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A local’s guide to Baltimore | The Washington Post

By Lisa Snowden-McCray + Photos by Andrew Mangum, The Washington Post eople from Baltimore can be cagey about the way outsiders see their city. That’s the kind of thing that happens when you live in close proximity to your more moneyed, fancier cousin, Washington, D.C., or when you’re faced with the real tragedy of crime (or just hounded about the fictional world of “The Wire”). But this city is much more than that. Baltimore is a place that has always drawn people from all over — look around and you’ll see important contributions from African Americans, Asian Americans, German Americans, […]

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The Md. General Assembly Must Keep Baltimore Accountable for Historical Neglect | AFRO

Briana Bostic, AFRO has seen, repeatedly, how the burden of structural racism and disinvestment leaves residents seeking opportunity where there is little, wanting an improved quality of life that remains elusive. The Maryland General Assembly must acknowledge that the burden of safety and the performance of security has the potential to adversely impact the lives of Baltimore’s most vulnerable citizens. The Maryland General Assembly must take action during this session, at most, to help vulnerable citizens of Baltimore and, at minimum, not to further the harm done by policies and policing that oversurveil low-income people of color. Security passes off […]

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Baltimore Organization Helping Fathers, Families with Sustainable Employment, Life Skills | The Washington Informer Twenty years ago, Christy Lee Shockley was a single mother living in a shelter and unable to keep a job. The trauma she had experienced in her childhood caught up to her and she needed support to realize her potential.

Twenty years ago, Christy Lee Shockley was a single mother living in a shelter and unable to keep a job. The trauma she had experienced in her childhood caught up to her and she needed support to realize her potential.

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