Hairston Announces Baltimore Co. School Enrollment Is Now 52% Minority

CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Joe Hairston is challenging school leaders to do a better job this school year even as the school system has cut nearly 200 teaching positions. The Baltimore...

Radio One Hosts Contentious Mayoral Debate

Mayoral candidates for Baltimore City gathered together early Tuesday morning to debate the issues on WOLB 1010 AM Larry Young Morning Show. Noticeably present, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings -Blake joined the conversation to share her...

City Delegation Fights to Retain Black Voter Strength

Baltimore City’s Black state lawmakers are fighting to ensure the city and the state’s Black populations don’t lose political clout when legislative and congressional lines are redrawn during this year’s redistricting process. Baltimore City...

Mayoral Candidates Talk Homelessness

At 8-years-old, Emmanuel Jackson was placed with the Department of Social Services, after years of abuse by his mother. By 18, he said he was “thrown to the wolves” and ended up homeless. “This...

Underground Railroad Visitor Center Gets Funding

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — A project that will be the centerpiece of an effort to honor Harriet Tubman is getting federal funding. Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to announce $8.5 million for the Harriet Tubman...

Former Md. Del. Kenny Webster, Dies at 76

When Maryland became the second state in the nation to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a holiday, former Del. Kenneth Webster was the person to thank. It was his legislation...

Race a Factor in Friendly Fire Police Shooting?

After helping to subdue the late-night crowd in front of Select Lounge in January, Officer William H. Torbit Jr. was gunned down by fellow officers in a flurry of bullets, 12 of which penetrated...

Possible Post Office Closures for Urban Communities Cause Uproar

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is once again tightening its belt with severe budget cuts and office closures. The company that delivers “40 percent of the world’s mail” has slowly but surely begun...

‘Pass the Ammunition’

Baltimore mayoral candidate Otis Rolley came up with a rather curious strategy aimed at deterring gun violence: a dollar tax on each bullet sold in the city. “This is not a revenue enhancement tool,” Rolley...

James ‘Jimmie’ LaForest was Baltimore’s Every Woman

Quintessential hostess, superlative volunteer and socialite extraordinaire, to name a few of her descriptors, James Henry Amos LaForest was affectionately known as “Jimmie” to those who admired and loved her. She was given that...

7 Newbies Heat Up Race in the 2nd District

After over 20 years serving Baltimore City’s second district, City Councilman Nicholas D’Adamo has decided not to run for reelection. Now, seven newcomers to elected office – all Black – are competing for his...

Guilty Plea for ‘Wire’ Actress

BALTIMORE (AP) — An actress who played a Baltimore drug gang assassin in HBO's "The Wire" is expected to plead guilty Monday in a drug conspiracy case. Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, 31, is scheduled to plead...

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