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MTA promotes June as National Safety Month

To kick off June as National Safety Month, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is taking the opportunity to remind customers of some general safety tips while riding Local Bus, Light Rail, Metro Subway, MARC Train, Commuter Bus and Mobility/Paratransit.

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Summer reading 2016: On your mark, get set, read!

Readers of all ages will explore all things sports and fitness this summer as the Enoch Pratt Free Library presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” during the library’s summer reading program, June 15 to August 10, 2016.

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Andre Mack and Mouton Noir: The wine world’s black sheep

In a third-floor loft a few blocks from Madison Square Garden, the wine merchants at Banville & Jones are deciding which wines New Yorkers will drink. Andre Mack has been selling his Mouton Noir wine through these distributors for 10 years, but today they make him wait.

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Pratt Library welcomes best-selling author Terry McMillan

“The Waiting to Exhale” and “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” author will be talking about her new novel, “I Almost Forgot About You” at Writers Live! Series

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Ravens RB Buck Allen is ready to improve in his second season

Baltimore Ravens running back Buck Allen saw plenty of play time after Justin Forsett suffered a broken arm against the St. Louis Rams last season. His versatility showed as he was used as a receiver out of the backfield as well as running Ravens zone scheme.

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BCCC grad completes a nearly 40-year journey to an associate degree

Runae Freeman is relishing her latest achievement.

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Life in Baltimore: The Association for the Study of African American Life and History, The Julian Branch

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) was established September 9, 1915 by historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson with a mission to create and disseminate knowledge about black life, history and culture.

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Discovering the unexpected on the journey to empowerment: Young NNPA black scholars

The legendary scholar, writer and visionary James Baldwin once personally confided in me that he had come to know that the “power of the pen” for black people in America and throughout world was “truly transformative and irreversibly impactful on the consciousness of all those who cry out for freedom, equality and justice.”

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BET announces Prince tribute lineup

Sheila E., Janelle Monae, the Roots and D'Angelo are among scheduled performers

BET is trying to make good on its promise to show up the Billboard Music Awards' Prince tribute.

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Make a lunch kids will devour

Children can be picky eaters, making it challenging for parents to find foods their kids will consume. Family dinners are challenging enough, but lunches kids will love can be even more difficult to come by.

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Racial disparities persist in U.S. schools, study finds

It's been more than a half a century since the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education ruling found that "separate but equal" has no place in U.S. public schools.

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Obesity increases in U.S women, study finds

Efforts to combat weight gain seem to have made little difference, editorial says

There doesn't appear to be much headway being made in the battle to curb obesity in the United States, according to a pair of studies released Tuesday.

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This is why Snoop Lion should write, direct and produce black movies

Last week rapper Snoop Dogg put up an epic video rant on his Instagram. In the verbiage that only Snoop can conjugate, he said in no uncertain terms that people should not watch the 21st century remake of the epic TV miniseries Roots that aired on The History Channel last week.

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My dad, Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, my father, has never been afraid of confronting conflicts outside of the ring. His recent attempt to free two hikers held captive in Iran reinforces his relentless effort to promote peace, tolerance and humanity around the world.

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Bottoms up: Why butt lifts are big business in parts of Africa

While some women are doing everything they can to get rid of extra weight, a larger behind is so desirable in some countries that it's fueling a whole industry of creams, surgery and padding.

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Inside and outside of the ring, The Champ made a difference

Muhammad Ali’s historic win against George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974 was perhaps the greatest of all of his ring victories.

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Protect your joints and prevent pain

Joints play vital roles in the human body, forming the connections between bones and facilitating movement. Damage to the joints can be especially painful, and that damage may result from conditions such as osteoarthritis or gout.

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Stephen Curry to skip Olympics in Rio

Curry cited resting his sprained knee as one of the reasons

Stephen Curry will skip the Rio Olympics, the two-time NBA MVP announced in a statement on Monday.

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ASK ALMA: My friend invites her mother everywhere we go

My friend of over 15 years recently made the decision it was time for her and her mother to live together again.

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What made Muhammad Ali 'The Greatest'?

Ali was a global icon whose fame spread far beyond the sporting arena

A conversation about Muhammad Ali could go on for hours before even beginning to touch on the sporting legacy he left in the ring.

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