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Baltimore Unrest One Year Later, Has Anything Changed Since Freddie Gray’s Death?

Police reform is in the works but city still faces unemployment, crime, and poverty

The Rev. Jamal Bryant, the politically influential Baltimore pastor who delivered the eulogy at Freddie…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How BGE’s First African American CEO is Fostering a Diverse Company Culture

Calvin Butler shares his plan for moving BGE forward

BGE’s CEO Calvin Butler talks about his commitment to diversity and increasing the pipeline for…

By Courtney Connley

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Carla Hayden, First Woman and African American Nominated to Lead Library of Congress

A long time devotee of making libraries accessible and digital-friendly

Carla Hayden is the first woman and first African American to be nominated to lead…

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How I Did It: Israel Ilufoye, Mechanical Design Engineer

After putting flying on hold, he embraces engineering

A 2013 grad hired straight out of college enjoys work as a mechanical design engineer…

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Black Lives Matter Activist Running For Mayor of Baltimore

DeRay Mckesson becomes final candidate to join mayoral primary

Becoming the 13th and final candidate to jump into the primary race, Mckesson comes to…

By Courtney Connley

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Baltimore Mega Church Pastor Running for Congress

Jamal Bryant says Washington needs new leadership and seeks to replace Rep. Elijah Cummings

The Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, pastor at Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, will run for the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Baltimore Creates an Additional 3,000 Summer Jobs for City’s Youth Following Freddie Gray Riots

City officials launch nonprofit to help improve job opportunities for youth

Following the Freddie Gray riots that erupted earlier this year, Baltimore has created 3,000 additional…

By Courtney Connley

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Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Appointed First Black Female to Lead US Conference of Mayors

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake serves as the first African American women president in the conference's 83 years of existence

Baltimore mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, appointed first black female to lead US Conference of Mayors.

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Baltimore Mayor Replaces Police Commissioner Batts

Rawlings-Blake says the decision is in the best interest of the people of Baltimore

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake fires Police Commissioner Anthony Batts amid a surge in city violence

By Courtney Connley

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The High Cost of Riots: Part 3

Resources for businesses impacted by the tragedy in Baltimore

Only a handful of qualified businesses, homeowners, and renters have reached out to the SBA…

By Stacey Tisdale

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The High Cost of Riots: Part 2

Why economic distress fuels violence

Alana Chavez says feelings of being overwhelmed by economic distress and disaster prevent people from…

By Stacey Tisdale

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The High Cost of Riots: Part 1

Tragedy in Baltimore leaves financial toll on businesses and community members

We’ve seen how tragedy in a Baltimore community turned into an explosive situation. Here we…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Former Baltimore Police Officer Alleges Department Corruption

Michael Woods takes to social media alleging BPD corruption.

“It wasn’t until I got out of the police department and saw things from a…

By Michael Tolbert

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Free Breakfast in Baltimore City Schools

Free lunch also offered to every student regardless of income

Baltimore City Schools, among other Maryland school districts, is offering free breakfast and free lunch…

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SBA Putting $1 Million Towards Post-Riot Baltimore Business Recovery

Agency to provide rebuilding assistance including low-interest disaster loans

SBA to commit $1 million in low-interest disaster loans to help Baltimore businesses rebuild during…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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At National Police Week, Police Are Forced To Reflect On Social Climate

Officers give their take on the current social climate, in advance of Peace Officers Memorial Day

“I’ve gotta tell you — the current situation is about as bad as I’ve seen…”…

By Michael Tolbert

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[RECAP] Panel Discussion On Law Enforcement and the Community

Vital conversation between community leaders and police on solutions

A necessary discussion for both sides addressed the strained relationship and how to repair it.

By Michael Tolbert

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The Weekend Update: May 4

In case you missed it, here's some of the big news that happened this weekend

The weekend is never quite long enough, and it seems as though there’s always too…

By Michael Tolbert

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Baltimore Reportedly Hires Crisis Management Expert Judy Smith

Smith to help with turning around the public perception of local officials

Baltimore hires Judy Smith to help with the public perception of city officials following the…

By Courtney Connley

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Who Is Marilyn Mosby? 10 Facts About the Woman Who’s Bringing Justice to Freddie Gray’s Case

Everything you need to know about Baltimore City State's Attorney

Facts about Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby who was in charge of overseeing the…

By Courtney Connley

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