Supporters of Harriet Tubman Statue Prepare for a Political Fight

ANNAPOLIS — Supporters of a bill to replace a statue of Maryland founder John Hanson in the U.S. Capitol with a statue of Harriet Tubman are saying opponents are too emotionally attached to the...

Mayor Talks Budget, Domestic Violence, Drug Addiction

In the wake of criticism that she lacks a well-structured vision for the city, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake addressed a gamut of issues during her State of the City speech, unveiling a 10-year budgetary plan...

Hopkins Provides Free Specialty Care for Nearby Residents

While one of the most renowned medical institutions in the country trains future physicians and divvies out top notch services, it operates in the heart of an area with draconian health disparities and limited...

City Officials: Baltimore Slots on Hold

As video game casinos continue to pop up around Maryland – the most recent opening just miles outside Ocean City earlier this month – the status of Baltimore slots remains in limbo. City officials...

Morgan President Proposes 10-Year Strategic Plan

Commencing his first full semester post-inauguration, Morgan State University President Dr. David Wilson unveiled a strategic plan intended to spearhead infrastructure upgrades, encourage community development and double student enrollment over the next 10 years. The...

City Council Considers Changing Vacancy Process

Three weeks after their contentious appointment of William “Pete” Welch to his mother’s vacated ninth district seat, city council members are proposing changes to the vacancy filling process. Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young and...

City Food Delivery Program Extends Services, Addresses Health Disparities

The city health commissioner says the recent expansion of a healthy foods program providing low-income Baltimore residents with easier access to produce and quality fare is one of the city’s best attempts to address...

Y of Central MD to Renovate Druid Hill Center, Honor King

Instead of roaming Baltimore City’s streets last Halloween, Kenneth Franklin, a 17-year-old Upland resident, spent his holiday evening playing basketball and lifting weights in his neighborhood Druid Hill Y Center. The decision may have saved...

New State Budget Offers Pension Reform, No Furloughs

Gov. Martin O’Malley unveiled his much-anticipated 2012 state budget proposal last week, apparently closing a $1.3 billion projected budget shortfall by reforming the state’s pension system, consolidating governmental offices and calling for deep cuts...

Dispatches from Annapolis

After demolishing Bob Ehrlich last November in the General Election, Martin O’Malley officially began his second and final term as Maryland governor with his inauguration last week, the first full week of work for...

Community Activists Criticize Handling of Beating Case

A group of independent Black journalists and community activists are demanding comment from freshly sworn-in State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein about his dismissal of felony charges against a Jewish man accused of attacking a Black...

Homegoing for Irene Reid

Irene Bennett Reid, 78, died of lung cancer at Sinai Hospital on Jan. 11. She served the Baltimore community as a social worker and then later, the world community as a missionary. Her family held...

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