Jordin Sparks Wants You to Know Your Sickle Cell Status

‘American Idol’ winner Sparks lost a relative to sickle cell disease and now encourages everyone to know their status. During September, National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, we are reposting articles, such as this one from October 2018, that focus on the malady.

The Ivy Hotel: Maryland’s Black-Owned Oasis in the Middle of Charm City

August is Black Business Month. In recognition of that fact, we are reposting this May 2019 article.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Talks Breaking Barriers

Pugh is the first African-American in the Maryland General Assembly to be the majority leader of the Senate.

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Woman Killed After Giving Money to Lady Holding ‘Help Me Feed My Baby’ Sign

A Maryland woman was fatally stabbed after giving money to a woman who appeared to…

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Carmelo Anthony Helped Bus 4,500 Baltimore Kids to March For Our Lives Rally

NBA player Carmelo Anthony did his part in helping to get kids to the March…

Salvation Army Combats Baltimore Food Desert with Nonprofit Grocery Store

The Salvation Army has proposed a new way to help neighborhoods categorized as food deserts.…

Baltimore Renames Former Confederate Site in Honor of Harriet Tubman

A portion of Baltimore’s Wyman Park Dell that was once the site of two Confederate…

Baltimore Police Officers Found Guilty of Corruption Charges

Two former Baltimore police officers were found guilty on racketeering charges in one of the…

Officers kept toy guns in case of officer-involved shootings.

Baltimore Cops Kept BB Guns to Plant on Their Potential Shooting Victims

In what appeared to be a real-life version of “Training Day,” a group of police…

Valencia Clay instructs her students to shower a peer suffering from colorism with "10 seconds of compliments."

Kids Shower Peer Told She Was ‘Ugly’ With ‘10 Seconds Of Compliments’

As a young, Black, female teacher, Valencia Clay is presumably hip to the influence she…