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    BaltimoreLink: Real Improvements, Right Now

    On June 18, 2017, less than 100 days from now, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will implement Governor Hogan’s BaltimoreLink transit plan. The transformative rebuilding and rebranding of MTA’s transit...

    Capital Classic Begins Its Comeback at Wizards’ Home

    As the final moments of the United States team’s 113-101 victory over the Capital All Stars drew near the final score didn’t matter. Despite a morning tipoff and a less than cooperative venue a...

    Reduced Census Funding Could Lead to Unequal Representation

    When the Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent federal watch-dog agency, released its 2017 “High Risk List” of dysfunctional, inefficient, and wasteful programs, the 2020 Decennial Census made the top three – out of...

    Lawrence Lacks: My Side of the Story

    Lawrence Lacks has childhood memories of his mother Henrietta as a beautiful, vibrant, outgoing woman who was a connector, the one who held things and people together.  Though strict, she was the glue for...

    D.C. Woman Still Missing After 6 Years

    The mother of a girl who disappeared more than six years ago is still in search of her adult child. Unique RaQuel-Leona Harris went missing from her home in Southeast, D.C. on Oct. 10, 2010....

    Bowser Budget Draws Mixed Reviews

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently released her fiscal year 2018 $13.85 billion budget for the District, titled "DC Values in Action," on April 4.  The reactions to it have been favorable with some concerns...

    Oaks Should Have Trusted His Inner Hustler

    Nat Oaks seemed to strongly sense something was up on December 7, 2015. After all, the 70-year old veteran politician grew up in, “The Village,” in Southwest Baltimore, attended Edmondson High School and officially entered...

    LBC Loses on Medical Marijuana, Delivers on Other Promises

    The 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly ended with an unexpected defeat on Medical Marijuana licensing, one of several major initiatives supported by the 50-member Legislative Black Caucus (LBC).  The group delivered on...

    CBC Hearing Blasts Trump and Administration on Civil Rights

    On April 6, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) held a panel discussion called "Civil Rights Under the Trump Administration – The First 100 Days." The panel consisted of civil rights leaders, activists and government...

    D.C.’s Gentrification Can Offer Opportunities

    The recent influx of newcomers to inner city neighborhoods is not the first, and certainly not the largest demographic trend in memory.  Adapting to these changes not only keeps you financially afloat, it can...

    Mid-City Financial Donates to The Academy of Hope

    Mid-City Financial, a family- owned development company donated $150,000 to the Academy of Hope,  a male adult public charter school in Washington D.C. on April 11.  The Ward 5 Northeast DC-based school has offered excellence in adult...

    Black Greeks Address Youth Mental Health

    Three alumni chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the District’s graduate chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity teamed up to present "Mental Health Awareness Day." The Xi Omega, Xi Theta Omega and Rho Mu...

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