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  • Races, Drivers to Keep an Eye on in Baltimore Grand Prix

    As the second annual Baltimore Grand Prix prepares to start this Labor Day Weekend, it’s important for those planning to attend to know that the IZOD IndyCar Series isn’t the only thing to watch. While IZOD Series racing is the marquee event, four other races need to be checked out: ...

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  • Cummings: Know Voter Law Reforms Before Election Day

    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) gathered with clergy, council members, civil rights organizations and Maryland Board of Election officials Aug. 29 to discuss the waves of voter law reforms that have popped up in states across America. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, these new changes ...

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  • New Baltimore City Police Commissioner Named

    A former police chief from Oakland and Long Beach has been tapped to head the Baltimore Police Department. Anthony W. Batts, who holds a doctorate in public administration, was selected from a field of more than 100 applicants from within the city and around the country, officials said. ...

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  • Kinyua Declared Unfit For Cannibalism Trial

    Alexander Kinyua, the former Morgan State University student accused of cannibalizing a housemate of his family's inside their Joppatowne home, has been declared incompetent to stand trial, the prosecutor in the case said. Harford County State's Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly told the AFRO ...

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  • New Black-Owned Bakery Opens on Pennsylvania Avenue

    For the past year The Avenue Bakery has been adding a little flavor to the mix of businesses that line Pennsylvania Avenue. A historic corridor of Black life in the city, the avenue celebrated on Aug. 15 as baker James W. “Jim” Hamlin counted his 365th day in operation along with ...

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  • Trial for Phylicia Barnes’ Suspected Murderer Postponed

    The emergence of new evidence forced a postponement in the trial of the man charged in the killing of Phylicia Simone Barnes, an honors student from Monroe, N. C. On Aug. 13, both the prosecutor and defense attorney requested additional time to sift through 17,000 pages of additional documents ...

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  • Baltimore May Implement Grading System for Restaurants

    Baltimore City Councilman Brandon M. Scott introduced a new bill requiring the Baltimore City Health Department to post grades for local food service facilities on Aug. 13. The bill would mandate food facilities like restaurants, carry-outs, bars and food trucks to post their inspection letter ...

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  • City Plans Redevelopment of Abandoned Structures

    Wooden panels cover windows and door frames, roofing shingles dangle, and the word “vacant” is spray-painted in red across the tan exterior of the home. Although this house is located in the Northwest Baltimore neighborhood of Park Heights, the blight of abandoned ...

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  • 20 Years on the Black Side of Vinyl

    House music thumps on a record player. The lights are low. There are records everywhere. They are pasted to the ceiling. They line shelves by the thousands. They are piled on the staircase. They decorate hats and T-shirt available for sale. Larry Jeter sits on a stool behind the counter ...

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