Church Members Don Red for Heart Disease

On Sunday, Feb. 14, women across Maryland will fill churches, synagogues and other places of worship in a sea of red hues. However, these women will not don the color in honor of Valentine’s...

Maryland’s Hungry Population Grows

BALTIMORE - Stacked pallets of food, drinks and condiments line the aisles of an 87,000-square-foot warehouse —bread loaves and dinner rolls, frozen goods, dented and disfigured cakes. It may look like a Costco Wholesale store,...

Historic Blizzard Covers Baltimore City

The faster the snowflakes fell, the slower Baltimore moved over the past week. Streets and cars were buried in over 4 feet of snow, holding residents hostage as the city’s worst blizzard since 1922...

Massive Blizzard Hits Mid-Atlantic Region

A massive winter storm blanketed the Mid-Atlantic region on Feb. 5 and 6, dumping more than 2 feet of snow on the Baltimore-Washington area. Snow accumulated at an estimated rate of 2 inches per hour...

Baltimore’s New Mayor

" ... for such a time as this." Those words offered by the Rev. Bruce Haskins during the welcome and opening prayer at the swearing in of Baltimore City's new mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, echoed the...

Dr. John L. Wright

Dr. John L. Wright was what could be called a persistent advocate; he seized every opportunity to make his voice heard. He even turned his AFRO church directory ad into a personal billboard, decrying...

City Prepares for 2010 Census

Elected officials and local leaders in Baltimore City say they are working diligently to get the word out about the April 1 census distribution. They don’t want a reoccurrence of the poor participation rate...

Summer Jobs Put Youth to Work

Over 5,000 kids will be off the streets this summer. Multiply that by 35 years and you’ll get the approximate number of high school and college students YouthWorks has employed since it first began...

Farewell Sheila Dixon

Friends, family and city leaders gathered at The Milan, Baltimore’s newest Italian restaurant and lounge, to bid farewell to former mayor Sheila Dixon.

Crime-Fighting Collaborative Yields Results

Regional efforts to curb violent crime in Washington, D.C., and Maryland have been effective and both jurisdictions have the numbers to prove it. Those were the sentiments expressed this week in a meeting led by...

Baltimore Area Mourns the Passage of Civic Activist Rev. Dr. John Wright

The Rev. Dr. John L. Wright, long time pastor of the First Baptist Church of Guilford, died late Jan 28. At the helm of the church for nearly 40 years, Rev. Wright's service was not...

Census 2010: The City Needs You To Be Counted

Every 10 years, the United States is required to count the number of people— citizens and non-citizens—living here and in its territories. This year U.S. residents are being counted again. The census tracks, not just...

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