Tag: Baltimore (Md)

Mayor de Blasio, Bring Back Summer Jobs

As our country grapples with both a global pandemic and the devastating impacts of long-term systemic racism, political leaders are rightfully looking to enact policies that meaningfully benefit low-income and minority communities. Many solutions will take time, but there is one action that mayors across the country — including in New York City — can […]

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Prosecutors: Please Stand Up to the Police

Watching the suffocation of George Floyd in Minneapolis raises disturbing questions. Why is the officer kneeling on this man’s neck? Why won’t the officer respond to his pleas for help? Why won’t the other officers intervene? Five years ago, Baltimore residents asked the same questions after a young black man by the name of Freddie […]

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Mfume to Return to Congress, Succeeding Elijah Cummings

WASHINGTON — Kweisi Mfume, a former Democratic congressman and president of the N.A.A.C.P., won a special election on Tuesday to represent Baltimore in Congress, reclaiming a seat he held nearly 25 years ago to finish the term of his successor, Representative Elijah E. Cummings, who died in October. Mr. Mfume won the seat in a […]

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Coronavirus Turns School Cafeterias into Soup Kitchens

BALTIMORE — On the first day of the coronavirus school closure at Sinclair Lane Elementary School, Janet Bailey, the cafeteria manager, showed up to the school’s kitchen like any other day, ready to do her job. She began fixing the favorites of the 250 or so children who relied on her to feed them daily […]

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Baltimore Hopes Surveillance Planes Lower Crime, but Residents Fear Abuse

Baltimore has been divided for years by the Police Department’s desire to record residents from surveillance planes, a drastic proposal to reduce crime in a city where the murder rate remains stubbornly high and where the police have repeatedly abused their power. On Thursday, a judge temporarily blocked the planes from flying reconnaissance missions after […]

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The Military Should Airlift New York City’s Coronavirus Patients

Shortly after the start of the Cold War, the Soviets blockaded the roads, railways and canals leading to West Berlin in 1948. Overnight, some two million people were cut off from food and fuel. The Western allies panicked, but under the leadership of President Harry Truman, the crisis was solved with the Berlin Airlift. Supply […]

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A Baltimore Barber Who’s With His Clients Through Life, and Death

BALTIMORE — The barber had with him his tools of the trade — a black leather smock, a razor, clippers, scissors — and tufts of black locks he had collected from the floor of his shop. He would use them to try to cover a hole from a bullet that tore through his client’s head. […]

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Catherine Pugh, Former Baltimore Mayor, Is Sentenced to 3 Years in Book Fraud

Catherine Pugh, the former mayor of Baltimore, was sentenced to three years in prison on Thursday after pleading guilty to federal crimes related to sales of a children’s book series she wrote. U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow also ordered Ms. Pugh to pay more than $400,000 in restitution and to forfeit nearly $700,000. She […]

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Your Foam Coffee Cup Is Fighting for Its Life

MASON, Mich. — The Dart Container Corporation, by some measures, is an American success story. The family-owned business was co-founded in Michigan by a World War II veteran with a triple major in mathematics, engineering and metallurgy, and it developed products that, in no small way, helped fuel the modern economy. Dart makes, by the […]

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The Future of American Politics

Men and women are primarily motivated by self-interest. No other partial truth has done as much damage as this one. If you base your political and social systems on the idea that the autonomous self-interested individual is the basic unit of society, then you will wind up with an individualistic culture that widens the maneuvering […]

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