Racism poisons the well for investment and growth in all black spaces, by specifically devaluing homes in majority-black areas like Prince George’s County, robbing municipalities of tax revenue and individual families of the wealth that helps them withstand unavoidable economic shocks.
Newly-released data from the 2017 American Community Survey show that commute times in the Baltimore area are again among the nation's longest. Here's a look at Baltimore's commute times over the past decade.
Thousands of students seeking degrees and professional certificates at Maryland community colleges would be eligible for free tuition under a compromise the General Assembly passed in the final minutes of its 2018 legislative session.
On the heels of the resignation of Gary Cohn, his chief economic adviser, President Donald Trump has responded with the favorite theme song of his own greatness, and how others clamor to be part of it.
Harford County Public Schools has taken an aggressive approach to recruiting new teachers, especially teachers of color, and it has made strides in those areas, but it faces a shrinking pool of applicants for teaching positions, an issue that affects school districts across the state and nation.
After observing what one school mentor had started, Towson High School Parent Teacher Student Association President Cheri Pegues has brought a countywide food supplement program called Food For Thought Baltimore County to the school, which provides a free bag of food each week to students identified by school officials as in need.
Democrats and Republicans in Maryland and across the country are beginning to adjust to an incoming president who ran on a promise to upend conventional politicking and reverse President Barack Obama's agenda. The campaign was the most polarizing in generations, and president-elect Donald Trump's rhetoric troubled lawmakers in both parties just as much as it fired up supporters hungry for change.
When Baltimore-based Laureate Education decided to go public last fall, the for-profit university system had just finished a rapid expansion and was preparing to reap the benefits of its newfound global reach. A year later, the company still hasn't listed its stock on the market and has become ensnared in the divisive presidential contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump..
Baltimore stands out among the world's largest metropolitan economies as a "knowledge capital," with its growth driven by top-tier research universities and entrepreneurial activity, according to a new analysis by the Brookings Institution.
Conservatives like to say they believe in personal responsibility, and they admonish others to take charge of their lives and not expect the government to solve their problems. Name just about any societal issue — poverty, crime, the lack of affordable housing, the high school dropout rate — a conservative will find a way to raise "lack of personal responsibility" as the root problem.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings has for years served as a kind of defense attorney for the Obama administration as the top Democrat on the House committee charged with federal oversight. He will have an entirely different role this summer as Democrats prepare to nominate a presidential candidate.
National tax preparation chains are disproportionately clustered in low-income neighborhoods, where they charge exorbitant fees and make frequent errors, a Johns Hopkins University study released Thursday found.
Not so long ago, luring business — any business — to Baltimore was name of the game for city leaders, who looked to subsidies and lower property taxes to do it. But this year, mayoral candidates are focused on telling voters how they will make business work for them, highlighting support for workforce training, ex-offenders and stronger local hire laws and while taking a sharper look at tax breaks and public financing authorized for real estate projects.
Our nation is well on the way to becoming a "majority minority" country. Therefore, the presidential campaign of 2016 is one of the last, in historical terms, when candidates scrambling to win and woo "minority" voters are by definition looking for non-Caucasians.
Low-skilled workers in Baltimore are missing growing opportunities for science, technology, engineering and math careers because of limited employment access and training for the types of STEM jobs requiring an associate degree level of education or less.
The federal charges filed this week against a Harford County man accused of pledging allegiance to the self-declared Islamic State come as rising fears of terrorism — and growing anti-Muslim rhetoric — have returned to dominate public discussion.
Every sweeping statement that the traditional family is best must come with a slew of caveats, chief among them: "Compared to what?" A little girl in a Chinese or Russian orphanage is undoubtedly better off with two loving gay or lesbian parents in America. A kid raised by two biological parents who are in a nasty and loveless marriage will likely benefit from her parents getting divorced.
The former manager of the Clinton administration's effort to reinvent government is calling on Congress to break up the U.S. Postal Service into two separate organizations — one public and one private.
By withdrawing from the 2016 race, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Friday, she could avoid the distractions of a campaign and focus on governing a city on edge over the trials of six police officers charged in Freddie Gray's arrest and death. Supporters championed the move as a sign of the mayor's selflessness. Detractors say she simply saw no path to victory with lagging approval ratings and a campaign loaded with credible contenders
The Federal Reserve will announce this week whether it will raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade — a highly anticipated decision that has implications for global financial markets and household budgets.
On April 27, when the Baltimore rioting began, CNN anchor-reporter Victor Blackwell was perched in a Marriott Hotel bar in Port-au-Prince on vacation. A TV broadcast footage of teens and others battling police.
Aides for Martin O'Malley's presidential campaign said that the former governor and his wife had accumulated nearly $340,000 in debt putting two children through college for their undergraduate degrees. The level of debt that Mr. O'Malley has incurred is way off the charts; the average baccalaureate recipient is graduating with about $29,000 in debt, and one-third of all students are graduating without any student loans at all. But Mr. O'Malley wants to craft federal financial aid policy based
Baltimore's population slipped a tenth of one percent, according to the latest Census estimate, showing just how far there is to go toward Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's signature goal of attracting 10,000 new families to Baltimore over the course of a decade.
Twice in recent weeks, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts made a startling characterization to national audiences: Baltimore is still dealing with 1950s and 1960s-era racism. The statement has triggered a wide-ranging discussion of the issue around Baltimore — and relatively little disagreement.