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Waverly Elementary/Middle School showcases new state-of-the-art building

The Waverly Elementary/Middle School community celebrated the opening of its new state-of-the-art school building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

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Paul’s Place Honors Aris Melissaratos

Philanthropist to be presented with “Commitment to Community” Award

Paul’s Place, Inc., a community outreach center dedicated to improving the quality of life in Southwest Baltimore will honor former Secretary for the Maryland Department of Economic and Business Development Aris Melissaratos with the 2014 “Commitment to Community” Award.

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Baltimore’s own Stanley Alston: Singing around the world

Baltimore City is widely known for being home to some of today’s hottest stars, including actress Jada Pinkett-Smith and comedian/actress Monique who both speak proudly of their “charm city” roots.

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Indie soul Entrepreneur of the Week: Ray Quick

This week’s entrepreneur of the week is no stranger to seeing what entrepreneurship is all about.

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Indie Soul Student of the Week: Asia Robertson

Asia Robertson has played volleyball at The SEED School of Maryland for the past three years.

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The Village Learning Center hosts fundraiser

What do you do when the federal government cuts your grant money leaving you to figure out how you will continue to provide service to the community?

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BGE launches Second Annual Green Grants Program

Environmentally focused program provides grants of up to $10,000 to local nonprofit organization

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) announced that as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance and promote environmental stewardship and natural resource responsibility in communities throughout its service area, the company has launched its BGE Green Grants program.

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Sowing the seeds of spring: How to start your garden indoors

While cooler temperatures slowly fade, gardeners across the country eagerly await the arrival of spring - and the chance to get outdoors and grow something. If gardening is your passion, you don't have to wait until the weather is perfect to get started. In fact, working ahead by growing your own seedlings is a great way to ensure your garden is successful throughout the warmer months.

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The invisible man in healthcare

He is missing from the health care system. He is less likely to hold a job that provides health insurance.

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Salsa legend Cheo Feliciano dies in car wreck

He was a salsa legend and Puerto Rican icon

Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, a giant of salsa music and Puerto Rican legend, died in a car crash early Thursday morning in San Juan, police said. He was 78.

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Porsha Williams charged with battery for 'Real Housewives' scuffle

The brawl will air during the reunion show Sunday

Well, this is going to be ratings gold.

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How BBQ brings South Africans together

Barbecued zebra anyone?

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Indie Soul: Navasha Daya and Don’t Do What We Did

This week’s Indie Soul is about recording artist Navasha Daya’s project “Rebirthed Above Ground” and “Don’t Do What We Did,” a guide to online dating the right way.

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Pharrell Williams cries 'Happy' tears

Winfrey says she gets now why the song is so popular

Go ahead and grab a tissue before you watch this one.

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Obesity during pregnancy raises stillbirth risk

Pregnant women who are obese or overweight have an increased risk of delivering a stillborn baby, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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$100K in grants open to black men improving Baltimore

BMe is accepting applications for its 2014 “BMe Leadership Awards” for inspired black men in Baltimore, Detroit and Philadelphia who are committed to helping others and improving their community.

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CBS Sunday Morning contributor Nancy Giles to speak at Towson University

“Stories from the work front: From working girl to CBS Sunday Morning”

The College of Fine Arts and Communication and the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies and the Society of Professional Journalists present keynote speaker Nancy Giles, CBS Sunday Morning contributor, comedian and actress on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the West V

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Five ways to love your heart

Are you among the nearly 1 in 2 African Americans suffering from heart disease? If not, you’re undoubtedly affected by having a friend or family member who is.

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Top scientist visits AACO schools, inspires students

Top scientist Shon Isenhour visited George Fox Middle School in Pasadena as a guest lecturer on April 8, 2014, to provide insights about his careers and work as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival’s Nifty Fifty (times three) Program— presented by InfoComm International—which sends more than 150 top scientists and engineers into area schools in advance of the Festival to ignite students’ passion for science and engineering.

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Blacks must speak outside the language of race, Part II

Contrary to popular liberal belief, black Americans don't speak with one voice.

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