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Beyond Ferguson: The Deeper Issue

It can only be a good thing that the attention of the nation is focused on the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and its aftermath. However, if the debate continues to be on the details of this particular case— many of which will likely never be known—or even on the growing problem of police heavy-handedness, or even the besetting problem of racism in America, we will never reach a solution to these tragedies

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LETTER: Ferguson shooting--Never again

Recently, I was invited to participate in a march to protest the shooting of Michael Brown a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri by a police officer.

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28 Internet acronyms every parent should know

Some acronyms can be a shorthand for sex, drugs and alcohol

If you think you are tech savvy all because you know what "LOL" means, let me test your coolness.

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LETTER: Marion Barry helped overhaul D.C. dog pound

Marion Barry is best known for his outstanding civil rights work, but one perhaps little-known legacy is Mayor Barry’s overhaul of the disgraceful Washington, D.C., "dog pound."

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What makes a strong lobbyist

Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it’s lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in Washington.

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Five ways your smartphone can help you get through the holidays

Millions of Americans find themselves focused on planning the perfect party, juggling a packed social schedule and shopping for the best holiday deals.

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We may be able to reverse signs of early Alzheimer's disease

The woman at the department store bounded toward Julie Gee.

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Add some sparkle to your holiday décor

Liven up your holiday décor with lights, a bit of glitz and some colorful blossoms this season.

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What lies ahead

Given all the words and images devoted to the midterm elections over the past few weeks, you’d think the results had told us something vital about the future of the country.

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Indie Soul: Chunky and the O-Beast & Drawing With Mark

It’s that time that we give you our Indie Soul picks for kids. Here are two items for you to check out during the holiday season:

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How to teach kids the value of money this holiday season

For most children in America, the holiday season is a wonderful time, with tasty treats, vacation from school, and plenty of toys and gifts that seem to magically appear.

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Mediation executive runs to reduce recidivism

Lorig Charkoudian believes that reducing recidivism can be accomplished by building strong family relationships. And, as executive director of Community Mediation Maryland, Charkoudian is willing to make a run for it.

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Indie Soul Entrepreneur: LaRhonda Leigh Mobile Shoe Boutique

This week’s entrepreneur of the week, LaRhonda Leigh, owner of the LaRhonda Leigh Mobile Shoe Boutique, aims to achieve, succeed and bring positivity to the world. “My goal is to be that example for women, especially young ladies, to show them how to be successful, smart women. To be able to give back to the community and to make a brand that will benefit my family” states Leigh.

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Obama tells BET audience despite grand jury verdicts 'things are better'

After weeks of racial protests across the country, President Barack Obama is taking the time to deliver encouraging words about the future of race relations in America to a network that reaches a predominately young African-American audience.

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Beyonce, Taylor Swift, U2 among big Grammy nominees

Beyonce, nominated for six Grammys, is most-nominated female artist ever

The Grammys may have taken a slow, piecemeal route in issuing nominations Friday, but Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith and U2 were very much up to speed.

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Alex Haley’s grandson continues foundation work to ‘find the good and praise it’

Bill Haley Jr. is no stranger to history, legacy or literature. The father of two from California has been low key about his relationship to Alex Haley in previous years, until an event triggered him to emerge from the shadows. When his father, William “Fella” Haley, Sr., died in 2012, Bill Jr. inherited the task of keeping the Alex Haley Roots Foundation alive.

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Marion Barry was a personal hero!

We recently lost Marion Barry, an American icon, who changed this nation in ways most don’t understand. I remember coming to Washington, D.C. for the first time in 1964.

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Student techs pack STEM Community Day at BCCC

BCCC welcomed student science and math wizards and their variety of fascinating projects on Saturday, November 22, 2014 to the college’s second annual STEM Community Day.

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MTA Holiday Train Garden, Santa Place open at Mondawmin Metro Station

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and Santa Claus invite children of all ages to the Subway City Holiday Train Garden at the Mondawmin Metro Subway Station on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

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Unlock the Vote Coalition hosts felon assistance event

On Saturday December 6, 2014 at the Douglas Memorial Community Church the Unlock the Vote Coalition will be hosting a felon assistance program. The purpose of the event is to focus on how people with criminal records can make their lives better.

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