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Friday, March 31

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Hidden ER Costs Undermine Health Markets

Imagine you're traveling in a different state when, suddenly, you begin to feel severe abdominal pain.

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How to end construction union racism— start a black union!

It has been 45 years since my mentor, Dr. Arthur A. Fletcher, implemented the Philadelphia Plan, a federal program used to integrate unions.

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Wells Fargo commits to increase African American homeownership

Goal to advance responsible homeownership includes $60 billion in lending to create a projected 250,000 homeowners in 10 years

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Hosanna School celebrates 150th anniversary

Hosanna School was built in 1867 on land owned by James Paca, the son of Cupid Paca, a free African-American who bought 50 acres of land from Berkley to Darlington, areas in Harford County

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Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business

This year’s theme for National Women's History Month, “Honoring trailblazing Women in Labor and Business," recognizes women’s contributions to the workforce

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Author and activist donates 500 books to city schools

Baltimore author, activist and filmmaker Kevin Shird has donated, and personally delivered, 500 copies of his latest book

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Ruben Studdard digs deep for Sam Cooke Classic

Rueben Studdard has just completed a powerful new version of Sam Cooke’s classic, “A Change is Gonna Come.”

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Baltimore’s own LABBODIES will Shine at Light City

LABBODIES’ Light City installation examines devastating moments in history and their relationship to contemporary acts of violence in the United States.

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Fifth Harmony Songstress partners with American Cancer Society

Normani Kordei, of the internationally acclaimed pop group Fifth Harmony, has partnered with the American Cancer Society

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Baltimore Light City

The festival, produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, is open from 7-11pm on weeknights and until midnight on the weekend

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Local Nurse among ‘greatest’ in nationwide competition

Kristy Gorman is the nurse at Essex Elementary School in Baltimore Count

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NAACP applauds women as leaders

During Women’s History Month, the NAACP began a national initiative to highlight some of its female executives in a campaign titled, “She Leads … I’ll Follow,” celebrating women leadership both past and present.

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March Productions brings play about Jesus’ death to the stage

Written by March, directed by LaSonia King with musical director Bishop John Washington, “In the Tomb” takes audiences on a journey into the past to understand those closest to Jesus as they cope with his death and ultimately learn the power of God’s love.

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Light City Returns to the Inner Harbor March 31-April 8

Presented by The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), the electrifying festival returns for its second consecutive year, and runs Friday, March 31, 2017 through Saturday, April 8, 2017.

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There is a new Carr in the Ravens garage

Carr just signed a four-year $23.5 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens.

Thursday, March 30

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HBCU Round-up: SWAC Baseball Recaps

Texas Southern fell, 14-7, to #2 Texas Tech on Wednesday.

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HBCU Round-Up: MEAC Track & Field Weekly Honors

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference - MEAC Men's Track & Field

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Waterfront Partnership and Medifast® Bring Free Fitness Classes Back to the Inner Harbor

The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore and Medifast, Inc. are teaming up once again for the annual Waterfront Wellness series. Returning May 27, 2017, the series offers free fitness classes four days a week along the waterfront throughout the spring and summer seasons.

Wednesday, March 29

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Northrop Grumman opens a Cyber Security program at Coppin State University

Northrop Grumman Corporation and Baltimore-based tech company, Digit All City entered into an agreement with the Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé program to offer cyber security at Coppin State University.

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Exciting Line Up of Panels and Workshops for Annapolis Film Festival

An exciting line up of panels and workshops to appeal to both the general public and the industry technician is scheduled for the Annapolis Film Festival, March 30 to April 2. These events are being held in a number of locations on different days and times so please check the website at www.annapolisfilmfestival.com for information about times and purchasing tickets

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UNCF Empower Me Tour Stops in Baltimore, MD

The UNCF Empower Me Tour (EMT), a free, traveling college-and-career-readiness roadshow presented by Target, will stop at Morgan State University. The tour was created eight years ago by founding sponsor Wells Fargo to inspire students to take control of their futures by pursuing a four-year college degree and graduating with an education that prepares them for personal responsibility and careers in the 21st century. The UNCF EMT is also sponsored by FedEx, Procter & Gamble Co. and Delta Air Lines.

