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Phinesse Demps

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Indie Soul Review: Full Force

One of the most underrated groups from the 80s and 90s, Full Force, is back with another smash CD called “With Love From Our Friends.”

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TV25 gets a makeover

CharmTV to feature local entertainment programming

On June 25th, something new and fresh hit the television airwaves.

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Ultimate Fighting Championship Spotlight: Ovince St. Preux

There is a misconception that people who box or participate in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), have anger management issues, grew up fighting on the streets, or are just simple knuckleheads. This is not the case at all.

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Indie Soul Student of the Week: Phillip Freeland

This week’s student if the week is Phillip Freeland, a two-sport scholar-athlete. First and foremost, he is dedicated to his academic success. He is excelling in high school and his last report card boasted 3 A's and 1 B at Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School where he is finishing his freshman year.

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Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week: Avery Dey

What is your purpose in life? Many people have jobs they don’t enjoy and are simply doing it for a paycheck.

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Indie Soul Student of the Week: Margaret Brent Elementary/Deer Park Middle School Students

Three hundred-ten students who attend Margaret Brent Elementary/Deer Park Park Middle School have made the grade to be students of the week.

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Indie Soul: Tristan and Walter Mosley

There’s a lot of good music out there you haven’t heard because it doesn’t get air time on the radio.

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Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week: Stuart Hudgins

Have you ever heard the saying, “Take a picture it lasts longer?”

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UFC fighter Jon Jones is still the champ

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the Baltimore Arena in downtown Baltimore City played host to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Rahmlee Michael Davis

This week’s entrepreneur of the week is musician Rahmlee Michael Davis. The Baltimore resident has spent the last four decades working with the likes of Earth, Wind & Fire, Phil Collins, The Jacksons, Tyrone Davis, Frida (of ABBA), Jackie Wilson, The Whispers, Michael Jackson and countless others. His upcoming Mother’s Day show and recent CD release prove he’s still making things happen in the music world.

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Student of the Week: Derek Green

Transitioning from middle school to high school can be challenging, especially when juggling a vigorous workload of Advanced Placement classes.

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Indie Soul Entrepreneur: Betty Fenner-Davis

The world of fashion is bigger than ever before. Our entrepreneur of the week is someone who has been in the fashion and glamour business for over 30 years and has worked in movies, stage and music: Betty Fenner-Davis. She now lives in Baltimore after moving from the West Coast.

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Indie Soul: Will Downing and Brothers Who Can Cook

About a week ago Indie Soul attended a CD release listening party for the one and only Will Downing, better known as the Prince of Sophisticated Soul. His new eight-song EP “Euphoria” is now in stores.

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Resident battles to overcome autism challenges

Donte Lewis is a budding entrepreneur with just one wish. He wants to be as successful in his media interests as his mother Angelia Lewis is with her natural hair care business.

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Indie Soul Student of the Week: Jayana Wood

What were you doing when you were nine-years-old?

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Indie Soul: From the Rough and JSoul

This week’s Indie Soul features a movie about golf and the independent music release from Baltimore’s very own JSoul.

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Indie Soul: B Sharp Summer Music Enrichment Academy

Eartha Lamkin says the B Sharp Summer Enrichment Academy got started after church watching children play after church. “After church services on Sunday, we would have kids either trying to bang on the piano or play the drums.”

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Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week: Caprice Smith

There is a saying that “Whatever doesn’t kill you, makes you strong.” This week’s entrepreneur, Caprice Smith, is no stranger to making it through the worst times, to becoming one of the most empowering individuals in the Baltimore area.

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The Village Learning Center hosts fundraiser

What do you do when the federal government cuts your grant money leaving you to figure out how you will continue to provide service to the community?

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Indie Soul Student of the Week: Asia Robertson

Asia Robertson has played volleyball at The SEED School of Maryland for the past three years.

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Indie Soul: Navasha Daya and Don’t Do What We Did

This week’s Indie Soul is about recording artist Navasha Daya’s project “Rebirthed Above Ground” and “Don’t Do What We Did,” a guide to online dating the right way.

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Darrell Jenkins

This week’s entrepreneur of the week is graphic artist, consultant, and web-master Darrell Jenkins.

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Indie Soul: Science of Manhood and Camera Soul

Science of Manhood: Author Derik Barnes wrote “Science of Manhood: Steps To Self Improvement,” hoping to help young men grow into positive adults.

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Mack Allison raises scholar, athlete

There is constant negative talk about fathers not being part of their children’s lives. There is also negative news about black males only caring about sports for the money and status. The duo of Mack Allison III and Mack Allison IV disprove both myths.

