Baltimore City Schools Recognizes Superintendent Ousted for Opening “Colored” Schools

For over 140 years, Baltimore has not acknowledged one of the city’s first school superintendents, John Nelson McJilton. That’s because the man who helped shape Baltimore’s school system, who was White, was ousted for...

City Council: Wal-Mart Will Rise in North Baltimore

In a nearly unanimous vote Nov. 22, the Baltimore City Council approved an 11-acre development project that will bring Wal-Mart and Lowe’s to North Baltimore. The 25th Street Station project, which will be constructed on...

Baltimore Community Marches for State Center Project Jobs

Long before construction begins on the $1.6 billion State Center project in Baltimore, the local group Community Churches United for Baltimore Jobs said Nov. 22 it wants to make it clear that the project...

It’s OfficialCouncilwoman Agnes Welch Retiring

After seven consecutive terms in the Baltimore City Council, Agnes Welch, D-9th district, has confirmed her retirement, saying she will leave her post within two weeks. Welch, 85, made the formal announcement Nov. 22...

Gov. O’Malley Appoints New State Prosecutor

Maryland Gov. O’Malley announced this week the appointment of Emmet C. Davitt as state prosecutor. “I am pleased to appoint Emmet Davitt to be the next State Prosecutor,” said O’Malley in a written statement.  “Mr....

Three Civil Rights Icons to Speak at Maryland School

Judy Richardson, Betty Garman Robinson, and Dorothy M. Zellner, one-time members of  Student Nonviolent  Coordinating  Committee  (SNCC), a leading 1960s civil rights organization, will appear at Loyola University Maryland on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at...

Community Groups Join Forces to Uplift Teens in Foster Care

When Sean, 16, was sent to Arrow Child and Family Ministries, officials reported that she was depressed and withdrawn. The teenager came from a broken Baltimore City home and was sent to the ministry...

UMUC Launches Program Targeting Underserved Adults

By 2018, more than 68 percent of all American jobs will require a post-secondary education, according to a recent Georgetown University study. That is a 40 percent increase from current job market requirements. In response...

GOP’s ‘Dis’ of President Obama Ignites MD Democrat Angry Rebuke

Flexing their post-election muscle, Capitol Hill Republicans, as the lame-duck session opened Nov. 15, stymied President Obama’s first bipartisan overture, leaving many Democrats stewing over the perceived disrespect. GOP leaders Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell...

Baltimore Businessman Robert ‘Bob’ Haynes Dies

Robert “Bob” Edmund Haynes, a jazz club owner who popularized the Saturday afternoon jazz sets in Baltimore, died Nov. 12. He was 81. Haynes was the original owner of the popular Sportsman’s Lounge and Lamp...

Gospel Stars Come to Maryland for Evangel Cathedral’s Christmas Celebration

Gospel veteran Bryan Wilson will act and perform in Evangel Cathedral’s annual Broadway-styled Christmas production, “Christmas Celebration 2010.” The production features a cast of 200, live camels, laser lights, and performances from gospel superstars...

Tornado-like Winds Storm through Baltimore

Officials believe a tornado hit ground in northern Baltimore during the early morning hours of Nov. 17. Homes on Fleetwood Avenue and the surrounding area were impacted, leaving approximately 19,000 residents without power and...

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