Tuesday, March 28

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HBCU Round-Up: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference - MEAC Softball

South Carolina State senior Unique Whitehurst was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Softball Player of the Week, the conference announced today. Maryland Eastern Shore’s Adrienne Guerra earned Pitcher of the Week honors, while Brianna Anderson, of Hampton, was named Rookie of the Week.

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HBCU Round-Up :Softball Recaps: March 26-27

Jackson State (9-22, 2-4 SWAC) managed to snipe two of three contests from Grambling State (11-21, 1-5 SWAC), winning Monday’s games with scores of 13-4 and 6-5 before the home-standing Tigers took game three by a score of 8-3 on Tuesday afternoon.

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Milton Hershey School Students Attend Global Leadership Summit in Peru and Win Team Competition

MHS students’ winning design will be on display at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden

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Is Huck really dead on 'Scandal?'

Don't bury him just yet Gladiators.

Monday, March 27

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Study shows no long-term cognitive benefit to breastfeeding

While the medical benefits of breastfeeding for helping newborns fight infections and helping pre-term infants get stronger are fairly well established, the long-term impact is much less so.

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HBCU Round-Up:Maryland Eastern Shore Wins 2017 Bowling Championship

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore won the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Bowling Championship

Saturday, March 25

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UVA Tests Online Program to Help People With HIV Live Longer, Healthier Lives

Internet Intervention Built on Education, Personal Experiences

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Deputies cuff rapper Wyclef Jean after mistaking him for a robbery suspect

Rapper Wyclef Jean is calling for an investigation into what he calls racial profiling after sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles handcuffed him, mistaking him for a robbery suspect.

Friday, March 24

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Trump’s budget cuts will hurt the same people who voted for him

If you happened to have voted for the man who now occupies the White House, you may be feeling bamboozled, right about now.

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Workshop offers methods to change one’s personal narrative through writing

Discover how to use writing as a personal tool to express, clarify and ultimately change your emotional landscape.

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The Sarah M. Roach Tutoring Program:Private school students assist public school students through unique initiative

Sarah M. Roach Elementary is a Baltimore City Public School located at 3434 Old Frederick Road, while Mount Saint Joseph is a Catholic college preparatory school for young men from 9th to 12th grade.

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BCCC Students and Faculty Lead Way at B’More Healthy Expo

BCCC faculty and students were well represented at the 8th annual B’More Healthy Expo on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

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Helping our Veterans Back to Work

More than 800 suits were provided to veterans in the Fort Meade area.

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Bone marrow donors from the black community can save lives

Local attorney’s crusade continues in her battle against leukemia.

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LBJ Kicks Off opening night at Annapolis Film Festival 2017

LBJ is the story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House. Opening night starts with a screening of LBJ followed by a Q&A with director Rob Reiner, screenwriter Joey Hartstone, actor Jeffrey Donovan, and producers Matthew George, Tim White, and Trevor White.

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Ramblin' Rose:More daylight. More live music!

Art Sherrod, Jr. CD Release Concert will perform at Rams Head in Annapolis, Maryland on March 26 for one night,

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Five Guys Named Moe to be Performed at Hopkins

Production is part of Unified Voices’ 23rd Anniversary celebration

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Every Thursday after school, students from the private school Mount Saint Joseph High assist Sarah M. Roach Elementary School

Every Thursday after school, students from the private school Mount Saint Joseph High assist Sarah M. Roach Elementary School

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BGE Residential Customers’ Winter Electric Bills 25 Percent Lower

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) residential electric customer bills were down 25 percent on average this winter compared to winter bills from two years ago.

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Non-profit plans full court press for round four of Brackets for Good

Maryland New Directions prepares for the Semi-Finals with only eight of the original 56 nonprofits in Baltimore remaining in the tournament

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Symposium encourages blacks to get involved in $17 billion tourism industry

Baltimore’s tourism counts as a $5 billion industry

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Pi Omega Chapter hosts 61st Annual Talent Hunt

This year’s Talent Hunt contestants with members of Pi Omega Chapter and the Pi Omega Foundation at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture on March 5, 2017.

