Pending Legislation May Be Lifesaving for Kidney Disease Patients

Two pieces of legislation in Congress could help African Americans and others fight chronic kidney disease and survive, according to the National Kidney Foundation. One is the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and...

Mayoral Straw Poll & Youth Summit

Baltimore City College, the third oldest public high school in the country, will host a Mayoral Straw Poll and Youth Summit on March 21 from 2:45 to 5:30 pm in the school’s gymnasium. The...

First African-American Woman Appointed to Maryland Appellate Court

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) has appointed Michele D. Hotten to the Court of Special Appeals for the Fourth Appellate Circuit in Prince George’s County, making her the first African-American woman to be appointed...

Baltimore’s ‘West Wednesdays’ Continue Poignant Tradition

It has been 1,624 days since Tyrone West died in police custody and 232 weeks since the inaugural ‘West Wednesday’ as of Jan. 3. At the first West Wednesday of the new year, almost...

Mother of Trayvon Martin Announces Run for Local Office

By ELLIS RUA Associated Press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The mother of the unarmed Black teen who was shot dead by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012 has formally announced her candidacy...

Blessing of the City

The historical churches of Lafayette Square and political leaders of Baltimore will host the 12th Annual Blessing of the City, 9:30 a.m., March 29. The event will include prayers from the young people of...

95-Year-Old Civil Rights Pioneer Shares Wisdom

Though he recently turned 95, Hardy Zeigler has no plans to stop pushing for racial and civil equality. Born on March 4, 1920 in Damascus, Md., the civil rights leader has participated in social...

‘Yes We Can’ Awards Ceremony Held

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...

Baltimore Fire Official: 6 Kids Presumed Dead after Fire

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on a house fire that injured four and left six children missing (all times local): 11:10 a.m. A fire official says six children are presumed dead after a fire tore through...

Md. Prescription Drug Price Gouging Law Takes Effect

On Oct. 1, Maryland consumers became the first Americans to benefit from a new law that restricts generic and off-patent prescription drug manufacturers from price gouging. Last week, local leaders in Prince George’s County,...

Gray Signs Bill to Put Jobless D.C. Residents at Front of New Hire Line

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill that would ensure that city residents receive priority for new jobs created by municipal financing and development programs. The District of Columbia Workforce Intermediary Establishment and Reform of...

Event to Mark Famed Singer Billie Holiday’s 100th Birthday

An event highlighting the life and work of jazz legend and Baltimore native Billie Holiday, from 5:30-8 p.m. April 7, will commemorate what would have been her 100th birthday. The presentation and activities will...

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