President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing more federal resources to struggling neighborhoods — an initiative hailed by the pastor of an East Baltimore church who was among the few Marylanders appearing at the event with the president.
A planned trip by President Donald Trump to the Broadway East neighborhood in East Baltimore was canceled this week. While a discussion of "opportunity zones" for investment, like Broadway East, will take place at the White House instead, residents say Trump missed an opportunity to see the need.
A planned visit by President Donald Trump to Baltimore on Wednesday has been called off and a discussion of the administration’s urban revitalization policies will take place at the White House instead.
The $16 million Mary Harvin Transformation Center has been rebuilt ahead of schedule. It will include 61 affordable apartments for senior citizens and a community center with job training, counseling for those living with HIV/AIDS and other services.
Looking back now, April 27 unfolded in Baltimore in a way that seems both unimaginable yet also predictable. Unlike previous police custody deaths, Freddie Gray's struck a deep and still raw nerve. It likely was too much to expect that volatility to remain beneath the surface, even for one day. And indeed, as interviews and government documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun attest, there were multiple warning signs of impending trouble. But in the end, the city seemed largely in the position of
In the middle of a rousing sermon at his Southern Baptist Church on Sunday, Pastor Donte Hickman asked congregants to raise a hand if they had personally been affected by gun violence. Hickman spoke as part of an organized, nationwide effort to engage black church communities in the country's gun control debate following the fatal shooting on June 17 of nine black church members in Charleston.
Let's not keep missing the point by allowing false perceptions of progress in certain sectors of Baltimore to anesthetize us from the hard realities in other quarters of our city. We are not ready to move forward until all of Baltimore is ready to move forward, and we have yet to reach that point — or to exhale.