Thursday, March 23

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HBCU Round-Up: SWAC Baseball

HBCU Round-Up: SWAC- Round-Up

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Sisters Academy of Baltimore Announces Jazz-Inspired Night Out

Celebrate Baltimore’s rich jazz history and support Baltimore’s future leaders

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Johns Hopkins has first black female neurosurgeon resident

In the 30 years that Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's neurosurgical department has accepted residents, there has never been a black woman in the ranks.

Wednesday, March 22

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Baltimore County Public Library to Screen Oscar-Nominated 13TH at Multiple Locations in Late March

Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL) is inviting the public to take part in a community viewing of Ava DuVernay's Oscar-nominated documentary 13TH on March 27. The movie, which explores the ties between slavery, the current mass incarceration of African Americans and the profits of the prison-industrial complex, will be followed by a guided discussion.

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HBCU Round-Up: SWAC Baseball Players of the Week: March 21

Baseball Players of the Week: March 21

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MEAC Announces Bowling All-Conference Honors

All awards were voted on by the conference’s head coaches and sports information directors.

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Media Release FINAL World Water Day - Ten Reasons Why Wastewater Should Not Be “Wasted”

World Water Day is a great time to reflect on how fortunate those of us that have clean, safe, drinking water really are.

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The psychology of privacy in the era of the Internet of Things

A recent WikiLeaks document dump, purportedly from the CIA, claimed that the agency can hack smart TVs and place them in "fake-off" mode, allowing an owner's private conversations to be recorded and sent to a covert server.

Tuesday, March 21

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HBCU Round-Up: Softball Recaps: March 20

Prairie View A&M swept Jarvis Christian in Monday double-header action by scores of 8-0 and 8-7

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How does nutrition affect children's school performance?

As politicians debate spending and cuts in President Donald Trump's proposed budget, there have been questions about the effects of nutrition programs for kids.

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Waterfront Partnership welcomes Summer 2017 with return of Summer Socials

The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore’s Summer Socials return this summer with FREE entertainment on the Waterfront. Summer Socials are the perfect way to start the weekend with live music, food, beverages, children’s activities and more.

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Highlights Announced for GreenLab@LightCity Presented by BGE

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announces schedule highlights for GreenLab@LightCity presented by BGE, one of the six Labs@LightCity innovation conferences bringing together local and national innovators and thought leaders across six key industries during Light City 2017. Presented by BGE, GreenLab encourages citizens to join the conversation about how we think about energy, ecology and economics while providing a glimpse into innovations that provide a more sustainable path to the future.

Monday, March 20

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NCAA tournament: UC Davis' Chima Moneke spans the globe

It's been a long journey for Chima Moneke, and it's not over yet.

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How healthcare works around the world

In a doctor's waiting room in South London sit three people of varying ages and ethnicities, waiting among a sea of empty green plastic chairs.

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Robots attend school in place of sick kids, thanks to one giving boy

Leslie Morissette's son, Graham, was 6 years old when he was diagnosed with leukemia.

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CCBC Dundalk to hold annual Spring health fair

The Practical Nursing department at the Community College of Baltimore County will be holding its annual Spring Health Fair on Wednesday, March 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Lobby of the College Community Center at CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road. The event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 19

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Musicians remember Chuck Berry's genius

Many of rock 'n' roll's greatest guitarists list Chuck Berry as one of their influences. As do many other musicians.

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Pill presses for counterfeit drugs seized in record numbers

Machines used to make counterfeit pills are reaching the US border in record numbers.

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People with chronic conditions nervous about GOP health care bill

Valerie Daniel is nervous about the GOP health care bills making their way through Congress.

Saturday, March 18

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A 6-year-old girl gives up her birthday party to give back to the homeless

Armani Crews was turning 6. But what she was asking her parents for was far from a typical birthday party.

Friday, March 17

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Bringing Brandon Williams back was essential to the Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens made a great decision to bring back defensive tackle Brandon Williams

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Globetrotters make a stop in Baltimore on 2017 World Tour

Bucket Blakes has been a member of the iconic Harlem Globetrotters for 15 years

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Trading Places Mentor Academy Inspires Baltimore Youth

Nadir Nasheed is director of operations of Trading Places Mentor Academy where he motivates, encourages at-risk youth at schools in the greater Baltimore region.

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‘Biz Kidz’ offers innovative opportunity for business-minded children, teens

Dr. Marlene Jackson and her daughter, Ashley Jackson founded Le' Chic Academy Foundation in 2014

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A tribute to Women’s History Month: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park Opens

The state park that will now anchor Tubman’s contribution to American history was alive and brimming with energy, curiosity and reverence for the abolitionist, Union Army spy, and women’s’ rights advocate who continues to inspire people around the world, almost 200 years after her birth in Dorchester County.

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BGE and Whiting-Turner sponsor resource space for city residents

Baltimore City residents,Corporate sponsors BGE and WhitingTurner have partnered with nonprofits Thread, Baltimore Corps, Center for Urban Families and Invested Impact to create TouchPoint Baltimore at Mondawmin Mall, a space for collaboration among nonprofits, corporate partners and the community.

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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park Opens

The grand opening for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center was held in Church Creek, Maryland in Dorchester County March 11- 12, 2017.

Thursday, March 16

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Public School Teachers, Community Champions & Outstanding Organizations statewide

The nonprofits Maryland CASH (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) Campaign, Maryland Council on Economic Education (MCEE) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced the winners of the fourth annual Financial Education and Capability Awards. The Awards were highlighted during a special reception then the Awards’ recipients were recognized during the regular 8pm session of the Maryland General Assembly on March 13, 2017 in Annapolis.

Wednesday, March 15

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Depression, anxiety, PTSD: The mental impact of climate change

It's a dream many city-dwellers long for: moving to a spacious house surrounded by greenery in the countryside, where they plan to raise their family.

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Study: We think black men are bigger than white men (even when they're not)

When we look at black men, what is and what we see are often different things. Namely, we may see black men as bigger, stronger, and scarier than white men, even if they are the same size.

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Ava Duvernay celebrates the wrap of 'A Wrinkle In Time'

Ava DuVernay has shared a few moments from the woodsy set of "A Wrinkle in Time."

Tuesday, March 14

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Help! What to do with the kids during a snowstorm

When I saw the email announcing that New York had closed schools Tuesday because of the impending snowstorm, I thought two things simultaneously: My kids will be over-the-moon excited, and I face another stressful day in which I try to work from home (I'm lucky to have a job where that is an option!) and keep my girls, ages 9 and almost 11, out of each other's hair.

Monday, March 13

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Here's how much millionaires would save under GOP Obamacare repeal bill

Millionaires would win big under Republicans' bill to repeal Obamacare.

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Joe Biden: The fight against cancer is bipartisan

The fight against cancer knows no party lines.

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Myths and truths about daylight saving time

Ready or not, daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 12th.

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America's most popular national parks are ...

The National Park Service recorded a record-breaking 331 million visits during the National Park Service's centennial year in 2016, a 7.7% increase over 2015, the park service announced Friday, March 10.

Saturday, March 11

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Priceless Gown Project Prom celebrates its 13TH anniversary

Empowering young women & making prom dreams come true

Friday, March 10

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Stopping animal diseases before they reach humans

It’s hard to believe that medical researchers could underestimate the dangers of tuberculosis— the world's deadliest infection.

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Spirit of a Woman Conference Tackles Mind, Body and Pocketbook

A one-day empowerment conference for women of African descent featuring a host of speakers, workshops and networking opportunities, is planned for Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys in Baltimore.

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Roland Park Place chef’s mission is to win cooking tournament

Shamarie James is the executive chef at Roland Park Place, a full-service, continuing care retirement center in Baltimore City. James wants to win the Mason- Dixon Master Chef Tournament.

