Author Archives: MelanieR.Holmes

  • Supreme Court Scales Back Miranda Rights

    Supreme Court conservatives on June 1 approved tighter limits on the Miranda rights for criminal suspects for the third time in the court’s current session. This comes over the concerns of Justice Sonia Sotomayor and the court’s other liberal members. The court in a 5-4 decision ...

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  • Students Feed Peers through Culinary Arts

    The Baltimore City Public School System reached another milestone in its pledge to provide healthier food options to students. Beginning next school year, culinary arts students will prepare dinner for their peers, who lack access to a healthy supper at home. The program is the first of its ...

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  • Case of Assaulted Autistic Student Pushed Back

    The state’s case against a bus driver who allegedly assaulted a 13-year-old autistic passenger has been pushed back to August after the defendant’s lawyer requested more time to prepare, leaving the victim’s family wondering if justice will ever be served. Police and child ...

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  • Black Social Worker Wins Big

    It’s been a good year for Jean Tucker Mann. In the past three months, she’s won two of the field of social work’s biggest awards. The University of Maryland School of Social Work presented Mann with the Dean’s Medal during its convocation ceremony in May. And in March, ...

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  • Fugitives Offered a Safe Surrender

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, U.S. Marshal Johnny Hughes, and faith leaders are bating fugitives in Baltimore City out of their hiding places. The officials announced on Tuesday that the Fugitive Safe Surrender program will be held in Baltimore City for the first time. From June 16-19, ...

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  • Feds: Alleged Jamaican Druglord to Surrender in New York

    An alleged drug lord targeted in a Jamaican government raid which kicked off urban warfare in that nation’s capital may be ready to surrender to U.S. officials in New York, the Associated Press reported. Authorities said on May 26 that Christopher Coke may have fled the island nation ...

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  • Students Feed Peers Through Culinary Arts

    The Baltimore City Public School System reached another milestone in its pledge to provide students healthier food options. Beginning next school year, culinary arts students will prepare dinner for their peers who lack access to a healthy supper at home. The program is the first of its kind in ...

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  • Prosecutor: N.J. Schoolyard Slayings Were Gang Tests

    Gang members killed three young adults and attempted to murder a fourth in an attempt to find out whether one gang member “had heart,” according to a New Jersey prosecutor. Jury deliberations began May 20 in the case of Rodolfo Godinez, the first of six defendants charged with ...

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  • Baltimore Surpasses 2000 Census Count

    As of April 27, Baltimore City census participation was 66 percent. Two weeks prior, the mayor congratulated residents for a 61 percent return rate, beating the 2000 census return rate by one percentage point. Still, city officials are pushing for all residents to return their forms. “We ...

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  • Legislative Black Caucus Chair Returns to Baltimore

    Maryland State Sen. Catherine Pugh will soon head the country’s third largest assembly of African-American lawmakers. She was recently elected the new chair of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (LBCM) and will take office on July 1. Pugh has been an active member of the caucus ...

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