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Indie Soul: Prince Rally4Peace

On the evening of Sunday, May 10, 2015, Prince kept his promise to bring people together in Baltimore with his Baltimore Rally4Peace Concert. With the statement “We are your servants Baltimore. We are here for you. We are here for the city,” Prince began a barrage of songs starting with “Let’s Go Crazy.”

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Maryland students chosen to compete in National History Day Competition

Sixty-eight students advance; eighty-two receive special awards

More than 600 talented middle and high students, along with their proud parents and teachers, converged on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County on Saturday, May 2, 2015 to compete in the annual Maryland History Day state contest. Representing 10 counties and Baltimore City, 68 students were selected to advance to the National History Day competition. Additionally, 82 students won special awards at the contest.

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LETTER: African-Americans and colon cancer

Here is some promising news: A recent study suggests that you can reduce your risk for colon cancer— a disease that afflicts African-Americans more than any other racial group in the United States— just by eating tasty vegan foods.

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‘Our Auntie Rosa’ memoir offers personal side of Parks’ life

Rosa Parks is internationally famous for her role in the American civil rights movement of the 1960s. Yet few know the other side of Parks’ life.

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‘The Wayward Wife’ debuted on Amazon May 1

Baltimore educator T. S. Wallace’s debut fiction novel “The Wayward Wife” is an introspective look into a woman’s mind, whose love life, and subsequently her entire life, is spiraling out of control.

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Indie Soul: New Fall TV 2015 with African-Americans

It’s early to be talking Fall TV but this season African-Americans are truly getting the chance to make an impact on what people watch.

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Bowie State breaks ground on Center for Natural Sciences

Building will house natural science, mathematics and nursing departments

An exciting event took place at Bowie State University (BSU) on Monday, May 11, 2015. A morning groundbreaking ceremony marked the anticipated end of using the Crawford Science Building, which was constructed in the 1960s. University president Mickey L. Burnim delivered remarks celebrating the start of the construction of a state of the art Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing.

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Scholarship fund established to help local residents pursue tourism careers

On May 6, 2015, Connie Del Signore—president and CEO of the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau (AAACCVB) and Erin McNaboe — AAACCVB board chairman and president of The Rams Head Group, announced the establishment of a scholarship fund that will make it easier for Anne Arundel County residents to pursue tourism careers.

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Young DJ blazing a trail of success

While most students are looking forward to a summer break that may include barbecues, a trip to the beach or a family vacation, one local high school standout is preparing to go on tour with music superstar Chris Brown.

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Musical lineup announced for 2015 African American Festival

The Historic Music Festival, hosted by the City of Baltimore, returns to Camden Yards Sports & Entertainment Complex for a celebration of life, music and culture

The City of Baltimore and greiBO Entertainment announced the musical talent lineup for the 2015 African American Festival (AAF), to take place on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 21, 2015 from noon to 9 p.m. at the Camden Yards Sports & Entertainment Complex.

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Inmates make and design quilts for a cause

Sirilar Stokes, an inmate at the Patuxent Institution in Jessup, first started trying her hand at quilting about three months ago.

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Baltimore: Another horror movie re-run

The movie we are watching in Baltimore is a re-run and a sequel.

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Hall of Fame stable a family affair for Leatherbury, Thorpe

Legendary horseman, longtime assistant team up for success

Photo: Jim McCue Assistant trainer Avon Thorpe has described his two and a half decades of working in several roles for recently elected Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury as a family affair.

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Randallstown student earns major college scholarship

Like so many others in Baltimore, Kamal Al-Mateen witnessed the protests, the demonstrations, the discord and ultimately the rioting in the aftermath of the death of local resident Freddie Gray.

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For Ravens Maxx Williams, it’s a family affair

The Baltimore Ravens used their second round pick to select Maxx Williams, a tight end from Minnesota.

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Caregivers care for themselves with healthy living

A few years ago, I left the corporate world and decided to take a different path.

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Indie Soul Music: Ja'Vion and Von Shorter

Summer is fast approaching and that means slow jams.

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UFC Fight Night® Japan slated for September 27, 2015 at the Saitama Super Arena

Executive Vice President and General Manager, UFC Asia, Ken Berger said: “We are very happy to be bringing our live event to the Saitama Super Arena once again this year.

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How to dwarf a giant

For starters, stop mentioning its name at every turn

As the founder and publisher at Polished Publishing Group (PPG), www.polishedpublishinggroup.com , Kim Staflund works with businesses and individuals around the world to produce professional quality audiobooks, ebooks, paperbacks and hardcovers using a supported self-publishing business model.

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Muppets return to prime time: Five things we learned about ABC's fall schedule

Shonda Rhimes will have a fourth show on the network

It's time to play the music; it's time to light the lights ... Tuesday nights at 8 ET, to be exact.

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