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Urban League leadership program prepares students for college

Wesley Read, 18, will graduate from City Neighbors High School later this month. The senior remarked that the Greater Baltimore Urban League’s (GBUL) Saturday Leadership Program provided valuable college exposure.

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Ravens fifth round draft Pick Robert Myers is ‘Living the Dream’

The Baltimore Ravens have always had a penchant for drafting players from Historically Black Colleges (HBCUs). They selected two players from a HBCU in the 2015 NFL draft.

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NFL Great Willie Lanier gives $500K to alma mater Morgan State

Morgan State University (MSU) announced a major financial commitment from one of the University’s favorite sons, a $500,000 gift to establish the Willie E. Lanier, Sr. Endowed Lectureship in Business Ethics in the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management (SBM).

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Indie Soul: Marley at Center Stage

From Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, comes a world premiere musical based on the life and music of Bob Marley.

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TripAdvisor's picks: America's best BBQ

Cockeysville BBQ restaurant in top 10

There's more than one bone of contention in the great finger-lickin' barbecue debate. Pork or beef? Vinegar- or tomato-based sauce? No sauce -- or maybe something mustard-based?

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Car Review: 2016 Fiat 500X

It was bigger, taller and barely looked like a Fiat 500 from the side. But from the front it was unmistakably the small Italian import that has had some success during its four years in the U.S. market.

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The fittest cities in the U.S., and why

Regardless of where you live in the United States, one trend seems to be clear: The more pedestrian-friendly the city, the healthier its residents, according to a recent report released by the American College of Sports Medicine.

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Top time-saving tips for household chores

On average, people spend more than two hours daily on such household activities as cleaning and organizing, according to the 2013 American Time Use Survey by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

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Michelle Obama resists taking the easy way out

More than any other first lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama continues to stand above those who would attempt to distort her leadership. First Lady Obama’s recent commencement address at the Tuskegee University in Alabama exemplified her courage to speak truth to the world without fear of repercussions.

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Overcoming challenges as a mother in the Coast Guard

One challenge many people in the Coast Guard face is finding a good work-life balance, and finding that balance can be especially difficult for mothers. Long deployments, difficulty finding affordable child care and complicated work schedules are all situations many mothers in the Coast Guard face each day.

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A message for the class of 2015

If you are disposed to using the Internet as your guide, a diploma will generally be described as the proof of your successful completion of a course of study, or the bestowal of an academic degree. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that diploma in your grasp, occupying a prominent space on a wall or waiting to be pressed into your eager hand is so much more than the sum of your years-long efforts to be where you are today. Your degree is a key that opens a new door, a new phase of life and a new set of challenges.

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'Natural' and other food labels that sound legitimate but may not be

Policy groups have urged the FDA to define "natural"

The debate over the safety of genetically modified foods came into the spotlight again last month when Chipotle, the popular Mexican food chain, announced it was working to remove ingredients that contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, from its menu.

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First Lady pays tribute to Tuskegee Airmen

Last week, I received an email from my friend, NNPA News Service Editor-in-Chief George E. Curry. It was a White House press release and a copy of First Lady Michelle Obama’s May 9 commencement address at Tuskegee University. My first thought was: Why is George sending me this?

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BBB offers 6 tips for finding a reliable lawn care company

Now that spring weather has arrived, many Maryland homeowners are thinking about how they can improve their lawns and gardens.

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VIDEO: From 'crack baby' to the mayor's office

Looking at Shawn Blanchard today, it's hard to believe the polished, well-spoken University of Michigan grad and Detroit city official once envisioned a life as a kingpin drug dealer.

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Drug Court participants spend the day giving back to the community

Last week in honor of National Drug Court month, the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County Adult Drug Treatment Court program sponsored a Drug Court Community Service Day at Gaudenzia Inc. located in Crownsville, Md.

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More and more senior citizens maintaining an active sex life

The month of May is designated “Older Americans” Month.

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UFC® announced that it will bring its first ever live event to Seoul, South Korea, on November 28, 2015

The UFC Fight Night Seoul event will be broadcast all over the world giving the UFC’s international fans a taste of the immense passion and support South Korean fans have for MMA.

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Baltimore County school year to begin on August 24

The first day for the Baltimore County Public Schools’ 2015-2016 school year has been moved to Monday, August 24, from Wednesday, August 26.

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VIDEO: Bill Cosby on sex assault allegations: 'I've never seen anything like this'

Embattled comedian Bill Cosby said in a convoluted interview Friday that the outpouring of sex assault allegations against him is unprecedented.

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