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Health Department Unveils New Virtual Supermarket

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In an effort to provide affordable and healthy groceries to the community, the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) and Santoni’s Supermarket have partnered to create the Virtual Supermarket Project, which will allow residents to order groceries online and pick...

AFRO 2010 Legends & Pioneers

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Hailing from East Baltimore, Lucille Gorham has dedicated a considerable amount of time to serving her community and helping people. She first began work in the community as an advocate for the AFRO American Newspapers’ Clean Block Program in...

Local Teen Named Youth of the Year

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Not knowing how to react when the governor announced him as the Maryland Youth of the Year, Najee Banks just stood there and later recalled, “I had to let it sink in.” But he strolled to the podium to read...

Hometown Celeb Advocates for a ‘Healthy Start’

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Infant mortality is a silent killer among African-American babies in Baltimore City; it is a widespread problem that took the lives of 14.3 of every 1,000 Black babies born in 2008. To get the word out, Baltimore City Healthy Start...

Vick Protested at Ed Block Courage Awards

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Some of the more high-profile players of the National Football League visited Baltimore March 9 to be honored in the 32nd annual Ed Block Courage Awards Banquet at Martin’s West. For more than three decades, NFL icons have gathered in...

BCPS Settles Lawsuit

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Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) reached a settlement agreement with the Maryland Disability Law Center (MDLC) on Monday after 26 years of litigation. Filed in 1984, MDLC claimed city schools were failing to meet the needs of and provide...

‘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...

Carl Stokes Returns to City Council

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After reviewing the qualifications of the seven candidates who interviewed for the 12th District City Council seat, Council members voted in Carl Stokes on Monday. With a $121 million budget deficit, the Council felt Stokes’ experience as a former...

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...

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