trump on Monday, alleging that he has violated the Constitution by accepting foreign money through his business empire, according to a person familiar with the plans.

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Mother sees hope amid opioid crisis

Five years ago, Emily Walden had never heard of the powerful prescription opioid Opana ER. Today, she is one of its biggest critics, and she sees the Food and Drug Administration's request this week that drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals pull the painkiller off the market as a sign of hope.

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Tony Awards 2017: "Dear Evan Hansen" wins Best Musical

The awards show was hosted by "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey. He kicked off the show with a little help from his fellow Hollywood stars and joked that he wasn't anywhere near the first choice to host the show. That's when Stephen Colbert joined Spacey as the groundhog from the current production of "Groundhog Day," to give him a little advice.

Saturday, June 10

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Martha Stewart on dating and getting Snoop Dogg drunk

Don't stiff Martha Stewart on the restaurant bill and think you are getting another date.

Friday, June 9

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GOP and identity politics in the black community

The Republican Party continues to miss the mark when it comes to engaging the black community.

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Book Review: The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give is a young adult novel that fully speaks to the sense of confusion, rage and powerlessness in the African-American community regarding police brutality and poverty, both symptoms of the racism that still exists in America.

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Medicare isn't broken; quit trying to fix it

Tens of thousands of seniors owe their lives to Medicare's prescription drug benefit, according to a new study from the University of Illinois.

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New survey reveals surprising ways to celebrate African-American patriarchs

AfricanAncestry.com helps families honor black men this Father’s Days

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Maryland State Youth of the Year to Compete in New York

Anne Arundel County resident, Sydney Williams was named Maryland State Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Club of America.

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Miss Black Maryland Graduates Dental School

Ashlee Thomas, the reigning Miss Black Maryland USA, is now Dr. Ashlee Thomas.

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Baltimore & Me: A time to pray

When I walked into a community meeting in Harlem Park one night for a story I was working on, I stumbled across a story about the Baltimore City Police Department that didn’t make national news.

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Hosanna School Museum holds Juneteenth Celebration

As part of its 150th anniversary, Hosanna School Museum will hold a Juneteenth celebration festival on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the museum located at 2424 Castleton Road in Darlington. The festival is free and open to the public.

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New Season, New Renovations, New Outreach: Lots of Action Happening at Baltimore Center Stage

Baltimore Center Stage has announced its exciting 2017-2018 theatrical season, having recently undergone a yearlong $28 million renovation, and continues to extend its reach into the community with initiatives such as its Mobile Unit, which takes performances into underserved areas.

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Jubilant BCCC graduates determined to pay it forward

There was a lot of whooping, a little bit of hollering and endless hugs and tears of joy on display at the Lyric Opera House this past weekend.

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Jubilant BCCC graduates determined to pay it forward

There was a lot of whooping, a little bit of hollering and endless hugs and tears of joy on display at the Lyric Opera House this past weekend.

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Defensive tackle Brandon Williams ready to show he is a team leader

Brandon Williams signed a five-year, $52.5 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens, which includes a $12.5 million signing bonus, $33.8 million guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10.5 million.

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New Beginnings: Genesis 4U promotes female entrepreneurship

Referencing Genesis, entrepreneur Erica Massenburg credits the first book in The Bible for being the impetus for staring her company, Genesis 4 U.

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Baltimore hip-hop infused, alt-soul group releases debut album ‘Soul Searching’

J Pope and The HearNow (formerly Funk Friday) is a hip-hop infused alt-soul group based in Baltimore.

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Third Annual Summer Leadership Academy and Summer League

Through strong partnerships, a strong team and an enthusiastic group of future leaders, the Annapolis Arts, Sports and Leadership Academy (AASaLA) is returning to the Roger Pip Moyer recreation Center for a summer of basketball and leadership training for the entire family.

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Non-profit fighting childhood obesity with local youth triathlon and duathlon

Baltimore-based International Association of Black Triathletes (IABT) will host a youth triathlon on Saturday, June 25, 2015 at Druid Hill Park.

Thursday, June 8

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Baltimore Students Win Entrepreneurship Challenge Hosted by Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

Saint Francis Academy and National Academy Foundation students Nailah Taylor and Crisaly De Los Santos won the first and second place spots in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Baltimore Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. They will represent Baltimore Metro at the NFTE 2017 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in October in New York City where they will present and defend their business plans to compete for prizes totaling $20,000.

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Dunkin' Donuts of Greater Baltimore Hosts Two-Day Iced Coffee Day Fundraiser to Benefit Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Dunkin’ Donuts of the greater Baltimore region today announced that it will host a two-day Iced Coffee Day fundraiser on Thursday, June 15 and Friday, June 16 to benefit Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

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Friday, June 9th: Grammy Winning Musician Paul Simon Concert to Support Global Biodiversity

Proceeds from 19-city tour will support Half-Earth, the grand vision of renowned biologist, naturalist, author, Edward O. Wilson

Wednesday, June 7

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Xi Omega Chapter Host 8th Annual Pink Hat Tea to Provide Scholarships to Students in Nation’s Capital

The Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation, Inc. (PIEF), in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Xi Omega Chapter, invites you to "It's A Capital Affair" - 8th Annual Pink Hat Tea Scholarship Fundraiser Providing Support to Scholars in Our Nation's Capital.

