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Indie Soul Music Review: Ima Jackson’s 'Enchanting Raindrops'

This week, Indie Soul takes it back to the motherland with Ima Jackson-- an artist with a an incredible voice and a powerful message.

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Indie Soul Spotlight: John R. Lamkin II

When you talk jazz and music with John R. Lamkin II, be prepared to talk for hours about the many places he has been, the artists he has performed with, and his love of teaching music to children.

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Maritime Industries Academy claims top national prize in ”Get Schooled Challenge”

Reports 10 percent jump in attendance

The challenge is to get students to attend school. The bigger challenge is to find ways to do this. Comcast and The Baltimore City School District have figured out a way to do just that by taking part in the Get Schooled 2014 National Attendance Challenge.

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Indie Soul Students of the Week: Naysa Reames, Cori Grainger, Shamon Thomas-Green, and Jessica Cooley

Representing the ladies of Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women and Office of College Counseling, these students deserve a standing ovation!

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Charity helps Baltimore resident with Multiple Myeloma

Baltimore resident Raymonna Jean was diagnosed in 2013 with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that affects the bone marrow.

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Actor pitches psychological thriller about drugs, recovery

Shiek Mahmud-Bey could be a true Hollywood story that could eventually turn up in an episode of “Unsung” on BET. Not because he has ever been in over his head or has been on Skid Row and his career has fizzled— not by any stretch!

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188 years of black press excellence in USA

In recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), I believe it is important to emphasize both the historical and contemporary mission, value and success of the Black Press in America.

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Apple invests over $40 million in HBCU technology talent to improve diversity

On March 10, 2015, Apple and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)— a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization— announced Apple's multi-year commitment to make over $40 million in investments to HBCU technology students.

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Life in Baltimore: Weaving the stories of women’s lives

“Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives” is the 2015 Theme of National Women’s History Month which is quite an appropriate theme for this group of women who are being honored.

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Three Baltimore women find enrichment in business

As mothers, daughters, sisters and aunts, Tehma Hallie Smith, Ronae Brock and Michelle Davenport say they were bothered by the possible side effects connected to chemicals in the products they were using.

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The ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ arrives in Baltimore

The circus is coming to town— the “Greatest Show on Earth” hits the Royal Farms Arena beginning on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

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Blackonomics: Political Frustration

Writing has been a catharsis for me since my “angry days” in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. I used to write “Last Poets” kind of stuff and just put it away afterwards.

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Unified Voices of Johns Hopkins to present gospel musical

Playwright Ursula V. Battle’s ‘Discord in the Choir’ presented

Unified Voices of Johns Hopkins (UV) will present Ursula V. Battle’s “DisChord in The Choir.”

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Local accessory designer launches jewelry collection to benefit NKF-MD

“New Vintage by SAM,” a lifestyle apparel and accessory brand dedicated to making a positive change in the world through artistic and fashion expression, has “stepped into the ring” with a powerful combination of style and philanthropy.

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Local counselor’s new book touches the soul

Author pens book about dealing with loss

From a distance, Ellen Fitzkee stands out. Then, a glance at her resume confirms that she is not the typical Baltimore high school guidance counselor.

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Colorectal cancer information that you should know

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Glen Gibson, a surgical oncologist who works at the DeCesaris Cancer Institute at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), says being informed about colorectal cancer and getting screened for it can be extremely beneficial.

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Will.i.am launches sustainable fashion

Will-i-am sustainable fashion

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#BlackGirlsMatter right here in America

Every morning, when I fix my teenage daughter breakfast and drop her off to school, she reminds me that #BlackGirlsMatter.

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Pitbull's cross-cultural appeal

Pitbull on becoming Mr. Worldwide

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A complicated night with Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby show complicated

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