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Prince George's Council Shoots Down Baker Property Tax Hike

In rebuking County Executive Rushern Baker’s request for a 15.6 percent property tax hike and raising the telecommunication tax from 8 to 12 percent, the Prince George's County Council voted to adopt a $2.95 billion budget that will include no property tax increases and just a one percent raise in the telecommunication tax.

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Howard U. Students Take Course Inside Prison

'Muhammad Experience' Encourages Stronger Relationships

While most college students hit the beach or some other vacation spot for spring break, 15 Howard University criminology majors spent the week in prison.

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First Black Nursing Grad Receives Honorary Degree

Esther McCready Feted at Maryland Graduation

Small in stature and soft in voice, Esther McCready proved to be a giant in the fight for civil rights. And on May 15, the 84-year-old pioneer's life came full circle as she received an honorary doctor of public service degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore, the same institution that in 1949 denied her entry into the School of Nursing because she was black.

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Accolades Continue for D.C.'s DJ Young Music

Tour with Chris Brown Next on Agenda

While most students are looking forward to a summer break that may include barbecues, a trip to the beach or a family vacation, one local high school standout is preparing to go on tour with music superstar Chris Brown.

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Decision Day Nears for Prince George's Council on Baker Tax Proposal

Under water, overtaxed and overextended were just some of the adjectives used by residents who continue to voice concern over Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker's proposed 15 percent property tax increase.

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Children Among Focus of Mental Health Month

For the rising number of individuals who experience a mental illness, it's no longer about the stigma.

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Horton's Kids Event Raises Hope and Funds

Nationals Park Hosts Anacostia Children

With a celebrity chef, members of Congress and a number of photographers and media personnel gathering to record the event, hundreds of area youth enjoyed a fun-filled day at the home of the Washington Nationals during the annual Home Run for Horton's Kids fundraiser.

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Poverty Still Major Affliction for Blacks

Black America is in a state of emergency, and what's happened in Baltimore, Ferguson, Missouri, and other places isn't solely about police misconduct, according to members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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D.C. Council's Anita Bonds Proposes Bill to Fight Homelessness

Seniors, Veterans Targeted in Measure

On any given night, there are nearly 8,000 homeless individuals in the District of Columbia. While those numbers are disconcerting, Council member Anita Bonds said making matters worse is the growing number of senior citizens and U.S. war veterans who now count among the homeless.

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Dreaming, Believing in Prostate Cancer Cure

Robert Ginyard doesn't have a cure for cancer nor does he have a concrete solution for preventing the dreaded disease. However, the entrepreneur and prostate cancer survivor has been quite successful in providing a crucial tool for those who are recovering from serious illnesses, setbacks and whatever else might be a source of chagrin.

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