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Three Steps Can Help You Prepare When Retirement Is Just Around The Corner

If looking ahead to retirement makes you a little nervous, you’re not alone. Nearly half of Americans (46 percent) who haven’t reached retirement predict that they won’t be financially comfortable once they get there, according to a Gallup survey.

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Bipartisanship Brings Loan Program Expansion For Small Businesses

The 7(a) loan program was created to help entrepreneurs gain access to credit in order to start and grow their businesses when they are unable to qualify for a conventional loan. It can be a “make or break” cash infusion that gets small businesses doing what they do best, creating jobs in their community and supporting the American economy.

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Maryland Joins FTC In ‘Operation Donate With Honor’

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Maryland Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith announced enforcement actions taken against four sham charities operating in Maryland as part of a nationwide sweep and education initiative, “Operation Donate with Honor.”

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The 14th Amendment Was Intended To Achieve Racial Justice And We Must Keep It That Way

Few times in recent memory have demanded a more careful examination of our nation's history than now— the year we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment’s passage.

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Former Congressman Ron Dellums Dies at 82

Ron Dellums, the firebrand former Oakland, California mayor and founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, who vigorously fought on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised, died on Monday, July 30.

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Home Court: Grub City

Under Armour Basketball's New Original Series Home Court: Baltimore now Live! Episode 3: Grub City

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Celebrity Chef Brings Culinary Arts Program To Baltimore

Baltimore native Robert “Chef Stew” Stewart (back row, white shirt) made his mark as a personal chef and caterer to celebrities. He was also the winner of the television show, “Cutthroat Kitchen” on the Food Network. Chef Stewart, the visionary and CEO of a new community organization called Transition Kitchen is counting down to the final push to prepare for a projected September launch of his new project. Currently, there are 150 students interested in learning the basics of the baking and pastry fields that will be trained in the next three months. Youth and young adults will receive on-the-job training and employment opportunities as a part of the free program. A fundraising campaign to cover the cost of supplies is underway.

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What's Going on this Week!

What's going on this week!

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Future Baltimore Earns Prestigious National Award

In 2017, Kaiser Permanente announced a $1.7 million commitment to launch a neighborhood revitalization project in partnership with Bon Secours that both entities said would advance health equity and economic opportunity in West Baltimore.

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Morgan State Student Receives First McDonald’s-TMCF Scholarship

Morgan State University Freshman Quamir Payton, a first-generation college student who boasts a 3.9 GPA, has earned the first $10,000 scholarship from a partnership between McDonald’s and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Baltimore’s Allison Brown Is More Than just An Entrepreneur

Baltimore native Allison Elizabeth Brown has amassed more than twenty years experience in youth based, non-profit work. She has also worked professionally in the entertainment industry.

Hair Cuttery Supports Underprivileged Children With Share-A-Haircut Program

Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, will be donating back-to-school haircuts to children who need it most this summer. From August 1-15, 2018, for every child up to age 18 who purchases a haircut at one of Hair Cuttery’s nearly 900 salons, one free haircut certificate will be donated to an underprivileged child in the community.

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Lamar Jackson Already Excelling At Ravens Camp

The Baltimore Ravens traded back into the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft to select rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson with the No. 32 overall pick. The Ravens offense has been in need of a jolt over the last few years.

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Local Head Start Administrator Graduates From UCLA Head Start Management Fellows Program

Training completed by Head Start executive Aamil Abdul-Saboor will ultimately benefit children and their families from Union Baptist-Harvey Johnson Head Start in Baltimore City.

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Marylanders Reminded To Take Basic Steps To Reduce Risk Of West Nile Virus

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) announced the first confirmed and locally acquired case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Maryland this year. The infected individual is an adult who lives in the Baltimore Metro region. MDH routinely tracks and responds to mosquito-borne infections, including Zika virus, and no other locally acquired arboviral infections have been identified this year.

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Special Night With Bowie Baysox Benefits Chesapeake Kids Programs

Kids who attended Camp Nabi in 2017 run with Bowie Baysox starting players to take their positions on the field before the “Star-Spangled Banner” is performed.

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Big Data Could Set Insurance Premiums, Minorities Could Pay The Price

“Existing health disparities mean that data will consistently show members of certain groups to be more likely to need more health care. What will happen, then, if this data starts being used against those groups?”

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Editor: Re: Trump Is A Security Threat

Trump is a threat to our security because he continues to befriend Putin, who is an adversary of the United States and the Western world; and Trump continues to condemn our intelligence agencies.

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This Is Why Migrant Parents Travel With Children

There has been a strange response by many white conservatives to the separation of migrant children from their parents. Whether we are discussing undocumented migrants or those requesting asylum, there has been rightwing pushback to the larger chorus of condemnation of the Trump administration for its zero tolerance. These right-wingers claim that it is the parents who are to blame for the separation crisis.

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CCBC Hosts Baltimore County College Promise Information Sessions

The Community College of Baltimore County will hold Baltimore County College Promise Information Sessions from July 31 to August 2, 2018 for students and their parents, who are interested in learning about how to earn an associate degree or workplace certificate tuition-free. Students and parents can learn about tuition-free educational opportunity between July 31 and August 2, 2018.

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