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  • Legislative Black Caucus Chair Returns to Baltimore

    Maryland State Sen. Catherine Pugh will soon head the country’s third largest assembly of African-American lawmakers. She was recently elected the new chair of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (LBCM) and will take office on July 1. Pugh has been an active member of the caucus ...

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  • Woman Graduates after Almost 20 Years

    The day Rebecca Morgan thought would never come is just moments away. After almost two decades of pursuing her bachelor’s degree, she will finally walk across the Coppin State University commencement stage on May 23. Hoping that her dedication to education would inspire her three ...

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  • NAACP to Hold Panel Discussion on Bullying

    On May 25, the Baltimore City Branch of the NAACP will hold its general monthly meeting. At the event, NAACP members, various organizations and residents of the community will hold a panel discussion on bullying in the Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS). Joining in on the discussion is ...

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  • Ports America Chesapeake Sponsors July 4th Celebration

    With Baltimore City still crawling in a $121 million deficit, the mayor was forced to propose cutting the annual July 4th celebration to save money. But Ports America Chesapeake (PAC), which has sponsored the city’s New Year’s Eve celebration for the past three years, has recently ...

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  • Concerned Citizens Attend Taxpayers’ Night

    Nearly 300 of Baltimore City residents attended City Council President Jack Young’s Taxpayers’ Night to address members of the City Council about the mayor’s proposed fiscal year 2011 budget. Held at the War Memorial Building on Monday night, citizens directly addressed ...

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  • Teens Open Youth Center to Curb Violence

    After almost a decade, the dream of nine Baltimore City teens to create a safe haven for youth has come true. The grand opening of The Dream House was held on May 8, marking an end to the tedious and tiresome renovation efforts and the beginning of constructive afterschool activities for ...

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  • Alpha Kappa Alpha to Host Healthy FITT Fair

    The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are attacking the growing problem of childhood obesity through their Healthy Fitness Involving Teens and Tweens (Healthy FITT) Fair on May 15. Students will participate in discussions on dental hygiene, peer pressure, self esteem, healthy relationships, ...

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  • Baltimore Unveils ‘Ray Lewis Way’

    Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis has been a stabilizing symbol throughout his tenure in the city since being drafted in 1996. After 14 years of dominating the NFL, Lewis is easily the most recognizable sports figure in all of “Cham City.” But even with a résumé that ...

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  • Mayor Honors Baltimore City Moms

    In celebration of Mother’s Day, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hosted the 4th Annual Baltimore’s Top Neighborhood Moms luncheon, which she founded while serving as City Council president. The 25 Top Neighborhood moms were nominated by their neighborhood associations in recognition ...

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  • Black Cop Assaulted in ‘Hate Crime’

    A White male who allegedly attacked a Black Baltimore City police officer was charged with a hate crime and first-degree assault yesterday morning. James Kimble, 20, of Harford County is in jail on $1 million bail for striking off-duty Detective Jermaine Cook in the face with a glass mug, which ...

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  • Freda Lewis Hall to Speak at Coppin Commencement

    Maryland native Freda Lewis-Hall is a psychiatrist recognized for her “scientific achievement, patient health advocacy, and government service,” and on May 23, she will share her knowledge with Coppin State University’s graduating class of 2010 when she delivers the ...

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  • Council Committee Pushes Beverage Tax Forward

    With a 4-1 vote, the Baltimore City Council’s Finance Committee advanced part of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Comprehensive Plan on Monday. Her proposed 4-cent surcharge on beverage containers will be voted on by the entire Council at the next full-body meeting in less than two ...

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