Old Dunbar High School Quietly Becomes Local Historic Landmark

The building that first housed Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is finally getting the recognition it deserves—nearly a century after being created solely to serve Black students. As an East Baltimore institution, it has been...

Group Stages Mock Funeral to Oppose Proposed Rate Hike

They converged on McPherson Square, most of them dressed in black and gold. As a band played the lilting strains of the old-time hymn, “When the Saints Go Marching In,” they marched, dancing and...

Jailed

Judge Emmanuel Brown of the Baltimore Circuit Court sentenced campaign consultant, Julius Henson, to roughly two months in prison June 13. He was also sentenced to one year of probation and directed to serve...

Summer Commences With Violence in Baltimore City

  The first week of June has already been wracked by violence, with ten shootings taking place between June 2-5. Among those killed was popular restaurant owner, Michael Sullivan, 55. Police responded to “Sully’s Seafood and Subs,”...

Richard N. Dixon, Maryland’s First Black State Treasurer Dies at 74

Former Maryland State Treasurer Richard N. Dixon, a fiscally conservative Democrat and the first African American to hold the post, died this week, as reported by the Washington Post, from a stroke. Dixon was...

Maryland Delegate Refuses to Back Down from Challenges to Mayor, Black Youth Mob Commentary

Maryland Del. Pat McDonough says he will not rescind his request for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s resignation or his comments about crime and African-American youth in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The veteran politician has said if the...

Morgan State Students Weigh in On Alex Kinyua Murder Allegations

By most accounts from the famously close-knit family of Morgan State University (MSU) engineering students, 21-year-old Alexander Kinyua was quiet and friendly – a stark contrast to the admitted cannibal arrested last week on...

Summer Commences With Violence in Baltimore City

The first week of June has already been wracked by violence, with ten shootings taking place between June 2-5. Among those killed was popular restaurant owner, Michael Sullivan, 55. Police responded to “Sully’s Seafood...

Maryland Lawmakers Create Task Force to Review Pit Bull Ruling

The Maryland legislature has created a task force to review a state Court of Appeals ruling that labeled pit bulls an “inherently dangerous” dog breed. Five members from each chamber were selected to scrutinize the...

Woodlawn High Uses New Technology, Old Tricks to Fight Chronic Absences

For the first time since the 2003-2004 school year the attendance at Woodlawn High School has risen above the 90 percent mark. With a grant from Maryland Safe and Supportive Schools (MSD3), school officials...

Julius Henson, Company Must Pay $1M for Robocalls

Julius Henson, past campaign consultant to former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich was ordered by a U.S. District Court judge to pay $1 million to the state for sending out robocalls to prevent Black voters...

Visit Baltimore Launches Legends & Legacies

Visit Baltimore has just launched the new Legends and Legacies Experience Pass commemorating the lives and achievements of individuals whose courage and perseverance helped develop the United States of America as we know it....

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