Underground Railroad Visitor Center Gets Funding

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — A project that will be the centerpiece of an effort to honor Harriet Tubman is getting federal funding. Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to announce $8.5 million for the Harriet Tubman...

Former Md. Del. Kenny Webster, Dies at 76

When Maryland became the second state in the nation to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a holiday, former Del. Kenneth Webster was the person to thank. It was his legislation...

Race a Factor in Friendly Fire Police Shooting?

After helping to subdue the late-night crowd in front of Select Lounge in January, Officer William H. Torbit Jr. was gunned down by fellow officers in a flurry of bullets, 12 of which penetrated...

Possible Post Office Closures for Urban Communities Cause Uproar

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is once again tightening its belt with severe budget cuts and office closures. The company that delivers “40 percent of the world’s mail” has slowly but surely begun...

‘Pass the Ammunition’

Baltimore mayoral candidate Otis Rolley came up with a rather curious strategy aimed at deterring gun violence: a dollar tax on each bullet sold in the city. “This is not a revenue enhancement tool,” Rolley...

James ‘Jimmie’ LaForest was Baltimore’s Every Woman

Quintessential hostess, superlative volunteer and socialite extraordinaire, to name a few of her descriptors, James Henry Amos LaForest was affectionately known as “Jimmie” to those who admired and loved her. She was given that...

7 Newbies Heat Up Race in the 2nd District

After over 20 years serving Baltimore City’s second district, City Councilman Nicholas D’Adamo has decided not to run for reelection. Now, seven newcomers to elected office – all Black – are competing for his...

Guilty Plea for ‘Wire’ Actress

BALTIMORE (AP) — An actress who played a Baltimore drug gang assassin in HBO's "The Wire" is expected to plead guilty Monday in a drug conspiracy case. Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, 31, is scheduled to plead...

Rawlings-Blake Blows Off Another Debate

There have been several mayoral forums over the summer, but perhaps none has been more high-profile, or well-attended than the one hosted this week by the Empowerment Temple AME Church and its influential pastor,...

BUILD Protests Media’s Mayoral Coverage

It was an action packed protest. Gates slammed in protestors’ faces, the arrival of five police officers, allegations that children demonstrators were urinating in public and not a single response from the target –...

Spirited Debate in Empowerment Temple’s Mayoral Forum

There were five mayoral hopefuls and a lone Republican, but no sign of the current mayor at the Aug. 2 debate forum at Empowerment Temple AME Church. Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele and radio...

State Audit: Morgan State Issued Incorrect Scholarship Money

A recently-released state audit found that Morgan State University awarded a handful of students incorrect sums of scholarship money during the 2009-2010 academic year. Four students were awarded less than promised in award letters and...

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