Asking for money near Baltimore restaurants, shops or parking meters would be outlawed under legislation some City Council members say is needed to make residents and visitors feel safer. The proposal, which heads to the full council for its consideration on Nov. 4, faces opposition from advocates for the homeless and free speech groups, who say broadly limiting panhandling violates the Constitution.
Pellom McDaniels III, Ph.D. will speak at an Author Luncheon on October 25 from 12:30-2 PM in Harford Community College's Chesapeake Dining Rooms. Dr. McDaniels' biography of Isaac Murphy, The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy, was just released on October 6 by the University of Kentucky Press.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts offered an open hand to the LGBT community at a hate-crime forum in Mount Vernon on Thursday night, saying he wants to stand "shoulder-to-shoulder" with community members to improve officers' interactions with them on the ground.
Just when you thought Betty White couldn't possibly do more to endear herself to the LGBT community, the "Golden Girls" alumna took part in a promotional video for Spirit Day, GLAAD's anti-bullying initiative that asks people to wear purple to show support for LGBT youth.
St. Vincent de Paul Society's Front Door program is due in the Baltimore suburbs, where the population of poor has grown. Front Door recognizes that subsistence strategies like soup kitchen lines and homeless shelters are mere holding actions. The program teaches financial planning, among other skills, and moves clients into housing with the rent covered for a time.
During her sophomore year at Oakland Mills High School, Alexa Kanakry spent an hour every Thursday sorting food and filling 16 backpacks for Blessings in a Backpack, a nonprofit that provides food for elementary-age students during the school year.
By By Katie V. Jones and Baltimore Sun Media Group
Harford County based Upper Chesapeake Health System is the subject of a complaint filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a former employee who claims she was discriminated against because of a disability and retaliated against when she sought federal relief.
International Olympic Committee officials said Thursday they were "fully satisfied" that a Russian law barring gay propaganda doesn't violate the Olympic charter's anti-discrimination language, the Washington Post reports.
While debates flare in Congress over whether the Affordable Care Act should remain law, the District 21 state delegation, which represents Laurel, is getting ready to move forward with one of the act's big milestones.
Howard County Councilwoman Courtney Watson joined the 2014 race for county executive today, pledging to safeguard the affluent Baltimore-Washington area's much-celebrated quality of life and to "do more, achieve more, for our citizens."
As the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore prepares to relocate this fall after more than 30 years at its West Chase Street headquarters, a small group of volunteers is working to compile, catalog and preserve records they say highlight the history of the center and the trajectory of the nation through a time of rapid changes.