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Key Facts and Reports: The Fifth Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

Five years after the ACA became law, millions of working and middle class families have the economic security of knowing that they won’t go broke if they get sick.

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FBI investigates case of black man found hanged in Mississippi

Black man hanging in Mississippi. FBI investigates.

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Does Fox's 'Empire' reinforce stereotypes?

Does FOX's Empire reinforce black stereotypes?

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Hollywood comes to Annapolis for annual film festival

Hollywood is making an appearance on the Chesapeake

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What does the Ravens signing Kendrick Lewis mean for Matt Elam?

General Manager Ozzie Newsome was very direct when he spoke about Elam during the Ravens state of the team news conference. "Matt Elam has to be a better football player for us next year," Newsome said last month. "He has to be."

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Baltimore Water Project launched to help residents pay water bills

Tiffani Bell and Kristy Tillman used social media to make a significant social impact and now their mission to do good deeds is spreading.

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Basil Waine Kong considered Mark Twain of Jamaica releases new book

Garnett Myrie was just a Jamaican boy from the countryside who was always in the midst of mischief growing up. As a young man he fought in the war of liberation in Angola and later returned to his home country to become a successful businessman and politician helping to improve the lives of his people.

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Indie Soul Music Review: Ima Jackson’s 'Enchanting Raindrops'

This week, Indie Soul takes it back to the motherland with Ima Jackson-- an artist with a an incredible voice and a powerful message.

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Indie Soul Spotlight: John R. Lamkin II

When you talk jazz and music with John R. Lamkin II, be prepared to talk for hours about the many places he has been, the artists he has performed with, and his love of teaching music to children.

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Maritime Industries Academy claims top national prize in ”Get Schooled Challenge”

Reports 10 percent jump in attendance

The challenge is to get students to attend school. The bigger challenge is to find ways to do this. Comcast and The Baltimore City School District have figured out a way to do just that by taking part in the Get Schooled 2014 National Attendance Challenge.

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Indie Soul Students of the Week: Naysa Reames, Cori Grainger, Shamon Thomas-Green, and Jessica Cooley

Representing the ladies of Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women and Office of College Counseling, these students deserve a standing ovation!

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Charity helps Baltimore resident with Multiple Myeloma

Baltimore resident Raymonna Jean was diagnosed in 2013 with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that affects the bone marrow.

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Actor pitches psychological thriller about drugs, recovery

Shiek Mahmud-Bey could be a true Hollywood story that could eventually turn up in an episode of “Unsung” on BET. Not because he has ever been in over his head or has been on Skid Row and his career has fizzled— not by any stretch!

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188 years of black press excellence in USA

In recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), I believe it is important to emphasize both the historical and contemporary mission, value and success of the Black Press in America.

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Apple invests over $40 million in HBCU technology talent to improve diversity

On March 10, 2015, Apple and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)— a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization— announced Apple's multi-year commitment to make over $40 million in investments to HBCU technology students.

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Life in Baltimore: Weaving the stories of women’s lives

“Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives” is the 2015 Theme of National Women’s History Month which is quite an appropriate theme for this group of women who are being honored.

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Three Baltimore women find enrichment in business

As mothers, daughters, sisters and aunts, Tehma Hallie Smith, Ronae Brock and Michelle Davenport say they were bothered by the possible side effects connected to chemicals in the products they were using.

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The ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ arrives in Baltimore

The circus is coming to town— the “Greatest Show on Earth” hits the Royal Farms Arena beginning on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

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Blackonomics: Political Frustration

Writing has been a catharsis for me since my “angry days” in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. I used to write “Last Poets” kind of stuff and just put it away afterwards.

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Unified Voices of Johns Hopkins to present gospel musical

Playwright Ursula V. Battle’s ‘Discord in the Choir’ presented

Unified Voices of Johns Hopkins (UV) will present Ursula V. Battle’s “DisChord in The Choir.”

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