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Indie Soul Spotlight: Children’s books

According to the 2012 Maryland School Assessment, approximately 34.5 percent of third graders are reading below grade level, a figure that is double the state average.

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Raven-Symone, we are black Americans

Jones says black Americans should not separate themselves from those who went before

I get it. Raven-Symone doesn't like labels

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Checklist for fall garden and landscape care

You can see and feel the change of seasons. Fall color is starting to appear, pansies, mums and asters are in the garden center and your thoughts are turning to preparing your landscape for winter.

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Maryland vets share small business experience at DCHD workshop

More than two-dozen veterans, many of them already small business owners, shared their experiences on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at "Small Business Success Starts Here," a networking forum presented by DHCD's Office of Fair Practices.

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Wells Fargo worker asks CEO for raise in email, CC'ing hundreds of thousands

A Wells Fargo worker decided to ask his CEO for a raise and wanted everyone at the company to know about it.

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November’s elections won’t resolve much of anything

Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about.

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Indie Soul Spotlight: Belly Dancing

Indie Soul is always looking for something different and exciting to bring to you to broaden your experience. When an associate mentioned she was a bellydancer, Indie Soul decided to find out more.

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Baltimore woman shares story of domestic violence

It has been seven years since Lezli Williams died at the hands of the man she loved. Unlike many victims of domestic violence, Williams displayed no obvious signs of abuse. There were no bruises, scars and no easily discernable cries for help.

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Civic works volunteers change lives

For 21 years, Earl Millett has carefully watched how the nonprofit Civic Works has strengthened Baltimore communities through job training, volunteerism and how the organization has changed many lives by providing job readiness, life skills, education and helping the underserved secure and maintain suitable employment.

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RAMBLING ROSE: Pray for our sick and shut-ins

Hello everyone, cut the oven off, summer is done! It is time to take out your heavy jackets, your sweat suits and guys put away those summer see-through kangaroo caps and pull out those wool ones.

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HBCU Round-Up: Coppin State vs. UMES in Volleyball

In the face of adversity, the Coppin State Eagles united, stayed strong and trusted each other in winning the last two sets to earn a memorable 3-2 victory over Maryland Eastern Shore in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Northern Division treasure Sunday, October 4 at the W.P. Hytche Center.

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Baltimore’s Annette March-Grier nominated for “CNN Hero of the Year” award

Vote through November 16, 2014 at CNNHeroes.com

Baltimore’s own Annette March-Grier is one of the 10 nominees for the prestigious “CNN Hero of the Year” award.

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Networking event to pair minority, women-owned, small businesses with prime contractors

"Meet the Primes” event will take place on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Traditionally, smaller businesses and those owned by women and minorities have faced challenges making critical business connections with larger companies with whom they could sub-contract on government projects.

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Local African American entrepreneur’s book 'Redwood' released

Waldorf Publishing is thrilled to release the new book “Redwood” by Baltimore African-American entrepreneur, A. Rod Womack. “Redwood” is the true story of The Redwood Grill, an upscale restaurant located in an historic building near Baltimore's famous Inner Harbor.

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Hillary v. Ben Carson in 2016

I know you political junkies are on the edge of your seats now that Dr. Ben Carson has said he will likely run for president. I have been waiting to see what black folks will do when President Obama leaves office.

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Is home schooling right for you and your child?

This week’s column addresses some of the key factors a parent will need to consider when deciding if home schooling is the right choice for their family.

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Ravens C.J. Mosley making early case for ‘Defensive Rookie of the Year’

The Baltimore Ravens chose linebacker C.J. Mosley with the seventeenth overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Tammy Owens Johnson’s story: Diagnosed with Breast Cancer at 41

For Tammy Owens Johnson, life was good. The 41-year-old had a good job as a teacher’s assistant in the Baltimore County Public Schools system, did not have any health issues, and was happily raising three children.

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Now at Wal-Mart: Health insurance advice for customers

Wal-Mart Stores is getting into the health insurance business, teaming with an agent to offer customers the chance to compare insurance plans and enroll in the one they pick.

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Obesity, early puberty and why we should be concerned

Reports earlier this year of a dramatic decline in childhood obesity were too good to be true.

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