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Manifesting the worst old norms

A half-century ago, I was a 17-year-old who had just been hired to do door-to-door canvassing for the Minneapolis Housing Authority to inform people in the poorest neighborhoods that they could nominate community members to serve on the board of the agency.

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Chesapeake Life Center’s HopeFull Holidays gives permission to grieve

With all the shopping, baking, writing cards, hosting parties, school and community functions, the holiday season can be a stressful time for anyone. Many will say it is all worth it in order to spend a joyous time with family and friends.

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Revised and updated history of The Patapsco released

The revised and updated second edition of “The Patapsco: Baltimore’s River of History” by Paul J. Travers, the main resource detailing this key American river's impact on Maryland and the nation has been released by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

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What the Kaepernick protest tells us about black power and money!

Why can’t more of us see that economics is the key to our freedom and the answer to the problems we talk about all the time?

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Dyslexia program seeks volunteers, raise awareness

Between 70 and 80 percent of individuals with poor reading skills in America are likely dyslexic and according to education and medical experts, as many as 20 percent of the population has a language-based learning disability.

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Woodlawn High School leading the way through STEM

As industries continue to thrive in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), schools around the region are actively implementing programs to prepare students for high-growth career fields.

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Department to hold Fire Prevention Week Expo at the Mall in Columbia

During Fire Prevention Week, October 9 – 15, the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) will join the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) to remind residents “Don’t wait – check the date!” encouraging the replacement of ten year old smoke alarms. In conjunction with the Mall in Columbia, HCDFRS will also hold their second Fire Prevention Expo on Saturday, October 8, 2016, from noon to 2 p.m. located in the lower Sears parking lot.

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Experts offer tips to protect personal information after Yahoo hack

Hackers swiped personal information associated with at least a half billion Yahoo accounts making it the biggest data breach in history to date.

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Clarksburg teen wins national award for vaccine wagon design

Anurudh Ganesan, age 16, of Clarksburg, Maryland, has been named a national winner of the 2016 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes.

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Ravens coach John Harbaugh won't apologize for quality of opponents

The Baltimore Ravens are off to a 3-0 record this season. The ball seems to be bouncing their way for a change and the Ravens are winning close games because of it.

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Ava Fields: Uplifting the community through dance for 50 years

Ava Denise Fields recalled the life-changing day that she went to the Howard Park Recreation Center in Baltimore.

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U.S. Postal Service to issue Kwanzaa Forever stamp October 1, 2016

With this vibrant new stamp design, the U.S. Postal Service continues its tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa.

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The Baltimore Times Positive People Awards

“Women of Passion, Women of Purpose”

The Baltimore Times held its 2016 Positive People Awards reception at the Grand on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The theme for this year was “Women of Passion, Women of Purspose.” Women from various walks of life were recognized for their boldness and passion in living their dreams and serving others.

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Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival attracts locals and out-of-towners

On September 24, 2016, over 1,000 people of all ages headed into Susan Campbell Park at the Annapolis City Dock to celebrate African-American history while seeing African dance performances, listening to eclectic music, sampling world foods, and patronizing artisan vendors at the 27th Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival.

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Former first lady of two African nations, Graça Machel launches new women’s network

In an effort to transform the narrative and negative perceptions of African women and children, Graça Machel, the former first lady of two African nations, recently established a first of its kind Pan African Women in Media Network (WIMN).

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Get money back for medical billing errors

A bill for a pregnancy test when the patient's a man. Or a bill for a penile implant when the patient is a woman.

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Did Janet Jackson just confirm her pregnancy?

Photos surfaced that are said to be of a pregnant Jackson

Janet Jackson has not officially confirmed that she is pregnant, but some photos have surfaced that may give fans a clue.

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Exclusive: Obama says Congress made a 'political vote' overriding his veto of Saudi lawsuit bill

President Barack Obama told CNN's Jake Tapper Wednesday that members of Congress made a "political vote" by voting overwhelmingly to override his veto of a measure that allows families of those killed during the 9/11 terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.

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Kids review the presidential debate: Candidates didn't 'play nice'

A group of middle-schoolers in New Jersey, all members of their school's student council, were dismayed by the performances of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the first showdown of this most unusual presidential campaign.

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End of an era: BlackBerry will stop making its own phones

It's the end of an era for BlackBerry.

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