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J.K. Rowling angry about black Hermione complaints

Previews for new play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" begin this week in London

J.K. Rowling has decried critics of the casting of a black actress as Hermione as "a bunch of racists."

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Army Reserve officer Deshauna Barber crowned Miss U.S.A. 2016

She impressed with her answer to a judge's question about women in combat roles

An Army Reserve officer and I.T. analyst from the District of Columbia has been crowned Miss U.S.A. 2016 after mounting a strong defense of women in combat roles in the military.

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Life in Baltimore: Grandmothers and great-grandmothers, a special bond

They are known by many names, Nana, NiNi, MiMi, Grannie, Grams; whatever name you choose, they are grandmother.

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RAMBLING ROSE: Hanging out this weekend with Rambling Rose

Hello everyone, we will be hanging out this weekend and next weekend having ourselves a good time. Do you want to be a Hollywood actor?

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America’s crumbling infrastructure is a clear and present danger

America is literally falling apart. In Flint, Michigan, children were poisoned by the lead contamination of the water. In the District of Columbia, the subway system is plagued by fires and delays.

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Applications now open for the 10th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy

High school students nationwide can now apply to be among 100 students selected to participate in the 2017 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE, the innovative, “outside-the-classroom,” mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort. The 2017 Disney Dreamers Academy will mark the program's 10th year.

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AACC names top scholars during college’s 54th commencement ceremony

An estimated 2,148 students graduated— receiving 2,409 degrees and certificates— on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the 54th Commencement of Anne Arundel Community College.

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2016 Hurricane season: Three things to know

June 1 marks the beginning of the hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Back to basics: Low maintenance flower garden care

Grow a beautiful flower garden with minimal care by investing a bit of time at the start of the season to reduce on-going care.

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Climbing out of the darkness: Postpartum awareness event planned

One in seven women will suffer from a postpartum mood disorder, the most common complication of childbirth, according to health experts.

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The essence of the new black history museum is the true American story

When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in September, Lonnie Bunch, the museum’s founding director said that it will not only tell us a great deal of information about Black folks, but “it will tell us even more about what America is and what it can become.”

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Making history is sometimes about timing

Former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill once stated, “To every man there comes in his lifetime that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered a chance to do a very special thing, unique to him and fitted to his talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the work which would be his finest hour.”

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Ravens defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan changed his number and is ready to be a leader

Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan is from Lake City, Florida. He originally planned to attend the University of Florida but ultimately ended up playing football for Florida State.

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Acts4Youth mentorship program expands in Baltimore

Acts4Youth has expanded its mentorship program that works with at-risk youth from Guilford and Walter P. Carter Elementary and Middle Schools.

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STEM showcase spotlights achievements of Baltimore City School students

With the advancements of overlapping disciplines— science, technology, engineering and mathematics— also known as STEM- has opened up exciting career fields for elementary school students.

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Y in Druid Hill celebrates 100th anniversary

The Y of Central Maryland plans a major celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2016 for the 100th anniversary of the Y in Druid Hill.

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PNC helps Caroline Center graduates thrive

Since opening its doors, more than 1,500 women have taken part in the Caroline Center’s various programs, including certified/geriatric nursing assistant and pharmacy technician.

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Filmmaker wants to kick Hollywood’s doors open for aspiring actors

First Detroit, then Hollywood, Washington D.C and the world. Before long, if the president of 25th Frame Films has anything to do with it, his company will be charting its own path towards the type of success no others have yet achieved.

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'Roots' of a new conversation about race

John McWhorter: 'Roots' remake prompts question of what does it mean to "reckon" with slavery?

The original "Roots," which aired in 1977 to record audiences still flushed from America's bicentennial, seared slavery into the American consciousness in an unprecedented way. Never before had the whole nation seen slavery enacted so vividly and with such tragic pull.

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Parents, beware: These are the 100 deadliest days for teens

Memorial Day through Labor Day is the deadliest time for teen drivers

Here's a sobering statistic for the unofficial start of summer, when we gear up for picnics, barbecues and our kids having more free time on their hands: Memorial Day kicks off what's known as 100 deadliest days for teen drivers.

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