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Eight steps women can take to improve their relationship with money

Do women have different relationships with money than men? Very definitely, yes, says entrepreneur and business coach Meriflor Toneatto. “For women, money is an emotional currency, tied to our sense of self-worth and confidence, which can lead us to financial pitfalls that ultimately limits what we pursue in life,” says Toneatto, a certified business and life coach, and author of “Money, Manifestation & Miracles: 8 Principles for Transforming Women’s Relationship with Money,” (www.moneymanifestationandmiracles.com).

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YWCA takes lead in helping domestic violence victims

While the YWCA is going purple in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the nonprofit organization has easily become the largest provider of domestic violence services in the country.

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Report: Michael Brown's blood found on Officer Darren Wilson's gun, car door

A leading activist finds account of officer's testimony "so hard to believe"

Forensic tests have found the blood of Michael Brown on the gun, uniform and police cruiser belonging to Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed teen two months ago in Ferguson, Missouri, The New York Times reported.

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Inspirational video tells story of family’s breast cancer experience

For Tami Scovitch, a breast cancer diagnosis was the beginning of a new journey in her life, and the lives of her family and friends.

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Cancer survivor advocates for breast cancer trials in black community

Averl Anderson didn’t know cancer was a part of her family history.

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Student of the Week: Jordan Cofield

This week, Indie Soul has tapped a young African-American teen, Jordan Cofield of New Town High School as the Student of the Week

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Indie Soul Review: Crash & Burn by Traci Braxton

On Monday, October 6, 2014 in the afternoon, the charismatic Traci Braxton stopped by the Baltimore Times office to talk about her solo project “Crash & Burn.”

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Let's unite and put ISIS to flight

Having studied and taught history, I tend to look at things with a slightly longer view and in a broader context than most people. Most people tend to view the political world map as always having looked the way it does, but that clearly is not the case.

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A doctoral candidate shares her successful homeschooling experience

Rachel Coleman is a remarkable young woman. Upon completion of high school she was accepted to Ball State University with a full tuition scholarship, graduated with highest honors in three years, and then earned a master’s degree.

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Ravens bring back cornerback Dominique Franks after cut

There is a saying, “Luck is when hard work meets opportunity.” Baltimore Ravens cornerback Dominique Franks has been granted a new opportunity to further his NFL career.

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Late teacher, club owners to be honored by Rambling Rose

Lucille Brooks has always been an inspiration to many.

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Young golfer excels on links and at school

Kendel Abrams is in the running for “Girl Golfer of the Year.” She led her high school golf team to a third place finish in the recently completed season and, before it’s all said and done, the 14-year-old could be competing for a state championship.

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Motown Legend Gladys Knight to perform in D.C.

There is only one Gladys Knight, and a surefire way for area residents to find that out would be to attend the Motown legend's upcoming concert at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8 p.m.There is only one Gladys Knight, and a surefire way for area residents to find that out would be to attend the Motown legend's upcoming concert at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8 p.m.

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Turnip + Michelle Obama cutting loose = viral Vine

Michelle Obama, never one to turn down an opportunity to champion healthy eating, has co-opted a popular tune -- and, in six seconds, created a viral sensation.

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Micro-enterprise Loan Program awards $1M to expand smallest business opportunities

Two community-based micro-enterprise lenders received $500,000 loans through DHCD's Micro-enterprise Loan Program to help create new opportunities for entrepreneurs in revitalizing communities throughout the state.

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Indie Soul Spotlight: Children’s books

According to the 2012 Maryland School Assessment, approximately 34.5 percent of third graders are reading below grade level, a figure that is double the state average.

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Raven-Symone, we are black Americans

Jones says black Americans should not separate themselves from those who went before

I get it. Raven-Symone doesn't like labels

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Checklist for fall garden and landscape care

You can see and feel the change of seasons. Fall color is starting to appear, pansies, mums and asters are in the garden center and your thoughts are turning to preparing your landscape for winter.

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Maryland vets share small business experience at DCHD workshop

More than two-dozen veterans, many of them already small business owners, shared their experiences on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at "Small Business Success Starts Here," a networking forum presented by DHCD's Office of Fair Practices.

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Wells Fargo worker asks CEO for raise in email, CC'ing hundreds of thousands

A Wells Fargo worker decided to ask his CEO for a raise and wanted everyone at the company to know about it.

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