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Could Ray Rice's past prevent Ravens from selecting Oklahoma running back?

Mixon has some extra baggage after a domestic violence incident was caught on video.

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Hogan-Rutherford Administration Dedicates $50 Million to combat heroin, opioid crisis

Governor Larry Hogan recently signed an executive order declaring a State of Emergency in response to the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis ravaging communities in Maryland and across the country

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Farring Elementary School Celebrates Read Across America Day

Farring Elementary School students make their own "Cat In the Hat" attire during National Reading Day with United Way of Central Maryland volunteers

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Forest Park Senior Center Thrives

Forest Park Senior Center located at 4801 Liberty Heights Ave,, has become an extremely popular venue with city residents.

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New community effort to collect and donate used sporting goods

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides is proud to showcase a local family and their plan to supply children the sporting equipment they need

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Unique workshops aim to help young black males in Annapolis

Deonte Ward, 27, is an Annapolis resident who acknowledges the importance of helping young black men on a positive path.

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Lawyer promotes financial literacy through Baltimore CASH Campaign

Francesca Jean Baptiste started her career as a tax preparation volunteer while working toward a career in tax law.

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Allstate Insurance Honors “Geek” from Glen Burnie

Ariell Johnson has created what she says is a “inclusive geek space” for residents and visitors of Philadelphia where she owns Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse— the first black-owned comic bookstore on the East Coast.

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Allstate Honors “Geek” from Glen Burnie

Allstate Honors “Geek” from Glen Burnie

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BossUp#EYECON, Baltimore’s premiere Youth Entrepreneurship Conference

Engaging Youth Entrepreneurs for Change (#EYECON) was created by Natasha Muhammad while she was a student at Morgan State University.

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McDaniel College to host Natural Hair Conference

McDaniel College students, Kylah Chadwick and Khadijah Poston, have organized a natural hair curl conference at the school on Sunday, March 26, 2017.

Thursday, March 9

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The 3rd Re-Engineer Your Life Holistic Health Summit

Baltimore Re-Engineer Your Life – Holistic Health Summit 2107 Saturday 29 April 2017

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North Carolina A&T State Stuns Howard in Quarterfinals

North Carolina A&T State Stuns Howard in Quarterfinals

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HBCU Round-Up:MEAC Announces Weekly Tennis Honors

MEAC Announces Weekly Tennis Honors

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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center Opens

The public is invited to the grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center March 11 and 12, 2017.

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Howard Park Senior Center Choir Hold Black History Program

Contributions of African-Americans highlighted at event

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Where do we stand on soy?

Tofu or snafu? Soy has become a big component of a plant-based diet, but debates have raged for decades over whether soy really produces certain health benefits.

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Study links social media use to isolation in young adults

One of the most deeply felt ironies of social media is that it is kind of a lie. The person we pretend to be is disconnected from the person that is; the bustling lives of others we like and scroll through are nothing more than curated alternate realities masking flaws and banalities barely different than our own.

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Gabourey Sidibe gets candid about weight loss surgery

Gabourey Sidibe is getting candid about her weight loss efforts in her upcoming memoir, "This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare."

Wednesday, March 8

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HBCU Round-Up:Bethune-Cookman Advances Past Delaware State

Bethune-Cookman Advances Past Delaware State

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Local Elementary School Honored at Read with MEAC Celebration

This year’s program, now in its ninth year, was created by the MEAC’s Senior Women Administrators (SWA) to promote the love of reading.

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Muse 360 To Host its 2nd Spark of Genius: UNHIDDEN FIGURES Conference

Muse 360 Arts is hosting a unique and free full-day conference called, UNHIDDEN FIGURES. The Conference, which falls under Muse 360 Arts’ Spark of Genius (SOG) programming will be centered on innovation, entrepreneurship and cultivating future leaders.

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'This is not your mother's arthritis': Most cases found in younger Americans

Imagine not being able to walk down the stairs without pain. You can't get into your car without agony. You aren't even able to bend down to tie your shoe. That's the reality for a growing number as they struggle with arthritis.

