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See Grades Clearly This Back-To-School Season: Schedule An Annual Eye Exam

Correct the squint and limit screen time to ensure a successful school year.

Studies show that up to 80 percent of learning is visual andvision changes can occur without a child even noticing. In fact, children don’t necessarily understand what “normal” vision is. A comprehensive eye exam can catch any vision issues that might interfere with learning. Clear, comfortable vision doesn’t just make it easier to read what the teacher writes on the blackboard, it also helps children process and remember what’s being taught.

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KIPP Baltimore Graduate Awarded $10,000 Scholarship

Latron Fleet, a graduate of KIPP Baltimore has been awarded a $10,000-per-year scholarship to help pay for his education at Morehouse College.

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Over Six Million Low-Income Americans Have Crossed Digital Divide With Comcast Essentials

In a recent press release, Comcast announced it has now connected more than six million low-income Americans to the Internet through its Internet Essentials program, the largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program for low-income families in the United States.

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Coppin Academy Principal Named Principal Of The Year For Baltimore City

Coppin Academy High School Principal, Aisha Almond was named Principal of the Year for Baltimore City. The recognition was bestowed by the College Bound Foundation (CBF), at the 30th Annual Scholars’ Luncheon.

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2018 My Maryland State Fair

More than a Fair, We’re a Culture

The 137th MY Maryland State Fair: More Than A Fair, We’re A Culture— AgriCULTURE, FoodCULTURE, RideCULTURE, HorseCULTURE and more takes place from August 24 to September 4, 2018. Maryland State Fair buildings, barns, thoroughbred horse racing, midway rides, games and food and more open will daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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Homeowners’ And Renters’ Tax Credit Applications Due in Two Weeks

The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) is urging Marylanders to consider whether they may be eligible to receive a homeowners’ or renters’ property tax credit and to submit an annual application before the September 4, 2018 deadline.

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Moon’s Barbershop, Boys And Girls Club Host Annual Backpack Giveaway Extravaganza

Once a year, Edward Moon— owner of the barbershop— and volunteers who comprise “Team Moon,” turn off their clippers and leave barbershop stations to co-sponsor an annual Backpack Giveaway Extravaganza with the Boys and Girls Club.

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Washington Capitals Bring Street Hockey To Baltimore City Youth

Students from eight different Baltimore City recreation centers participated in the 8th Annual Baltimore Street Hockey Tournament on Thursday, July 26, 2018. After several consecutive days of rain, the tournament, which is sponsored by the Washington Capitals; Baltimore City Recreation & Parks (BCRP); and Monumental Sports & Entertainment was held under bright, sunny skies at the Madison Square Recreation Center.

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Rambling Rose

Good music, good food, good fun!

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Macy’s And Ellicott City Partnership Join Forces To Clean Up Historic District, Support Flood Relief Efforts

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Macy’s colleagues spruced up Old Ellicott City with clean up, beautification, and presented a $39,347.01 check to Ellicott City Partnership with funds raised by Maryland stores and customers through a local round-up campaign.

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How To Preserve The Miracle Of Life For More American Families

Each day, nearly 100 U.S. babies are born with congenital heart defects. Many will not make it to their first birthday. Fortunately, several breakthrough technologies have emerged in recent years that could save many of these babies. It's time we put them to more widespread use.

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S.C. Representative Jim Clyburn Says Black Press Is Essential To 2018 Midterms

“The first order of business is to win the [midterm] elections on November 6,” Clyburn said. “That’s what I’ve been concentrating on.”

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Letters To The Editor

"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."

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Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, dead at age 80

Kofi Annan, the first black African to lead the United Nations, has died at age 80. He served as Secretary-General at a time when worries about the Cold War were replaced by threats of global terrorism, and his efforts to combat those threats and secure a more peaceful world brought him the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Fear Can Be Our Worst Enemy Or Our Best Friend

"If we know that fear can hold us back from what we really want in our lives, why do we continue to allow it dictate to us?"

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Saint Agnes Health Institute Improves Access to Fresh Produce

The weekly community produce market aims is to serve as community health resource.

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Big Mac Turns 50 And McDonald’s Is Celebrating!

McDonald's is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its iconic Big Mac sandwich by releasing its own currency.

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Author Celebrates Success With Local Tour With Kid-Friendly Activities

In Baltimore City, the Curls and Coils Tour will stop at the African Griot Book Fair for Children on Sunday, August 19, 2018 in Druid Hill Park at the Lakeside Pavilion from noon to 6 p.m.

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Baltimore Boxing Guru Releases Guide Book For Kid Athletes, Parents, Coaches

As the founder of Time2Grind Boxing Club, a safe haven for at-risk youth in Baltimore’s Northeast section, Mack Allison III has already established himself as one of the city's saviors for young people. Now, he is turning his attention to sharing his knowledge with thousands, if not millions— as a published author.

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OOLA Bus Cruises Into Baltimore On Friday, August 31

The Ultimate Dream Vehicle

Two dudes cruising down the road in a 1970s Volkswagen (VW) Surf Bus with stickers splattered all over and surfboards on top. “This must be a dream,” you think to yourself. No, this is not a dream, but then again…it is.

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