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For Whom It Stands: The flag and the American people

Award-winning exhibition relaunches with new objects

Awarded Best Historical Exhibition 2014 by Baltimore Magazine, the exhibition For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People, relaunches September 10, 2014 with newly added objects that represent iconic moments in U.S. history.

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School Safety: Backpacks, bikes and buses, Part II

The safest way for students to use their bikes is for transportation, not play. While this advice may surprise you, it comes from the Nemours Foundation, one of the world’s largest philanthropic organizations devoted to the health and well being of children.

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The summer of our discontent

Despite these last few months of hot and lazy days, it’s been hard not to notice a cold political wind blowing through the country. The magazine Foreign Affairs captured it with its latest cover, a mockup of a travel poster featuring a crumbling U.S. Capitol with the tagline, “See America: Land of Decay and Dysfunction.”

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Michael Campanaro: Making the cut

The Baltimore Ravens will have an even more local flavor to them now that Clarksville native Michael Campanaro is on the team. The team traded a sixth round pick in the 2015 NFL draft that allowed them to get in position to draft Campanaro in the seventh round of the 2014 draft.

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Raise kids’ grades with study tips for the digital age

It happened again this year: The kids are back in the classroom before you’ve had the chance to blink. Thankfully, new developments in education are making it easier than ever for students to hit the ground running.

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Study: Md. drivers continue to ignore school bus laws

Drivers continue to ignore the stop arms on school buses at an alarming rate, a new Maryland State Department of Education-sponsored survey has revealed.

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Michael Sam signed to Dallas Cowboys' practice squad

He may not play on game days, but Michael Sam -- the first openly gay man to be drafted into the NFL -- will at least have a home in the league once the regular season starts: the Dallas Cowboys.

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Preserve harvest for winter meals and holiday gifts

The cucumbers have filled the vegetable drawer, you’ve run out of cabbage recipes and your family is refusing to eat one more BLT. Or maybe you just couldn’t resist that special deal on a bushel of tomatoes, potatoes or apples at the farmer’s market. So what is a gardener or shopper to do with all that produce?

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Train your brain to crave healthy food

It may be possible to rewire your brain so that it wants -- craves, even -- healthier foods.

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Terence Howard and Taraji P. Henson star in FOX's fall show 'Empire'

The fall TV season is quickly approaching and over the next few weeks, Indie Soul will shine a light on networks and shows aimed specifically at African American audiences. This week: Fox Television.

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Residents of Ferguson need to make a change

Some have argued that Ferguson is symbolic of “inner city America.” They argue that Ferguson is about racism, hopelessness, structural and systemic discrimination, and blacks who feel helpless.

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Ferguson: An instant that could lead to a lifetime of change

In one instant, Michael Brown was identified as a threat and in the next he was dead. The people in Ferguson, Missouri have seen this story before and they are tired of its repetitive nature.

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CDC director raises Ebola alarm

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is much worse than official figures show, and other countries are unintentionally making it harder to control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden told CNN Tuesday.

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Foley's horrifying death, ISIS is a cancer that must be eliminated

The beheading of American journalist James Foley was horrifying. My prayers are with his family. May God comfort Foley's soul in eternity.

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Baltimore activists discuss events in Ferguson at town hall meeting

Sunday, August 24, 2014, The Real News (www.therealnews.com) hosted a town hall meeting to discuss the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and how African Americans can be more involved in finding solutions to problems in the community.

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Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week: April Wilson

Entrepreneur April Wilson says she always wanted to create something. Keeping true to her dream, Wilson, who is from Baltimore, has designed one of the most exciting products on the market— the Ultra Cuddle.

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Ravens finalize roster

The Baltimore Ravens were one of the first teams to get their roster down to 75 players.

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Rambling Rose: Tony Williams Jazz Festival; A Labor Day Music Barbecue

Hello everyone! I just want to say happy Labor Day weekend to all of you. I hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend!

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Local Liberian community holds Ebola donation drive

Donations of medical supplies sought

Johnetta Flomo lives in Maryland and he's worried about Ebola.

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Backpacks, buses and bikes: Tips for eliminating school injuries

The start of a new school year is an excellent time to review precautions families can take to keep their children safe, both inside and outside the classroom. Without proper attention to basic safety measures, school can become a hazardous environment.

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