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  • Tubman for the 20? A City Councilman launches a social media blitz

    Tubman for the 20? A City Councilman launches a social media blitz
    Baltimore is pushing hard to put abolitionist and underground railroad icon Harriet Tubman's portrait on the 20-dollar bill, replacing the War of 1812 hero, Indian-remover, central-bank-vetoer, Democratic Party-founder, and no longer stylish Andrew Jackson.
  • On International Women's Day, activists keep attention on prisons, police brutality, and women heroes throughout history

    On International Women's Day, activists keep attention on prisons, police brutality, and women heroes throughout history
    When global corporations such as BP and Accenture become vaunted sponsors of International Women's Day, it's easy to worry that the holiday—first organized by early 20th-century socialists—has lost its radical roots. But for the 50 Baltimore...

    COIL's Director Reacts to Gang Indictment of Non Profit's Employees

    The same day that two community-outreach workers for Communities Organized to Improve Life (COIL) were arrested with 11 other defendants accused of drug-dealing on behalf of the Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison gang, the West Baltimore nonprofit's...

    BSO Announces 2011-12 Season

    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announced its forthcoming season today, and, at the risk of further overusing one of the more obnoxious cliches of the day, it's fairly epic. Here are just a handful among many highlights: • In a nod to Marin Alsop's...

    Women in the Civil War, Expo Weekend

    [caption id="attachment_10689" align="alignleft" width="160" caption="Britt Olsen-Ecker will portray Clara Barton. PHOTO COURTESY MdHS"][/caption] The Maryland Historical Society will hold an in-depth Civil War event highlighting the ladies this weekend....