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Indie Soul: The Exchange 2

As we reflect about the past during Black History Month it is also important to pay attention to issues that should be addressed in our community today.

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Soul mate stories: Their arranged marriage blossomed into true love

My parents, Shanthi and C. S. Seshadri, met only twice before their wedding 30 years ago in southern India.

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Processed foods begone, Michelle Obama says: 'Cheese dust is not food'

First, they came for the giant sodas. Then, the salt. Now ... the cheese dust?

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RNC pays tribute to record-setting black Republicans

As part of a Black History Month celebration, Republicans paid tribute to record-setting members of Congress

As Republicans attempt to build more inroads with black voters, the Republican National Committee sought to highlight its progress on Wednesday, recognizing three newly elected black Republicans to Congress.


North Carolina A&T released its 11-game 2015 football schedule on Wednesday.The schedule includes the return of Bethune-Cookman, who has won at least a share of the MEAC title four out of the last five seasons. It also includes a game against the University of North Carolina for the first time.A&T, who won a share of the MEAC title in 2014, opens the season at Aggie Stadium on Sept. 5 (6 p.m.) against old CIAA rival Shaw University. The Aggies will meet the Bears on the football field for the 21st time, but for the first time since 1963 when the Aggies came away with a 69-0 win in Greensboro.

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BGE Reminds Customers to Shop Maryland’s Upcoming Tax-Free Weekend, Shop Maryland Energy, to Save on New ENERGY STAR® Certified Products

During Shop Maryland Energy weekend, the following ENERGY STAR products are tax-free and also rebated by the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program.

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Odds of winning the Powerball jackpot: One in 175,000,000

Before you start thinking about what you'd do with $485 million, let's get serious: You're not going to win.

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Financial shackles still in place

As the annual, month-long Black History observance begins, now is a good time to reflect on the journey that previous generations of blacks have taken in the quest for total freedom and equality. From 1865’s Emancipation Proclamation, to 1954’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and 1965’s voting rights legislation, black Americans have vigilantly fought for freedom.

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Washington Monument time capsule on display at The Walters

The 100-year-old time capsule, recently discovered in Baltimore’s Washington Monument, will be on display at the Walters Art Museum until it is opened in late May. Since January 2014, the Monument, the first to George Washington in the United States, has been undergoing a $5.5 million restoration by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy.

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How did Beck beat out Beyonce?

No, Beck, you're not a loser. But some people think you should have been.

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Residents urged to ‘Shop Maryland Energy’ Star products

Tax-free weekend for select Energy Star products, February 14-16, 2015

Comptroller Peter Franchot urges Marylanders to take advantage of Shop Maryland Energy, a tax-free weekend for select Energy Star products beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 14, and ending at 11:59 p.m. Monday, February 16, 2015.

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BGE celebrates Black History Month with events honoring diversity

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) and parent company Exelon’s African-American Resource Alliance (EAARA) Baltimore Chapter are celebrating Black History Month by supporting local arts, educational and diversity events in February that honor those who have shaped the past and those who are continuing to shape the future.

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Black History Month: Bridge racial divides

Last month, we mourned the passing of Edward Brooke. Nearly 50 years ago, in 1966, he was elected to the U.S. Senate by the people of Massachusetts, making history as the first African-American elected to the chamber since Reconstruction. He was a Republican, which seems unusual now, but in light of the Emancipation and Reconstruction of a century ago it reflects the complexities of black history in America.

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Source: Bobbi Kristina Brown has injuries that still need to be explained

The 21-year-old has been in a medically induced coma for a week

Investigators are focusing on Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, as they try to determine how she ended up facedown in a tub of water, a source with knowledge of the case told CNN.

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Award-winning basketball documentary to air on ASPiRE during Black History Month

'Doin' It In the Park' explores the history, culture and social impact of New York's summer basketball scene

ASPiRE (@tvASPiRE) announced the exclusive premiere of the acclaimed, award-winning documentaryDoin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC (doinitinthepark.com/film), directed by Bobbito García (“It’s The Shoes,” author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987) and Kevin Couliau (Heart & Soul Of New York City). Called “an exuberant introduction to the rich lore of the city game” by The New York Times, the documentary will debut on ASPiRE on Thursday, February 19 at 9 p.m. EST, with an encore at 11 p.m. EST.

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Renters’ tax credits for eligible Marylanders

Most Maryland residents know they are entitled to a tax credit for owning their own home. However, did you know qualified renters in Maryland can also take advantage of available tax credits?

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‘America’s Got Talent’ winner performs Valentine’s Day weekend show in Baltimore

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will perform at Baltimore Soundstage February 13, 2015. The vocalist from Logan, West Virginia, who has been singing and dancing since age three won season six of “America’s Got Talent,” along with a $1 million dollar grand prize and a Columbia Records contract.

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HIV/AIDS advocate, survivor spreads message of prevention and hope

February 7, 2015 marks the fifteenth year since African Americans have been encouraged to educate themselves about HIV and AIDS in their local communities through National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). This year’s theme is “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper. Fight HIV/AIDS!”

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Indie Soul: Getting fit and eating healthy

Most folks wait until spring to officially begin to try to get themselves in shape and eat healthy. By February, most New Year’s resolutions are long forgotten. Now is the time for people who are genuinely concerned about living healthy to get moving in the right direction. This past weekend there were a couple of events to help people learn about healthy living.

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Indie Soul Review: Camera Soul

Last year, a group out of Italy called Camera Soul came to our attention. Our readers have reached out and wanted to know when Camera Soul was going to be putting out more new music and when would they touring in the United States.

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