It was just a moment of poor teenage judgment: One student threw a marker across a classroom at Digital Harbor High, sparking an argument between a Latino student and a black student. Since they couldn't fight in class, they agreed to meet after school on Federal Hill.
By By Liz Bowie and Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun
A $450,000 black steel fence with decorative finials is being built around the downtown War Memorial to help stop homeless men and women — some of whom are veterans — from sleeping on the steps under the Greek-inspired columns.
The roofs in the new development in Southeast Baltimore aren't all finished, and city officials aren't quite sure what to call it, but they turned out in force on Wednesday to celebrate the first apartments completed on land that once held the sprawling O'Donnell Heights public housing complex.
Baltimore police plan to deploy officers around city schools until the school year ends to ensure student safety amid recent racial tensions, while school officials joined civil rights leaders to urge students of different races to peacefully resolve differences.
A significant number of Baltimore-area residents are struggling with so many challenges — from a lack of education to a lack of a car — that they're hard-pressed to land a job and even harder-pressed to find one that can lift them out of poverty, according to a regional group of government agencies, foundations and other players.
History has demonstrated the importance of historically black colleges and universities in producing well prepared competitive citizens for the American economy and the world community. Today's challenge lies in making these institutions more diverse and more fully effective in achieving their missions.
And former Ravens star free safety Ed Reed was a crowd favorite during cornerback Lardarius Webb's annual charity softball Sunday with 15,000 tickets sold during the first year it's been held at M&T Bank Stadium with the game at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen previously.
From Rep. Elijah E. Cummings playing a leading role in televised hearings on American deaths in Benghazi, to the Game Show Network visiting a Baltimore church to play matchmaker for a member of the congregation, there is going to be a distinct local flavor to summertime TV this year.
When he became the first black manager in the Major Leagues the 1975 as a player/manager with the Cleveland Indians, Orioles Hall of Famer Frank Robinson was shocked to see that the Indians still specified a player¿s race on their scouting reports.
The American Civil Liberties Union and some community groups urged the City Council Thursday to scrap a tough youth curfew bill and instead implement a plan that calls for more social programs for young people.