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Indie Soul: Looking Back and Dwayne “Big Shorty” Morris

In this week’s Indie Soul, we will be “Looking Back” with author Tyreen King-Maddox and comedian Dwayne “Big Shorty” Morris.

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Boxing returns to Baltimore area

If you are a fight fan, you will be happy to know that boxing will make its return to the Baltimore-Maryland area on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Patapsco Arena located at 330 Annapolis Road in Baltimore.

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Martia Davis

Self-determination is what drives this week’s Entrepreneur of the Week: Martia “Tia” Davis.

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Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week: Chere Cofield

This week’s entrepreneur wears many hats and finally all her hard work is paying off! It was just announced that Chere Cofield has been named Ms. Owings Mills of Corporate America for the 2014 calendar year.

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Million Man March documentary tackles unanswered questions

The date was Monday, October 16, 1995.

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Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week: Frances M. Cuesta

Frances Cuesta, through her company Reinvent U Boot Camps, LLC, has motivated, inspired, educated, and empowered women to lose weight with her "losing weight from the inside out" approach.

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Indie Soul: College 101

With spring in the air, high school seniors are preparing for the colleges they will attend in the fall.

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Indie Soul Entrepreneur: Jimmy Powell Jr.

MICA graduate, Jimmy Powell Jr., is our entrepreneur of the week.

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Indie Soul: Meet Anthony Leslie Jr. and Civ Jones

In this week’s Indie Soul, a book that details the real life problems of growing up on the wrong side of Baltimore, which many don’t want to discuss and popular radio host/event promoter using her celebrity to make a difference.

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Indie Soul: The Colemans and Debora M. Ricks

The soulful sound of some very talented homegrown music artists and the producer of a popular radio show are on tap for this week’s edition of Indie Soul.

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Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week: Diedre Gambrill Webb

Ever since Diedre was young, people have complimented her on her voice. For many years she had dreams of turning that voice into a business.

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Indie Soul: Food for the soul

This week, Indie Soul concentrates on Soul Food— not the type of food that you eat physically, but food for the mind and body and soul!

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Arena football returns to Baltimore

Mariners season opens March 20

Baltimore, are you ready for some football? The National Football League season is over but that doesn’t mean that your hunger for football can’t be fed. On March 20, Arena Football returns to the area in the form of a familiar team, the Baltimore Mariners.

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Indie Soul: Soulful music winter review

Soul music is a feeling, the essence of what comes from the heart. Soul music comes from deep within. It’s not manufactured, but from the soul.

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Indie Soul: Review of the Week

This has been a very busy summer for Indie Soul.

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HBCU Sports Roundup

HBCU Football is back

The 2013-14 Football seasons are here and there were some GREAT games that started the season:

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Indie Soul: Baltimore Family Reunion Expo

It wasn’t that long ago that Sister Sledge sang “We Are Family” while the O’Jays crooned there’s nothing like a “Family Reunion.”

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Indie Soul Spotlight: Rodney Kelley Sr.

It has been said that “music makes the world go round,” but let me add something to that phrase— GREAT artists playing GREAT music, is what really, makes the world go round! People want music that takes them to another time or space.

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Indie Soul: The Baltimore Times Book Club

On Saturday, August 24, 2013, the first ever Book Club Event at the Baltimore Times will take place from noon to 3 p.m.

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Indie Soul: Summer Indie Music Festival

When this column first started, the sole purpose was to be part of a movement to expose readers and fans to something new and fresh in entertainment, books, films, television, business and music.

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Indie Soul: Avant/TGT concert review

On Friday, July 12, 2013 at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, I had VIP access for one the hottest concerts this summer.

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Indie Soul: Guess who’s back? Tavis Smiley

Radio and TV host, author and community activist, Tavis Smiley has a new home on radio.

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Indie Soul Review of the Week

LL COOLJ rocks the Lyric

On Wednesday June 12, 2013, LLCool J brought his “King of the Mic Tour” to the Lyric Opera House in Baltimore.

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African American Festival 2013

The African American Festival takes place during the fourth of July weekend, July 6 and 7, 2013. Headliners for the popular event include R&B divas Fantasia and the fabulous Pattie LaBelle.

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HBCU Sports Roundup

Morgan State Bears: The 2013 outdoor track and field season came to an end, June 5, 2013 for the Morgan State women's program of the 2013 NCAA Track & Field National Championship at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.

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HBCU Sports Round up

Here is a look at what is happening in sports on Historical Black Colleges and Universities or as we call it HBCU Sports: