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RAMBLING ROSE: Showcasing people & places in Baltimore!

Hello everyone! What beautiful weather we have been having in the city!

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67 Minutes for Mandela

"Mr Mandela has spent 67 years making the world a better place. We're asking you for 67 minutes."

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‘Join the Movement’ at America’s largest FREE arts festival!

The public is invited to the 33rd annual Artscape on Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street.

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Urban poverty, in black and white

A Hopkins professor breaks down urban poverty by race

Say "urban poor," and the image that most likely comes to mind is one of young black men caught up in a swirl of drugs and violence and irresponsible single women having babies. But this pervasive stereotype overlooks a surprising reality: Many whites live side by side African-Americans in some of the country's poorest urban neighborhoods.

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The Congressional Black Caucus has no conscience

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) describes itself as “the conscience of the U.S. Congress.” According to the dictionary, conscience is the inner sense of what is right or wrong in one’s conduct or motives. Notice that the root of the word conscience is the word “con,” which is exactly what the CBC has turned out to be.

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National Aquarium announces creation of sustainable seafood program

The National Aquarium announced today the establishment of the National Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Program, with a gift from the Dana DiCarlo and Scott Plank Family Foundation and their urban development company, War Horse.

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Tracy Morgan sues Walmart over deadly crash

Comedian Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over a deadly limo bus crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left him critically injured.

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Smell test may help detect Alzheimer's

Studies show dementia may kill brain cells crucial to your sense of smell

In the future, a test of your sense of smell may help doctors predict your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to new research presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, this week.

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Debt settlement programs are misleading

You’ve probably heard the advertisements on urban radio urging consumers with at least $10,000 in debt to call a number right away for a financial rescue. Promising to end debt troubles by getting creditors to somehow accept less money than what is owed can sound really appealing.

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Supreme Court seeks to gut labor unions

The Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Harris v Quinn essentially means that personal care attendants who are represented by a union do not need to pay a service fee that would cover the cost of representing and advocating on their behalf.

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Baltimore native performs brain surgery on ABC series

Some reality television shows want viewers to keep up with a certain family, which became famous because of an illicit videotape. While others in the world of reality TV encourage its audience to take a peek inside the lives of the so-called real housewives.

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Unfinished Business: 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act of 1964

July 2 marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 that outlawed discrimination and segregation based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

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United States late in courting African leaders

In 2008, the whole world applauded the United States for electing its first African American president. No part of the world was happier than the continent of Africa with its 54 nations.

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ArtsCentric musical has woman’s point of view

ArtsCentric’s new musical revue is banking heavily this summer on the premise that a woman’s point of view can’t be wrong, and with its production of, “Sincerely, Me,” it’s hardly any wonder why producers would be so convinced about the artistic prowess of the fairer sex.

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Concussions a greater problem for black youth

Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics.

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The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that the Court’s conservative majority and the larger conservative movement pretended were about “religious freedom.”

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Carpenter wins $10,000 cash, free studio time, and title of LIVE! STAR

Competing against hundreds of contestant hopefuls from across Maryland and DC, ANDREW CARPENTER of Windsor Mill, MD, sang his way to become the new LIVE! STAR at Maryland Live! Casino during the finale of the Live! Stars singing competition at Rams Head Center Stage.

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Democrats ‘Ain’t Loyal’

Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from a popular Chris Brown’s song: “Hoes Ain’t Loyal.” Bryant could have avoided controversy – and been on point – if he had instead said, “Democrats ain’t loyal.”

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Interim Superintendent Mamie J. Perkins appoints blue ribbon commisson on equity, achievement

Interim Superintendent Mamie J. Perkins recently announced the names of 21 people who will serve on Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ Blue Ribbon Commission on Equity and Achievement.

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How to use a stability ball safely

In some cases working out on the floor is not an option for certain Divas in certain circumstances; but never fear…the STABILITY ball is here.

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