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World Berries International Sisterhood sets up mentoring program for girls

Not too long ago in the black community, there used to be rites of passage programs designed to help transition young children in different stages in their lives.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade accepting applications

Application deadline closes Monday, December 8, 2014

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts invites organizations to be a part of the 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade presented by Forman Mills.

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The hug shared around the world

It's the picture we needed to see after a week like this.

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John Harbaugh discusses Ravens injuries: Torrey Smith, Asa Jackson, Michael Campanaro

Torrey Smith wasn’t on the field for the Ravens final two drives in Sunday’s game against the Chargers.

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5 tips to ensure great giving on #GivingTuesday

BBB wise giving alliance urges donors to give wisely

GivingTuesday, the National Day of Giving, kicks off the holiday giving season on December 2nd, following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Before donating to a charity this season, it is wise to carefully review a charity and ensure it is a trustworthy organization.

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Ben Carson: Political phenomenon

It was 1965 and Ben Carson, an eighth grade black student in Detroit, was stunned.

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Dealing with holiday depression

The six weeks encompassing Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s—collectively called “the holidays”—are for most a magically unique time of year.

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Friends of Blackwater holds Christmas Open House & Craft Show

The Friends of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) invite everyone to the Blackwater NWR Visitor Center to enjoy a day of wildlife viewing, artisan exhibits, the music of Blackwater and seasonal instrumental sounds of Cindy Bech & Mary Beth Goll, and holiday shopping, heralded by the arrival of "Eagle Claus." on Saturday December 6, 10:00 - 4:00.

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'Running Amuck' on stage to music

AACC Dance Company to Perform Original Choreography Dec. 4-6

The Anne Arundel Community College Dance Company will present an eclectic evening of dance when it performs “Running Amuck,” at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 4-6, in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.

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'Star Wars Episode VII' actor John Boyega takes aim at 'black Stormtrooper' racism

Supporters respond on Twitter with #BlackStormTrooper

Actor John Boyega has four words for anyone who's upset he's playing what appears to be a black Stormtrooper in the latest "Star Wars" film: "Get used to it."

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Indie Soul: Bryan Robinson - The Black Genius Art Show

Bryan Robinson has a passion for the arts. His talent takes many forms including photography, film and drawing. As an educator in the Baltimore City school system he enjoys sharing his time and talent with others.

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Area youth receive HIV/AIDS education in recognition of World AIDS Day

Dr. Craig Coates, senior pastor of Fresh Start Church in Glen Burnie, Maryland, and chair of Anne Arundel County’s HIV/AIDS Commission, got a head start by helping youth obtain factual information about HIV and AIDS.

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Michele Roberts takes over NBA union

Michele A. Roberts has started her new job as the executive director of the National Basketball Players’ Association. The former D.C. public defender immediately set the tone for what is sure to be contentious collective bargaining with NBA owners.

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Poet Cherrie Amour reads from her first book of poetry at Enoch Pratt Library

In her first book of poetry, “Free to Be Me: Poems on Life, Love and Relationships,” spoken word artist/author Cherrie Amour explores her journey of trials and triumphs from childhood to adulthood.

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Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week: Franchon Crews

This week’s double threat is a talented singer and a heavy hitting diva, oh by the way she models as well.

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New book explores corruption in Miami City Hall

Author Thomas Barr Jr. spent over a decade working in government. He tapped that experience in the first of a planned series of fiction books, which portray Miami’s political, business and entertainment cultures. The book, “Overlords Karma: Miami’s Urban Chronicles Volume I” is a biopic of the life of former Miami Overtown Commissioner Art Teele.

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November is American Diabetes Month

MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, along with Sugar Free Kids Maryland, is proud to participate in American Diabetes Month to promote diabetes prevention and control and promote healthy living.

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Local family relocates to California to pursue entertainment careers

Trisha Goodman believes in identifying goals, having faith and approaching them confidently. Nine months ago, she left Arnold, Maryland with her children Gabrielle Goodman and Michael Goodman in pursuit of dreams to work in the entertainment industry in California.

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Successful entrepreneurship is a labor of love

People often congratulate me for starting my own firm, Caldwell Strategic Consulting, at the ripe young age of 26. I often thank them, and sometimes add that I had no choice.

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Will Hill and the Baltimore Ravens: A perfect match

Baltimore Ravens safety Will Hill has settled nicely into a starting role with the team. He is a player who has had some trouble in the past but believes he has found the perfect match in his quest to secure a spot in the NFL.

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