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Here's how the travel ban could affect your health

President Trump has made it clear that health care and immigration reform are both big priorities for his administration. But have you ever considered where these two huge issues intersect?

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Why a defiant girl is staring down the Wall Street bull

The Wall Street bull has company.

Tuesday, March 7

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Howard Uses Balanced Attack to Upset Coppin State

Four players scored in double figures Monday evening at No. 11 seed Howard upset No. 6 seed Coppin State 79-73

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Hicks Leads Maryland Eastern Shore Past Coppin State

Alexus Hicks scored a game-high 18 points and Moengaroa Subritzky and Tori Morris contributed 12 and 10 to help the University of Maryland Eastern Shore get past Coppin State

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Milton Hershey School Mock Trial Team Wins Second Straight District Championship

MHS Mock Trial Team advances to Regional Semifinals

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Jay Z launches Arrive to invest in startups

Shawn Carter, best known as Jay Z, is diving deeper into venture capital.

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'Underground' cast on why you can't look away

The cast of "Underground" has a message for those who say they are tired of slave narratives: We don't have the luxury to turn away from such painful stories.

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Wait, did Trump endorse paid FAMILY leave?

President Trump said something last week that should have perked the ears of every American parent (and wannabe parent).

Monday, March 6

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Charlie Wilson hits BIG with both his IN IT TO WIN IT TOUR and album

Charlie Wilson is definitely IN IT TO WIN IT with both his current national arena tour and new hit album. The new album, IN IT TO WIN IT, released on February 17 debuted as the #1 R&B Album, #7 Billboard 200 and #2 Billboard Top Album Sales and landed Wilson for the first time at #13 Artist 100 which combines radio airplay, album sales, streaming and social activity

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2017 Toyota SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament Central

TOURNAMENT NOTES | ALL-CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED | 2016-17 STATISTICS CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW | CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP (ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAMS)

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2017 Toyota SWAC Women's Basketball Tournament Central

ALL-CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED | 2016-17 STATISTICS CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW | CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP (ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAMS) TOURNAMENT EVENTS | TOURNAMENT

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Gluten-free diets: Where do we stand?

Over the past few decades, millions of people around the world have distanced themselves from gluten, eliminating gluten sources from their diets, even if their doctors haven't recommended they do so.

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South Africa plans to fight obesity with a sugar tax

The South African government is planning to implement a sugar tax to help curb the country's growing obesity epidemic.

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Stem cell treatment changed the life of one guest at Trump's speech

A few years ago, Sarah Hughes could barely walk. She weighed 83 pounds and was crippled by constant pain due to a rare type of juvenile arthritis.

Sunday, March 5

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40,000 pounds of veal recalled due to possible E.coli contamination

Ohio Farms Packing Co. Ltd. has issued a recall of more than 40,000 pounds of veal products, the US Department of Agriculture announced Thursday.

Friday, March 3

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Why the FDA should think like a surgeon

On a visit to her prenatal physician, Margaret Boeme and her husband received unwelcome news— their unborn baby had a spinal tumor.

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The Art of the Deal: President Trump Loves Confusion and Chaos

In politics, I have been told that you pick your battles, but President Donald Trump has a different theory.

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National Heart Month might be over… but the beat goes on for making healthy lifestyle choices

February was National Heart Month, a month-long observance, which seeks to raise awareness about heart health.

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President Trump Signs Executive Order on HBCUs

President Trump signed an executive order to focus more attention on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

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Anthony Michael Hobbs’ Naga Pixie wins 2017 BIFF Kidz Shorts award

Multi-awarding winning actor/filmmaker Anthony Michael Hobbs’ Naga Pixie won the 2017 Bonita Springs International Film Festival (BIFF) Kidz Shorts Award.

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Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit is a resource to help budding and existing entrepreneurs with taking their enterprise to the next level.

