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  • Baltimore Police Probe Transport Van Sign

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Baltimore are investigating a sign posted inside a police transport van that tells passengers: “Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!” WBAL-TV reports that a woman sent the station photos she snapped Tuesday when van doors were left open near the central ...

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  • 2 Baltimore Correctional Officers Convicted of Assault

    Two Baltimore correctional officers were convicted this week for assaulting inmates on two separate occasions, prosecutors announced. The Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office has reported that Kelvin Gibbs and Jemiah Green, former employees at the Baltimore City Detention Center, were both ...

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  • Baltimore Receives $5M to Boost Employment among Youth

    The U.S. Department of Labor this week followed up on a promise to help expand opportunities for Baltimore youth, announcing a $5 million grant to the state of Maryland to fund a job training program for at-risk youth in the city. “A principle that has guided me throughout my life is that we ...

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  • A Platform for New Artists

    The Platform: A Black Music Month Event 2015 held its 3rd annual social networking event on June 30 at Mood Ultra Lounge in Baltimore. Kevin Lei is the creator and executive producer of The Platform: A Black Music Month Event. In 2012, Kevin Lei produced his first show in Baltimore, MD for ...

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  • 110th Birthday Celebration

    Sarah Raymond celebrated her 110th birthday on April 16 at the Brookdale Senior Community center. She celebrated with her friends, family and residents in her community. Her nephew, Pastor Thomas G. Savage, Sr. and Bonita Savage and members of First AME Zion Church of Brooklyn, N.Y. came to ...

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  • Sneed Runs for City Council on Promise of Jobs for Youth

    Shannon Sneed is running for City Council on a platform of bringing middle-class job opportunities and more resources to the youth of East Baltimore’s 13th district. Sneed first came to Maryland to study at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, going on to complete a master’s degree at ...

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  • The Last Graduation?

    Pamela Darien, valedictorian of Sojourner-Douglas College’s Class of 2015 at what could the schools final graduation. Turn to page C1 for more on the school’s fight for survival and go to afro.com/slideshows to see more pictures. 156 total views, 25 views today

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  • Fmr. Mayor Sheila Dixon Jumps Into Mayoral Race

    Sheila Dixon, former mayor of Baltimore, announced on July 1 that she was running for the office of mayor again. On her Facebook page, which is now adorned with a “Sheila Dixon For Mayor” banner, she wrote, “After discussions with my family and encouragement from friends and people across the ...

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  • Baltimore Officer Shoots Person after Observing Robbery

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say an officer shot and wounded a man after observing an armed robbery in progress at a 7-Eleven store. The shooting occurred Sunday afternoon in southwest Baltimore. Police say the officer was on patrol when he happened upon the armed robbery at the 7-Eleven. ...

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