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Towson U. Professor Fired for Racial Slur

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Towson University has fired Professor Allen Zaruba for using the “N-word” during class. Zaruba, 58, used the racial slur in referencing himself as a worker on a “corporate plantation.” He said he takes full responsibility for using the word, but...

ACLU Rallies for City’s Education Budget

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Around 600 students, parents and advocates rallied for education funding in Annapolis on March 1. Led by the Baltimore Education Coalition, protesters demonstrated against a proposed $60 million cut to Baltimore City’s education budget as well as a drop...

Mayor Initiates New Era of Ethics

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The last bill Stephanie Rawlings-Blake signed as City Council president has become one of her first priorities as mayor — restoring trust in city government. By introducing what she calls “some of the most sweeping ethics legislation in two...

Baltimore Mayor Hospitalized

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After awaking to numbness and minor chest and abdominal pains around 3 a.m. on Thursday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake felt as if she was going to pass out and was taken to Sinai Hospital by her husband, Kent Blake. She...

Healthy Start Creates Hope for Infants

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Actors Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe were applauded for sharing the story of their daughter’s battle with spina bifida, a birth defect, at the third annual Cradle of Hope luncheon on Friday. But the real star of the...

State of the City: Baltimore Buried in $120 Million Deficit

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The mayor saved the worst for last at the 11th annual State of the City Address on Monday. After touting the improvements, accomplishments and points of pride within Baltimore in assurance that the city is “strong” despite its challenges,...

Baltimore City Council to Vote on New Member

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City Hall completed its power shift on Thursday when the City Council voted on a new District 12 representative. Seven candidates – Frank W. Richardson, Arron Keith Wilkes, Rev. Rasheed Q. Ray, Charles U. Smith, Ertha Harris, Carl Stokes...

Secrets Exposed, Myths Vanquished at Minority Business Summit Luncheon

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There were no tennis shoes, jeans or sweatshirts present at the Minority Business Summit’s “Men of Influence” luncheon on February 20, just neatly creased slacks, fashionable ties and double-breasted suits. But the only thing sharper than the dress code...

Baltimore Churches Promote Census

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Where Baltimore City officials have received some of the blame for 2000’s census failure is where local NAACP president Marvin Cheatham says faith-based organizations can make a difference. Many underserved communities were not reached in the prior census, leaving...

Black Engineer Awards: Annual Conference Honors Black Leaders

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In a landmark weekend that will pay tribute to African Americans in science, engineering, and technology at the 24th annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) STEM Global Competitiveness Conference ceremony will be hosted at the Baltimore Convention...

‘Yes We Can’ Awards Ceremony Held

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More than 200 people walked the red carpet on Jan. 20 at Mo’s Seafood in Little Italy to celebrate the one year anniversary of the historic swearing in of President Barack Obama. The event, the only one of its kind...

State Legislators Take Aim at Gang Activity

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ANNAPOLIS - The Safe Schools Act of 2010, unveiled Tuesday by House Speaker Michael E. Busch, D-Anne Arundel, would require courts to notify schools if a student is arrested for crimes that could indicate gang membership, such as assault...

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