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His Staff Allegedly Assaulted 20 Women, But Baltimore's Housing Chief Still Has A Job

The Huffington Post | Mariam Baksh | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of activists are calling for Baltimore's housing commissioner to be fired, saying he turned a blind eye to alleged sex...

Black Lives Matter Protesters Call For Justice At U.S. Mayors Conference

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was delivering the opening remarks for the 2016 United States Conference of Mayors on Wednes...

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Will Not Seek Re-Election

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will not seek re-election in 2016, she announced on Friday. The mayor said that she wanted to spend the remai...

Baltimore Mayor Says Rise In Violent Crime 'Is Not About Freddie Gray'

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake sat down with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Thursday to discuss the criminal trial against police officers accus...

Baltimore Responded To Its Rioting By Creating Jobs For 3,000 Of Its Youth

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact

In the days following the worst rioting to befall Baltimore since the 1960s, advocates and politicians acknowledged the need to address systemic failu...

New Program Introduces Young Black Men to Technology

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.10.2016 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

The participants in the Minority Male Makers program are making positive strides toward their future. They are also making inroads in a field where minorities are not often represented.

Arthur Delaney

Baltimore Leadership 'Led Us Officers To Slaughter' During Freddie Gray Fallout: Report | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

A Baltimore police union says officers were inadequately prepared for and poorly instructed during civil unrest following the April 27 funeral for Fre...

Paige Lavender

Baltimore Mayor Seeks Help From Justice Department To Reform City's Police | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Wednesday she is seeking help from the Department of Justice to reform the Baltimore City Police De...

The Wars Come Home

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Last week, as Baltimore braced for renewed protests over the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore Police Department prepared for battle. In response to a local march, the BPD did what any self-respecting police department in post-9/11 America would do: it declared war on the protesters.

You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Kills You: Baltimore, Freddie Gray and the Problem of History

Yohuru Williams | Posted 06.29.2015 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

As residents of Maryland and the nation brace for what could potentially be another night of civil unrest in Baltimore, it is important to pause and reflect on what has brought us to the current moment.

Baltimore Mayor Apologizes For Calling Protesters 'Thugs'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) is walking back critical comments she made about the violent protests in response to the death of Freddie...

Major City Moves Closer To $.10 Bag Fee

The Baltimore Sun | YVONNE WENGER | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

Customers at most stores in Baltimore would have to pay 10 cents for almost every bag they accept -- whether paper or plastic -- under legislation hea...

Building a Culture of Contribution on #GivingTuesday

Jamie N. McDonald | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jamie N. McDonald

Our city is one that has great pride and passion for all things "Bawlmer, Hon" -- be it the Ravens, Orioles, our neighborhoods or blue crabs -- and we're rallying that same passion for the "Super Bowl" of giving on Dec. 3.

A Mayor Who Gets Beauty Tips From A Drag Queen?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Just another reason to love Charm City, a.k.a. Baltimore, Md.! Not only is Baltimore the hometown of legendary John Waters (and his former muse, D...

Mayor To Preside Over Mass Wedding Of Same-Sex Couples

The Baltimore Sun | CARRIE WELLS | Posted 07.20.2013 | DC

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will preside over a mass wedding of same-sex couples at this year's Baltimore Pride Celebration, with the event drawing...

Super Bowl Bet Gets San Fran Mayor To Volunteer In Baltimore

Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact

By the NonProfit Times Forget the culinary local delights and dopey T-shirt stunts. The mayors of San Francisco and Baltimore had civic projects on...

2012 COUNTDOWN: Mayors Urge Obama, Romney To Get Real

Howard Fineman | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

If you want hope and change in politics, mayors offer tons of it. The key to success in their jobs, they say, is to avoid -- as indeed they do -- partisan bickering and focus on What Works.

Obama: Romney Campaign Ideas Would Fit 'On A Tweet,' With Room To Spare

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Speaking at a fundraiser in Baltimore on Tuesday, President Barack Obama took a shot at the depth of policy ideas coming from GOP presidential nominee...

GOP Legislator Blames 'Black Youth Mobs' For Attacks

North Baltimore Patch | Bryan P. Sears and Adam Bednar | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

The Inner Harbor area of Baltimore City is being terrorized by "black youth mobs" and city and state officials are "covering it up," according to one ...

How to Write the State-of-the-Town Speech

David Murray | Posted 04.23.2012 | Chicago
David Murray

State-of-the-town speeches exploded during the housing boom, when mayors could describe the growth in the tax base and bask in the glow. After everything went to hell in 2008, mayors would probably have preferred to skip the speech.

A Citizen's Report From the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Anne Stevenson | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics
Anne Stevenson

Last week I found myself with an invitation to be a fly on the wall of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. The conference is where the 99% can find the leaders with the most realistic solutions to our nation's problems

Baltimore Task Force Pushes For $2.8B For Neglected Schools Needing Heat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

While one school in Baltimore may be debating how to best spend $40M on a beautiful new building, other inner city schools are in desperate need of ba...