Author Archives: MelanieR.Holmes

  • NAACP Hosts Public Meeting on Census

    The Baltimore branch of the NAACP has not been shy about declaring what it feels city leaders and community organizers need to do to make the 2010 census a success. But president Marvin Cheatham said his group is also doing its fair share of work publicize how the census directly relates to the ...

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  • Young Talks of Council Presidency

    Bernard “Jack” Young has served on or chaired almost every Baltimore City Council committee over his tenure as a councilman. Now, he is pleased to use his experience as Baltimore City’s new City Council president. Affectionately referred to as “Jack,” the 14-year ...

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  • Military Mom Discharged for Ditching Deployment

    The Black, single military mom who refused to deploy to Afghanistan last November will not face a court martial after the Army instead chose to demote and discharge her. Spc. Alexis Hutchinson, 21, refused to join her unit overseas after her mother backed out of caring for the soldier’s ...

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  • Lil Wayne Sentencing Delayed Until March

    Sentencing on drug and weapon charges for Grammy Award-winning rap artist Lil Wayne has been delayed until the beginning of March so the performer can undergo dental work. Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter Jr., was scheduled to be sentenced on February 9, but a Manhattan judge agreed ...

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  • Michelle Obama Kicks Off Anti-Obesity Campaign

    First lady Michelle Obama joined her husband on February 9 to launch the “Let’s Move” campaign, a 90-day plan aimed at fighting the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. “Let’s Move is a nationwide initiative that basically focuses on four key ...

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  • Lil Wayne Sentencing Delayed Until March

    Sentencing on drug and weapon charges for Grammy Award-winning rap artist Lil Wayne has been delayed until the beginning of March so the performer can undergo dental work. Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter Jr., was scheduled to be sentenced on February 9, but a Manhattan judge agreed ...

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  • Historic Blizzard Covers Baltimore City

    The faster the snowflakes fell, the slower Baltimore moved over the past week. Streets and cars were buried in over 4 feet of snow, holding residents hostage as the city’s worst blizzard since 1922 released its fury. Phase one of the storm – Feb. 5-6 – covered the city in over ...

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  • City Prepares for 2010 Census

    Elected officials and local leaders in Baltimore City say they are working diligently to get the word out about the April 1 census distribution. They don’t want a reoccurrence of the poor participation rate that dismissed 12 delegates and a state senator from Annapolis 10 years ago. ...

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  • Summer Jobs Put Youth to Work

    Over 5,000 kids will be off the streets this summer. Multiply that by 35 years and you’ll get the approximate number of high school and college students YouthWorks has employed since it first began in Baltimore City. Evolving from a summer program that organized youth into beautification ...

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  • Md. Senators Favor Young for Council Presidency

    The ascension of City Council President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to the mayor’s office on Feb. 4 will set off a new power struggle within the Baltimore legislature. City Council members will conduct a majority-wins vote as soon as next Thursday or Friday, with councilmen Bernard ...

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