IndyCar Grand Prix Coming to Baltimore

A five-year agreement was finalized with Baltimore Racing Development (BRD) today to allow an IndyCar® ‘Baltimore Grand Prix’ street-racing event around the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards in August of 2011.  The more than 100,000...

Suit Against State Progresses

A lawsuit against the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) seeking parity between the state’s Black and White colleges is making progress, according to an attorney representing the plaintiffs. Prospective students, current students and alumni...

For Same-Sex Couples, Cost of Marriage Recognition Remains Unclear

ANNAPOLIS - After 20 years and two children together, Silver Spring couple Ellen Kahn and Julie Drizin married in Washington in March, just days after the city began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Under...

Education Officials Discuss NCLB Reauthorization

A month after the Obama administration released its blueprint for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), city and state officials gathered in Baltimore for a panel discussion on what that reform would...

Bus Driver Charged with Assaulting Autistic Child

Daniel Harris Sr. hopes the second defendant in his son’s assault case doesn’t get off as easy as the first one. After agreeing with the prosecutor that a surveillance video shows Susan Nelson hitting...

Residents Urged to get H1N1 Shots

The 45th person in Maryland to die from swine flu was a Baltimore City resident. Since the virus emerged in the state last May, nine local residents have died from it, including two children...

Feds Give Maryland’s Health Care Quality Mixed Reviews

WASHINGTON - Maryland excels in some areas of health care, like breast cancer screening and in-home care, but lags in others, such as pneumonia treatment and the number of HIV-related deaths, according to a...

YMCA Puts Finishing Touches on Revitalization Project

More than just a gymnasium and recreation center, Druid Hill's YMCA has been proudly serving the Baltimore community for over 80 years. As the oldest Black-operated YMCA (also known as the Y), the center...

Police Make Arrests in Murder of ‘AFRO’ Security Guard

City Police have arrested two suspects linked to the April 8 murder of Charles Bowman at Yau Brothers Carry Out at 2901 Greenmount Ave. Troy Taylor, 19, turned himself in to authorities late Wednesday....

Regents Likely to Sanction Hike, End Tuition Freeze

WASHINGTON - The University System of Maryland Board of Regents last week was primed to end the four-year moratorium on public university tuition increases with a modest hike proposed in January by Gov. Martin...

AFRO 2010 Legends & Pioneers: Judge Marcella A. Holland

A native of Howard County, Md., Marcella Holland laid the groundwork for her bright future while enrolled at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Upon graduation in 1980, she enrolled at the University of...

Waste Workers Unhappy With 1+1

“One Plus One” has equaled more than Baltimore City bargained for, according to solid waste workers. In an effort to save money, the “One Plus One” trash and recycling pickup program—trash and recycling removal...

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