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Classroom success begins with breakfast

Nutritious dairy foods give kids an essential boost

Dairy and breakfast go hand in hand. With so many types of milk, cheeses and yogurts available, it's easy to find breakfast combinations that set the curve for success as the kids head back to school this fall.

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Easing back-to-school jitters

School bells are ringing and kids are everywhere. As you drive slowly through school zones, you can see and feel the excitement in the air.

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3 ways to help kids have healthy teeth

Parents play the key role in helping their children to develop a proper oral hygiene routine, says University of Alabama at Birmingham pediatric dentist Stephen Mitchell, DMD, and the beginning of the school year is always a great time to begin or reinforce correct oral care techniques.

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This school year, raise grades with online learning tools

Unfortunately, the pace of classroom learning can’t be tailored to every student’s individual needs -- particularly these days, as class sizes are growing and funding for special enrichment programs becomes limited. In fact, at least 35 states provided less funding per student for the 2013-14 school year than they did before the recession.

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J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise release rousing new anthem

The dynamic and much-celebrated music ensemble J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise has released a powerful new song of joy and inspiration entitled “Bless Me.”

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August is 'Kids Eat Right' Month: Nutrition tips for families

With childhood obesity on the rise, making sure kids eat right and get plenty of exercise is vital.

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Jazz at The Walters Art Museum, and Phase 10 Restaurants

The Walters Art Museum recently announced that the popular art and jazz series Jazz@theWalters will return next spring in April 2015.

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Multicultural scholarship helps increase diversity in healthcare

The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women and Macy's are awarding 16 scholarships of $2,500 each to help increase the number of diverse healthcare professionals while improving culturally-sensitive, patient-centered care.

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How to make breakfast more fun

For most parents, weekday mornings before school are like a challenging math problem: pack backpacks and lunches, plus get yourself ready for work – minus the luxury of unlimited time. But skipping breakfast should not be part of the equation.

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Trayvon's mom to Michael Brown's: 'Neither of their lives shall be in vain'

Fulton writes the Browns will "hear character assassinations about Michael"

In the days since Michael Brown was shot and killed, protests have filled the streets in Ferguson.

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BET adds more reality shows to its fall lineup

Keyshia Cole and Nelly, and powerhouse couple David and Tamela Mann Give audiences a glimpse at life behind their fame

The fall TV season is quickly approaching and over the next few weeks, Indie Soul will shine the light on networks and shows aimed specifically at the African-American community. First up is Black Entertainment Television also known as BET.

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Everyone needs to vote!

This is a call for all eligible black folks to register and vote in every election from now until eternity, so we can stop the rallies, marches and demonstrations related to voting.

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How to break into the white male 'PE' club

Private equity firms are notoriously white and male. Scholars for Educational Opportunity is trying to change that.

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Author Dr. Tamara D. England writes guide to help women find their authentic selves

Many books have been written to help women discover who they are and become their authentic selves.

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How occupational therapy helps students to succeed

This week the Special Education series offers an overview of Occupational Therapy and how these services may improve your child’s life in and outside the classroom.

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News doesn't change much, so what's new?

Every day, we turn on the television and hear about all the wars in the Middle East. Life is bad in the Middle East.

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Michael Brown death: Missouri National Guard headed to Ferguson

Several businesses are vandalized or looted, authorities say

The chaos in Ferguson has gotten so unruly that Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order deploying National Guard troops to the St. Louis suburb.

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Foods you can stop buying and start making yourself

Even if you’re a well-versed cook, there are certain foods you may not have ever considered making yourself. For example, when is the last time you made your own apple sauce, jam or chutney?

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8 delicious summer foods that are good for you, too

Farmers markets are brimming with beautiful, ripe produce for the picking, local foods are flooding the supermarket, and it's finally time for juicy berries and stone fruits to take center stage.

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Indie Soul: Otakon takes over Baltimore

Since 1999, Baltimore has been home to Otakon, the annual three-day Anime convention, which is held at the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore

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