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Obama seeks to create new 21st century workplace policies

White House summit gives voice to working families

Many American families face the stark reality that in today’s economy even two paychecks barely cover the rising costs of food, shelter, health care and education.

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Postpartum depression: One mom's mission becomes a movement

After Katherine Stone's first child, a son, was born 12 years ago, she immediately felt "super anxious."

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Solange Knowles speaks about her elevator fight

Solange Knowles still isn't saying what prompted her elevator confrontation with her brother-in-law, Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, but she will tell you one thing: She's at peace about it.

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Robin Thicke has no idea what he's doing

Robin Thicke's new album "Paula" is inspired by his estranged wife Paula Patton, but he hasn't seen the woman herself in months.

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DIY plastic surgery leads to horrific injuries

She's not gonna make it. We give her 24 hours.

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UMB, community build playground in Upton/Druid Heights

Children without a playground in an impoverished neighborhood have become beneficiaries of a lesson in the power of partnerships.

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African network offers films and TV series in U.S.

The South African company MultiChoice, the leading multi-channel and multi-platform digital television operator across the African continent has launched the “Hulu” of Africa to the United States market. “Africa Magic GO” offers the latest in African films and television series.

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Marching back to Mississippi

Those of us in Mississippi last week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer know very well none of it could have unfolded in the way it did without the quiet and courageous leadership of Robert Moses and David Dennis.

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Verlando Brown: Young scholar beats the odds

Every American city with a sizeable black population has at least one public school named after Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, George Washington Carver, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or other notable African Americans.

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Free zumba,yoga classes at West Shore Park

Waterfront Wellness Series returns this summer

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore’s Waterfront Wellness Series returns to West Shore Park this summer with FREE classes in Boot Camp from Knockout Fitness, Zumba from Canton Club, Yoga from Charm City Yoga and Parkour from Urban Evolution.

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Baltimore urged to wear patriotic colors to celebrate Star Spangled Spectacular

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Red, White, and Blue Mondays. Baltimore City employees are urged to don patriotic colors each Monday throughout the summer— beginning Monday, July 7— in support of Star-Spangled

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Garden-tainment creates lasting memories for guests

Summer is filled with parties, gatherings, picnics and more. We all want to make these occasions special and memorable for our guests.

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Urban League Joins “Party with a Purpose”

July 3-6 is the date. New Orleans is the place. Empowerment is the purpose. Iconic thought leaders and musicians bring the message. For the 20th year in a row, Essence magazine is organizing the largest annual gathering of African American music, culture and inspiration in the nation. Thousands of families across the country have marked their calendars and are making final plans for the Essence Festival.

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Bello Machre raises over $110,000 at Every Step Counts 2014

Bello Machre proudly announces it raised over $110,000 at Every Step Counts 2014.

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Kunta Kinteh Foundation opens in Annapolis

Lamin Jatta was never allowed to watch the 1977 mini-series, “Roots.”

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Rambling Rose: Summer is jumping!

The summer is jumping with festivals and such!

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Indie Soul Student of the Week: Keon “Lil Key” Myers

This week’s Indie Soul Student of the Week is challenging stereotypes of his generation. Keon “Lil Key” Myers is trying to change the game for the good.

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Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week: Ebony Kenney

This week’s Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week Ebony Kenney is holding it down with her graphics and design business Ripe Fruit Creative. She recently opened GreenLeaf Teahouse cafe located at 1905 St. Paul Street in Station North.

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CBC leads effort in Voting Rights Amendment

Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman and Ohio Representative Marcia Fudge led a contingent of caucus members and several minority groups in a public plea to Republicans on June 18, 2014, to take up legislation that would restore the voting rights protections shot down last year by the nation’s highest court.

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Childhood vaccines are safe. Seriously.

Review of more than 20,000 scientific titles and 67 papers finds no evidence linking vaccines, autism

Children should get vaccinated against preventable and potentially deadly diseases. Period.

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