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McDonald's removes fitness tracker from Happy Meals

Reports of skin irritation prompted McDonald's to remove activity trackers from kids meals

McDonald's is removing Step-It activity trackers from Happy Meals due to concerns over skin irritations, according to a statement sent to CNN on Wednesday.

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Add fresh flavor to grilled chicken

Backyard barbecues provide the perfect opportunity for grillmasters to experiment with their favorite foods.

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Trump’s speech in Wisconsin addresses poverty, crime in the black community

During a campaign speech in Wisconsin, Trump appealed to African American voters offering an alternative to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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MTA launches Adopt-A-Stop

Communities urged to join efforts to help keep bus stops clean

On Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC), the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) announced the beginning of an exciting initiative to help make Maryland’s bus stops litter-free.

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Phishing scheme targeting tax professionals with phony software updates

Tax preparers urged to think twice before clicking links or opening attachments

The federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is asking tax preparers to be on the lookout for emails that purport to contain important software updates, but actually install malicious spyware on their computers.

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LETTER: Two flawed candidates

Clinton and Trump are flawed candidates running for President.

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Dignity and respect during an election year

During election years, pent-up frustrations, simmering animosities and the toxic legacy of countless hours of hate talk radio erupt from the seething volcano of the American public. Injustice left festering explodes into anger and hatred. Defensive arrogance and condescension drips down the pyramid of privilege.

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Pi Omega Chapter recognized for international service

At the 80th Grand Conclave of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., which was held July 21- 28, 2016 in Las Vegas, Pi Omega Chapter, Graduate Chapter of Baltimore was once again recognized for its service to the community.

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Enhancing black owned print and digital press in the age of social media

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) salutes the career development success of the Discover the Unexpected (DTU) NNPA Journalism Fellowship program that has just completed its first term of providing undergraduate students at the Howard University School of Communication the unique apprentice opportunity to work at NNPA member newspapers in Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Detroit.

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The importance of early childhood education

Late in 2015, the Baltimore Community Foundation announced a $6 million contribution towards the expansion of Judy Centers to help provide early childhood education and support services to 5,000 Baltimore City children and their families.

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Local Head Start administrator graduates from UCLA Head Start Management Fellows Program

The training completed by Head Start executive Gayle Headen will ultimately benefit children and their families at the Union Baptist-Harvey Johnson Head Start in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Raymond V. Haysbert Sr., Entrepreneurship Center named in honor of famed businessman

On Tuesday, August 2, 2016, national leaders, elected officials, members of the city and state business communities, and others gathered for the Ribbon Cutting of the Raymond V. Haysbert, Sr. Entrepreneurship Center at the Greater Baltimore Urban League (GBUL).

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Ravens TE Benjamin Watson is settling in with his new team

Benjamin Watson signed a 2-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens worth $7 million with $3 million guaranteed. He comes to the Ravens after posting a career year with the New Orleans Saints. Watson had 74 receptions for 825 yards and six touchdowns last season.

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Boys & Girls Club keeps students learning over summer

My.Future technology allows kids to explore digital education

Students will soon be returning to school, but My.Future kept members of the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore’s Brooklyn O’Malley Club learning during the summer break.

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‘My Big Phat Ghetto Fabule$$ Wedding’ returns to Johns Hopkins auditorium

By popular demand hit stage play production to run from September 2-4, 2016

Unified Voices of Johns Hopkins (UV) and Battle Stage Plays present Ursula V. Battle’s “My Big Phat Ghetto FABULE$$ Wedding” for a return engagement.

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Baltimore youth launches film career in Charm City

Emerging film director/actor, Michael Anthony Hobbs is on the rise in Baltimore. The 12-year-old debuted his second short feature film, “Naga Pixie,” to rave reviews this past week at the Arbutus Community Center in Baltimore County

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State Police warn of telephone scammer who demands money

Maryland State Police are warning the public about a telephone scam in which the caller represents himself as a barrack commander and threatens the victim with arrest if money owed is not immediately forwarded.

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How the Affordable Care Act can still work

Aetna, one of the country's largest insurers, made headlines Tuesday when it announced it is pulling out of health care exchanges in 11 of the 15 states where it now offers insurance.

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Donors, sponsors generously support African-American History Museum

Sponsorships and donations have been pouring into the new Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which is set to open on Sept. 24 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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Hogan administration proposes $5 million in funding to assist Ellicott City

Board of Public Works Approves $2.5 Million, Administration Requests Additional $2.5 Million from Catastrophic Fund

Governor Larry Hogan’s request to provide $2.5 million in funding to assist small businesses and property owners in Ellicott City recover from devastating flooding was approved today by the Board of Public Works. Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford chaired the bi-weekly meeting of the board, with Comptroller Peter Franchot in attendance. Treasurer Nancy Kopp was absent.

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