Coppin Dedicates Art Gallery in Memory of Former Photography Professor

Cary Beth Cryor captured stunning images of life at its best and worst. Her passion for photography led her to Morgan State University where she earned a bachelor’s in art education and later to...

Family, Neighbors, Friends Mourn Remington Woman

A week after her gruesome murder, several teddy bears, flowers and cards lay strewn on the sidewalk before Jhoma Blackwell’s home. A child’s pencil drawing of what looks like a girl and a large...

New Community Program Set to Change the Image of Black Men

Hip hop has taken major hits over the years for a history, perceived by some as a troubling caricature of African-American males toting guns and degrading women. Civic leaders and public officials have protested...

K&G Superstore to Help Local African-American Men Dress for Success

K&G Fashion Superstore wants to help local African-American men reach their career goals by ensuring they are dressed for the part. So the company launched a three-month series of seminars – "Suit Up to...

Md., Del. Attorneys General Fight Checkpoint Detection Apps

Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler and Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden March 28 asked Google and Apple to ban smartphone applications that allow drivers to share the location of drunken driving checkpoints. The two state...

Nation’s Top State School Superintendent Stepping Down

Maryland Board of Education Superintendent Nancy Grasmick on March 30 announced she would retire June 30 after 20 years on the job. Grasmick, who steered the state system to a top national ranking for the...

Redistricting Changes Baltimore’s Political Landscape

The Baltimore City Council swiftly approved Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s redistricting map during the March 28 city council meeting, despite nays from Jim Kraft, D-1, Belinda Conaway, D-7, and Carl Stokes, D-12. Councilmembers planned to return...

Druid Park Electricity Victim’s Family Faces Commission

Flanked by her husband, Anthony “Bubba” Green, Nancy Green sat behind a long, narrow table before several members of the Maryland Public Service Commission, telling the gruesome story of how her daughter Deanna was...

Non-Profit Tech CEO Changes Economic Reality of Area Residents

At first glance, Lance Lucas does not quite fit the bill of the head of a technology firm. Neither does he resemble the typical definition of a social activist. However, the 35-year-old Coppin State...

Push to get Tubman Statue in the U.S. Capitol in Jeopardy

A heavily amended bill to place a statue of Harriet Tubman in the Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol was passed unanimously on March 28 by the Maryland Senate. “Maryland had a unique opportunity...

Conaway Fights Questions about Residency

Leaked documents that reveal Councilwoman Belinda Conaway, D-7, owns a home in Randallstown have many questioning whether she lives in Baltimore City. Under city charter rules, city councilpersons are mandated to reside within the district...

Minority Business Bill Changes MBE Structure

State lawmakers might repeal a rule that ensures Black and woman-owned businesses are awarded a set percentage of state contracts. The bill – which cleared the House last week – is polarizing the minority...

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