Baltimore Wrestles with Stubborn Unemployment among its Young People

Nearly one-third of job-hunting teenagers and young adults in Baltimore can’t find work, according to the latest government unemployment data. Nobody has to tell Baltimore’s young job seekers how tough it is. Aaron Smith, 21,...

Tyrese Gibson, Rev. Run Visit Morgan State University on Book Tour

Tyrese Gibson and Joseph Simmons, better known as Rev. Run, stopped by Morgan State University in early February as part of a tour for their new book “Manology.” “There is a positive message in the...

Baltimore “Financial Advisor” Pleads Guilty to Defrauding 22 Investors of Nearly $900K

A Baltimore man who claimed to be a financial investor pleaded guilty Feb. 8 to defrauding 22 people over the age of 55 of retirement savings totaling $890,000, the U.S. Attorney for the District...

Morgan State University Newspaper Going Online-Only

Beginning this spring, Morgan State University’s campus newspaper, The Spokesman, will become a strictly online publication. “Advancements in society require innovation and creativity,” said Perry Sweeper, the university’s director of student media. Sweeper oversees The Spokesman...

Md.’s St. Joseph Hospital to Pay $4.9M for Making False Healthcare Claims

St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Towson, Md. will pay $4.9 million under a settlement reached for false claims it made to several federal healthcare programs, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland...

Citing Personal Tragedy, Cummings Sponsors Bipartisan Gun Control Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Baltimore, joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in announcing a bill Tuesday to combat weapons trafficking, an issue he said is personal. “It is a painful thing to see...

Baltimore Music Legend Sent Home on a High Note

For as long as any of his loved ones can remember, Scott Taylor loved music. So after he died at age 55 recently following a long illness, they sent him home with a band...

Baltimore NAACP President Enters Second Term

Tessa Hill-Aston, who was first elected president of the Baltimore Branch of the NAACP in 2010, took the oath office for a second term Jan. 15 at New Fellowship Christian Community Church in Park...

“Super Bowl Champs”

The Baltimore Ravens returned home as champions Feb. 5, bringing home the Super Bowl XLVII trophy to the thousands upon thousands of loyal fans who not only packed the parade route, but filled every...

Morgan State Board Removes Chairman

In the latest episode in a twisting drama involving Morgan State University’s leadership, members of the board of regents on Feb. 5 ousted their chairman, officials said. Though he will remain on the board of...

Rev. Dobson’s Life is Much More Than a Memory

Anyone who has heard the late Rev. Vernon Dobson talk about the “Is-ness” of God or witnessed his sounding the alarm for justice for the community is convinced of his love for people and...

Ravens Success Helps Some Baltimore Businesses, Not Whole Economy

BALTIMORE -- Some Baltimore businesses, from bars to sportswear shops, are profiting off the Ravens’ Super Bowl run during the slow post-holiday period. But economists said the football team’s success is probably having a...

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