Baltimore students get a "taste of normalcy" at center for remote learning

Nov 12, 2020
Amid the pandemic, about 1,000 of the most vulnerable students have been attending a form of in-person school.
Christian Muñoz Aguilar sits at his workstation. The 11-year-old helped supervise his four siblings while trying to do his own schoolwork.
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New Baltimore development raises questions about what progress really means

Oct 21, 2020
Neighbors fear the affordable housing project will further concentrate poverty in a distressed neighborhood.
A new low-income rental development rises down the street from where Black Women Build - Baltimore is renovating houses for homeownership,
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The homebuilding industry still needs thousands of workers, and it's looking in new places to hire

Sep 17, 2020
A training program for high school students in the juvenile justice system aims to expand the pool of candidates for entry-level jobs.
A construction worker roofing an apartment complex in Uniondale, New York. Construction, generally considered essential, has continued in the pandemic.
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Transforming a blighted block into a community of Black women homeowners

Aug 11, 2020
A Baltimore program helps Black women build wealth through homeownership.
At 28, Quanshay Henderson bought her first house — and helped restore it —  through Black Women Build.
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Why can’t Baltimore solve its vacant housing problem?

Jul 8, 2020
Despite thousands of demolitions and rehabs, the number of empty buildings has barely budged for a decade.
A vacant house is for sale on North Payson Street in Baltimore. In 2016, an abandoned building down the block collapsed and killed a man.
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How a Baltimore detective teaches about implicit bias

Jul 7, 2020
"I do feel optimistic," says Edward Gillespie, an instructor at the city's police academy. "But it's not going to be an easy fight."
Protesters in Baltimore demand better police accountability and racial equality following the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015.
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This Black-owned restaurant couldn't get PPP funding at first. Here's how it's doing now.

Jun 8, 2020
Terence Dickson isn't opening for outdoor dining at Terra Cafe just yet, even if it might cost him some business.
Terence Dickson stands in front of "Big Blue," a delivery truck he's converted into an outdoor bar at his restaurant in Baltimore.
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Baltimore subway closure exposes deeper problems

Feb 23, 2018
Transit advocates say the city's system perpetuates inequality.
The Penn-North Metro Subway Station in West Baltimore is among those closed for emergency track repairs.
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A Baltimore program tries to help unmarried couples with children build more stable relationships

Dec 12, 2017
There's a marriage divide in the US that's leaving many working-class and poor kids "doubly disadvantaged," a researcher says.
Tanisha Asamu (left) and Robert Johnson pick up their kids after a relationship class at Baltimore's Center for Urban Families.
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