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The Roots, Rhythm, & Soul Tour - Summer 2017

A new wave of artists are putting their own stamp on the classic sounds and styles of Americana – from Roots, Rhythm & Blues to Folk, Funk and Soul. The Roots, Rhythm, & Soul Tour brings together three of the shining stars of the scene, bonded by a kindred creative spirit and respect for the music – both where it's been and where it's headed.

Tuesday, June 6

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Kevin Hart opens up in new memoir

Kevin Hart is taking his quest for world domination to bookstores.

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Getting too friendly with fowl blamed in salmonella outbreaks

They may look cute, and you may think of them as your pets, but experts ask that you keep your chickens in your backyard. Don't snuggle with them. Don't sit them next to you as you watch TV. And please, don't commit a fashion foul and dress them in tiny costumes, no matter how adorable.

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Lardarius Webb Foundation, Center for Urban Families, and Sagamore Development partner to launch male mentoring initiative

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m. the Lardarius Webb Foundation will be joining the Center for Urban Families, and Sagamore Development to announce a program partnership that will focus on creating career sustainability for men connecting with employment for the very first time. The /MEN.FOK/ (Menfolk) launch event will take place at the Center for Urban Families, located at 2201 N. Monroe Street Baltimore, Maryland. Ravens’ Free Safety Lardarius Webb will be leading the program presentation to a group of key stakeholders, invited guests, media and community members.

Monday, June 5

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Babies may sleep longer in their own rooms, study says

The sooner babies get their own rooms, the longer they'll sleep on average, according to a new study that breaks with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Ariana Grande holds benefit concert in wake of terror attacks

Ariana Grande returned Sunday to Manchester to honor the lives of those lost there.

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Why we all need green in our lives

It's the color of the Emerald Isle, the hue of sickness and envy, and a shade associated with grotesque monsters. And its most universal interpretation conjures imagery of nature, a vibrant symbol of the environmental movement and healthy living.

Saturday, June 3

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Rihanna star of NBA finals opener

Forget about the action on the court during Thursday night's opening game of the NBA Finals, did you catch what Rihanna was up to?

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Kathy Griffin: Trump is 'trying to ruin my life' after photo scandal

Kathy Griffin is fighting back against the abuse and "death threats" she has received in light of controversial images released earlier this week that showed the comedian holding up a bloody head resembling that of President Donald Trump.

Friday, June 2

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Johnny Depp owns role of Jack Sparrow again in Pirates 5

The Walt Disney Studios motion picture presentation of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth installment of the movie franchise.

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In Celebration of Older Americans Month: Liberty’s Lite Holds Book Club Extravaganza

Fans of Margaret D. Pagan listened as the 75-year-old author talked about her book, "More Than A Slave: The Life of Katherine Ferguson."

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Ravens striving to cultivate youth on offensive line

The Baltimore Ravens have forged their identity as an old school physical team.

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Year Up executive is a homegrown success story

Born and raised in Baltimore, Roland Selby was drawn to the nonprofit Year Up Baltimore, when two of his relatives entered the program and a short time later, a head-hunter approached him about becoming executive director.

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Paging Dr. Siri

Smart-phone apps are about to revolutionize medical care.

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Heart of the School Awards: Night of Celebration for Baltimore City Public Schools Principals

For many students across Baltimore, May is prom time but thanks to the Fund for Educational Excellence, Baltimore City Public Schools’ principals enjoyed a festive and fun spring celebration of their own.

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Black AIDS Institute announces “30 Days of HIV” campaign leading to National HIV Testing Day

The Black AIDS Institute, the nation’s only think tank focused on the impact of HIV upon black communities, has launched a national, digital-community campaign, “30 Days of HIV.”

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Listen to your symptoms: know when to seek emergency care

At what point does a fever or stomachache become a medical emergency?

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Rambling Rose: Maryland outdoor festivals give back to the community

Hello my dear friends, can you believe it; it’s June already! I know the weather doesn’t show it yet, but all the action in the community is showing that it is.

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Free rides for two weeks to celebrate BaltimoreLink

All users of MDOT MTA transit services will ride for free June 18-30, 2017

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Baltimore Design School student wins big Artscape prize

Brian High just couldn’t believe it when he was told that he was the winner of the fourth annual Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize, known as “The Fred.”

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The Topic of Mental Health Cannot Be Tabled: Why talking about mental health is so important

Unfortunately, there are serious consequences for a lack of treatment. Untreated mental illness can cause further emotional, behavioral or physical health problems. We have seen the impacts of mental illness gone untreated in our veteran and homeless populations. Far too often, our veterans and the homeless are ignored and do not receive proper treatment.

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Baltimore sailor encourages USS Stethem crew with his smile

At age 18, he decided to escape home, a decision which eventually brought him to the middle of the Philippine Sea surrounded by an unfamiliar crew

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West Baltimore Celebrates 10th Annual Boundary Block Party

Residents of Central West Baltimore will gather on Saturday, June 3, 2017 for the 10th annual Boundary Block Party at the Pennsylvania Avenue Triangle Park located at Fremont and Pennsylvania Avenues.

Thursday, June 1

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2017 NBA Finals loaded with stars, historical implications

This NBA Finals is in uncharted territory.