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Autumn sun glare makes commute dangerous

From now until the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST) on November 2 is a particularly dangerous time of year for east to west commuters due to the sun’s alignment during sunrise and sunset. Drivers should take additional precautions such as leaving extra space between vehicles, slowing down, and turning on their headlights, advises AAA Mid-Atlantic.

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Eric Holder’s legacy: No coward on race

After being confirmed as the nation’s first African American U.S. Attorney General, Eric H. Holder, Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tiptoe around the volatile subject of race.

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Raven-Symone: I'm not gay, and I'm not African-American

Actress Raven-Symone knows exactly who she is, and that person can't be defined with the usual labels.

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The 5 biggest Facebook hoaxes

4chan had fun with a fake iPhone microwave app story

Seriously, don't believe everything you read on the Internet.

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Comptroller’s Office working to link taxpayers to their money

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced that nearly 2,000 people have discovered more than $2.5 million in unclaimed funds after visiting his agency’s booth at fairs and festivals across the state this Summer. One visitor to the Maryland State Fair discovered an unexpected windfall of $71,516.

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Leap into October with National Women’s Small Business Month

The face of entrepreneurship is changing in America. Women-owned small businesses are one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy and are helping us recover from the Great Recession.

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Marylanders donate 33,405 pounds of food

On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at each of the Maryland Food Bank's three facilities, representatives from the Maryland State Police and the Maryland Department of Transportation joined food bank executives in welcoming a caravan of squad cars, trucks, buses and other official vehicles stuffed to the brim with 33,405 pounds of donated food.

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4 things Chase customers should do right now

If you're a Chase bank customer, you're right to feel powerless right now.

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Maryland businesses encourage kids to eat more fruits and veggies

Baltimore-area businesses are taking the lead in a national movement, ‘eat brighter!’ to inspire young children and their families to eat more fresh produce.

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St. Mary’s College president honored as scientist, leader in education

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter, has presented Tuajuanda C. Jordan, president of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, with its Torchbearer Award. Jordan was honored during the coalition’s 25th annual Torchbearer Awards Breakfast held September 27, 2014 at Morgan State University in Baltimore City.

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Indie Soul Student of the Week: Naomi Lilly

This week’s Indie Soul Student of the Week is a very ambitious and career driven young lady who attends Howard High School in Howard County. Naomi Lilly is only a junior but is focused on her next journey— college. The 17-year-old old holds an impressive unweighted GPA of 3.86 and a weighted GPA of 4.57.

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Reginald F. Lewis Museum celebrates hip-hop

Performance, Panel discussion to be held Oct. 4

On Saturday, October 4, 2014, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum located at 830 Pratt Street in downtown Baltimore, will be dedicated to lovers of hip-hop!

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Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week: J.O. Da Comedian

Choosing to be a comedian means facing a lot of obstacles. There’s the criticism from family telling you to get a real job, friends who don’t get it and others who seem to think making people laugh is easy.

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St. Agnes Breast Cancer Center offers multi-pronged approach

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is most common in women age 40 and over, but in the African American community, women are more likely to die from breast cancer at all ages. At St. Agnes Hospital, African American women accounted for 32 percent of their breast cancer patients in 2013.

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Could Competitive Spelling ‘Bee’ Right for Your Child?

What do the words— narcolepsy, psoriasis, eczema, albumen and sanitarium have in common? You would be correct if you said each is a medical expression. But, there is another, more noteworthy connection these terms share.

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Breaking the white silence on racism

On September 15, 2014, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka did something quite fascinating. He spoke to a labor audience in St. Louis about race and racism. What was particularly noteworthy is that he was not speaking to a largely black or Latino audience. To listen to the speech, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny8loBhqmhc.

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How to support a loved one fighting cancer

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, woman living with incurable cancer offers four suggestions

Shy about asking, “What’s the etiquette for supporting my loved one, friend or colleague in their battle against cancer?” many people simply avoid the question altogether— and offer nothing.

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Ravens rookie Terrence Brooks is making his mark

The Baltimore Ravens wanted to get more athletic on defense this year. They addressed the defensive side of the team with their first three picks in the 2014 NFL draft.

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UMB's Promise Heights holds immunization clinics

For many families, getting their children back to school came with added challenges for the 2014-15 year. The State of Maryland issued new immunization requirements for kindergarten and 7th grade students, leading parents to seek information and help to make sure kids received their shots. In West Baltimore, the Promise Heights initiative led by the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has responded by conducting multiple clinics in two public schools.

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St. Vincent de Paul expands housing program

Toni Boulware won’t stop until the approximately 1,000 homeless families in Baltimore have a comfortable place to live.

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