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Studies link obesity and cancer

Sharon Carter does everything she can to lose weight. After years of overindulging, she says she eats three healthy meals per day, her snacks are healthy and few and far in between.

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White-black wealth gap widens to near record levels

The Great Recession hit all Americans hard, but only whites have seen their wealth rise during the recent recovery.

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Dr. Leana S. Wen appointed as Commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department

Dr. Wen will oversee the longest continuously operating health department in the United States

On Friday, December 5, 2014, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced her appointment of Dr. Leana S. Wen as Commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department, effective January 15, 2015. Dr. Jacquelyn Duval-Harvey, who has served as interim health commissioner since May, will resume her position as Deputy Commissioner for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

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Unflinching in the fight against fraud

If you’re like most people, you protect what’s valuable to you.

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Tickets available for 34th Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast

Ticket sales are underway for the 34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast, which will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015, at Anne Arundel Community College.

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Motown Gospel Recording Artist Anita Wilson receives Grammy Nomination

Gospel singer Anita Wilson has done it again.

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Beyonce opens up on feminism, fame and marriage

Beyonce released a short film Friday

In honor of the one-year anniversary of her groundbreaking self-titled work, Beyonce has taken us by surprise yet again.

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Winter weather won’t stop Civic Works Food Program

With colder temperatures and wintry weather on the horizon, officials from the nonprofit Civic Works’ Real Food Farm program say they won’t slow down their efforts to improve neighborhood access to healthy food and develop Baltimore’s agriculture sector.

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Holiday gift ideas for the health conscious

Americans have a lot on their minds during the holiday season, and the stress of ballooning budgets and crowded calendars can be enough to affect almost anyone’s well-being. With that in mind, why not use the holidays as an opportunity to give the most important gift of all?

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Indie Soul: Red Emma’s Mother Poetry Vibe

On November 22, Red Emma’s Bookstore and Coffehouse presented the Mother Poetry Vibe hosted by Ken Brown also known by his spoken word name 'Analysis'.

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How to give holiday gift cards

Nearly every man or woman has hit that all too familiar wall when holiday shopping for friends and family. While many people might be a cinch to shop for, there always seems to be one stickler on holiday shopping lists, and finding the right gift for that person can be an exercise in patience and perseverance.

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$100K raised for Baltimore County’s transitional shelter for women, children

According to The Baltimore County Department of Planning, on any given day, close to 919 homeless people seek shelter in Baltimore County.

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Cosby breaks his silence

Amid mounting allegations against him, Bill Cosby has broken his silence. Well, sort of.

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Samuel L. Jackson challenges celebs: Sing 'I can't breathe'

The actor posted the video on his Facebook page

Samuel L. Jackson is calling on celebs who participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge to take part in another movement.

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Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week: Smokin’ Shawn’s BBQ LLC

Our entrepreneur of the week, Shawn Terry, met the difficulties of a challenging economy head on after losing his government job in the spring of 2014.

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Grammy Nominated Powerhouse Ledisi to release Acoustic EP in January 2015

Ledisi plays the legendary Mahalia Jackson in the movie “Selma,” which arrives in theatres on Christmas Day

Grammy nominated powerhouse and Verve Records artist Ledisi is excited to announce the release of her new project “The Intimate Truth,” which is set to hit stores on January 20, 2015.

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Local entrepreneur celebrates 20 years with gift baskets

Each time Pat Roselle checks her telephone voice mail or email messages, she sees a familiar request. There’s a bridal shower, a baby shower, a wedding, Christmas is coming, a birthday, even a funeral.

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Paying it forward during the holidays

Phil and Mary Sue are generous hosts. Thanksgiving is their special time with family, but they regularly invite "orphans"— people like my wife and me who have no other place to go.

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Gift exchange dos and don’ts

Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are right around the corner. That means neighborhoods, buildings and stores will soon be awash in holiday splendor.

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Mom of 2 earns diploma, job prospects

SBLC offers hope to working poor

Tonya Pearson has enjoyed a long career in retail but after a bit of soul searching and a longing to not have any regrets, at age 36 she decided that it was time to earn a high school diploma.


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