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Phinesse Demps

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 At the Well Summer Leadership Academy Equips Girls of Color at Princeton and Swarthmore College

For the seventh straight year, the At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy (ATW) will offer its two week summer enrichment program for minority girls entering the eleventh or twelfth grades of high school.

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Yvette Lewis hired as Assistant track & field Coach at Norfolk State

Norfolk State University director of track and field programs Kenneth Giles announced Tuesday that former Olympian and local track and field legend Yvette Lewis has been hired as an assistant coach for the Spartans.

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Howard University Introduces Mike London As New Head Football Coach

Howard University President, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick announced Mike London as the new head coach of the Howard University football team, during a press conference today on the campus of Howard University.

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Tony Rock host TV ONE’S outrageous new game show “THE GAME OF DATING,” premiering Tuesday, JAN. 31

Network’s Original Primetime Series Takes a Voyeuristic Look at Real-Life Dating While Teams Watch, React and Compete to Win Cash Prizes Every Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT

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HBCU RECAP: Morgan State returns to Indoor Track & Field Report

Following a four-week break from competition, the Morgan State men's and women's indoor track and field teams returned TO ACTION.

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HBCU SWAC: Indoor Track and Field Recaps: Jan. 6-8

Indoor Track and Field Recaps: Jan. 6-8

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"MARKETING AND BRANDING YOUR BUSINESS TO SUCCESS" WORKSHOP FOR BLACK ENTREPRENEURS

African American entrepreneurs and business owners are invited to join A’nary Bellamy, Your Simple Mommie Marketer

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MEAC Announces Men’s and Women’s Preseason Tennis Predictions

All preseason honors were voted on by the conference’s head tennis coaches and sports information directors.

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BLACK-OWNED SWIMWEAR COMPANY LAUNCHES 2017 SPRING/SUMMER TWO PIECE COLLECTION AND ANNOUNCES THE #DIVAINYOU CAMPAIGN

Shalaja Swimwear (www.ShalajaSwimwear.com) announces the arrival of their spring/summer 2017 collection with the launch of their #DivaInYou campaign.

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2017 MEAC Basketball TV Schedule

Four regular season games and 23 tournament games on the ESPN family of networks highlights the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference TV schedule.

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First Ever Real Bank Opens on High School Campus to Teach Students Financial Literacy

Once students graduate from college, they need to make smart choices about their money if they want to become financially secure.

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Popular website PURCHASEBLACK.COM announces it has closed -- reavels the truth about BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

POPULAR WEB SITE PURCHASEBLACK.COM ANNOUNCES THAT IT HAS CLOSED -- REVEALS THE TRUTH ABOUT BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

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Black Female-Owned Beef Jerky company Earns major respect in Hollywood

Marjorie’s Beef Jerky Was on Fire Being Loved by Over 200 VIP Celebrities at The American Music Awards Gift Exchange in Hollywood on November 19th 2016!

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HBCU SWAC Round-Up Women's Basketball Recaps - December 28

SWAC Women's Basketball Recaps - December 28

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BLACK AUTHOR/THINKER reveals the truth about 18 controversial subjects in her new book, "PSST: PLEASE SOMEBODY SPEAK THE TRUTH"

BLACK AUTHOR/THINKER REVEALS THE TRUTH ABOUT 18 CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECTS IN HER NEW BOOK, "PSST: PLEASE SOMEBODY SPEAK THE TRUTH"

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HBCU MEAC Men's Basketball Recap: December 27

Men's Basketball Recap: December 27

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HBCU SWACC women's basketball recap - December 27

SWAC Women's Basketball

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Indie Soul Spotlight: J. Anthony Brown

The one and only “take no prisoners” comedian, J. Anthony Brown recently performed at the Baltimore Comedy Club to make audiences laugh and to announce his new radio show called appropriately the “J. Anthony Brown Radio Show.”

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Indie Soul Book and Interview: ‘This Ain’t What You Want’ by Jabar

When the Baltimore riots happened, I was immediately contacted by author Jabar who told me his book, “This Ain’t What You Want,” would be a great read for adults, but especially our youth of today.

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Indie Soul Music Review: Saun & Starr 'Look Closer'

Radio is definitely missing out on some great music this summer. Next up for Indie Soul is a review of the debut album debut from some real soul sistas; Saun & Starr.

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Indie Soul Spotlight: Root Branch Academy

The chaos that engulfed the entire community and left us with so much work and conversation to have.

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Indie Soul: BET Awards Show

By now many of you have seen the BET Awards show where Diddy fell through the floor; Kendrick Lamar ripped the stage; Lil Kim sent the audience into a frenzy; and Smokey Robinson killed the new school with words and showmanship.

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Indie Soul Book Review: Mayor For Life The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.

This week we review for you, “Mayor For Life The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.” written by Marion Barry Jr. and Omar Tyree.

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Indie Soul wedding congratulations!

This is a first for Indie Soul! We are taking time out to send congratulations to people who have committed themselves through the bond of marriage.

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Indie Soul Spotlight: Kamasi Washington

In honor of Black Music Month, this week’s spotlight artist is Kamasi Washington who hails from Los Angeles, California.

