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Governor Hogan Announces Sixth Positive Case Of Coronavirus In Maryland

Will Meet With Full Cabinet, Long-Term Community Leaders Tomorrow

Maryland Department Of Health approved For Testing For Novel Coronavirus

Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland’s State Public Health Laboratory has been approved for testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Mayor Young Raises Watch Level For Baltimore City In Preparation For COVID-19

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced that as of 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2020, the City of Baltimore’s Emergency Operations Center Activation Level would be raised to Level III: Watch Level in support of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) activities.

Documenting History: Rep. John Lewis Leads 55th Anniversary Selma March

“Fifty-five years ago, a few of our children attempted to march across this bridge. We were beaten, we were tear gassed. I thought I was going to die on this bridge, but somehow and someway, God almighty helped me here,” ...

FILM REVIEW: Queen & Slim

Queen & Slim is on its own path. Groundbreaking for its rich, layered storytelling (Lena Waithe, Emmy-winner TV’s Master of None), stylish direction (Melina Matsoukas, Grammy-winner Best Music Video Beyoncè: Formation), provocative contemplations on race and police abuse and two ...

How You And Your Workplace Can Protect Yourselves From The Novel Coronavirus

Here's what you need to know about the illness and how to stay safe:

Women’s History Month: Juanita Jackson Mitchell

“It was fitting that she received recognition because [Juanita Jackson Mitchell] was always one of those unsung champions of the cause and one who needs to be celebrated during both Black History and Women’s History month,” said Shane Carter, a ...

Maryland Historical Society To Take Original Star-Spangled Banner Manuscript To State House

205-year-old document to be displayed alongside the State House’s 1783 George Washington Resignation Speech for One Day Only

HOUSE PASSES BILL TO MAKE LYNCHING A FEDERAL CRIME IN HISTORIC VOTE

The House passed HR 35, anti-lynching legislation introduced by Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois, called the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. Fourteen-year-old Till was brutally murdered in a racist attack in Mississippi in 1955, an event that drew national attention ...

Mapping the Count: Census Week of Action

To Ensure All Are Counted, The National Association For The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Is Inviting You To Take Part In The Census Week Of Action From February 24 To February 28.

Mike Bloomberg Makes History With The Black Press Of America

“The Bloomberg campaign’s initiative is groundbreaking, and it goes to significantly increasing the economic health of African Americans by tripling their net worth,” said Columbia, South Carolina Mayor Steve Benjamin, who co-chairs Bloomberg’s campaign. “The Bloomberg model is intentionally focused ...

5 Titleholders Of Major Pageants Are All Women Of Color

"I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me -- with my kind of skin and my kind of hair -- was never considered to be beautiful, I think it is time that that stops today."

Additional Assistance For Victims Of Hurricane Dorian

In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas continue to struggle to rebuild their lives and reconstruct their beautiful islands.The committee of Caribbean organizations and supportive Baltimore entities headed by Dr. Elaine Simon, will coordinate ...

Black Pilot Flying With A Mission Of Diversity

"I saw myself living myself to the fullest and inspiring others to do the same. Most importantly, I saw myself finding the courage to face the biggest fear in my life and enjoying the fuck out of it," he said. ...

Zimbabwe's Former President Robert Mugabe Dies At 95

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, who was once feted as an independence hero but whose 37-year rule left his country deeply divided and nearly broke, has died at the age of 95.