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MLK praise scrubbed from Bill Clinton speech

A pair of lines praising Martin Luther King, Jr. were scrubbed from an early version of President Bill Clinton's 1998 State of the Union address, apparently after someone in the White House raised questions about how the rhetorical flourishes would play with white people.

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Teen to government: Change your typeface, save millions

Middle-school student says the federal government could cut printing costs with one decision

An e. You can write it with one fluid swoop of a pen or one tap of the keyboard. The most commonly used letter in the English dictionary. Simple, right?

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Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar reopens Sunday, April 6

Maryland’s largest producers-only market is back! The 37th annual Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar reopens on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 7 a.m. to sellout— approximately noon.

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Coalition sponsors Healthy Anne Arundel Month

Healthy Anne Arundel Month (April 2014), sponsored by the Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition, is a special time to motivate Anne Arundel County residents to take steps toward better health.

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Annapolis Film Festival seeks volunteers

A large number of volunteers are needed in a variety of positions to help with The Annapolis Film Festival which is returning to Annapolis Thursday evening, March 27 to Sunday, March 30, 2014.

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COMMENTARY: Gainful employment rule a disadvantage for black students

Last week, the Obama Administration declared war on one million underserved students pursuing higher education throughout the United States. While the president and first lady launched their campaign to make it easier for low-income minority students to access college, the Department of Education has launched an unprecedented assault on this same community through a new proposal that will cut thousands of college programs that disproportionately serve poor communities, single working mothers, veterans and other at-risk populations.

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Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week: Chere Cofield

This week’s entrepreneur wears many hats and finally all her hard work is paying off! It was just announced that Chere Cofield has been named Ms. Owings Mills of Corporate America for the 2014 calendar year.

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Paul’s Place program shapes lives of Southwest Baltimore youth

Reflecting on her earlier years, Chanel Dance, a 17-year-old year-old student at Coppin Academy, shared her thoughts about how the after-school Mentor Program at Paul’s Place had changed the course of her life.

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Americans are spenders, not savers

Retirement is an "elusive dream" for too many Americans, according to senior citizens advocate Dan Weber. "The younger they are the more likely they will be to put off planning for retirement until it's too late. They are what some call the 'invincible' generation."

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EDITORIAL: American Depression, keys to happiness

Mick Jagger's girlfriend L' Wren Scott committed suicide recently. There have been different speculations as to the reason. Unfortunately, suicide often is a response to deep depression. Hanging herself in her apartment was a quick and reckless way out of her despair.

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Tuajuanda Jordan named President of St. Mary’s College of Maryland

By unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Tuajuanda Jordan has been appointed president of St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

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Comcast Business to award tech savvy entrepreneurs with cash and services

National competition will award business owners up to $25,000 cash

Comcast Business and Inc. Magazine launched “Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs,” a national competition that will award more than $600,000 in cash and services to aspiring entrepreneurs who are leveraging technology to enhance customer and employee experiences.

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Priceless Gown Project creates priceless moments

On Saturday, March 22, 2014, The Priceless Gown Project celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor, by creating more priceless moments for hundreds of local junior and senior high school girls.

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Former football star pushes STEM education

Science and professional sports may not always seem to be much of a match, but one former college gridiron star sure makes it appear that the two go together like a quarterback and a wide receiver.

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Towson University’s debate team claims historic win

First All Black Women’s Debate Team to Win CEDA National Championship

Towson University Debate Team members Ameena Ruffin ‘15 and Korey Johnson ’16 won the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) national championship on Monday, March 24, 2014 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

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RAMBLING ROSE: Spring has sprung!

Hello everyone, I believe spring is peeping through the crack hole. Somebody please open the door and let it in!

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Author reflects on his journey in 'Lessons of Redemption'

No matter what circumstances one endures in life, there is always an opportunity make the best out of any situation. Author Kevin Shird is a testament to how through determination and growth we can all strive for a better life.

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UBMC to hold first faith based candidate’s election forum

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, the United Baptist Missionary Convention (UBMC) and Auxiliaries of Maryland, Inc. will sponsor a candidate’s forum for member pastors seeking leadership positions in the faith group.

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Beauty queen eyes law school, the world

It’s hard to believe that Dejanee Fennell was once considered a tomboy.

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MAHC presents Gov. Martin O’Malley with Housing Lifetime Leadership Award

The Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition (MAHC) presented the Lifetime Leadership Award to Governor Martin O’Malley for his historic contributions to affordable rental housing during his eight years as Maryland Governor on March 25, 2014 at the Coalition’s annual Housing Day event in Annapolis.

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