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Indie Soul NEW MUSIC! Janet Jackson: NO SLEEEP

The wait is over! The NEW SINGLE from Janet Jackson!

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Indie Soul: Tamia’s latest project 'Love-Life'

On Thursday, June 11, 2015, the lovely and talented Tamia made a stop in Baltimore to perform a short acoustic set at The Sound Garden record store in Fells Point.

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Lolita A. Kelson presents: ‘It’s Not Personal ...You know what it is. Real Men Feel’ book signing and conversation event

This is not hate for Steve Harvey’s book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” but when my friends and I read the book, as men, we whole-heartedly disagreed with the content and felt the book judged men unfairly.

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Indie Soul Music Review: Kember and Kenny Lattimore

This week, Indie Soul continues with a look at rising music artist, Kember and the return of Kenny Latimore during Black Music Month.

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Indie Soul Fashion: Cheri' Felix, owner of CF Styling Inc., does it all

There are traditional entrepreneurs that open a brick and mortar business, get a loan, and make a business plan; Cheri' Felix or CF has taken a different approach to her freelance stylist business.

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Indie Soul Movie Review: Jimi: All is by My Side

June is Black Music Month and what better way to celebrate than by watching “Jimi: All is by my Side,” starring Andre Benjamin aka Andre3000 of the Hip-Hop group Outkast. It’s available on Netflix and iTunes or you can buy the DVD.

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Indie Soul Fashion: B Walker Shoes

Hip-hop has been influencing popular culture and fashion since it’s inception 30 years ago. According to GrabStats.com, the hip-hop community spends about $17 billion a year on fashion (clothing, shoes, and accessories).

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Indie Soul Student of the Week: Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, I had the privilege of being a judge at NFTE Business Plan Competition Semifinals.

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Indie Soul Movie Review: Sugar Babies

In “Sugar Babies: The Bittersweet Truth About Diabetes,” from Academy Award-winning executive producer Geralyn White Dreyfous (Born Into Brothels) and New York Times best-selling author James S. Hirsch (Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter), filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie (Kick Like a Girl) reveals the frightening epidemic of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and what we can do to address this frightening public health issue.

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Founder of the Guardian Angels, Curtis Sliwa comes to Baltimore

When the riots broke out in Baltimore City, there was a call to action for community leaders, political leaders and religious leaders to come together to formulate solutions and to help pull the community together.

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Indie Soul Book Review: The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Legend of Jocko

Schools will let out for summer vacation very soon but that does not mean your child should take a break from learning. Here are two books that should be on your child’s summer reading list:

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Indie Soul: Marley at Center Stage

From Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, comes a world premiere musical based on the life and music of Bob Marley.

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Indie Soul: Prince Rally4Peace

On the evening of Sunday, May 10, 2015, Prince kept his promise to bring people together in Baltimore with his Baltimore Rally4Peace Concert. With the statement “We are your servants Baltimore. We are here for you. We are here for the city,” Prince began a barrage of songs starting with “Let’s Go Crazy.”

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Indie Soul: New Fall TV 2015 with African-Americans

It’s early to be talking Fall TV but this season African-Americans are truly getting the chance to make an impact on what people watch.

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Indie Soul Music: Ja'Vion and Von Shorter

Summer is fast approaching and that means slow jams.

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Wordsmith: My Purpose, My Dream

If the riots taught us anything, it’s that the city needs new leadership and a younger voice that relates to what the younger generation is going through and can speak their language.

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Indie Soul Spotlight: Ashley Cottrell

The Indie Soul Spotlight this week is very personal.

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Indie Soul: Baltimore VegFest 2015

Indie Soul tries to encourage our readers to do better when it comes to how we live, eat and exercise.

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Indie Soul Spotlight: Poet Deep

Whoever said that once you make mistakes in your life that you can’t be a role model, must not have read that God forgives and has not met Poet Deep.

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Indie Soul Music: The Motion Collective

The Motion Collective, the amazing jazz collective from Bari, Italy released their first full-length album for A.MA Records with executive producer Antonio via TIMKAT Entertainment in America.

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Netflix brings Marvel’s Daredevil to streaming viewers

This review is strictly for my Super Hero geeks and comic nerds, like us here at Indie Soul.

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Indie Soul Book Review: ‘Lil’ V Walks Home from School’ by Vonnya Pettigrew

This is definitely the year for independent authors and especially authors of children’s books. Vonnya Pettigrew has written a very necessary book for parents of small children who are attending school.

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Indie Soul: Book of Negroes

“The Book of Negroes” recounts the harrowing journey of Aminata Diallo’s (Aunjanue Ellis) return home after being forced into slavery as a child. A universal story of loss, courage and triumph, the acclaimed mini-series, which made it’s United States broadcast premiere on BET in February this year is now available as a special edition three-disc DVD, exclusively from Entertainment One.

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Community event encourages conversation about bullying

Last week was Youth Violence Prevention Week (March 23-27). The Weinberg Family Center Y located 900 E. 33rd Street in Baltimore, hosted a community event to discuss how the issues of violence and bullying impact young people.

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