Baltimore News

  • Maryland’s Anti-Voucher Bias

    Last week, Baltimore City announced the reopening of its Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8) waiting list for the first time since 2003. Any interested resident may apply for one of 25,000 spots, online, between Oct. 22 and 30. In Baltimore, as well as many other ...

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  • Body Cameras: The Good Vs. The Bad

    When the mayor of Baltimore City, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts released a report on ways to reform the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) in the aftermath of two damning videos that surfaced showing Baltimore police officers engaged in seemingly unwarranted ...

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  • Black on Black Crime: Police Thugs!

    Almost a month ago as I stopped for my morning 7/11 coffee in Baltimore County, Inoticed several young people sitting outside the store. As I got my coffee (actually chocolate) a Black woman police officer came in and had a brief discussion with the person behind the counter, an elderly White ...

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  • Murphy Generations Celebrate a Virtuous Life

    When family and friends gathered, Oct. 13, to celebrate the life of Carlita Candace Murphy Jones Perkins, they did indeed “rise up and called her blessed,” in the spirit of the virtuous woman described in Proverbs 31. The life she chose for herself blessed the lives of her husband of 38 years, ...

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  • Examining Diversity in the Legal Profession

    A recent symposium at the University of Baltimore School of Law took on the issue of diversity in the legal profession, highlighting the need for improved recruitment and retention of minorities and women in Maryland’s, and the nation’s, top law firms. According to the American Bar Association, ...

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  • Baltimore’s Heroin Problem

    Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the creation of a task force to study the city’s ongoing heroin problems and to make recommendations by July of next year at a press conference at City Hall on Wednesday. Flanked by Dr. Jacqueline Duval-Harvey, interim commissioner of the ...

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  • Brown Proposes Positive Gains for the Black Community

    Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) seems destined to become the first Black governor of Maryland—if recent polls are any indication. The AFRO did not get a chance to speak with him or his running mate Ken Ulman about his potentially historic election or how their platform will impact African Americans, ...

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