Baltimore Obama Volunteers Work to Rally Voters in Nearby Swing States

Campaign volunteers for President Barack Obama in Baltimore have been traveling to Pennsylvania to campaign on his behalf. This weekend, they will join D.C. Obama volunteers in Virginia to gauge support, lobby undecideds and...

Coppin Prexy Submits Resignation

After five years of serving as president of Coppin State University, Dr. Reginald S. Avery has announced his resignation, effective Jan. 22, 2013. In a statement issued Oct. 24 by the historical Black institution, founded...

Baltimore Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Cocaine Distribution

A Baltimore man was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for his role in a cross-country cocaine smuggling operation, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland announced. Gregory Fitzgerald, 46, of Baltimore...

‘The Bear’ Bids a Fond Farewell Clarence Mitchell III 1939-2012

At age 22, he became the youngest person ever elected to the Maryland House of Delegates. Three years later, he became a state senator. Even then, his passion for justice and for his community...

Gaming Could Be Baltimore Bonanza

With a two-story, 110,000-square-foot casino slated to begin operation in downtown Baltimore in 2014, the city’s residents have a decidedly more immediate stake in the outcome of ballot question No. 7—an expansion of gaming—than...

Early Morning Fire Claims Five Lives Inside Northeast Baltimore Home

Balloons and other items form a memorial on the spot where a family was left devastated in Northeast Baltimore. It was about 2 a.m. when a phone call summoned firefighters to the two-story row house...

Baltimore Program Provides Job Support for Ex-Prisoners Coming Home

BALTIMORE -- Ernest E. Thomas spent two hours polishing his resume at the Jericho Reentry Program office one day last week. The ex-convict was preparing for a job interview at a grocery store. But...

Baltimore–Two Men Sentenced to 250 Years for Series of Area Armed Robberies

Federal judge Richard D. Bennett labeled a 50 year-old Catonsville man a career criminal Oct. 12 as he sentenced him to 72 years in prison for three armed robberies here. Bennett handed down a...

Black Charities starts dialogue about potential job creation at new Baltimore casino

Associated Black Charities (ABC) hosted a conversation, Oct. 3, with the leadership from Harrah’s Baltimore, the new casino being developed for downtown and the Maryland State Lottery, which governs the eligibility for employment in...

President’s Roundtable Hosts Forum on Baltimore’s Harrah’s Casino Business Opportunities

The Presidents’ RoundTable recently hosted a CEO briefing, Oct. 4, presenting Harrah’s Baltimore Contracting Outreach for Minority and Women-owned Businesses at the Frederick Douglass- Isaacs Myers Maritime Park Museum. “With the announcement of Harrah’s Baltimore,...

Domestic Violence Targeted by Verizon Foundation

BALTIMORE –The Verizon Foundation has awarded $ 50,000 in grants to combat domestic violence. In an Oct. 4 ceremony Verizon, Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) marked October as...

Morgan Homecoming 2012

Morgan State University’s homecoming weekend will get underway Oct. 13 with a 2012 Homecoming Pre-game Memorial from 10 to noon honoring the championship teams from 1964-67 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), 1971 and 1979...

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