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Ravens rookie Terrence Brooks is making his mark

The Baltimore Ravens wanted to get more athletic on defense this year. They addressed the defensive side of the team with their first three picks in the 2014 NFL draft.

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UMB's Promise Heights holds immunization clinics

For many families, getting their children back to school came with added challenges for the 2014-15 year. The State of Maryland issued new immunization requirements for kindergarten and 7th grade students, leading parents to seek information and help to make sure kids received their shots. In West Baltimore, the Promise Heights initiative led by the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has responded by conducting multiple clinics in two public schools.

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St. Vincent de Paul expands housing program

Toni Boulware won’t stop until the approximately 1,000 homeless families in Baltimore have a comfortable place to live.

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Ferguson, other cities join ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Challenge

Even riot-plagued Ferguson, Missouri has accepted President Barack Obama’s call to action for the My Brother’s Keeper initiative (MBK).

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Hard workin’ pilgrims: Lumbee Indians in Baltimore City Industry exhibition

The Baltimore American Indian Center Heritage Museum proudly presents the exhibit “Hard Workin’ Pilgrims: Lumbee Indians in Baltimore City Industry.”

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Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year

One of our country’s most important thinkers, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley, brings us a revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in “Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year.”

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New Town honor student encourages grace and poise among peers

Delanee-Alexis Coley to hold conference in February

Delanee-Alexis Coley, a student at New Town High School, is already an accomplished young woman. She’s hosting a three-part series for young women in February focusing on having poise and grace, serves as president of a college and career readiness organization, has had an internship at the Washington Post, and is writing her second book. All that and she’s only 16 years old.

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Rosa Parks’ papers to reside at Library of Congress

The Library of Congress will be the new home of the Rosa Parks Collection, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. The collection will be at the Library on a 10-year loan from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.

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Six local women to be honored at Fannie Lou Hamer Awards Reception

The 19th annual Fannie Lou Hamer Awards Reception will be held on Sunday, October 5, 2014 in the Frances Scott Key Auditorium at St. John’s College located at 60 College Avenue in Annapolis from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

With breast cancer currently the second most common cancer in women, according to government health statistics, awareness and early detection are crucial for treatment outcomes.

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‘One Maryland One Book’ author Reyna Grande tours Maryland

The Maryland Humanities Council (MHC) welcomes 2014 One Maryland One Book author Reyna Grande to Maryland from September 28 – October 1, 2014 for a six-stop statewide tour to speak about her memoir, “The Distance Between Us.” Grande will start her tour at the Baltimore Book Festival, then travel to Washington, Carroll, Wicomico, Montgomery, and Charles Counties.

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What to do if your wages are garnished

If you're falling behind on your debts, beware: You don't want to end up one of the millions of Americans who get their pay garnished.

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New expanded move over law takes effect October 1

Maryland State Police Superintendent, Colonel Marcus L. Brown joined elected officials and representatives from AAA Mid-Atlantic to announce Maryland’s expanded move over law at Maryland State Police Headquarters in Pikesville.

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Art with a Heart to hold “Home is Where The Heart is” fundraiser

Art with a Heart, Inc. will present “Home is Where the HeART”– a creative casual fundraising event, Saturday, October 11, from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., at the Castle at Keswick located at 3355 Keswick Road in Hampden.

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Trendsitions: Shop & Soiree highlights Baltimore fashion

On Saturday September 20, 2014, local fashion retailers and designers hosted Trendsitions: Shop and Soiree,” an event designed to showcase Baltimore’s fashion scene.

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'How to Get Away with Murder': Did you watch?

Gather 'round, students: "How to Get Away with Murder's" Viola Davis is teaching a lesson in how to win a TV show.

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Agency resumes mailing Social Security statements

People encouraged to create a secure “my Social Security” Account to get statement online

Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced the agency will resume the periodic mailing of Social Security Statements— once every five years for most workers—while encouraging everyone to create a secure “my Social Security” account to immediately access their statement online, anytime.

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Denzel Washington: The essential roles

Everyone has their Denzel Washington moment.

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Silicon Valley must embrace diversity

While the number of African American, Latino and women consumers of Internet and broadband products and services is rising, their numbers at the major Silicon Valley companies continue to lag way behind. After years of resisting disclosure, tech giants such as Apple, Facebook, Yahoo and Google recently released their employment diversity numbers.

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Indie Soul Student of the Week: Montria Walker

The school season has begun and that means the return of the “Indie Soul Student of the Week!” Our first student for the new school year is Montria Walker.

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