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Michael Mayfield with Dara Calhoun, school psychologist and co-coordinator of Edmondson-Westside’s peer mediation program.
Michael Mayfield with Dara Calhoun, school psychologist and co-coordinator of Edmondson-Westside’s peer mediation program. (Courtesy Photo)
Michael Mayfield: A Leader and A Peace Maker
Originally published April 21, 2014

Michael Mayfield had only played the baritone horn for about a year as a member of the Edmondson-Westside High School marching band. But he took to the instrument so quickly that of the two scholarships he had been offered by different colleges, one was for band.more More Arrow
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17-year-old Michael Mayfield
- Baltimore police are investigating the April 16 shooting death of a teenager remembered as an outstanding student, youth leader and up-and-coming baseball star.more More Arrow


Roxbury Correctional Institution (RCI) in Hagerstown, Md.
- Two former Maryland correctional officers who conspired with their peers to commit and cover up the assault of an inmate at Roxbury Correctional Institution (RCI) in Hagerstown, Md., were sentenced on April 17.more More Arrow


MSU School of Architecture and Planning adjunct professor, Stan Britt, and students Thuy Do, and Zoia Jenkins.
- War ravaged infrastructure, inconsistent power, and a shortage of hot water were a few of the obstacles Morgan State University School of Architecture and Planning students had to overcome in designing a library and student center, called an E-brary, for William V.S. Tubman University in Harper, Liberia.more More Arrow


Crystal Richardson questions the wisdom of raising the minimum wage to only $10.10 and of the delay in full implementation until 2018.
- A planned demonstration on May Day seeks to advance a number of labor rights issues in Baltimore City, including a request for a raise in the minimum wage to $15 an hour.more More Arrow


- The preliminary action of the state’s 2014 June primary for the 45th District of Baltimore City actually took place in February 2013. That’s when Nina Harper, director of the Oliver Community Association was chosen by the Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee (out of a field of 10 candidates) to replace Del. Hattie Harrison, the veteran East Baltimore politician who died the month before.more More Arrow


Baltimore State Center Project. wwwe.statecenter.org
- The $1.5 billion State Center Project hopes to revitalize several neighborhoods in West Baltimore. The development's implementation of an Economic Inclusion Plan – perhaps a first of its kind in the city – is attracting attention from other urban communities grappling with similar issues.more More Arrow


Former senator and current WOLB Radio One Talk show host, Larry Young.
- Former senator and current WOLB Radio One Talk show host, Larry Young, has progressed from number 54 to 52 out of more than 3800 hosts in his 10th year of being rated one of Talkers Magazine Heavy Hundred.more More Arrow


The Avenue Bakery.
- The Avenue Bakery Family and The Royal Theater & Community Heritage Corporation (TRTCHC) are proud to announce the installation of “Our Community’s Legacy” Photomontage, 4 p.m., May 3.more More Arrow


Angela Kessler Henry, principal at TJMS, Dawnita Brown, Ashley Little, and Vonda Leighton.
- The young ladies at Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle School recently kicked off an initiative entitled “Pearls of Wisdom.”more More Arrow


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