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Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week: Laura L. Green

Born in Washington and partially raised in Baltimore Laura L. Green is the owner of one of only five mobile fashion trucks in Baltimore. When we caught up with her, she was doing her third event since her soft launch on October 23rd, 2014.

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GBCA and MICA host welcoming event for President Samuel Hoi

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) jointly hosted a community-driven networking event to welcome new MICA President, Samuel Hoi to Baltimore. Titled “Kick it up with Sammy,” the event took place on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Gallery 788 located on Hickory Avenue in Hampden.

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Local Liberians hold 2nd Ebola donation drive

The local Liberian community is collecting supplies to help fight their Ebola stricken homeland.

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Indie Spotlight: Crystal L. Bass

Crystal L. Bass, a self-published, writer, director, and author will be bring her play, “Ain’t No Mothers Love, Like A Mothers Love,” to the Baltimore area for one show on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the Lyric Opera House.

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Fight For Children and Under Armour bring World Boxing Council Champions to Baltimore

On Tuesday November 11, 2014, Fight For Children and the World Boxing Council (WBC) brought champion boxers to visit the students at Dr. Rayner Browne Elementary Middle School in Baltimore.

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An upside to focusing on race

Because of the hypersensitivity to which our world has succumbed, race is a frightening or taboo subject for many. Nonetheless, we should all talk about it.

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Medicare open enrollment takes place October 15 - December 7

Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too.

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Kidney transplant recipient to participate in culinary event benefiting NKF-MD

On Thursday, November 20, 2014, the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) will present the 2014 Santé: A Culinary Odyssey at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Civil War Museum hosts Frederick Douglass impersonator

The Baltimore City Department of General Services (DGS) announces that the Civil War Museum will host a series of historical reenactments by Frederick Douglass impersonator Steven Cole in honor of the 150th anniversary of Emancipation in Maryland.

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A Mother’s Love: Art inspires troubled students

I have a confession to make. Never once in the nine years I have written Education Matters has this column touched on the unique academic needs and challenges of grade school students in the juvenile justice system.

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Anthony Levine’s hard work and opportunity a recipe for success

The Baltimore Ravens may have found some help for the cornerback position during their win over the Tennessee Titans before entering the bye week.

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Maryland unveils STEM Strategic Plan, tools to spark innovation

Plan targets five goals to improve student learning, state competitiveness

The Maryland State Department of Education announced a new strategic plan for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and has launched a new website designed to kindle innovation in classrooms throughout the state.

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Gary Kubiak identifies how to improve offensively

The Baltimore Ravens have the bye week this week. Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said that he was looking forward to the bye week but took time to look at some areas of improvement for the offense.

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Mt. Olive AME Church celebrates 144 years working in the community

Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church of Annapolis, announces “144 Years, Standing on the Promises of God.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw brings depth to ‘Beyond The Lights’

Honored this past October with the “Emerging Icon” award from Elle Magazine at the celebration for their 21st annual “Women in Hollywood” issue, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an actress on the rise.

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Loretta Lynch, get ready for a fight

If the confirmation process for Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee for attorney general, gets significantly delayed, the reason will be pure politics.

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Amazon picks the 100 best books of 2014

Celeste Ng may want to prepare for a deluge of attention from the literary set. Her debut novel, "Everything I Never Told You," just topped Amazon's list of the 100 best books of the year.

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AACC students make a difference in community

More than 1,300 Anne Arundel Community College students participated in making a difference throughout the county in community-based experiences through programs with the Sarbanes Center for Public and Community Service.

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Indie Soul Past and Present: Doreen Broadnax aka Sparky D

Rap music is big business. Women were involved in laying down the foundation of the genre. In the 80’s you had Sylvia Robinson CEO of Sugarhill Records, singer Angie Stone, Sha Rock, and of course Roxanne Shante.

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CSM Disability Services help students overcome obstacles

Imagine facing your first algebra exam where numbers are combined with letters and symbols on top of each other and divided by lines. Solving the problem requires working from the left and the right sides of the equation.

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