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  • Smarter approach to food stamps [Commentary]

    Smarter approach to food stamps [Commentary]
    Fifty years ago this week, the Food Stamp Act of 1964 was signed into law. The goal was to ensure that those of us with the least would not be without food. In the ensuing decades, the program adapted to cultural, economic and technological changes and has provided millions of people with better nutrition. Today, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, the modern incarnation of food stamps) remains our nation's most effective tool in the fight against hunger.
  • Making a living while black [Commentary]

    Making a living while black [Commentary]
    Though we've narrowed the racial divide since the days of segregation, the economic divide between whites and blacks has been remarkably persistent for the last 40 years. We live in a nation in which if you're black, you likely earn less, have less wealth...

    Looking for work — again and again

    Looking for work — again and again
    Jeanne Keen bustled in the door, black blazer over a dress shirt, a file folder with paperwork in her shoulder bag. If only she were walking into work. Then she would have a paycheck. A way to save her Dundalk rowhouse from foreclosure. A daily outlet...

    Baltimore required to improve hiring policies and practices to comply with disabilities act

    Baltimore required to improve hiring policies and practices to comply with disabilities act
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration settled a discrimination complaint brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, agreeing to ensure that hiring follows rules that forbid asking most job candidates to take medical exams. The Justice...

    Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers [Editorial]

    Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers  [Editorial]
    The headline on the news release out of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation yesterday sounded pretty great: "Private Sector Gains 18,700 Jobs Over-the-Year." Read the body of the release, though, and you'll discover the actual...