Author Archives: MelanieR.Holmes

  • Four Arrested in Rape Investigation

    Four Morgan State University students and alumni have been identified as the alleged rapists of an unidentified woman on June 30. Police arrested Renard James, 30, Dante Green, 24, Dale Lawton, 23, and Howard Cook Smith, 21, on July 19. They are charged with eight counts of sex offense, ...

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  • NAACP Supports First Lady’s Obesity Campaign

    Several rounds of applause interrupted First Lady Michelle Obama as she spoke at the NAACP National Convention in Kansas City, Mo. on July 12. After thanking the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for over 100 years of fighting for the Black community, she ...

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  • Recreation Centers Extend Hours for Summer

    Crispus Attucks Recreation Center Director Arlene Foreman is expecting to see and serve more children this summer, as are nine other recreation centers in the city. The reason: about $91,000 from the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to be used to keep the centers open for ...

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  • Adult Literacy a ‘Top Priority’ for City

    "Literacy opens doors," Todd Elliot said after sharing how the Greater Homewood Community Corporation (GHCC) has impacted the lives of many of the organization's clients. As program director of the facility for adult literacy and English language learners, Elliot has seen his ...

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  • Partnership Programs Help ‘At-Risk’ Youth

    Middle Grades Partnership (MGP) enrichment programs have been making a difference in the lives of over 500 Baltimore City public school students a year since 2005. But it wasn’t until recently that MGP was able to measure its success. On June 25 Johns Hopkins University released a study ...

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  • Report: Young Men at High Health Risks

    A major health disparity exists between the young men of Baltimore and those throughout the rest of the country according to Johns Hopkins University researchers. Issues of drugs, violence and poverty are compounded by limited access to healthcare, which puts them at greater risk for physical ...

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  • Semenya Cleared to Continue Running Track

    A panel of medical experts confirmed that South African track champion Caster Semenya is not a man. The athlete’s gender was called into question after taking home a gold medal for winning the 800-meter dash at the world championships in Berlin almost a year ago. The wide time lapse ...

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  • City, State Seek End to Infant Mortality

    The mayor, city organizations and state officials are closing in on a serial killer in Baltimore City responsible for a growing death toll among its youngest residents. Infant mortality is defined as the death of a baby before age 1. In 2008 Baltimore City’s infant mortality rate (IMR) ...

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  • ‘Average Girl’ Wins Major Educational Award

    After completing a 20-page application, writing nine essays and waiting for three weeks, Jerusa Miller was elated when she received notification that she was a finalist for the Gates Millennium Scholarship. Juggling the workload of three advanced placement courses, on top of extracurricular ...

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  • Coppin Aims to Increase Graduation Rates

    A year ago, the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research indicated that Coppin State University has one of the lowest graduation rates in the country. Addressing the issue, the university launched the Summer Academic Success Academy three weeks ago to nurture, retain and ...

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