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Entrepreneur Spotlight: Moms as Entrepreneurs:Tammira Lucas (The Cube) & Jasmine Simms (Scrub Nail Boutique)

The Baltimore Times caught up with entrepreneurs Tammira Lucas (The Cube) to discuss her joint business venture with partner Jasmine Simms (Scrub Nail Boutique)--Moms as Entrepreneurs, a coaching business that aims to empower "mom"preneurs in work and life.

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The Cordish Companies, MWMCA hold 4th Annual Black History Heroes Awards

The 4th Annual Black History Heroes Awards Honorees. The group was honored on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Live! Casino & Hotel located at 7002 Arundel Mills Circle in Hanover, MD for their contributions to the community.

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Civic Works Revitalizing Park Heights with Planting Day

A new gathering space at 4701 Park Heights Avenue for children waiting at bus stop after school.

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An Entrepreneur’s Tech Tools

Sharing the right mix of techniques and technology to help you find better customers, produce less expensively, protect yourself and your data, and make more money.

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Read to Reef Book Club is Back!

Baltimore’s young readers with a Pratt Library Card can read aquatic-themed books to earn a free visit to the National Aquarium.

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Tri-County Job and Career Fair at College of Southern Maryland

Job seekers can meet with regional employers at the March 28 event at the College of Southern Maryland

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NKF-MD Providing Free Kidney Health Assessments

Free test identifies adults at risk for kidney disease and raises awareness of risk factors

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Participants in Port Covington Bootcamp gain skills and employment

The bootcamp is one of several programs sponsored by the company and its partners created to ensure the success of the City’s Port Covington Project.

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Matt Elam’s struggle will be on the minds of Ravens officials at NFL Combine

Elam was an All-American safety at the University of Florida after starting for three consecutive seasons.

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MY SOUL RADIO welcomes Sheryl Underwood

Sheryl Underwood Radio is an all access pass to entertaining and enlightening conversations about relationships, entertainment, sports and hot topics. The show debuts with interviews with celebrities Marques Houston, Ron Isley, T-Pain and K Michelle. Show officials say more exciting interviews are to come.

Thursday, March 2

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HBCU Round-Up SWAC; Baseball Recap: March 1

Texas Southern was shutout in its 14-0 loss to Stephen F. Austin on Wednesday.

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HBCU Round-Up: SWAC Softball Players of the Week: March 1

Alabama State has swept the weekly softball honors as third baseman Kendall Core and pitcher Vanessa Bradford were recognized by the Southwestern Athletic Conference as softball players of the week for games occurring from Feb. 21-26

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130-year-old Harvard Law Review elects its first black woman president

In 130 years of existence, the Harvard Law Review had never elected a black woman as president. ImeIme Umana has changed that.

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Baltimore City Public Schools students who participated in summer academic program from Young Audiences avoided summer learning loss

Low-income Baltimore City Public Schools students who participated in a new arts-related summer academic program from Young Audiences avoided summer learning loss and, in many cases, gained ground on their national peers in standardized testing, according to evaluations released Tuesday. The new findings showed potentially groundbreaking progress in tackling summer learning loss, a chronic challenge facing public schools.

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Baltimore City Police Department and Baltimore Youth Unite to Workout at Under Armour Performance Center

A special workout challenge with youth from Baltimore City and the Baltimore City Police Department (BCPD) at Under Armour’s Performance Center.

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Black Law Students Association Honors McGuireWoods Partner Ava Lias-Booker

The Black Law Students Association at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law has honored McGuireWoods Baltimore partner Ava Lias-Booker as its 2017 “Graduate of the Year,” recognizing her contributions to the Maryland legal community.

Wednesday, March 1

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Where to get hip in Palm Beach

At first glance, the words "Palm Beach" and "hip" might seem like strange bedfellows.

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Snapchat said to be valued at nearly $24 billion

Even concerns about Snapchat's slowing user growth aren't stopping investors from clamoring for its stock.

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Ugba named SWAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week: March 1

The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) has recognized Grambling State forward Avery Ugba

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HBCU Round-up: MEAC Softball Recap March 1

Three of the 13 MEAC softball teams are in action today, in a total of five games.