Program to Fast Track Students, Reduce Dropout Rate

It’s a crisis that President Barack Obama declared cannot be accepted or ignored—high school dropout rates. Roughly 1.2 million students renounce school every year, the White House reported, and about half of the dropouts...

Non-Profit “Amplifies” Baltimore Thrice

The third installment of Amplify Baltimore, a series of optimistic community conversations, was held last weekend and featured talks about city neighborhoods, homeownership and food access. The June 4 event was shorter than previous sessions,...

Baltimore City Libraries Provide Oasis in ‘Food Deserts’

Baltimore City locals now have a new reason to visit their neighborhood libraries, and the cause has nothing to do with what’s in the books. Libraries have long been a source of nourishment, and...

Northwest Baltimore’s Garwyn Oaks Community Site of ‘Arts in the Park’ Family Fun Day

The Garwyn Oaks community in Northwest Baltimore is offering a creative kick-off to the summer with the Arts in the Park festival. On June 11 from noon to 5 p.m., all are invited for...

Local Leaders, National Celebrities to Be Spotlighted at ‘Heart & Soul’ Awards

Hollywood will arrive in Charm City on June 17 as Baltimore-based {Heart & Soul Magazine kicks off its "Heart & Soul Awards" weekend. The two-day event will spotlight notable African-American women in the community...

Attorney General Gansler and Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation Team Up to Bring Badges for...

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF) recently announced the 2011 Maryland Badges for Baseball program. The program is being implemented in nine Maryland jurisdictions, including eight county Sheriff’s...

Johns Hopkins Supports Student Social Outreach

Next week students from Johns Hopkins University will scour Baltimore City as volunteers for local agencies and nonprofit organizations in an effort, school leaders say, to mend relationships with surrounding communities while affording students...

State Center Promises Jobs and Tax Revenue if it Could Get Started

The State Center Project – placed in limbo by a lawsuit filed by some of the city’s most well-connected (see Orioles owner Peter Angelos) business persons – has generated more hype, anticipation, hope, fear...

Public Gets Involved in HBCU Lawsuit Issues

The defendant's arguments in the May 11 motion hearing in a civil lawsuit brought by the Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education against the Maryland Higher Education Commission have finally gotten...

Baltimore Sisters Share Special Graduation Season

Click here to view more pictures in Lifestyle. As students nationwide anxiously don their caps and gowns this graduation season, three Baltimore sisters are celebrating their achievements in unison. This year, the Wood sisters —Savannah, Portia...

Frederick Douglass Statue Set to Unveil at Talbot County Courthouse

On June 18, Easton, Md., will celebrate the homecoming of one of their most revered natives. Through the work of local government officials and residents, a statue of Frederick Douglass, theformer slave turned historical figure, is...

Ehrlich Testifies as Witness in Robocall Trial

Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., was called to testify before a grand jury recently in connection with the controversial robocalls conducted during the 2010 gubernatorial election, according to WJZ TV. Ehrlich and several others,...
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