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LETTER: This violence must end and must end now

This violence in our communities must end. We are beginning to look and act like a third world country.

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Black farmer fights to kill death tax

John Wesley Boyd, Jr., lives off the land raising cows, growing soybeans and corn on 400 acres he owns in rural Baskerville, Virginia.

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Summer can trigger painful Sickle cell disease crisis

Sickle cell disease affects millions worldwide, including an estimated 100,000 people in the United States.

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Nine-year-old takes ‘hold’ of hair accessory market

This young lady handles inventory, serves as the lead salesperson at trade shows, speaks to community groups, writes thank you cards to online customers and even helps with sales taxes.

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Art @ Work in Upton Community

Upton is looking a little more “artsy” these days, thanks to the hard work and creativity of students from Youthworks, the Baltimore City Summer Employment program.

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Comcast customers get a ‘front row to Rio’

Commonly known as Rio 2016, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, mark a historic first time that the Olympics is being held in South America, and only the third time in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Urban League Conference in Baltimore tackles police shootings

Marc Morial shook his head in disbelief. A hung jury. An acquittal. Still another acquittal and eventually the announcement by Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby that charges against the remaining officers in the death of Freddie Gray would be dismissed.

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Local resident pledges national service with FEMA Corps

Cyan Manuel is well traveled and loves it. The Hanover, Maryland, resident was raised by her military mom who served in the Army for more than 25 years.

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Energizing breakfasts for weekday mornings

Greens for breakfast might sound unconventional, but starting the day with vegetables is a fantastic way to check off some of the daily requirements for vitamins and minerals, plus get the energy needed to stay full and focused all morning.

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A tale of two conventions

Having attended the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland two weeks ago and having intently watched the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on TV last week, I couldn’t help but notice how distorted both conventions were, especially in terms of the media’s coverage of them.

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McDonald's to nix artificial preservatives from McNuggets

McDonald's believes it can make happier meals for its customers by removing certain ingredients from its McNuggets and hamburger buns.

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Save on everything for back-to-school with these smart tips and tricks

Whether your kids are school playground-bound or college-bound, the back-to-school season can be an expensive time of year.

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What not to do when you win the Powerball this weekend

Read them and then do the opposite

These are cautionary tales.

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Ed Hartwell's side of his split with Keshia Knight Pulliam

Hartwell recently filed for divorce

Former professional football player Ed Hartwell has spoken out on his breakup with "Cosby Show" star Keshia Knight Pulliam.

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Tips to prevent the spread of back-to-school germs

Back-to-school is an exciting time of year for families, but it also means new exposures to germs.

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Hillary Clinton looks to build African American base with top staffers

As the presidential candidates sprint towards the November 8 election, the Clinton campaign has turned to seasoned, Black political strategists to boost voter turnout in the African American community.

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Film Review: The Legend of Tarzan

Some things should be left in the past and forgotten. Case in point: Tarzan. This modern version, “The Legend of Tarzan,” adds some politically correct touches to an old-fashioned (dated) story. But even with new gloss and a fresh scent, the central problem still remains: a near super-human White man lording over apes, animals and Africans. It’s an image that is dubious at best, and repulsive at its worst, even if well intentioned.

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month: Are you up-to-date?

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the perfect opportunity to make sure everyone is up-to-date with their vaccination schedules, particularly children headed back-to-school.

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Simmons, RushCard Fund Program to keep the peace between police and the Black community

Russell Simmons is as afraid of a confrontation with police as most other Black men.

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They came to Kenya as refugees -- and they left as Olympians

It's early morning in the Ngong Hills, on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, and a group of athletes huddle together in prayer in tracksuits and long pants. It's notoriously chilly this time of year.

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