- Beverley Francis-Gibson, the president and CEO of the Hanover-based Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, hopes the program leads to better treatment options for those with sickle cell.
- Here’s a roundup of spooky musical events in the greater Baltimore area that might just make a chill run down your spine.
- Make strides against breast cancer, take part in a Halloween parade, see a standup comedy act or, for comic book readers and fans of superhero movies, celebrate the return of Baltimore Comic Con.
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- Many period details remain in the 1853 Hills Forest Farm in Baltimore County: hidden gardens and an enormous stone foundation from a building demolished long ago.
- The pandemic is over in the same way the fight for women’s rights is over. The devastating and ongoing effects are easily obscured by the undeniable progress that has been made.
- Fifty years after women lawmakers in Maryland formed their own caucus, they're no longer fighting their way into leadership meetings or trying to get appropriate bathrooms. But going forward, they hope to have a bigger influence on laws that affect women.
- Meet four young Baltimore-based activists that pivoted during the pandemic to continue to fight for racial and gender equity.
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- Previous Women to Watch, such as Dr. Leana Wen, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore's Shelonda Stokes and Route One Apparel's Ali Von Paris, weigh in on how life has changed in 2021.
- The pandemic laid bare the untold burdens women face, particularly the difficult balance of work and child care. Over the last year and a half, many women in the Baltimore area have mastered the art of pivoting after being forced to reexamine their working lives.
- As some employers in Maryland boost minimum hourly pay and momentum builds to increase the federal minimum wage, women have a lot to gain.
- Wilson's time at the NSA took her from the American embassy in London, where she countered terrorist threats to the 2012 Olympic Games, to Maryland’s Fort Meade, where she addressed terrorist threats to the U.S.
- Increased participation in the workforce has helped drive up the age of new mothers. But moms remain far likelier than dads to stay home. Limited access to paid leave and affordable child care further complicates the work-family balance.